Newtown High School’s baseball team extended its winning streak to seven games by blasting visiting Stratford 15-2 in a game at Fairfield Hills on May 6. Newtown lost its next contest, a 4-3 nail-biter at Bethel on May 8, then got back into the win column with a 7-3 triumph over visiting Berlin the next day. The Nighthawks improved to 12-4 overall with a 9-0 blanking of Notre Dame-Fairfield, on May 11. The Hawks were blanked 2-0 by New Fairfield, in a game at Fairfield Hills, on May 13. They carry a 12-5 overall record into the final three games of the season.
Newtown High School’s girls’ tennis team extended its winning streak to ten before dropping a 5-2 decision to Weston in the regular-season finale, on May 13; the finished 11-5 this season. The boys’ squad, meanwhile, finished off the regular season with six straight victories to post a 10-4 mark. Results from this past week’s matches are as follows:
Seven of Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team’s first 12 games were decided by just one goal, and a contest with nonconference team Norwalk on May 12 looked to be headed to yet another nail-biting finish. The game was even, 3-3, at halftime, but the Nighthawks turned it on in the second half and pulled away for a 13-4 triumph under the lights at Blue & Gold Stadium.
Newtown High School’s girls’ track and field team stayed unbeaten with a trio of wins in a meet at Weston on May 12, and the boys defeated two of three opponents in a visit to Stratford the day before.
Girls Win Three
The Nighthawk girls defeated Stratford 138.5 to 11.5, Immaculate of Danbury 133-17, and Weston 98.5 to 51.5. Top Newtown finishers are as follows:
Newtown High School’s girls’ lacrosse team overcame an 8-3 deficit to shock host Bethel 11-10, on May 12 and, in doing so, hope they’ve started on a path of recovering from a 3-8 start to the campaign to qualify for the conference playoffs.
The Nighthawks now own a one-win edge and a tiebreaker advantage on Bethel as they battle to qualify for the six-team South-West Conference tournament.
Julia Shugrue scored five goals, Brianna Sclafani netted three, and Charli Condon, Nevan Gattey, and Lauren Carrino also hit the back of the net for the Nighthawks.
As Newtown High School’s softball team headed into its final five games of the regular campaign this week, the Nighthawks had beaten every South-West Conference foe it had faced (with just two they’d yet to play).
The Nighthawks, coming off a 7-4 win over Notre Dame-Fairfield, under the lights at Treadwell Park on May 11, had an overall record of 11-5 (9-1 in SWC play). The Hawks, who had defeated Pomperaug of Southbury in a nonconference clash, fell to the Panthers in their second meeting, a 3-2 game on May 4.
Newtown High School’s boys’ golfers and their coach, Bill Flood, never doubted their chances of dethroning Pomperaug of Southbury when the South-West Conference championship rolls around in late May — not even after an 11-stroke loss to the Panthers this year, and a pair of defeats to Masuk of Monroe.
The good thing about a first-year team being led by seniors is that it has some multi-sport athletes in the fold. Something the inexperienced yet veteran-led Nighthawks have to handle, however, is remembering that they are just that … a new team.
“I think what’s happening is we’re getting ahead of ourselves,” senior captain Jeff DePinto said after his Nighthawks dropped their third straight match in a loss to visiting Masuk of Monroe, on May 8. “Clearly there are things we have to work on.”
Newtown Parks and Recreation Department and NYA Sports & Fitness Center announce the Mad Dash Adventure Race will be held on Saturday, June 13, with the first flight commencing at 8:30 am.
The fourth annual Mad Dash offers the ultimate in fitness adventure in which participants run, jump, crawl, carry, and climb their way through the scenic Fairfield Hills Campus, utilizing both its natural topography as well as manmade structures. This fun but challenging course includes physical challenges, running, and skilled events.
Newtown High School’s tennis, golf, baseball, and softball teams continued winning ways with victories to cap the first week of May.
The girls’ tennis squad extended its winning streak to eight matches with a 5-2 victory over New Fairfield on May 6 and a 7-0 triumph over New Milford the next day. The Nighthawks improved to 9-4 overall as they head into their final three matches of the campaign.