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  • How About Those Connecticut Huskies?! And How About A High School Shot Clock?

    Indiana, North Carolina, Kansas … These are among the states that have been practically synonymous with big time college basketball for decades. Oh, and then there’s our state, tucked away in the Northeast corner, where major league baseball and professional football, hockey, and basketball were more popular than college hoops for many years. But things have changed in the past decade-plus here in the Nutmeg state.

  • Hawk Laxmen Reload, Will Ride Strong Defense

    Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team will rely on a mix of experienced veterans and improving players stepping up their games as they shoot for success in the South-West Conference and at the state level.

    Fifth-year Coach Glenn Adams enters into the campaign with the same aspirations as always. “Our goals as a program have remained the same. We are going to work hard toward bringing home an SWC Championship and Class L state title,” he said.

  • Opportunities Abound As Hawk Sluggers Replace 11 Graduates

    Sure, there’s always tough Pomperaug of Southbury, Bunnell of Stratford, and other formidable South-West Conference foes, but members of Newtown High School’s baseball team don’t really have to look any further than their own bench to find perhaps the biggest competition early on this campaign.

    Only three of members of the Nighthawks — pitcher Mike Davis, shortstop Virgil Procaccini, and catcher Austin Raftery — have varsity experience under their belts as the Nighthawks take to the diamonds this spring. 

  • Softball Team Has Plenty Of Experience Back In The Fold

    Experience proved to be beneficial for Newtown High School’s softball team when a strong roster of returnees improved on its previous season’s record with three more victories. Coming off a 13-7 regular season (11-4 in conference play) in 2013, this year’s version of the Nighthawks — also a familiar looking squad — hopes to again build off its previous season’s success.

  • Boys’ Tennis Squad, Coming Off Second-Place SWC Finish, Has New Coach

    With every year comes change. Rosters, lineups, which opponents are toughest, etc. For the past 13 years, however, the coach of Newtown High School boys’ tennis team was the same. Now, the boys’ tennis team is led by a new head coach as Brett Teolis succeeds longtime leader Marty Margulies.

  • Two-Time Girls’ Tennis Champs Have New-Look Lineup

    Coming off consecutive seasons in which they captured South-West Conference championships, the Newtown High School girls’ tennis team will rely on a somewhat new group of players to stay at the top.

    The Nighthawks, who went 15-1 in the regular season before successfully defending its SWC crown, then reaching the state tournament’s semifinals, lost eight players from a year ago. Four graduated and two each were claimed through moves out of town and opting not to play.

  • Golf Team Tees Off With Experience On Course

    Newtown High School’s golf team returns all of its top golfers from last year’s squad, and the Nighthawks are hoping their experience on the courses pays dividends this spring.

    The Nighthawks are led by captains Bubba LeBlanc and Vivek Tedla. Other top golfers back in the fold are Graham Hubbert, Josh Houle, and Colin Patrick.

    “It’s going to be a good year. We have a great group of guys,” Tedla anticipates.

  • Nighthawk Girls Now Have A Golf Team Of Their Own

    Throughout the years, girls at Newtown High School have had the option to grab their clubs and hit the fairways and greens with the boys. For the first time, there’s a girls-only squad at NHS. It may be a club team, but it’s their own team, and Bill Flood, who will coach the golfers along with Jeremy O’Connell, is hopeful it’s the start of something big.

  • Girls’ Lacrosse Team Looks To Make It A Perfect Ten

    Nine years down, nine conference championships down. Newtown High School girls’ lacrosse Coach Maura Fletcher has guided her squads to South-West Conference titles in each of her seasons at the helm. She’s striving to make it a perfect ten for ten in her milestone season this spring.

    The opposition, Fletcher expects, as other things in mind.

  • Laros Earns Sportsman Of Year Accolades

    Every spring and fall, youth soccer players of a variety of ages — and abilities — run around the local fields to have fun and develop their skills.

    This is made possible through the efforts of many paid and unpaid people and, for the past decade plus, Torrie Laros has been one of those dedicated volunteers. Laros, who served as president of the Newtown Soccer Club for the past half dozen of her 11 years helping out, stepped down this past fall. John Premus has taken over as president of the club.