Jenna Calandro set the Class LL record by pole vaulting 12-01, and teammates Amy Anyoha and Michaela Nowacki gave Newtown High School a one-two finish in the discus event in the Class LL outdoor track and field state championship meet at Danbury High School, June 4–5. The Nighthawks placed fourth as a team; Staples High of Westport won the meet, which was suspended for a day because of rain.
Newtown High School’s baseball, softball, and lacrosse teams were all eliminated from state tournament play this week, concluding their overall successful campaigns. The softball and baseball teams, after first-round wins, were both defeated on the road in the second round on June 3. The boys’ lacrosse team exited in the first round of their bracket on June 4, and the girls’ lacrosse team was eliminated the next day.
Soaring With the Eagles, a free camp for blind or visually impaired children, is being offered this year through the Leaps of Faith (LOF) Adaptive Skiers. LOF coordinators and volunteers will be hosting the innovative four-day adaptive water sports day camp for children ages 6 to 17 from June 24-27 in Sandy Hook.
Soaring with the Eaglesis the only camp of its kind in Connecticut.
Newtown High School’s baseball and softball teams won Class LL state tournament first-round games on June 2.
The baseball team, seeded 21st in its bracket, traveled to Greenwich and came from behind to defeat the No. 12 Cardinals, 3-2. The Nighthawks were down 2-0 in the sixth inning but rallied for three runs in the decisive frame. Sam Czel drove in two runs on a single and Alex Lapinski had a run batted in on a groundout.
STRATFORD – The May 31 South-West Conference boys’ lacrosse championship game at Bunnell High School, between Newtown High School and the Brookfield Bobcats, was a hard-fought game on both sides. The second-seeded Newtown Nighthawks came out on top with the 10-8 win over No. 5 Brookfield.
STRATFORD — When you’re talking about 70-something points, a mere half point isn’t much at all. For Newtown High School’s girls’ track and field team, it meant the difference between a runner-up finish and first place. Newtown scored 77 points and was edged by Weston (77.50) for first place in the 15-team South-West Conference championship meet at Bunnell High School on May 29.
SOUTHBURY – Not even being in the unfamiliar role as the underdog – albeit a slight one – could stop Newtown High School’s girls’ lacrosse team from coming out on top in the South-West Conference tournament.
Second-seeded Newtown avenged a regular-season loss to No. 1 Brookfield to win the SWC’s Division I championship in a 12-8 triumph on the turf at Pomperaug High on May 29.