Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team won three of four matches October 7-14, beating Pomperaug of Southbury and Bunnell of Stratford each in five games, falling to Woodstock Academy in three, and blanking Bethel in three.
Newtown High School’s field hockey team will host Lauralton Hall of Milford on Wednesday, October 14, under the lights at Blue & Gold Stadium, starting at 7 o’clock. Wednesday’s game is Newtown’s Play4TheCure game to raise funds for the National Foundation for Cancer Research.
Newtown High School’s football team, its 44-13 triumph over visiting Bunnell of Stratford on October 12 making it five straight games with at least 42 points, has spent the season battering the opposition en route to a 5-0 start to the campaign. But the Nighthawks, themselves, are somewhat dinged up, and welcome a week off from game play as they enter into their bye week.
Members of Newtown High School’s field hockey team went into its game against host Joel Barlow, on October 10, with reason to feel pretty good about themselves. The Nighthawks, coming off a 2-0 blanking of visiting Brookfield the day before, had five wins and a tie under their belts in eight games.
Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team scored a 3-0 win at Weston in a South-West Conference clash, on Saturday, October 10.
Shane Gattey scored when he hooked in a corner kick, and James Carney and Jack Oltran also hit the back of the net for the soccer team’s fourth straight win, and fifth consecutive game without a loss. Against Weston, goalkeepers Zach Laros and Nick Beourgouis combined to make five saves in the team’s third shutout victory in its last four contests.
They say “slow and steady wins the race,” but when it comes to car racing, the realty is that fast and steady is really what wins a season … series.
Newtown’s Steve Kopcik won Stafford Motor Speedway’s SK Lite Modified division championship, in Stafford Springs, logging just one first-place finish in 22 races this summer, but using that steady (and of course, fast) approach to finish tops in overall points.
Newtown High School’s sports teams had a successful start to the weekend. The field hockey team blanked Brookfield, the girls’ swimming and diving squad bested Stratford, and the girls’ volleyball team pulled out its second straight five-game match, edging Bunnell of Stratford, all on Friday, October 9.
The field hockey team improved to 5-2-1 overall with a 2-0 win over visiting Brookfield, at Blue & Gold Stadium on Friday afternoon. The Nighthawks have earned shutouts in each of their victories.
The field hockey game between Newtown High School and Brookfield High, scheduled for Friday, October 9, will take place at 3:45 pm as planned, but the location of the game has been changed. Originally slated to take place at Treadwell Park, the matchup will now unfold on the turf at Blue & Gold Stadium.
The Nighthawks have a record of 4-2-1, and the Bobcats come into the game with a mark of 4-6 overall.
Newtown High School’s varsity football game, originally to be played on Friday, October 9, has been rescheduled for Monday, October 12, because of the threat of thunderstorms, Newtown High School Athletic Director Gregg Simon announced, on Friday morning.
The Nighthawks and Bunnell of Stratford Bulldogs will play at 7 pm in a Columbus Day clash, under the lights at Blue & Gold Stadium. Newtown comes into the matchup with a 4-0 record, and Bunnell is 2-2.
Sure, Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team — which came into the campaign with a fairly inexperienced varsity lineup — has had a pretty nice go of it thus far, matching its win total of a year ago with five victories in as many games to start its 2015 season. But there were plenty of positives to be found in a 3-1 loss at Immaculate of Danbury on October 8.