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 softball team took advantage of ten walks to make the most of only four hits in defeating host Joel Barlow of Redding 8-3 on April 23. The Nighthawks then dropped both ends of a double header against Pomperaug of Southbury at Treadwell Park on April 28. Newtown carried a 4-5 overall record into the middle of the week.
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).
After a 12-7 setback to nonconference foe Conard at Blue & Gold Stadium on April 19, Coach Glenn Adams’ viewpoint was that if his Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team’s first loss was just a “bump in the road,” and his team rebounded, there was nothing to worry about.
Fast forward a couple of days to the team’s return to South-West Conference play and a visit to Pomperaug of Southbury.
Newtown didn’t allow that bump to turn into a bouncy ride, and won 12-3.