Newtown High School’s rematch with Weston in South-West Conference boys’ lacrosse tournament action serves as proof that numbers are merely numbers and the past is the past. The third-seeded Nighthawks were edged by No. 6 Weston 6-5 in quarterfinal round action at Blue & Gold Stadium on May 20.
Newtown had beaten Weston early in the campaign, and did so handily in an 8-2 triumph, but the Trojans turned the tables on the Nighthawks in a tightly contested game.
BETHEL — Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ track and field teams competed in the South-West Conference championships at Bethel High School on May 20.
Jake Feinstein won the 3200 meter race, and was second in the 1600, helping the boys score 34 points and finish tenth among 14 conference schools to score in the meet. Bunnell of Stratford, with 127.50, won the boys’ competition.
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.
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.
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.