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  • Softball Game Moved To DeLuca Field On Wednesday

    Newtown High School’s softball team had its South-West Conference Tournament semifinal-round contest with Lauralton Hall moved from Tuesday, May 27 to the next night. The Nighthawks will face Lauralton at Stratford’s DeLuca Field for a 7 pm first pitch on Wednesday, May 28.

    The game was originally to have been played at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield but the threat of severe thunderstorms caused the change.

  • Softball Team Wins Close One In Tourney Opener

    Third baseman Kayla O'Grady prepares to catch a pop up during Newtown's 1-0 win at Pomperaug High in the SWC tourney quarterfinals on May 26.

  • Nighthawk Squads Battle In Playoffs

    Newtown High School’s baseball team visited Notre Dame-Fairfield in the South-West Conference Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday, May 24. The fourth-seeded Lancers defeated the No. 5 Nighthawks 4-2.

    The Newtown softball team, also seeded fifth, won its conference tourney opener with a 1-0 blanking of host Pomperaug of Southbury, the No. 4 team, on May 26. The Nighthawks advanced to play top-seeded Lauralton Hall of Milford in the semifinals on Tuesday, May 27 (4 pm at Sacred Heart University).

  • Soccer Teams Shine In Annual Tournament

    The Newtown Soccer Club held its 32nd annual Memorial Day Tournament on Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25, and girls and boys from town brought home several trophies for their success on the pitch.

    Newtown entered 16 teams and had nine division winners and a trio of second-place finishers. The tournament brought 126 teams (nearly 2,000 players) and 100 or so coaches to fields throughout town. Girls battled on day one and the boys laced up their cleats on day two, and each squad played four games.

  • Newtown High’s Fletcher, Kenney Receive Coach Of Year Recognition

    There’s no question, coaches coach to win. They drive their players to maximize their abilities, push them to do better — and, yes, sometimes yell at them to fix their mistakes. Winning is one of the driving forces behind involvement in sports in general.

    As much as this may be true, and much as Newtown High School girls’ lacrosse Coach Maura Fletcher and NHS girls’ soccer Coach Marc Kenney have won (and like to come out on top), it’s not all about victories for them.

  • Charity Baseball Game To Benefit Regional Hospice And Home Care

    The KIDO (Kids In Deed Organization) and the Fairfield County Captains (14U travel baseball) are joining forces by hosting a charity baseball game at High Meadow Field on Tuesday, May 27, at 6:30 pm.

  • Baseball Team Looks To Build Off Winning Ways As Playoffs Commence

    Connor Miller delivers a pitch during late-season action. The Nighthawks will begin the conference playoffs with a visit to Notre Dame-Fairfield on Saturday, May 24.

  • Softball Team Heads Into Tourney On Winning Note

    Newtown High School’s softball team closed out the regular season with seven wins in its final eight contests — the only blemish an 8-1 setback to unbeaten-in-the-South-West Conference Lauralton Hall of Milford on May 15.

    This past week was highlighted by a pair of lopsided wins. The Nighthawks toppled Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport 11-3 at Treadwell Park on May 19, and finished off the regular slate with a 21-0 win at Notre Dame-Fairfield on May 20.

  • Hawk Laxmen Get Tested, Are Prepared For Playoffs

    The postseason felt like it started a little early for members of Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team, as they tangled in an inter-conference battle with the FCIAC’s Staples of Westport squad at Blue & Gold Stadium on May 15.

    Despite coming up a goal short, falling 5-4, the team enters into the actual postseason with reason for optimism. Not only did the Nighthawks rebound for a win over fellow South-West Conference team Brookfield on May 20, but they had reason to be confident following that Staples game.

  • Girls’ Lacrosse Team Will Strive To Bounce Back To Retain SWC Title

    Cassie Ekstrom (No. 13) runs with the ball as a Barlow player gives chase during Barlow's 10-9 win at Treadwell Park on May 19.