Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ indoor track teams participated in the Class LL State Championships at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven on February 16. The meet was originally scheduled for February 15 but got postponed because of snow. The Newtown girls placed 16th with seven points and the boys’ squad was 20th with one point; both lineups had several participants. Glastonbury, with 77, won the girls’ competition, and Danbury, with 71, was tops among the boys. Newtown’s results are as follows:
If Newtown High School’s girls’ basketball team wins its regular-season finale, it gets to host a South-West Conference tournament quarterfinal round game. If the Nighthawks lose, they’ll have to go on the road.
“Everything is laid out in front of us now. We control our own destiny,” said Newtown Coach Jeremy O’Connell, whose team hosts Pomperaug of Southbury at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 17.
Newtown High School’s gymnastics team performed on a the vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor, and took home a fourth-place finish in the South-West Conference championship meet at New Milford High School on February 12.
The Nighthawks scored 126.85 points. New Milford won the competition with 140.5, Nonnewaug placed second with 134.15, and Pomperaug of Southbury was third with 133.2. Newtown, coached by Keristen Raccio, had the following strong performances:
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.