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  • Tournament Games Postponed

    Weather is impacting the start of state tournament play for some of Newtown High School’s teams, along with many others in Connecticut.

  • Lake-To-Lake Charity Bicycle Ride Planned For Leaps Of Faith

    SOUTHBURY — The LOF Adaptive Skiers will host its third annual Lake-to-Lake Charity Bicycle Ride on Sunday, June 28. The ride starts at the Shepaug Dam Eagle Observatory and Recreation Area, on River Road in Southbury.

    Online registration is $35 and no other fundraising is required. Registration is free for children under 14 years old.

    The Lake-to-Lake Charity Bicycle Ride is a rain or shine event. Registration opens at 7 am.

  • Lacrosse Teams Rumble In Annual Tournament

    Treadwell Park was bustling with energetic lacrosse players throughout the day, on May 30. The park’s three fields – the Treadwell turf, grass, and Tilson surfaces – hosted the tenth annual Rooster Rumble, a lacrosse tournament for girls in grades seven and eight.

    Teams from as far away as West Hartford, Cheshire, Southington, Darien, and Weston, and as nearby as Trumbull, Easton, and Redding, came to town for round-robin pool play and participated in a minimum of four games. Newtown fielded a trio of the 20 squads in the event.

  • Girls’ Tennis Squad Wins State Opener; Boys Battle In Class LL Brackets

    Newtown High School’s girls’ tennis team advanced in Class L state tournament play, and the boys’ squad began Class LL tourney action, on May 30. The girls’ team, seeded 15th, edged No. 18 Simsbury 4-3 in the qualifying round, at Newtown High.

  • Boys’ Golf Team Wins Conference Crown!

    Last year was supposed to be the year, but this campaign turned out to be the one for Newtown High School’s boys’ golf team. The Nighthawks surprised defending champion Pomperaug of Southbury, and the rest of the field, to claim the South-West Conference championship at Danbury’s Ridgewood Country Club, on May 29. The Nighthawks shot 322 and the Panthers shot a 336.

    “It’s an unbelievable feeling to win this thing,” Newtown Coach Bill Flood said. “This was a total team effort today.”

  • State Tournament Seedings And Brackets Announced

    The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference has posted state tournament seedings and brackets for softball, baseball, and boys’ lacrosse. Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team will start state playoff action on the road, and the softball and baseball teams will get underway at home. Two of the three games feature matchups with South-West Conference rivals.

  • Hawk Laxmen Overcome Huge Deficit Before Falling In OT

    Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team put together an amazing comeback effort to turn what seemed like a sure loss into a near victory, ultimately falling 12-11, in overtime, to host Barlow of Redding in the May 28 South-West Conference Division I championship game.

  • Tennis Players Earn Titles In SWC Individual Tourney

    Members of Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ tennis teams participated in the South-West Conference individual tournament on May 26 and 27 — the girls at Joel Barlow in Redding, and the boys at Immaculate High in Danbury — and both squads had champions.

  • Nighthawks Hang On To Win Softball Championship

    You could say Newtown High School’s softball team stole Joel Barlow of Redding’s South-West Conference championship hopes. The top-seeded Nighthawks used an aggressive approach – a trio of double steals – to grab three runs en route to a 9-7 victory in the May 27 title game, at Stratford’s DeLuca Field.

  • Softball And Lacrosse Teams Win Semifinal Games; Track Squad Second In SWC

    It was a busy, and successful, afternoon and evening for Newtown High School teams, on May 26.