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.
Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ track and field teams competed in meets at Blue & Gold Stadium this week — the girls on May 14 and the boys the day before. Team scores and Newtown results from the meets are as follows:
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.
The Third Annual Glenn R Benny Atkinson Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 10 at The Golf Club at Oxford Greens in Oxford.
Tournament fee is $175 per golfer and includes a round of golf, access to the driving range, lunch, and awards dinner.
Registration is due by May 31, and payment should be sent to Benny Atkinson Golf, P.O. Box 3322, Newtown, CT 06470. Please make checks payable to: “The Glenn R. Atkinson Memorial Scholarship Fund Inc.”
Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ tennis teams cruised into South-West Conference tourney action riding waves of momentum. The girls, in fact, went unbeaten in SWC play after blanking Pomperaug of Southbury and Lauralton Hall of Milford each by 7-0 scores, May 10 and 13, respectively.
BETHEL — Newtown High School’s softball team has found its offensive groove after consecutive setbacks at the hands of two of the South-West Conference’s top teams interrupted the Nighthawk’s winning ways.
The Nighthawks outscored visiting New Milford 9-6 on May 10, topped the host Bethel Wildcats 9-3 on May 13, and went on the road and blanked Stratford 12-0 on May 14 to improve to 13-5 overall (11-3 in South-West Conference play).
After being on the short end of a trio of hard-fought, one-goal games, Newtown High School’s girls’ lacrosse team finally got to celebrate the outcome of a nail-biting contest. The Nighthawks edged host Simsbury 11-10 on May 11, only two days after a 17-16 setback to visiting New Canaan. The Hawks also dropped a 7-6 decision to Wilton and a 17-16 heart-breaker to New Fairfield.
Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team made it four wins in five games and kicked off a regular-season closing four-game homestand with an 11-6 win over South-West Conference rival New Milford at Blue & Gold Stadium on May 7.
The Nighthawks improved to 7-6 and, in doing so, clinched a berth in state tournament play by ensuring a winning percentage of at least .400. Newtown also bolstered its SWC playoff positioning by dropping the Green Wave to 8-5.
A big part of the reason Maura Fletcher, coach of the Newtown High School girls’ lacrosse team, schedules ultracompetitive, nonconference battles is wins like the two Newtown had this past week. The Nighthawks sandwiched a hard-fought 7-6 loss to Wilton out of the FCIAC on May 4 with a pair of lopsided wins over South-West Conference foes Notre Dame-Fairfield and Pomperaug of Southbury.