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  • Wrestling Tourney Postponed To Sunday

    The South-West Conference wrestling championships, originally scheduled for Saturday, February 15, have been postponed to Sunday, February 16 because of expected snow.

    The Nighthawks will tangle with rival conference foes, including defending champion New Milford, beginning at 12:30 pm. The host site remains Pomperaug High School in Southbury.

    Newtown's only in-conference loss during the regular season was to New Milford. The Nighthawks are ranked fourth in the state coaches poll and New Milford is ranked second.

  • Warrior Cup Hockey Game Postponed Until February 28

    The Newtown and Joel Barlow high school hockey teams will attempt to play their first annual Warrior Cup game on Friday, February 28. The game is slated to be played at Danbury Ice Arena at 7:50 pm. It was originally to have been played on February 5 and again on February 13, but snow postponed it both times.

  • Snow Postpones Competitions

    Snowfalls that blanketed the area February 13 into Valentine’s Day postponed sporting events both days, and an anticipated subsequent storm made a change to one athletic event (the indoor track and field State Open) and threatened others slated for Saturday, February 15.

  • Coach-Grappler Familiarity A Plus For NHS Wrestling Team

    Throughout the years, Chris Bray coached up-and-coming wrestlers in the Newtown Youth Wrestling Association’s (NYWA) middle school and elementary programs. He taught young grapplers and prepared them to become strong high school competitors for nearly a decade. As it turned out, he was shaping many of them to become his team members once again, down the road.

  • Hawks Fall In Game Of Runs, Then Battle Back To Defeat Stratford

    The Nighthawks seem to have opponents right where they want them when trailing. Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team has made a habit of erasing large deficits to scratch out close victories this season, the latest a 49-45 win over visiting Stratford on February 11.

    Newtown trailed by six points at halftime and but eked out the win to improve to 10-6 overall and 8-2 in South-West Conference play.

  • Soccer Tryouts

    The Newtown Soccer Club is hosting tryouts for a boys U9/U10 travel team to compete this spring season. The tryouts will be held during the week of March 10. The newly-formed team will compete in the Southwest District and be eligible for the Newtown Memorial Day Tournament. To qualify, participants must have a birthdate between August 1, 2003 and July 3, 2004 for U10, or August 1, 2004 and July 21, 2005 for U9. If interested, send an e-mail to vptravel@newtownsoccerclub.org.

  • Girls’ Cagers Qualify For State Tourney

    The Newtown High School girls’ basketball team ensured that it will continue its season once the regular campaign is complete by clinching a Class LL state playoff berth.

    The Nighthawks did so by earning their eighth win of the season in a 41-20 triumph over visiting Weston on February 6. Newtown held a 16-2 lead after one quarter of play, and went ahead 28-6 at halftime before cruising past its winless foes.

  • Nighthawk Swim Team Gets Past Host New Fairfield Rebels, 94-86

    Newtown High School’s boys’ swimming and diving team pulled out a 94-86 victory in New Fairfield on February 11, earning eight first-place finishes en route to topping the Rebels.

  • Upcoming Programs At Youth Academy

    NYA Sports & Fitness is offering the following activities:

    *Boston Bruins 2nd Annual Floor Hockey Event — Monday, February 17: Stop by to kickoff the start of the floor street hockey season. Reserve a spot at the free event by registering at nyasportsfitness.com.

    Times are as follows: 8 and under, 11 am to noon; 10 and under, noon to 1 pm; 12 and under 1 to 2 pm; 14 and under,  2 to 3 pm.

  • Newtown High Gymnasts Win Two Of Three Meets

    Newtown High School’s gymnastics team had three competitions this past week, and came out on top in two of them. Newtown capped off the busy stretch of meets with a visit to Daniel Hand of Madison on February 11.