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  • Playoff Games Postponed Until Wednesday

    Both of Newtown High School’s scheduled lacrosse playoff games, as well as the South-West Conference track and field championships and the SWC’s individual tennis tournaments have been postponed. Originally to have taken place today, Tuesday, May 27, these events are now slated for Wednesday, May 28. The threat of severe thunderstorms caused the changes.

  • 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.

  • Girls Race To Unbeaten Finish, Boys Solid As SWC Meet Draws Closer

    Newtown High School’s girls’ track and field team capped off an undefeated regular season (15-0) with a 106-44 win over Bethel, a 116-34 triumph over New Milford, and a 120-30 victory over Masuk of Monroe on Senior Night at Blue & Gold Stadium on May 19.

  • High School Golf Team Cruises Toward Postseason

    Newtown High School’s boys’ golf team capped off a 15-1 season with a win over visiting Masuk of Monroe at Rock Ridge Country Club on May 21. The Nighthawks shot a 154 and Masuk had a 170 at the par 35 course. That capped a successful week for Newtown, which also defeated Brookfield on May 14, topped New Fairfield on May 19, and beat Weston on May 20.

  • 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.