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  • Track Teams Get Season Going; Girls Win Three And Boys Victorious In Two

    Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ track and field teams got the spring season underway with meets earlier this week.

    The girls defeated three opponents in their season opener, at Blue & Gold Stadium on April 21. The boys visited Pomperaug of Southbury on April 22 and picked up a pair of wins against three opponents.

    Results are as follows:

    Girls

    Newtown 102, Pomperaug 40; Newtown 77 Oxford 74; Newtown 107 Immaculate 31.

  • Table Tennis Club Welcomes New Members, Has Success

    The Tribury Table Tennis Club, based in Woodbury, Middlebury, and Southbury, welcomes new participants to play table tennis throughout the week, free of charge, as follows:

    *Woodbury Senior Center, Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm and Thursdays from 2 to 4 pm (203-263-2828).

    *Middlebury Parks & Recreation, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 1 pm (l 203-598-3719).

    *Southbury Senior Center, Tuesdays and Fridays from 2 to 4:30 pm (203-264-5858).

  • Golf Team Rolling, Eyes Match With Pomperaug

    During the preseason, Coach Bill Flood already had his sights on the April 30 visit to Heritage Village Country Club and a clash with South-West Conference rival Pomperaug of Southbury. As that date fast approaches, both Flood’s Newtown High School boys’ golf team (6-0 heading into Thursday’s meet with Notre Dame-Fairfield) and defending regular season conference champion Pomperaug (2-0 in the early going) continue to look like the best teams in the conference, Flood said.

  • Trout Fishing Season Is Underway

    Fishermen try their luck on Taunton Lake during Opening Day, Saturday, April 19.

  • Women’s Softball Registration

    The Newtown Women’s Softball League is looking for players. Registration is open for prospective players (must be at least 18 years old by June 1). Cost is $40 for residents and $60 for nonresidents.

    Download the registration form from the league’s Facebook page: Newtown women’s softball.

    For more information, e-mail weo999@tampabay.rr.com or call 203-994-1539.

  • Upcoming Events At NYA

    The following activities will take place at NYA Sports & Fitness. Registration is required for each and may be done online at nyasportsfitness.com.

    Speed & Agility for boys and girls, Mondays and Wednesdays, April 21-May 15; middle and high school, 3 to 4 pm; third-sixth grade, 4 to 5 pm. Class on technique for neurological adaptation; repetitive drills and exercises used to improve run technique, speed and agility for growing athletes; $75 per student.

  • Fishing Season Begins Saturday, April 19; Extended Winter Poses Challenges

    Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced early in April that it expects to stock almost 390,000 trout in waters across the state in time for April 19 Opening Day of the trout fishing season — despite challenges posed by extended winter conditions this year.

  • Girls’ Lacrosse Team Avenges Streak-Ending Defeat To New Fairfield

    Even a ninth straight South-West Conference championship didn’t fully heal the wound New Fairfield left the Newtown High School girls’ lacrosse team with last spring. The Rebels, during the 2013 regular season, ended Newtown’s six-plus season winning streak against conference opponents.

    The Nighthawks avenged that setback with a come-from-behind 11-8 win over the Rebels at rainy Blue & Gold Stadium on April 11.

  • Hawks Get Hard-Fought Victories To Begin Season

    NEW FAIRFIELD — The field at New Fairfield High School hasn’t been too kind to the Nighthawks in recent years. Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team almost earned a win their last year, but fell a goal short. Newtown, didn’t have to wait long to erase some tough memories from the home of its South-West Conference rivals. The Hawks got fifth-year Coach Glenn Adams his first regular-season victory at New Fairfield, a 9-5 win in the rain, in the season opener on April 11.

  • Softball Team Splits First Four Games

    Newtown High School’s softball team won its first two games of the campaign, then dropped a pair of contests to carry a 2-2 record into Thursday’s scheduled clash with visiting Weston.

    The Nighthawks began the campaign with a pair of victories over FCIAC teams on their home field, topping Trumbull 5-2 on April 9, then defeating Danbury 12-5 the next day.