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  • Hawk Gridders Escape With Wild Win Over Cats

    Newtown High School’s football team overcame some turnovers, costly penalties, and overall inexperience to hold off a veteran-led Bethel squad for a 22-14 victory under the lights at Blue & Gold Stadium on September 20. The Nighthawks (2-0) made their home opener a victorious one despite being held scoreless in the second half for the second week to begin the season.

  • Cross Country Teams Show Stamina And Depth To Sweep Competition

    Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ cross country teams both came away with a trio of wins in home races on September 17. Newtown’s runners came out on top against Bethel, Masuk of Monroe, and Notre Dame-Fairfield in a 5K race on the trails adjacent to Reed School.

    In the girls’ competition, Newtown bested Masuk and ND each by 15-50 scores, and topped Bethel 25-32 to improve to 5-1 this season.

  • Hawk Swimmers Top Falcons, Come Close Against Brookfield

    Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team began the season with a 96-85 win over visiting Joel Barlow of Redding on September 12, then came up a little short in a 96-88 setback to Brookfield, in another home meet, on September 17.

    Against Barlow, Newtown put the meet out of reach before exhibitioning the final two events. Newtown’s top placements in each event are as follows:

    200 Yard Medley Relay: First. Meghan McDonald, Annika Fagerholm, Casey Klein, Charlotte Gray, 2:00.84.

  • Newtown High Girls’ Booters Work Hard For 3-0 Start

    FAIRFIELD — Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team has taken care of business in the early going of the campaign, and now braces for some potentially tougher competition. The Nighthawks blanked the host Notre Dame-Fairfield Lancers 3-0 on September 16 to improve to 3-0 heading into a September 19 clash with always-tough Masuk of Monroe.

  • Spikers Sandwich Barlow Setback With Wins Over Lauralton

    Mylis Post gets down for a dig as Tess Janiak looks on during Newtown's win over Lauralton Hall on September 17.

  • Youth Wrestling Open House

    The Newtown Youth Wrestling Association (NYWA) invites those interested in learning about wrestling to come to attend an open house scheduled for 6-8 pm in The Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, on Wednesday, September 25.

    NWYA concluded last season as co-champions of the Western Connecticut Wrestling League. There were also several individual, state, and regional championship titles earned.

    New Head Coach Brian Hayes of Danbury is excited to get the season started.

  • Sandy Hook Community Honored At Mets Game

    Mets player Anthony Recker works with a Newtown slugger on his hitting skills during a clinic hosted by the Mets and Citibank at Citi Field on September 15.

  • Football Team Kicks Things Off With A Win

    SOUTHBURY — Newtown High School’s football team did all of its scoring in the first half and cruised to a season-opening 26-7 win over host Pomperaug on a September 13 late afternoon. Quarterback Drew Tarantino set the school's passing yards record. He threw for 229 yards, surpassing Mike Newman (1974) who had the old record with 3,405 yards. Tarantino has thrown for 3,581.

  • Hawks Strive For Top-Three In SWC

    Newtown High School’s girls’ cross country team is loaded with a wealth of returning talent and has the work ethic, team members believe, to lead to a successful run this campaign.

    The team was sixth in the South-West Conference and 12th in the Class LL state championships last fall. Only a pair of runners from the top seven, standouts Reagan Cerney and Talia Fappiano, graduated.

  • Boys’ Cross Country Team Runs After Another Title

    Gone from last year’s South-West Conference-winning Newtown High School boys’ cross country team are four of the team’s top five runners, but the Nighthawks have high expectations to again be a factor in the championship meet, maybe with another win.