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  • Gymnasts Perform In Class L Championships

    Newtown High School’s gymnastics team competed in the Class L state championships at Pomperaug High School in Southbury on March 1. The Nighthawks, with 128.875 points, placed sixth among eight schools. Southington, with 138.375 points, won the championship.

  • April Vacation Baseball Academy

    Newtown High School Baseball Coach Matt Memoli will run an April Vacation Baseball Academy, during the week of April 14-18, for players ages 7-14. The program will be split into middle school and a youth baseball sessions.

  • Recreation Soccer Signups

    Are your children interested in soccer? There is still time to sign up for the Newtown Soccer Club’s recreation program.

    The Newtown Soccer Club has openings for new players ages U4 through U14 for the coming spring recreation season. Registration runs through Friday, March 21.

    The season is expected to begin on April 6.

  • AAU Girls’ Basketball Tryouts

    Sugar Hill Sports, formed by Newtown youth girls’ basketball Coach Scott Larsen, has an AAU Tournament team.

    Open tryouts will be held Monday, March 24, and Wednesday, March 26 — both at 6 pm in the Newtown Middle School A gymnasium. Participants must be registered with AAU (aausports.org/) prior to tryouts.

    This competitive girls’ travel team is open to players in grades 7–8. The team will compete in Connecticut AAU tournaments from April through June.

  • Sandy Hook 5K On March 29

    The Sandy Hook 5K, referred to as the Sandy Hook Run for Families a year ago, will once again be held, this time in the town the event benefits. The Saturday, March 29, race will begin 8:15 am on the campus of Fairfield Hills and will feature a 5K run/ fitness walk, as well as a fun run for children ages 2–11. Runners and walkers of all abilities and families with strollers are welcome.

  • SWC Hockey Title Game Time Changed

    Newtown High School’s hockey team, the top seed in the Southern Connecticut/ South-West Conference Division III tournament, will challenge No. 2 New Fairfield Immaculate of Danbury for the trophy on Friday, March 7. The game time, originally 6 pm, as reported in the March 7 print edition of The Bee, was changed by conference officials after deadline. The game is now slated to begin at 8 pm and will take place, as originally planned, at West Haven’s Bennett Rink.

  • Newtown High Skaters Advance To SWC Championship

    MILFORD – No matter how strongly a team starts, it sometimes comes down to the effort at the end of a game to differentiate a win from a loss. Newtown High School’s hockey team made it a point to finish what it started, pulling away for a 5-2 win over Sheehan of Wallingford, in its conference tournament semifinals at Milford Ice Pavilion on March 5.

  • Nighthawks Skate Into Playoffs As Top Seed

    Newtown High School’s hockey team enters into the postseason hungry for success after falling short of championships last winter. The Nighthawks had a tremendous regular campaign (going 13-4-3 overall) and are — on paper — among the teams to beat in the playoffs. But make no mistake about it, the Nighthawks know it won’t be an easy task to capture a conference and/or state championship. The Hawks know they’ll have to work hard to prove they are the team to beat on the ice.

  • Hawk Cagers Can’t Dig Out Of Hole Against Kolbe

    STRATFORD — In the second half of the March 1 South-West Conference quarterfinal-round game, held at Bunnell High School, Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team went toe to toe with Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport. Unfortunately, for the Nighthawks, they’d dug themselves too deep of an opening-half hole for a second-half back-and-forth battle to be enough to advance and move on.

  • Nighthawk Swimmers Cap Regular Season With Three Straight Wins

    Newtown High School’s boys’ swimming and diving team concluded the regular campaign with three straight victories to finish the year with a 7-3 mark as it gets ready for the South-West Conference championships.

    The Nighthawks, after defeating New Fairfield 94-86 on February 11, topped Joel Barlow of Redding 92-82 on February 20, then beat the Stratford-Bunnell co-op 93-73 on Senior Night, February 25.

    Results from the win over Stratford-Bunnell are as follows: