Newtown High School’s cheerleading squad placed second among 21 Class LL teams in the state championships at New Haven’s Floyd Little Athletic center on March 9. This marks the highest the Nighthawks have placed in the state finals. Newtown scored 170.2 points; champion Fairfield Ludlowe, had 174.8.
Newtown Scholarship Association’s 21st Annual Jack Friel Memorial Golf Scramble will honor First Selectman and longtime Newtown resident Patricia Llodra. The scramble will take place on Monday, June 17, at two of Newtown’s own: Rock Ridge Country Club and Newtown Country Club.
Cost is $200 per golfer, which includes lunch, golf, reception and prizes, and dinner at Rock Ridge. Early Bird foursome registration by May 1 is $720. For those who would like to attend dinner only, cost is $60 per person.
MILFORD – Penalties were a difference-maker as a tough North Branford team put an end to the Newtown High School hockey team’s playoff run. The Division II state tournament’s ninth-seeded Thunderbirds skated to a 5-1 win over the No. 17 Nighthawks in the quarterfinal round at Milford Ice Pavilion on March 9.
Newtown scored first, when Evan Isaacs broke a scoreless deadlock with a power play goal in the second period, but the Thunderbirds reeled off the next five goals – three of which came with the man advantage.
STAMFORD — Coming off a remarkable upset victory at fourth-seeded Crosby of Waterbury in the first round of the Class LL state tournament, the No. 29 seed Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team couldn’t overcome No. 13 Westhill in the second round. The host Vikings ended Newtown’s campaign with a 56-34 win on its home court on March 6.
WATERBURY — Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team overcame a six-point fourth-quarter deficit to shock the fourth-seeded Crosby High Bulldogs, 61-58 in the opening round of the Class LL state tournament on March 4.
No. 29 Newtown, a heavy underdog, advanced to visit No. 13 Westhill of Stamford in the second round, at 7 pm on March 6.
Newtown High School’s hockey team outscored host Conard 8-6 in the qualifying round of the Division II state tournament on March 4. The game was played at Veterans Memorial Skating Rink in West Hartford. Conard was seeded 16th and Newtown 17th.
Tyler Hanley and Parker Rodbell both scored twice to lift the Nighthawks into a first-round clash with top-seeded Amity of Woodbridge the next night at Bennett Rink in West Haven.
SOUTHBURY — Newtown High School’s gymnastics team placed fifth in the Class L state championships at Pomperaug High on February 23. Southington, with 138.000 points, took first place, and Newtown scored 127.250. Newtown’s results are as follows:
HAMDEN — Newtown High School’s girls’ basketball team fought back from an 11-point deficit to take a short-lived lead, but the Nighthawks ultimately fell to host Sacred Heart Academy, 57-52, in a clash between 13-7 teams in the opening round of the Class LL state tournament on February 26.