- Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Nothing, not even chilly-for-the-season, damp conditions, could stop Newtown High School’s first-year varsity girls’ golf team from having its moment in the South-West Conference sun, on June 2. The Nighthawks, behind the top overall golfer, as well as the third-place competitor in the field, captured the conference championship at Orange Hills Country Club.
Newtown shot a 414, and runner-up Joel Barlow of Redding had a 435 as the teams competed for 18 holes under an on-and-off rainfall.
- Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 1:55 pm
Newtown High School’s tennis, baseball, and softball teams, on June 2, had their state tournament contests postponed by rain for a second straight day. Action is scheduled to resume on Wednesday, June 3.
- Monday, June 1, 2015 at 12:15 pm
Weather is impacting the start of state tournament play for some of Newtown High School’s teams, along with many others in Connecticut.
- Monday, June 1, 2015 at 8:15 am
SOUTHBURY — The LOF Adaptive Skiers will host its third annual Lake-to-Lake Charity Bicycle Ride on Sunday, June 28. The ride starts at the Shepaug Dam Eagle Observatory and Recreation Area, on River Road in Southbury.
Online registration is $35 and no other fundraising is required. Registration is free for children under 14 years old.
The Lake-to-Lake Charity Bicycle Ride is a rain or shine event. Registration opens at 7 am.
- Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 5:30 pm
Treadwell Park was bustling with energetic lacrosse players throughout the day, on May 30. The park’s three fields – the Treadwell turf, grass, and Tilson surfaces – hosted the tenth annual Rooster Rumble, a lacrosse tournament for girls in grades seven and eight.
Teams from as far away as West Hartford, Cheshire, Southington, Darien, and Weston, and as nearby as Trumbull, Easton, and Redding, came to town for round-robin pool play and participated in a minimum of four games. Newtown fielded a trio of the 20 squads in the event.
- Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 11:15 pm
Newtown High School’s girls’ tennis team advanced in Class L state tournament play, and the boys’ squad began Class LL tourney action, on May 30. The girls’ team, seeded 15th, edged No. 18 Simsbury 4-3 in the qualifying round, at Newtown High.
- Friday, May 29, 2015 at 3:15 pm
Last year was supposed to be the year, but this campaign turned out to be the one for Newtown High School’s boys’ golf team. The Nighthawks surprised defending champion Pomperaug of Southbury, and the rest of the field, to claim the South-West Conference championship at Danbury’s Ridgewood Country Club, on May 29. The Nighthawks shot 322 and the Panthers shot a 336.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling to win this thing,” Newtown Coach Bill Flood said. “This was a total team effort today.”
- Friday, May 29, 2015 at 1:25 pm
The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference has posted state tournament seedings and brackets for softball, baseball, and boys’ lacrosse. Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team will start state playoff action on the road, and the softball and baseball teams will get underway at home. Two of the three games feature matchups with South-West Conference rivals.
- Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 11:50 pm
Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team put together an amazing comeback effort to turn what seemed like a sure loss into a near victory, ultimately falling 12-11, in overtime, to host Barlow of Redding in the May 28 South-West Conference Division I championship game.
- Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 12:45 pm
Members of Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ tennis teams participated in the South-West Conference individual tournament on May 26 and 27 — the girls at Joel Barlow in Redding, and the boys at Immaculate High in Danbury — and both squads had champions.