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  • Icemen, Grapplers, And Cagers All Come Out On Top

    Newtown High School’s hockey, boys’ basketball, and wrestling teams were all victorious on January 7. On the ice, Newtown High’s hockey team played its third consecutive one-goal game, and won its second straight, with a 4-3 edging of host Wethersfield-Rocky Hill-Middletown at Newington Arena. Newtown’s boys’ cagers extended their winning streak to four with a 66-57 win at Abbott Tech in Danbury. The wrestling team had its home opener against Masuk of Monroe and earned a 72-3 victory for its ninth win in ten matches to begin the year.

  • Outcomes Not Exactly As They Seem For Girls’ Cagers

    The old saying “never judge a book by its cover” certainly applied for the Newtown High School girls’ basketball team in each of its last two games — a 58-44 loss to Saddle River Day School in New Jersey on January 3 and a 54-40 win over visiting Stratford on January 6. A 14-point loss is a 14-point loss? And a 14-point win is a 14-point win?

    Not exactly.

  • Newtown High Swim Team Cruises To Win, Gears Up For Tough Competition

    Newtown High School’s boys’ swimming and diving team, on January 6, returned from a two-week break from meets by easing back into competition with an 89-77 win over the visiting Bunnell-Stratford co-op team. Newtown, after sealing the team win in the 500 yard freestyle race, exhibitioned the final four events and improved to 2-1 this winter.

  • Track Participants Shine In SWC Developmental Meet

    Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ indoor track teams participated in a South-West Conference Developmental meet at Wesleyan University in Middletown on January 3. Highlights are as follows:

  • Boys' Basketball Team Wins Third Straight

    Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team fended off multiple comeback efforts by the host Masuk Panthers en route to a 70-62 victory, the team’s third straight win, on January 5. Newtown improved to 4-2 overall, and Masuk fell to 4-2.

    Every time the Panthers tried to build momentum, Newtown got a key steal, rebound, or basket to maintain the lead.

    “They made their runs. We hung tough,” Newtown Coach Tim Tallcouch said. “We answered every one of their runs with a run of our own.”

  • Wrestling And Basketball Teams Win

    Newtown High School’s wrestling and boys’ basketball teams earned wins on Saturday, January 3. The wrestling squad won the Trumbull Duals, defeating Pomperaug of Southbury 63-9, Daniel Hand of Madison 70-5, Nanuet, N.Y., 70-3, and Trumbull 47-15 in the finals to claim the title. Luca Crudo joined teammate James Leuci in the 100-win club, and Matt Gonzalez moved closer to reaching that plateau.

  • Championships, Approval Of New Teams Highlight Year

    Members of Newtown High's hockey team celebrate winning the state championship in March. The Nighthawks were one of several teams to come out on top in pinnacle contests during the past year.

  • Basketball And Hockey Teams Earn Wins

    Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team defeated Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport, 76-65, in the consolation game of the Wilton Holiday Tournament on December 29.

    Will Dalton led Newtown with 32 points and came up with eight steals; he was named to the All Tournament Team. Harry Depuy registered a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds, Jeremy Doski added seven assists, and Charlie Huegi had five assists. Newtown improved to 2-2 heading into a Saturday, January 3, visit from Torrington — tipoff is set for 6 pm.

  • Gymnasts Look For Emergence Of Underclassmen And Health

    Coming off a campaign in which it was narrowly edged out by New Milford for the South-West Conference championship, scoring 130.65 points to New Milford’s 130.9, and only two winters removed from winning the conference crown, Newtown High School gymnastics team is looking to again be in contention to be among the best in the SWC. It will take quick emergence among the team’s sophomores and freshmen, who comprise six of the nine team members, and some turnaround in the health department for Newtown to get into postseason shape.

  • NHS Grapplers Win Danbury Tourney

    It may be early in the season, but the Danbury Holiday Wrestling Tournament had a postseason feel as some of the state’s best teams tangled on the mats on December 27. Newtown High, defending Class LL state champion, came out on top in the event which included last year’s Class L champion New Milford, as well as the State Open winners, the tournament hosts from Danbury High.

    Luca Crudo (113 pound division), Anthony Falbo (170), Joe Accousti (152), and Andy Hubina (195) all won weight division championships to help the Nighthawks capture the team title.