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  • Boys' Tennis Team Earns Key Wins, Girls Battle Tough Opponents

    It was a successful week for Newtown High School’s boys’ tennis team as the Nighthawks went on the road and toppled New Fairfield 5-2 on May 2 then bested host Pomperaug of Southbury and visiting Joel Barlow of Redding, both by 4-3 scores, May 5 and 6.

  • Newtown High School Sluggers Fall To Bulldogs And Wave, Beat Rebels

    Newtown High School’s baseball team shook off a 7-3 loss to host Bunnell of Stratford on May 2 with a 9-5 victory at New Fairfield on May 6. The Nighthawks fell 2-0 to the New Milford Green Wave on May 7 and carried a 5-8 overall record (4-4 in South-West Conference action) into the second week of May.

    The Nighthawks broke a 5-5 fifth inning tie with the Rebels by plating four runs in the frame to earn their fifth win in their last seven games.

  • Youth Football And Cheer Signups

    Newtown Youth Football and Cheer registration is still open to football players entering grades 2 and 3, and cheerleaders entering grades 2 through 8 in the fall. If interested please contact Tom Pellicone (football) at tpj40@yahoo.com or Julie Luby (cheer) at newtownyouthcheer@gmail.com for more information.

  • NHS Coach Expects Tough Setback To Light Fire Under His Golfers

    Newtown High School’s boys’ golf team came very close, but fell by one stroke in a May 5 visit to Pomperaug of Southbury at Heritage Village Country Club. Newtown shot a 171 and the host Panthers fired a 170 to eke out the win.

    Newtown’s Bubba LeBlanc and Pomperaug’s John VanDerLaan — the top golfers for both teams — each shot a 38 at the par 36 course. Newtown’s No. 2, Colin Patrick, shot a 44, Vivek Tedla shot a 48, Josh Houle had a 47, and Graham Hubbert fired a 42.

  • Softball Team Wins Big … And Wins Weird

    Two of the more unusual games Newtown High School’s softball team has had came in back-to-back road outings — a 3-1 victory over Bunnell of Stratford on May 2 and a 25-0 thumping of Immaculate of Danbury in a makeup game the next day.

    The dozen-plus-baker’s-dozen total against Immaculate speaks for itself, although hidden in that offensive, football-like score outburst is that everybody — starters, reserves, even pitchers — all 13 players, had at least one base hit in a 26-hit attack.

  • Bootcamp Workouts To Benefit Ailing Hawley Teacher

    Renee Wilson, owner of Total Performance Sports and Fitness at 31 Peck’s Lane, is hosting a series of Bootcamp workouts to benefit Hawley School teacher Stephanie Dunshee, who is undergoing cancer treatment.

    Bootcamp sessions are ongoing through June 2. One-hour sessions will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays beginning at 9:30 am, and 4:30 and 6:30; Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm.

  • Golf Team Keeps Winning, Pomperaug Match Rescheduled

    Newtown High School’s boys’ golf team continued its unbeaten season with wins over host Notre Dame-Fairfield on April 24 and visiting New Milford on April 28. The Nighthawks improved to 8-0 overall.

    Against Notre Dame, at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, Newtown shot a 154 to the Lancers shot a 177. Vivek Tedla and Graham Hubbert both shot a 38, Brian LeBlanc and Colin Patrick each shot a 39, and Josh Houle shot a 41.

  • Hawk Sluggers Playing Well, Win Four Of Five

    Third baseman Charlie Huegi fields the ball during Newtown's doubleheader with Pomperaug at Fairfield Hills on April 28. The Hawks and Panthers split the twin bill, giving Newtown a record of 4-1 in its last five games.

  • Atkinson Golf Tourney June 9

    The Fourth Annual Glen R. Benny Atkinson Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 9 at The Golf Club at Oxford Greens in Oxford.

    Last year’s event drew more than 100 golfers and many more Newtown community members joined in the post tournament dinner, raffle, and silent auction.

  • St Rose Golf Classic

    St Rose of Lima School will hold its 14th Annual Golf Classic at Richter Park in Danbury, on Wednesday, May 28, beginning at noon.

    The Golf Classic is open to all area golfers interested in playing a round of golf, as well as local businesses that would like to support this school fundraiser by sponsoring the event. St Rose of Lima School enrolls more than 400 students and provides religious programs and services throughout the year.