Ed Marks grew up here, participating in Newtown Parks & Recreation activities and playing sports on fields across town throughout his childhood, and continued to do so in men’s softball leagues while his children followed in his sports-playing footprints. For the past decade and a half, Marks has played a significant role in the progress of athletics and recreation on those very same fields, first serving on the Newtown Parks & Recreation Commission, and eventually becoming chairman in 2007.
Newtown High School’s wrestling team capped off its regular campaign with a 59-18 Senior Night win over the New Fairfield Rebels, on February 11. Also that night, the hockey team lost to Masuk of Monroe. Newtown’s gymnastics team competed in regular-season meets on February 6 and 10, as they geared up to participate in the South-West Conference championships, in New Milford, on February 12. The boys’ swimming and diving team had several strong performances in a 97-86 loss at Brookfield, on February 10. Here’s an update of these squads:
Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team hasn’t lost consecutive games since the early stages of the season, and made sure that trend continued with a 53-41 win at New Fairfield on February 10. The Nighthawks improved to 12-4 overall and 7-2 in South-West Conference play with four games to play before the start of the postseason.
The Harlem Wizards are coming back to Newtown for a comedy basketball game on Sunday, February 22. The game will be played at Newtown High School beginning at 3 pm. The Wizards will take on a team of Newtown teachers and school staff as they have done in the past.
Snow is at it again – this time postponing the Newtown High School wrestling team’s Senior Night clash with New Fairfield. The meet, originally scheduled for Monday, February 9, has been postponed until Wednesday, February 11. Start time of 7 pm remains the same.
The Nighthawk grapplers are coming off a win over Notre Dame-Fairfield on February 4. They’re gearing up for the South-West Conference championships, set to take place at Stratford’s Bunnell High School on February 14.
Newtown High School’s cheerleading squad made it two straight South-West Conference championships, prevailing among 13 rival schools with a score of 184.2 at Weston High on February 7. Second-place Masuk scored 163 points and third-place New Fairfield had 144.
“The girls performed beautifully. Before we took the mat, we asked each of them to stay calm and do their job. They have worked incredibly hard since August getting stronger and perfecting skills,” Coach Susan Bridges said.
NEW HAVEN – The South-West Conference indoor track and field championships took place at the Floyd Little Athletic Center on February 7, bringing together the best runners, throwers, and jumpers from Newtown and rival teams.
Newtown High School’s boys’ swimming and diving team fell 96-88 to visiting and unbeaten Weston, last year’s Class S state champion, on February 3. The Nighthawks, who earned a 95-82 victory over host New Fairfield in their previous meet, on January 30, stand at 5-2 overall. The Hawks have two meets remaining before the postseason — a February 10 visit to defending Class M winner Brookfield and a February 18 home meet against Joel Barlow of Redding.
Newtown High School’s dance team came into the school year with a motto “New Team, Same Dream” as it embarked on another potential championship season.
This “new team” experienced part of its dream, successfully defending its South-West Conference championship jazz category title, scoring 272 out of 300 possible points, at New Milford High School on January 31.