- Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm
Throughout the campaign, the Newtown High School girls’ soccer team rallied late to tie or take the lead in games en route to qualifying for the postseason. Trailing visiting Simsbury in the final minutes of the Class LL state tournament first round game, at Blue & Gold Stadium on November 9, the Nighthawks — true to their flair for the dramatics form — scored to force overtime. Newtown ultimately fell 3-2 (6-4 in penalty kicks following double overtime). The season ends for No. 13 Newtown, and No. 20 Simsbury moved on to the second round.
- Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 4:25 pm
Newtown’s fifth grade football team defeated Shelton 49-20 in the Shoreline Youth Football Conference semifinals, this past week.
After receiving the opening kickoff, the Vikings wasted no time, scoring on the second play from scrimmage to take a 6-0 lead. That lead would prove to be their last in the contest as the visiting Hawks unleashed an offense that scored on its first four possessions of the game.
- Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 8:24 am
Newtown Underwater Search And Rescue’s annual comedy basketball fundraiser with the Harlem Superstars has been rescheduled from Saturday, November 14, to Saturday, November 21, due to a scheduling conflict.
The NUSAR Dream Team will host the Harlem Superstars in a 7 pm game at Newtown High School gymnasium, 12 Berkshire Road.
- Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 5:35 pm
A physical battle, under a mostly steady drizzle, came down to a round of penalty kicks at Blue & Gold Stadium, on November 10. For the second day in a row, a Simsbury soccer team ousted Newtown High from the state playoffs in PKs. A day after the girls were eliminated, Newtown’s Class LL ninth-seeded boys suffered a 2-1 (5-4 in PKs) loss to the No. 24 Trojans in the first round.
- Monday, November 9, 2015 at 10:00 pm
Newtown High School’s field hockey, girls’ soccer, and girls’ volleyball team all battled in state tournament action on Monday, November 9.
The field hockey team, seeded 15th in the Class L bracket, blanked No. 18 Amity of Woodbridge 3-0 in a qualifying-round contest, under the lights at Blue & Gold Stadium. Kayla DiSibio, Alison Kelleher, and Shannon Lynch all had second-half goals. Newtown advances to visit No. 2 Conard of West Hartford in the first round, on Wednesday, November 11, beginning at 5 pm.
- Monday, November 9, 2015 at 11:45 am
Sparked by a record-setting performance in the diving portion of the South-West Conference championships by Kari Djonne, Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team placed fourth among ten teams. The diving finals were held at New Fairfield High School on November 4, and the swimming events took place at Masuk High in Monroe on November 7.
Newtown scored 308 points. Weston High won the title with 531.5, Pomperaug of Southbury was runner-up with 514, and Brookfield came in third with 383. Host Masuk placed fifth with 259.
- Friday, November 6, 2015 at 11:45 pm
Newtown High School’s football team overcame a rare deficit and rolled to a 42-21 victory over visiting New Milford, at Blue & Gold Stadium, on a warm November 6 evening.
The Nighthawks retain the Boot Trophy, which the South-West Conference rivals compete for each time they meet. Newtown remains unbeaten at 8-0, and the Green Wave fell to 4-4.
- Friday, November 6, 2015 at 4:45 pm
Newtown High School’s girls’ cross country team placed fifth in the state open, at Wickham Park in Manchester, on November 6. The Nighthawks’ five fastest finishers totaled a score of 180, as the Hawks edged sixth-place Pomperaug of Southbury (186). Tolland, with 97, easily won the meet; second-place Glastonbury had 131, Ridgefield had 152, and Staples of Westport had 171. There were 21 schools represented by the state’s top runners from all of the class sizes.
- Friday, November 6, 2015 at 11:00 am
Newtown High School’s postseason continues with soccer, field hockey, and volleyball state tournament action, getting underway on Monday, November 9. Brackets were released by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, on the morning of November 6, and complete information is available on the ciac tournament webpage.
- Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Although cross country may be thought of as one of the more individual athletic activities, there is significant importance to teamwork out on the course.