Newtown High School tennis players Julia Frattaroli and Aimee Alexander got all the way to the semifinals of the State Open individual tournament before finally being eliminated this week. The top seed in the doubles bracket, Frattaroli and Alexander, won first, second, third, and quarterfinal-round matches before falling to Wilton’s Kaitlyn Zheng and Taylor Ingerman, the fourth seed, 4-6, 7-5, 1-6 on June 10.
Newtown High School’s boys’ golf team finished tied with Southington for fourth place in the Division I state championship match, held at Watertown’s Crestbrook Park on June 9. The Nighthawks and Southington both shot a 316. Glastonbury won the match with a 303, Greenwich was second with a 307, and Ridgefield placed third with a 310.
Newtown High School's girls' track and field team placed eighth at the State Open at Middletown High School on June 9. The Hawks scored 19 points. Darien, with 45.75, took top honors.
Jenna Calandro earned second in the pole vault event with a vault of 11-06. Darien’s Madeleine Schneider won the competition with an effort of 12 feet. Amy Anyoha took third in the discus event with a throw of 115-03, and Micaela Nowacki was fourth with a throw of 114-00. Hailey Conrad, the only freshman competing in the 400, placed tenth in a time of 1:00.
The 40th annual Newtown Parks and Recreation Rooster Run 5K will start at 8 am on Saturday, June 14. The race begins and ends at the Newtown Municipal Center building in the Fairfield Hills Campus. All proceeds benefit the Newtown Scholarship Association.
Cost is $30 for adults and $20 for students under 17, and there is a preregistration discount of $5 if participants register before noon on Friday, June 13. Visit newtown-ct.gov to sign up.
The Annual Blue & Gold Game, an intrasquad Newtown High School football scrimmage, will take place at Blue & Gold Stadium at 6 pm on Friday, June 13. Fans have a chance to catch a glimpse of next year’s Nighthawks. Admission is free.
Jenna Calandro set the Class LL record by pole vaulting 12-01, and teammates Amy Anyoha and Michaela Nowacki gave Newtown High School a one-two finish in the discus event in the Class LL outdoor track and field state championship meet at Danbury High School, June 4–5. The Nighthawks placed fourth as a team; Staples High of Westport won the meet, which was suspended for a day because of rain.
Newtown High School’s baseball, softball, and lacrosse teams were all eliminated from state tournament play this week, concluding their overall successful campaigns. The softball and baseball teams, after first-round wins, were both defeated on the road in the second round on June 3. The boys’ lacrosse team exited in the first round of their bracket on June 4, and the girls’ lacrosse team was eliminated the next day.