- Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11:55 pm
You could say Newtown High School’s softball team stole Joel Barlow of Redding’s South-West Conference championship hopes. The top-seeded Nighthawks used an aggressive approach – a trio of double steals – to grab three runs en route to a 9-7 victory in the May 27 title game, at Stratford’s DeLuca Field.
- Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 11:20 pm
It was a busy, and successful, afternoon and evening for Newtown High School teams, on May 26.
- Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 12:30 pm
The Newtown Soccer Club hosted the 33rd Annual Memorial Day Soccer Tournament this past weekend. The club welcomed 102 teams from all over Connecticut to play in a one-day format tournament. Out-of-county towns such as Plainfield, Naugatuck, Wallingford, and Bristol came for the competition, along with local clubs from Wilton, Weston, and Westport. The girls’ teams played on Saturday and the boys’ squads on Sunday. In addition to competitive games, food vendors and t-shirt sales made this year’s tournament a success for the Newtown Soccer Club.
- Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10:15 pm
Newtown High School’s baseball team, held hitless by Bunnell of Stratford pitcher Ronnie Rossomando for six innings, didn’t get anything going offensively until a trio of seventh-inning singles produced a run, It was too little, too late, as the Nighthawks suffered a 4-1 South-West Conference tournament quarterfinal-round loss, on May 23.
Host Bunnell, the No. 3 seed in the tournament advanced to the semifinals, and the sixth-seeded Nighthawks will have to wait for the start of state tournament play to try to get back into the win column.
- Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 9:45 am
Top-seeded Newtown High School’s softball team took a few innings to get going, but after breaking open a scoreless game in the fourth, the Nighthawks rolled past No. 8 Notre Dame-Fairfield 10-0 in the South-West Conference tournament quarterfinals, on May 22.
Newtown pitcher Gillian Galante was dominant throughout, compiling 13 strikeouts, allowing only two hits, and issuing a pair of walks along the way.
- Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12:55 pm
The pool at Newtown High School, which is open on a limited schedule for public use, has closed for the season.
In place of the indoor swimming option, however, Newtown Parks & Recreation has announced that Treadwell Pool and Eichler’s Cove Beach will both open for the season on Saturday, May 23.
The pool, located within the park at 39 Philo Curtis Road, and the beach, at the end of Old Bridge Road, share the same hours all season.
- Friday, May 22, 2015 at 9:35 am
Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team built a five-goal lead and hung on for a 7-5 victory over visiting Weston in the South-West Conference tournament quarterfinals, on May 21.
- Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 11:20 am
Newtown High School’s girls’ golf team improved to 11-0 with a win over Immaculate of Danbury, on May 18, and a victory over Masuk of Monroe, on May 20 — both at Rock Ridge Country Club. The NHS boys’ golfers improved to 10-3 with a victory at Weston, on May 17, and a home triumph over Bunnell of Stratford, on May 20.
- Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 3:50 pm
The postseason got underway with South-West Conference tournament action on the tennis courts, on May 18, and now the rest of Newtown High School’s teams will get going in the playoffs.
- Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 3:40 pm
Newtown High School’s softball team finished the regular season with a nine-game winning streak, capped off by a 9-0 shutout victory at Masuk of Monroe, on May 18, and an 8-1 thumping of visiting New Milford on Senior Night, the next day.