UPDATE:The championship game, originally scheduled for Thursday, May 23, has been postponed and rescheduled for the afternoon of Friday, May 24. The game will begin at 1:30 pm.
NEW FAIRFIELD — Looking to make it nine straight South-West Conference tournament wins, Newtown High School’s girls’ lacrosse team won its SWC Division I semifinal round clash with New Milford, 15-10, on the turf at New Fairfield High on May 21.
BROOKFIELD — Throughout the early and middle innings of the South-West Conference Tournament quarterfinal round clash between fifth-seeded Newtown and No. 4 and host Brookfield on May 21, Newtown freshman pitcher Lauren Wilcox worked out of jam after jam. Finally, in the sixth inning, the Bobcats broke through, erupting for five runs — all with two outs — to erase a 1-0 deficit and defeat the Nighthawks 5-1.
The Newtown Rooster Run 5K race will take place on Saturday, June 15, at 8 am. The race will start and finish at the Newtown Municipal Center and run in, around, and through the Fairfield Hills campus. All proceeds will benefit the Newtown Scholarship Association.
Register at www.newtown-ct.gov with Activity #314102A, or by mail to Newtown Parks and Recreation, Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470.
Newtown High School’s boys’ tennis team nearly shocked the host Weston Trojans in the May 20 South-West Conference championship match. The second-seeded Nighthawks fell 4-3 to the No. 1 Trojans in a match that left the Nighthawks feeling proud yet frustrated at the same time.
“Of course It’s disappointing — heartbreaking, even — to lose so important a match by such a close score. But there were bright spots,” Newtown Coach Marty Margulies said.
They’re the champions once again. Newtown High School’s girls’ tennis team outlasted visiting Joel Barlow 4-0 in the South-West Conference championship match on May 20 for their second SWC title in as many years.
“It feels great. It feels unbelievable,” Newtown Coach Maureen Maher said. “They said last year they wanted to do it again and they put their minds to it. They worked hard offseason and they worked hard during season.”
SIMSBURY — The Farmington Valley Trails Council will hold its 16th annual Trails-in-Motion bicycle tour event on Saturday, June 1, in conjunction with National Trails Day. The event helps to promote public awareness of the rails-to-trails initiative in the Farmington Valley, attracting new and existing fans of the multi-use trail system. Newtown residents are invited to participate free of charge this year.
Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ tennis teams moved on to compete in the South-West Conference championships with semifinal-round victories — the top-seeded girls over No. 4 Weston on May 15 and the second-seeded boys over No. 3 Joel Barlow of Redding on May 16.
A common saying in sports — it’s not how you start, but how you finish that matters most — pertains to the Newtown High School boys’ lacrosse team which, after a 3-5 beginning to the campaign, won six of seven games heading into the season-finale against Xavier of Middletown on May 16.