Jared Pearson takes a shot on goal as a Joel Barlow player defends during a South-West Conference tournament contest on May 28. The Nighthawks begin state playoff action today. Newtown's visit to New Milford has been relocated to Brookfield High. The game starts, as scheduled, at 4:30 pm.
Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ track and field squads participated in the Class LL state championships, at New Britain’s Willow Brook Park, on June 2. The girls placed fifth, with 43.25 points, among 22 schools to score; Staples of Westport, with 84, won the competition. In the boys’ meet, Newtown was 16th with 12 points; Ridgefield scored 102 to claim first place. Newtown’s top-ten event results are as follows:
Nothing, not even chilly-for-the-season, damp conditions, could stop Newtown High School’s first-year varsity girls’ golf team from having its moment in the South-West Conference sun, on June 2. The Nighthawks, behind the top overall golfer, as well as the third-place competitor in the field, captured the conference championship at Orange Hills Country Club.
Newtown shot a 414, and runner-up Joel Barlow of Redding had a 435 as the teams competed for 18 holes under an on-and-off rainfall.
Newtown High School’s tennis, baseball, and softball teams, on June 2, had their state tournament contests postponed by rain for a second straight day. Action is scheduled to resume on Wednesday, June 3.
SOUTHBURY — The LOF Adaptive Skiers will host its third annual Lake-to-Lake Charity Bicycle Ride on Sunday, June 28. The ride starts at the Shepaug Dam Eagle Observatory and Recreation Area, on River Road in Southbury.
Online registration is $35 and no other fundraising is required. Registration is free for children under 14 years old.
The Lake-to-Lake Charity Bicycle Ride is a rain or shine event. Registration opens at 7 am.
Treadwell Park was bustling with energetic lacrosse players throughout the day, on May 30. The park’s three fields – the Treadwell turf, grass, and Tilson surfaces – hosted the tenth annual Rooster Rumble, a lacrosse tournament for girls in grades seven and eight.
Teams from as far away as West Hartford, Cheshire, Southington, Darien, and Weston, and as nearby as Trumbull, Easton, and Redding, came to town for round-robin pool play and participated in a minimum of four games. Newtown fielded a trio of the 20 squads in the event.
Newtown High School’s girls’ tennis team advanced in Class L state tournament play, and the boys’ squad began Class LL tourney action, on May 30. The girls’ team, seeded 15th, edged No. 18 Simsbury 4-3 in the qualifying round, at Newtown High.
Last year was supposed to be the year, but this campaign turned out to be the one for Newtown High School’s boys’ golf team. The Nighthawks surprised defending champion Pomperaug of Southbury, and the rest of the field, to claim the South-West Conference championship at Danbury’s Ridgewood Country Club, on May 29. The Nighthawks shot 322 and the Panthers shot a 336.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling to win this thing,” Newtown Coach Bill Flood said. “This was a total team effort today.”
The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference has posted state tournament seedings and brackets for softball, baseball, and boys’ lacrosse. Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team will start state playoff action on the road, and the softball and baseball teams will get underway at home. Two of the three games feature matchups with South-West Conference rivals.