• Hawk Laxmen Overcome Huge Deficit Before Falling In OT

    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.

  • Tennis Players Earn Titles In SWC Individual Tourney

    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.

  • Nighthawks Hang On To Win Softball Championship

    You could say Newtown High School’s softball team stole Joel Barlow of Redding’s South-West Conference championship hopes. The top-seeded Nighthawks used an aggressive approach – a trio of double steals – to grab three runs en route to a 9-7 victory in the May 27 title game, at Stratford’s DeLuca Field.

  • Softball And Lacrosse Teams Win Semifinal Games; Track Squad Second In SWC

    It was a busy, and successful, afternoon and evening for Newtown High School teams, on May 26.

  • Town Has Five Champions In Annual Soccer Tourney

    The Newtown Soccer Club hosted the 33rd Annual Memorial Day Soccer Tournament this past weekend. The club welcomed 102 teams from all over Connecticut to play in a one-day format tournament. Out-of-county towns such as Plainfield, Naugatuck, Wallingford, and Bristol came for the competition, along with local clubs from Wilton, Weston, and Westport. The girls’ teams played on Saturday and the boys’ squads on Sunday. In addition to competitive games, food vendors and t-shirt sales made this year’s tournament a success for the Newtown Soccer Club.

  • Newtown Sluggers Beaten In SWC Playoffs

    Newtown High School’s baseball team, held hitless by Bunnell of Stratford pitcher Ronnie Rossomando for six innings, didn’t get anything going offensively until a trio of seventh-inning singles produced a run, It was too little, too late, as the Nighthawks suffered a 4-1 South-West Conference tournament quarterfinal-round loss, on May 23.

    Host Bunnell, the No. 3 seed in the tournament advanced to the semifinals, and the sixth-seeded Nighthawks will have to wait for the start of state tournament play to try to get back into the win column.

  • Softball Squad Blanks Lancers In Quarterfinals

    Top-seeded Newtown High School’s softball team took a few innings to get going, but after breaking open a scoreless game in the fourth, the Nighthawks rolled past No. 8 Notre Dame-Fairfield 10-0 in the South-West Conference tournament quarterfinals, on May 22.

    Newtown pitcher Gillian Galante was dominant throughout, compiling 13 strikeouts, allowing only two hits, and issuing a pair of walks along the way.

  • Town Pool & Beach Open This Weekend

    The pool at Newtown High School, which is open on a limited schedule for public use, has closed for the season.

    In place of the indoor swimming option, however, Newtown Parks & Recreation has announced that Treadwell Pool and Eichler’s Cove Beach will both open for the season on Saturday, May 23.

    The pool, located within the park at 39 Philo Curtis Road, and the beach, at the end of Old Bridge Road, share the same hours all season.

  • Laxmen Hold Off Weston In SWC Tourney Opener

    Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team built a five-goal lead and hung on for a 7-5 victory over visiting Weston in the South-West Conference tournament quarterfinals, on May 21.

  • Girls’ Golfers Still Perfect, And Boys Keep Winning

    Newtown High School’s girls’ golf team improved to 11-0 with a win over Immaculate of Danbury, on May 18, and a victory over Masuk of Monroe, on May 20 — both at Rock Ridge Country Club. The NHS boys’ golfers improved to 10-3 with a victory at Weston, on May 17, and a home triumph over Bunnell of Stratford, on May 20.