Newtown High School’s football team overcame some turnovers, costly penalties, and overall inexperience to hold off a veteran-led Bethel squad for a 22-14 victory under the lights at Blue & Gold Stadium on September 20. The Nighthawks (2-0) made their home opener a victorious one despite being held scoreless in the second half for the second week to begin the season.
The Newtown Youth Wrestling Association (NYWA) invites those interested in learning about wrestling to come to attend an open house scheduled for 6-8 pm in The Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, on Wednesday, September 25.
NWYA concluded last season as co-champions of the Western Connecticut Wrestling League. There were also several individual, state, and regional championship titles earned.
New Head Coach Brian Hayes of Danbury is excited to get the season started.
Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ cross country teams both came away with a trio of wins in home races on September 17. Newtown’s runners came out on top against Bethel, Masuk of Monroe, and Notre Dame-Fairfield in a 5K race on the trails adjacent to Reed School.
In the girls’ competition, Newtown bested Masuk and ND each by 15-50 scores, and topped Bethel 25-32 to improve to 5-1 this season.
Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team began the season with a 96-85 win over visiting Joel Barlow of Redding on September 12, then came up a little short in a 96-88 setback to Brookfield, in another home meet, on September 17.
Against Barlow, Newtown put the meet out of reach before exhibitioning the final two events. Newtown’s top placements in each event are as follows:
FAIRFIELD — Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team has taken care of business in the early going of the campaign, and now braces for some potentially tougher competition. The Nighthawks blanked the host Notre Dame-Fairfield Lancers 3-0 on September 16 to improve to 3-0 heading into a September 19 clash with always-tough Masuk of Monroe.
SOUTHBURY — Newtown High School’s football team did all of its scoring in the first half and cruised to a season-opening 26-7 win over host Pomperaug on a September 13 late afternoon. Quarterback Drew Tarantino set the school's passing yards record. He threw for 229 yards, surpassing Mike Newman (1974) who had the old record with 3,405 yards. Tarantino has thrown for 3,581.
Newtown High School’s field hockey team has a new look almost entirely across the board. Stephanie Paproski takes over head coaching duties, and the first-year leader inherits a significantly inexperienced roster since 16 players graduated last year.
“It’s a very exciting time. I’m looking forward to it. A great group of girls this year — a lot of talent,” said Paproski, a former Nighthawk field hockey player herself. She graduated from NHS in 2008 and went on to play at Castleton State College of Vermont.