Newtown High School’s cheerleading squad placed second among 21 Class LL teams in the state championships at New Haven’s Floyd Little Athletic center on March 9. This marks the highest the Nighthawks have placed in the state finals. Newtown scored 170.2 points; champion Fairfield Ludlowe, had 174.8.
The Newtown team will compete in New England Spirit Championship, in Lawrence Mass on Saturday, March 16 against teams from New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine. The Hawks are coached by Susan Bridges, Nikki Beatty, and Lori Rohrbacher.