Newtown High School’s baseball team shook off a five-game losing streak with a pair of wins — both comebacks, but one of which ended as a lopsided affair, and the other a nail-biter — to close out play in the month of April with a 5-6 overall record.
Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team had a lopsided win and hard-fought defeat, and the golf and tennis squads continue to compete at a high level. A recap of these Nighthawk teams from the final days of April:
Laxmen Fall To Barlow, Rout West Springfield
The boys’ lacrosse team suffered a 9-4 loss to Joel Barlow of Redding on April 24. Deegan Beauchemin scored two goals in the setback.
Newtown High School’s girls’ track team defeated three opponents in a meet at Blue & Gold Stadium on April 30, and the NHS boys’ squad defeated one opponent and lost to two others in a meet at Pomperaug High School in Southbury on April 29. Both squads had several standout performances. Results are as follows:
Newtown Soccer Club, in conjunction with Newtown Kindness, announces the second edition of Soccer Night in Newtown this spring in an effort to bring fun and compassion to the community.
This event will take place at the soccer fields at Fairfield Hills on Friday, May 17, from 5-8 pm. It is open to Newtown residents and Newtown Soccer Club members. This event is free and no registration is required to attend.
It nearly ended only a few times along the way. There was a nail-biting outcome here or there, including some conference tournament battles, but the Newtown High School girls’ lacrosse team always found a way to keep its winning ways against South-West Conference opponents alive. Finally, after nearly seven full seasons, and parts of eight campaigns, of SWC dominance, the Nighthawks tasted defeat at the hands of a conference foe.
Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team walloped South-West Conference rival Bethel 15-5 on Treadwell Park on April 18, then fell 9-6 to nonconference foe Glastonbury at Blue & Gold Stadium two days later. The Nighthawks fell 9-4 to Joel Barlow of Redding on April 24 to drop to 3-5 overall.
Newtown will be well-represented by 24 runners who will run in the Ragnar Relay Cape Cod May 3 and 4. There will be women’s and men’s 12-person teams, named Newtown Strong and Newtown Strong 2. The participants will raise money for Newtown Youth and Family Services by running nearly 200 miles overnight from Hull, Mass to Provincetown, Mass. For information, and to make a contribution, visit www.firstgiving.com and search for Newtown Strong.
Maura Fletcher schedules tough out-of-conference games to challenge her Newtown High School girls’ lacrosse team, which, for the most part, has dominated the South-West Conference competition through the years.
The coach of the eight-time SWC champions hasn’t lost an in-conference battle — regular or postseason — since 2006. When it comes to nonconference clashes, however, Fletcher’s Nighthawks have had a combination of success and struggles in the regular campaign and state tournament.
Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ track and field teams competed in meets this week. The girls defeated all three opponents they faced in a competition at Joel Barlow in Redding on April 23, improving to 6-0 this spring, and the boys defeated two of three opponents at Blue & Gold Stadium on April 22. Results are as follows:
Newtown 78, Joel Barlow 72; Newtown 84.5, Brookfield 65.5; Newtown 106, New Fairfield 40.