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.
Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ tennis teams both picked up victories this past week, with the squads defeating Bethel and Brookfield, and falling to Weston.
Maureen Maher, coach of the girls, has been pleased with her new-look team this spring. The two-time South-West Conference champions lost eight players between graduation, moves out of town, and players not returning, but that hasn’t prevented success. The Nighthawks won five of their first seven matches before a hard-fought 4-3 setback to Weston on April 28.
Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ lacrosse teams took to the fields this past week and came away with some success. The girls went to Ridgefield on April 26 and earned an 11-5 win, then went to Wilton on April 29 for another battle with an FCIAC team, but fell 10-4 and stood at 6-2 overall this spring.
The boys, after losing 12-5 at Joel Barlow of Redding on April 24, came home and doubled up East Lyme 8-4 at Blue & Gold Stadium two days later to improve to 5-2.
Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ track and field teams both earned a trio of victories over opponents in meets this week.
The girls went to Bunnell High School’s track in Stratford on April 28 and defeated Joel Barlow of Redding 92.5 to 57.5, topped Stratford 137 to 12, and bested Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport 137.5 to .5.
Newtown’s boys team hosted a meet at Blue & Gold Stadium on April 29 and beat Stratford 105 to 45, Kolbe 140 to 10, and Barlow 115 to 34.
Newtown High School’s baseball team, in its sixth game of the spring, picked up its first win — toppling host Oxford 15-9 on April 21.
The teams combined for 30 hits (15 apiece) and eight errors in a wild contest that featured eight opening-inning runs.
Newtown carried a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the first, but trailed 5-3 heading into the second inning. Oxford led 7-4 going to the fourth, but Newtown put up six runs to turn a three-run deficit into a three-run advantage, and never looked back.
During the preseason, Coach Bill Flood already had his sights on the April 30 visit to Heritage Village Country Club and a clash with South-West Conference rival Pomperaug of Southbury. As that date fast approaches, both Flood’s Newtown High School boys’ golf team (6-0 heading into Thursday’s meet with Notre Dame-Fairfield) and defending regular season conference champion Pomperaug (2-0 in the early going) continue to look like the best teams in the conference, Flood said.
Offensive fireworks were the story in one game, and a low-scoring battle unfolded in another as Newtown High School’s softball team split a pair of games this past week. The Nighthawks toppled visiting Weston 14-1 on April 17, then fell 2-1 at Oxford on April 21 to carry a 3-3 overall mark into an April 23 clash with Joel Barlow of Redding. Newtown defeated Barlow 8-3 (read about the game in the May 2 print edition of The Bee).