• Girls’ Cross Country Team Sixth In New England

    Newtown’s girls’ cross country team placed sixth in the 81st New England High School Interscholastic Cross Country Championship, at Thetford Academy’s 5K course, in Thetford, Vermont, on November 14. There were 30 teams and several other individuals representing their schools in the race.

  • Turkey Trot Coming Thanksgiving Morning

    The 6th Annual Newtown Turkey Trot 5K road race and fun walk to support the Cyrenius H Booth Library will be held on Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, November 26, beginning at 7:45 am. The race starts at Hawley Elementary School, 26 Church Hill Road, and finishes at Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street.

  • Newtown Football Team’s Winning Ways Picked Off By Rebels

    For the first time since the 2011 campaign, Newtown High School’s football team suffered a regular-season loss. A combination of New Fairfield’s stifling defense, windy and cold conditions, Newtown injuries, and mistakes added up to a 13-7 win for the host Rebels, on Friday, November 13. It was an unlucky Friday the 13th for the Nighthawks, who threw four interceptions, one that was returned for a touchdown. The Nighthawks and Rebels both stand at 8-1, each with one game left before the state playoffs.

  • Members Of 1965 NHS Football Team Honored

    Players who got it all started a half century ago were back on the Newtown High School football field on November 6. Members of the 1965 Newtown High team, the first to play organized football to begin the current 11-on-11 era of the game, received applause from fans at Blue & Gold Stadium prior to the game between the current Newtown gridders and New Milford.

  • Djonne Second In State Diving Championship

    Newtown High School diver Kari Djonne, coming off her first-place performance in the South-West Conference championship, was runner-up in the Class LL finals at Bulkeley High in Hartford, on November 11. Djonne scored 440.95. Westhill-Stamford’s Rachel Burtson was first with a score of 533.40.

    Newtown’s Gillian Eckwall was a fifth with a 400.90, Emma Wolfman placed 18th with a 320.20, and Sarah MacMullan came in 27th with a 192.75.

  • Field Hockey Team Competes In State Tourney

    Newtown High School’s field hockey team, seeded 15th in the Class L bracket, blanked No. 18 Amity of Woodbridge 3-0 in a qualifying-round contest, under the lights at Blue & Gold Stadium, on November 9. The Nighthawks, 8-6-1-1 (wins, losses, ties, overtime losses) in the regular season, advanced to visit No. 2 Conard of West Hartford (15-1) in the first round, on November 11. Conard prevailed 3-0 to end Newtown's season.

  • Nighthawk Spikers Battled To Finish

    Newtown’s volleyball team, the No. 20 seed in the Class LL field, visited No. 13 Trumbull and lost 3-1 (20-25, 25-18, 26-24, 25-16) in the first round of the state tournament, on November 9. Newtown went 11-8 in the regular season, and Trumbull was 14-6.

    Despite the outcome, Newtown Coach Tom Czaplinski and captain Jamie Calandro were pleased with how the Nighthawks performed.

  • More Late-Game Dramatics Weren't Enough For Girls' Booters In States

    Throughout the campaign, the Newtown High School girls’ soccer team rallied late to tie or take the lead in games en route to qualifying for the postseason. Trailing visiting Simsbury in the final minutes of the Class LL state tournament first round game, at Blue & Gold Stadium on November 9, the Nighthawks — true to their flair for the dramatics form — scored to force overtime. Newtown ultimately fell 3-2 (6-4 in penalty kicks following double overtime). The season ends for No. 13 Newtown, and No. 20 Simsbury moved on to the second round.

  • Fifth Grade Football Team Advances To League Championship

    Newtown’s fifth grade football team defeated Shelton 49-20 in the Shoreline Youth Football Conference semifinals, this past week.

    After receiving the opening kickoff, the Vikings wasted no time, scoring on the second play from scrimmage to take a 6-0 lead. That lead would prove to be their last in the contest as the visiting Hawks unleashed an offense that scored on its first four possessions of the game. 

  • NUSAR Fundraiser Rescheduled

    Newtown Underwater Search And Rescue’s annual comedy basketball fundraiser with the Harlem Superstars has been rescheduled from Saturday, November 14, to Saturday, November 21, due to a scheduling conflict.

    The NUSAR Dream Team will host the Harlem Superstars in a 7 pm game at Newtown High School gymnasium, 12 Berkshire Road.