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.
Near the start of its meeting on Tuesday, April 21, the Board of Education held a Celebration of Excellence to honor the Newtown High School wrestling team.
NHS Athletic Director Gregg Simon introduced the wrestling team to the board, and said, “I’ve been involved with athletics at the high school for the last 25 years, so I think I can say with certainty that this is the most successful team in the history of Newtown High School.”
They finished a 5K race, but the competition was only just beginning for about 50 athletes who were among those to participate in the first charity Wingathlon, which started and finished at the Fairfield Hills campus on May 2.
Newtown High School’s baseball and softball teams both extended winning streaks to five games with victories at home over Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport, on May 1. The baseball squad scored a 13-0 triumph, and the softball team posted a 6-2 victory.
The teams each earned lopsided wins over Weston on the road, on April 29. Coach Matt Memoli’s hardball lineup earned an 11-1 triumph, and Coach Bob Guererra’s softball lineup won 9-2.
The First Annual Newtown Wingathlon, to benefit Dylan’s Wings of Change, will take place on the morning of Saturday, May 2. Travelers can expect delays and some road closures between the hours of 8 am and noon, in and around Fairfield Hills and roads south, and are asked to watch out for runners and bicyclists. Registration is still open for those who would like to run the event’s 5K.
Newtown High School’s girls’ track and field team defeated host New Fairfield 119-31, and Masuk of Monroe 110-40, on April 28, to improve to 4-0 this spring. The Nighthawks also placed fifth at the O’Grady’s Relays in Danbury, on April 25. Top Newtown finishers from the meet in New Fairfield are as follows:
4x800 Meter relay: 1. Erin Tressler, Emma Bayuk, Sarah Mawdsley, Jess Keller 10:18.3.
It’s hard to say which block of matches is most significant for Newtown High School’s boys’ tennis team: A four-match winning streak that unfolded April 13–21, or back-to-back hard-fought setbacks to tough South-West Conference foes Weston and Pomperaug of Southbury, April 25 and 27, respectively.
Newtown High School’s girls’ tennis team won four matches in five days to carry a 5-4 record into a scheduled visit to Bethel on April 30. The Nighthawks defeated host Weston 5-2 on April 25, edged host Pomperaug of Southbury 4-3 on April 27, got past visiting Bunnell of Stratford 4-3 the next day, then posted a 6-1 triumph over visiting Stratford on April 29. Results are as follows:
The Sandy Hook-based LOF Adaptive Skiers will host its annual Adaptive Water Sports Training Day for volunteers on Saturday, May 30, from 8:30 am to 3 pm, at 90 Housatonic Drive on Lake Zoar. Individuals 16 years of age or older are welcome to join the event.