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  • Another Lacrosse Trophy! — Girls Capture Ninth Straight SWC Title

    BROOKFIELD — They got it done yet again. Newtown High School’s girls’ lacrosse team won its ninth straight South-West Conference title, this time doing so in pull-away fashion despite a season unlike many in the recent past. The second-seeded Nighthawks topped No. 4 Brookfield 13-6 for the SWC Division I championship at chilly-for-May Brookfield High on May 24 to keep the program’s stranglehold on SWC bragging rights at least for another year.

  • Lake-To-Lake Charity Bicycle Ride & Poker Run To Benefit Disabled Ski Group

    SOUTHBURY — The Leaps of Faith Disabled Skiers will take to the land for an inaugural Lake-to-Lake Charity Bicycle Ride and Poker Run on Sunday, May 26, rain or shine.

    “We have been thinking of different ways to raise funds,” said Leaps of Faith President Joel Zeisler “It’s the first time, so we will do our best. This will be a fun event.”

  • Girls Sweep Through Competition, Boys Capture Two Titles

    Newtown High School’s girls’ tennis team had a nice South-West Conference team championship encore, as the Nighthawks swept through the competition, capturing all seven championships in the individual tournament which culminated with finals matches at the Middlebury Racquet Club on May 23. The NHS boys’ tennis team, meanwhile, also had a strong showing of its own by capturing a pair of titles in individual tourney play, which concluded at Weston Racquet Club, also on May 23.

  • NHS Softball Team Beaten In Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD — Throughout the early and middle innings of the South-West Conference Tournament quarterfinal round clash between fifth-seeded Newtown and No. 4 and host Brookfield on May 21, Newtown freshman pitcher Lauren Wilcox worked out of jam after jam. Finally, in the sixth inning, the Bobcats broke through, erupting for five runs — all with two outs — to erase a 1-0 deficit and defeat the Nighthawks 5-1.

  • Rooster Run To Take Place June 15

    The Newtown Rooster Run 5K race will take place on Saturday, June 15, at 8 am. The race will start and finish at the Newtown Municipal Center and run in, around, and through the Fairfield Hills campus. All proceeds will benefit the Newtown Scholarship Association.

    Register at www.newtown-ct.gov with Activity #314102A, or by mail to Newtown Parks and Recreation, Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470.

  • Nighthawk Laxmen Fall In SWC Quarterfinals

    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.

  • Nighthawks Race, Jump, And Throw Among Best In Conference

    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.

  • Patriots Practice With Youth Grid Iron Enthusiasts

    Many talented athletes have taken snaps, made catches, and tackled opponents on the field at Blue & Gold Stadium at Newtown High School. Now, members of the New England Patriots top that list.

  • Open Play Days At NYA

    New York Life sponsors a series of six Open Play Days at Newtown Youth Academy (NYA), and the first day is Friday, May 24.

    The first Open Play Day will replace a previously scheduled flag football event which is scheduled to be made up on Saturday, June 22, from 6:30-8:45 at NYA.

    The May 24 Open Play Day is a free event, open to Newtown children as scheduled by age group:

    *3-4:30 pm. Grades 7-8.

    *4:30-6 pm. Grades 5-6.

    *6-7:30 pm. Grades K-4.

  • Lacrosse Girls Advance In SWC Tourney

    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.