• Russo Qualifies For New England Meet In Pole Vault Event

    Newtown High School’s Lauren Russo tied for fifth in the track and field State Open, at Willowbrook Park, in New Britain, on June 8. Russo pole vaulted 10 feet, and qualified for the New England championships, set to take place in Saco, Maine, on June 13.

    Other notable Newtown performances from the State Open are as follows: 400 meter dash: 10. Hailey Conrad, 59.16. 300 hurdles: 13. Makenna Cerney, 48.25. Discus throw: 10. Micaela Nowacki, 107-03. Shot-Put: 17. Nowacki, 32-03.50.

  • Adaptive Water Sports Volunteer Registration Open

    Sandy Hook-based LOF Adaptive Skiers is inviting area residents to participate or volunteer as the organization enters its 2015 season. LOF hosts adaptive water sports events teaching waterskiing and wakeboarding for children, adults, and veterans with disabilities or special needs. 

  • Mad Dash Adventure Run Is June 13

    Newtown Parks and Recreation Department and NYA Sports & Fitness Center announce the Mad Dash Adventure Race will be held on Saturday, June 13, with the first flight commencing at 8:30 am. All courses will begin and end within Fairfield Hills.

  • Darien Nips Newtown In Softball Quarterfinals

    Newtown High School’s softball team saw its state playoff run end in 3-2 loss to host Darien, in the Class LL quarterfinals, on June 5. The sixth-seeded Nighthawks couldn’t overcome a 3-0 deficit despite putting some pressure on the third-seeded Blue Wave by scoring twice in the fifth inning and putting the potential tying run on base in the seventh.

    This was a tough loss for Newtown Coach Bob Guererra and company to take given the Darien benefitted from miscues in the field to score each of its runs.

  • Softball Team Advances To Quarterfinal; Baseball Squad Edged By Shelton

    It’s on to the Class LL state tournament quarterfinals for Newtown High School’s softball team. The sixth-seeded Nighthawks defeated No. 11 Westhill of Stamford 7-2 in the second round, at Newtown High, on June 4.

    With the win, the Nighthawks will visit third-seeded Darien in the quarterfinals, on Friday, June 5, beginning at 4 pm. Darien, like Westhill, is an FCIAC team and defeated Westhill 2-1 during the regular season.

  • Nighthawk Softball And Baseball Teams Advance; Laxmen Fall To Wave

    A pair of strong pitching efforts lifted Newtown High School’s softball and baseball teams to first-round state tournament victories, at home, on June 3. Meanwhile, the Nighthawk boys’ lacrosse team saw its season come to an end in a setback to New Milford on the same afternoon.

    Softball Squad Blanks Opponent

  • Boys Lacrosse Game Relocated To Brookfield High; Two NHS Teams Home Today

    Jared Pearson takes a shot on goal as a Joel Barlow player defends during a South-West Conference tournament contest on May 28. The Nighthawks begin state playoff action today. Newtown's visit to New Milford has been relocated to Brookfield High. The game starts, as scheduled, at 4:30 pm.

  • Girls Place Fifth As Nighthawks Compete In State Track Meets

    Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ track and field squads participated in the Class LL state championships, at New Britain’s Willow Brook Park, on June 2. The girls placed fifth, with 43.25 points, among 22 schools to score; Staples of Westport, with 84, won the competition. In the boys’ meet, Newtown was 16th with 12 points; Ridgefield scored 102 to claim first place. Newtown’s top-ten event results are as follows:



  • Girls’ Golfers Claim Championship In First Season

    Nothing, not even chilly-for-the-season, damp conditions, could stop Newtown High School’s first-year varsity girls’ golf team from having its moment in the South-West Conference sun, on June 2. The Nighthawks, behind the top overall golfer, as well as the third-place competitor in the field, captured the conference championship at Orange Hills Country Club.

    Newtown shot a 414, and runner-up Joel Barlow of Redding had a 435 as the teams competed for 18 holes under an on-and-off rainfall.

  • Postseason Contests On Hold … Again

    Newtown High School’s tennis, baseball, and softball teams, on June 2, had their state tournament contests postponed by rain for a second straight day. Action is scheduled to resume on Wednesday, June 3.