• Softball Team Piling Up Wins, But Coach Looks To Instill Fighting Spirit

    As Newtown High School’s softball team headed into its final five games of the regular campaign this week, the Nighthawks had beaten every South-West Conference foe it had faced (with just two they’d yet to play).

    The Nighthawks, coming off a 7-4 win over Notre Dame-Fairfield, under the lights at Treadwell Park on May 11, had an overall record of 11-5 (9-1 in SWC play). The Hawks, who had defeated Pomperaug of Southbury in a nonconference clash, fell to the Panthers in their second meeting, a 3-2 game on May 4.

  • Boys’ Golfers Tie Pomperaug At Woodland Invitational, Get Confidence Boost

    Newtown High School’s boys’ golfers and their coach, Bill Flood, never doubted their chances of dethroning Pomperaug of Southbury when the South-West Conference championship rolls around in late May — not even after an 11-stroke loss to the Panthers this year, and a pair of defeats to Masuk of Monroe.

  • Hawk Volleyball Players Motivated Not To Get Ahead Of Themselves

    The good thing about a first-year team being led by seniors is that it has some multi-sport athletes in the fold. Something the inexperienced yet veteran-led Nighthawks have to handle, however, is remembering that they are just that … a new team.

    “I think what’s happening is we’re getting ahead of ourselves,” senior captain Jeff DePinto said after his Nighthawks dropped their third straight match in a loss to visiting Masuk of Monroe, on May 8. “Clearly there are things we have to work on.”

  • 4th Annual Mad Dash Adventure Race June 13; Registration Open

    Newtown Parks and Recreation Department and NYA Sports & Fitness Center announce the Mad Dash Adventure Race will be held on Saturday, June 13, with the first flight commencing at 8:30 am.

    The fourth annual Mad Dash offers the ultimate in fitness adventure in which participants run, jump, crawl, carry, and climb their way through the scenic Fairfield Hills Campus, utilizing both its natural topography as well as manmade structures. This fun but challenging course includes physical challenges, running, and skilled events.

  • Tennis, Golf, Baseball, And Softball Teams Pile Onto Win Totals

    Newtown High School’s tennis, golf, baseball, and softball teams continued winning ways with victories to cap the first week of May.

    The girls’ tennis squad extended its winning streak to eight matches with a 5-2 victory over New Fairfield on May 6 and a 7-0 triumph over New Milford the next day. The Nighthawks improved to 9-4 overall as they head into their final three matches of the campaign.

  • Staying Mentally Tough: Baseball Team Not Content With Winning Ways

    When the baseball game ended the scoreboard told the story: 13-0. Another lopsided outing; this one two days after an 11-1 blowout. What to do? Newtown High School Coach Matt Memoli decided having his team members run laps around the field against set times as he clocked them with a stopwatch was in order.

  • Girls’ Track And Field Athletes Sweep Competition In Four-Team Meet

    Newtown High School’s girls’ track and field squad defeated each of the three schools it hosted at Blue & Gold Stadium on May 5. The Nighthawks defeated Bunnell of Stratford 94.5-55.5, Brookfield 122-28, and Notre Dame-Fairfield 140-10 and improved to 7-0 this spring. Newtown highlights are as follows:

    4x800: 1. Willow Pears, Olivia Caplan, Camryn Cicarelli, Sarah Mawdsley 10:54.2.

    100 Hurdles: 2. Makenna Cerney 17.0, 3. Jesse Sailer 17.9.

    100: 3. Hailey Conrad 13.1.

  • Boys’ Track And Field Team Beats Three Visitors At Blue & Gold Stadium

    Newtown High School’s boys’ track and field team defeated three opponents in a meet at Blue & Gold Stadium on May 4. Newtown defeated Notre Dame-Fairfield 114-17; Brookfield 84-66; and Bunnell of Stratford 81-69. Highlights are as follows:

    4x800: Joel Duval, Ethan Burg, Christopher Gamble, David Csordas 8:46.66.

    4x100: Will Roman, Michael Capaldo, Adam Manes, Gus Porto 45.54.

    110 Hurdles: Brett Deri 21.2, Sam Duffy 21.5.

  • Nighthawk Laxmen Win Close Games Then Crush Masuk

    Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team carried a five-game winning streak, and an 8-2 overall record, into a scheduled May 7 visit to New Fairfield, at 4 pm. The winning ways have included a trio of nail-biting one-goal contests, including two this past week.

    Matt Meyers played a role in each goal the Nighthawks scored against visiting New Milford, on April 30. And it was just enough. Meyers registered four goals and assisted on four others in an 8-7 win over Newtown’s South-West Conference rivals.

  • Girls’ Golfers Experiencing Nothing But Success In First Varsity Season

    First-season struggles, growing pains … time to build? None of this applies to the first-year Newtown High School varsity girls’ golf team. The Nighthawks are playing like seasoned golfers, easily winning each of their first five matches of the campaign.