- Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In this day and age, technology is a significant part of society. One of the fastest forms of communication is through social media and cellphones. The Newtown High School athletic department has realized this, and capitalized on the situation. With 2,000 followers and counting, the NHS Athletics Twitter account (@nhsathletics) is keeping students, as well as friends and family members, up on the latest happenings on the courts and playing fields.
- Monday, November 17, 2014
A trio of Newtown youth teams won Shoreline Youth Football Conference championships this past weekend. The fourth-grade squad earned an 18-0 win over North Branford, the sixth-graders topped Guilford 24-8, and the seventh-graders defeated Shelton 32-14. Additionally, the fifth-grade lineup earned a 34-33 win over Clinton in the consolation championship game.
Read more about all of these teams, and other playoff efforts by Newtown’s up-and-coming gridiron athletes in the November 21 print edition of The Bee.
- Monday, November 17, 2014
The Thursday, November 20, South-West Conference championship football game, between Newtown and Brookfield high schools, will take place at Pomperaug High School in Southbury. The game was originally scheduled to be played at Bunnell High in Stratford but the SWC announced this week the game location change. Game time remains the same — 7 pm. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.
Newtown defeated Brookfield 21-14 on October 24. The teams also met in last year’s SWC title game, and the Nighthawks came out on top.
- Sunday, November 16, 2014
Fresh off its fifth-place Class LL state championship meet, which was chockfull of team record-setting performances, Newtown High School’s swimming and diving team made another big splash in the State Open, placing 11th among 54 teams to score points and claiming a state record in diving along the way.
Newtown had 173 points as a team and first-place Darien had 510 to win the clash between schools from each of Connecticut’s four class sizes.
- Friday, November 14, 2014
After a tough, defensive-minded, scoreless opening quarter of play, Newtown High School’s football team showed how explosive its offense can be during New Fairfield’s visit to Blue & Gold Stadium on November 14. The Nighthawks, on Senior Night – in fact – poured it on with five touchdowns before halftime en route to a 41-14 triumph. Newtown improved to 10-0 and New Fairfield fell to 6-4.
- Thursday, November 13, 2014
Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team placed fifth in the Class LL state championships, which culminated with the swimming events, at Wesleyan University in Middletown, on November 12. The Nighthawks set five team records and recorded one first place finish in the process. All told, the team set six school records, including second-place overall diver Kari Djonne’s program record-setting performance on in Hartford on November 6.
- Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The annual Thanksgiving morning Turkey Trot will take place at 7:45 am on Thursday, November 27. The 5K race and fun walk, benefiting the Cyrenius H Booth Library, begins at Hawley Elementary School and ends at Newtown Middle School.
Cost is $25 to run and $20 to walk for those who register in advance; $30 and $25 on race day. For course details and registration information, visit newtownturkeytrot.com.
- Monday, November 10, 2014
Members of Newtown High School’s girls’ swim team participated in the Class LL state championship qualifying meet in East Hartford on November 8. Several of the team members not only earned their seedings for the November 15 championships (set for 7 pm at Wesleyan University in Middletown), but set records in the process.
- Friday, November 7, 2014
Newtown High School’s football team jumped out to a 21-0 lead after one quarter of play and coasted to a 42-6 victory over host Stratford on a cool, crisp November 7 evening. The Nighthawks improved to 9-0 and the Red Devils fell to 5-4.
- Thursday, November 6, 2014
Newtown High School is among 17 high school athletics programs to be selected as Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) Michaels Achievement Cup exemplary programs, recognizing outstanding achievement as overall athletics programs for the 2013-14 academic year.
The 17 schools represent all six classifications and are selected based on achievement in seven distinct areas: sportsmanship, participation, athletic scholarship, athletic personnel, equity, chemical-free initiatives, and athletic achievement.