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  • Swimmers Qualify And Set Records In Process

    Members of Newtown High School’s girls’ swim team participated in the Class LL state championship qualifying meet in East Hartford on November 8. Several of the team members not only earned their seedings for the November 15 championships (set for 7 pm at Wesleyan University in Middletown), but set records in the process.

  • Nighthawk Football Team Wins Easily

    Newtown High School’s football team jumped out to a 21-0 lead after one quarter of play and coasted to a 42-6 victory over host Stratford on a cool, crisp November 7 evening. The Nighthawks improved to 9-0 and the Red Devils fell to 5-4.

  • NHS Athletics Honored

    Newtown High School is among 17 high school athletics programs to be selected as Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) Michaels Achievement Cup exemplary programs, recognizing outstanding achievement as overall athletics programs for the 2013-14 academic year.

    The 17 schools represent all six classifications and are selected based on achievement in seven distinct areas: sportsmanship, participation, athletic scholarship, athletic personnel, equity, chemical-free initiatives, and athletic achievement.

  • Volleyball Squad’s Season Ends In Southington

    Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team saw its strong season come to an end in a second-round Class LL state tournament match on November 6. The Nighthawks fell to host Southington 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-18).

  • Hawk Divers Shine In State Competition

    Newtown High School’s divers competed in the Class LL state championships at Bulkeley High in Hartford on November 6. The Nighthawks’ top diver, Kari Djonne finished in second place, with a finals tally of 439.05, good for 27 points. Westhill/Stamford diver Rachel Burston was first with a score of 475.30 for 30 points.

  • Field Hockey Team Beaten By New Milford

    Katie Cappelli, left, battles for the ball with a New Milford player as Brooke Hadgraft (No. 37) joins the play during Newtown's 3-0 loss in state tournament play on November 5.

  • Boys’ Soccer Team Falls In State Tournament

    In a tough end to the season, the Newtown High School boys’ soccer team lost 2-0 at the hands of the Glastonbury Tomahawks, the defending state co-champions, in the first round of the Class LL state tournament on November 3. Losing in the first round of the state tournament was a tough way to wrap up a great season for Newtown, which went into the tourney as the No. 18 seed; host Glastonbury is the 15 seed.

  • Penalty Kick Heartbreak For Girls’ Booters

    NEW MILFORD — Threatening to knock off the South-West Conference champion New Milford Green Wave, Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team made things interesting before falling 2-1 in a penalty-kick heartbreaker in the first round of the Class LL state tournament on November 4.

  • Field Hockey Team Beats Southington In Tourney Opener

    If at first you don’t succeed — try again. The adage certainly applied for Newtown High School’s field hockey team in a 2-0 win at Southington in the qualifying round of the Class L state tournament on November 3.

  • Girls’ Soccer Game Time Change

    Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team will begin state playoff action with a visit to New Milford on Tuesday, November 4. The game, originally scheduled for 2 pm has been changed to 4 pm. Newtown is the No. 22 seed in the Class LL state tournament and New Milford is the No. 11 team in the bracket. The South-West Conference rivals played to a 1-1 tie during the regular season. New Milford, the No. 3 seed in the SWC tourney, went on to win the conference tournament title.