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  • Wrestlers Win Invitational Behind Leuci’s 100th Victory

    Newtown High School's wrestling team won the Fairfield Ludlowe Invitational on December 20, and 138-pound grappler James Leuci earned his 100th career win in the process. Anthony Falbo earned the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler Award.

    The Nighthawks scored 317 points to easily outscore runner-up Ludlowe, which had 180. Newtown had 11 finalists and nine champions. Wrestlers from 14 schools participated in the tourney.

    The following Newtown wrestlers won championships in their weight divisions:

  • Terry High Jumps To New School Standard As Track Teams Open Season

    Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ indoor track teams began the season at the New Haven Invitational at Hillhouse High this past weekend. The meet was highlighted by high jumper Cole Terry’s school record-setting in the high jump event as Terry cleared 5-foot-10. Newtown’s results are as follows:

     

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  • Skate With The Hawks On December 28

    Newtown High School hockey coaches and players invite youth hockey players from town to join them for a free skate at Danbury Ice Arena, 1 Independence Way, on Sunday, December 28, from 9 to 10 am.

    This is an opportunity for up-and-coming skaters to meet members of the Nighthawks, and for the high school coaches to interact with some of their future players. Register online at newtownhockey.com.

  • Nighthawk Girls Battle Back For Wild Win

    For the first 31-plus minutes, Newtown High School’s girls’ basketball team was playing from behind. But it’s the final score that counts, and Haley Ryan’s go-ahead 3-pointer with just 26 seconds left stood up as the host Nighthawks shocked the Hillhouse Academics 48-45 in the consolation game of the Threes For Charity Tournament on December 20.

  • Track Teams Have Mix Of Experience And Youth In Lineups

    Alexa Reilly, Bailey Smith, Lauren Russo, and Emma Lloyd run laps around the Blue & Gold Stadium track as they get ready for the start of the regular season.

  • Boys’ Cagers, Grapplers Win Openers

    Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball and wrestling teams began their winter seasons with victories, and the hockey and swim teams fell against tough opponents, on December 17.

  • Defending State Champion Wrestlers In Search Of SWC Bragging Rights

    A win in the Class LL state championship certainly did a lot to ease the pain of narrowly missing out on a South-West Conference title last winter. But while the Nighthawks may be on top of things and be the hunted in the state, they are every bit as much hungry for success and the hunters in the conference.

    “We’re absolutely not hiding from anybody right now, so that means everybody’s going to come at us harder,” Coach Chris Bray anticipates. “Everybody here has a good understanding of what they need to do.”

  • Cohesive Boys’ Basketball Team Expects A Battle Every Night

    Cohesion and athleticism are strengths of the Newtown High School boys’ basketball team, and Coach Tim Tallcouch is hopeful that those traits will help his team have some success as what stands to be a rigorous schedule unfolds this season.

    “Every night’s going to be a challenge for us,” Tallcouch said.

  • Swim Team Has Younger Lineup, But Aims For Success

    Newtown High School’s boys’ swimming and diving team begins the campaign with several strong returnees in the lineup, but lots of positions open for rising competitors and newcomers.

    The Nighthawks lost seven key postseason point-getters, including Richard Huffman — who set three school records — to graduation.

    “We’re a younger team this year,” said Coach Zach Gauvin, adding that he’s interested to see what his freshmen newcomers bring to the table.

  • New Year, New Look For Nighthawk Skaters

    Free agency, contract disputes, and player retirement may not be an issue for a defending champion high school team trying to maintain its winning ways, but graduation certainly is. And the Newtown High School hockey team, because of last year’s high number of graduates — ten to be exact — is in rebuilding mode as the puck drops on the 2014-15 campaign.