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  • Softball Team Wins Two Of Three

    Offensive fireworks were the story in one game, and a low-scoring battle unfolded in another as Newtown High School’s softball team split a pair of games this past week. The Nighthawks toppled visiting Weston 14-1 on April 17, then fell 2-1 at Oxford on April 21 to carry a 3-3 overall mark into an April 23 clash with Joel Barlow of Redding. Newtown defeated Barlow 8-3 (read about the game in the May 2 print edition of The Bee).

  • Laxmen Fall To Conard, Bounce Back In Conference Play

    After a 12-7 setback to nonconference foe Conard at Blue & Gold Stadium on April 19, Coach Glenn Adams’ viewpoint was that if his Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team’s first loss was just a “bump in the road,” and his team rebounded, there was nothing to worry about.

    Fast forward a couple of days to the team’s return to South-West Conference play and a visit to Pomperaug of Southbury.

    Newtown didn’t allow that bump to turn into a bouncy ride, and won 12-3.

  • Girls’ Lacrosse Team Rebounds From First Loss

    Locked up in a tight battle at Blue & Gold Stadium on April 17, Newtown High School’s girls’ lacrosse team pulled away in the second half for a 15-9 triumph over Weston.

    Newtown led just 8-7 after Weston logged two of the first three second-half goals before the Nighthawks went on a 7-2 run in the final 20 minutes of action.

  • Nighthawk Tennis Teams Earn Wins

    Julia Frattaroli and the Nighthawks won three of their first five matches as they entered into the final week of April.

  • Trout Fishing Season Is Underway

    Fishermen try their luck on Taunton Lake during Opening Day, Saturday, April 19.

  • Women’s Softball Registration

    The Newtown Women’s Softball League is looking for players. Registration is open for prospective players (must be at least 18 years old by June 1). Cost is $40 for residents and $60 for nonresidents.

    Download the registration form from the league’s Facebook page: Newtown women’s softball.

    For more information, e-mail weo999@tampabay.rr.com or call 203-994-1539.

  • Upcoming Events At NYA

    The following activities will take place at NYA Sports & Fitness. Registration is required for each and may be done online at nyasportsfitness.com.

    Speed & Agility for boys and girls, Mondays and Wednesdays, April 21-May 15; middle and high school, 3 to 4 pm; third-sixth grade, 4 to 5 pm. Class on technique for neurological adaptation; repetitive drills and exercises used to improve run technique, speed and agility for growing athletes; $75 per student.

  • Fishing Season Begins Saturday, April 19; Extended Winter Poses Challenges

    Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced early in April that it expects to stock almost 390,000 trout in waters across the state in time for April 19 Opening Day of the trout fishing season — despite challenges posed by extended winter conditions this year.

  • Newtown High Tennis Teams Begin The Season

    Kunal Marwah hits a return during early season action at Newtown High.

  • Girls’ Lacrosse Team Avenges Streak-Ending Defeat To New Fairfield

    Even a ninth straight South-West Conference championship didn’t fully heal the wound New Fairfield left the Newtown High School girls’ lacrosse team with last spring. The Rebels, during the 2013 regular season, ended Newtown’s six-plus season winning streak against conference opponents.

    The Nighthawks avenged that setback with a come-from-behind 11-8 win over the Rebels at rainy Blue & Gold Stadium on April 11.