• Hawk Divers Shine In State Competition

    Newtown High School’s divers competed in the Class LL state championships at Bulkeley High in Hartford on November 6. The Nighthawks’ top diver, Kari Djonne finished in second place, with a finals tally of 439.05, good for 27 points. Westhill/Stamford diver Rachel Burston was first with a score of 475.30 for 30 points.

  • NHS Athletics Honored

    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.

  • Field Hockey Team Beaten By New Milford

    Katie Cappelli, left, battles for the ball with a New Milford player as Brooke Hadgraft (No. 37) joins the play during Newtown's 3-0 loss in state tournament play on November 5.

  • Penalty Kick Heartbreak For Girls’ Booters

    NEW MILFORD — Threatening to knock off the South-West Conference champion New Milford Green Wave, Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team made things interesting before falling 2-1 in a penalty-kick heartbreaker in the first round of the Class LL state tournament on November 4.

  • Boys’ Soccer Team Falls In State Tournament

    In a tough end to the season, the Newtown High School boys’ soccer team lost 2-0 at the hands of the Glastonbury Tomahawks, the defending state co-champions, in the first round of the Class LL state tournament on November 3. Losing in the first round of the state tournament was a tough way to wrap up a great season for Newtown, which went into the tourney as the No. 18 seed; host Glastonbury is the 15 seed.

  • Field Hockey Team Beats Southington In Tourney Opener

    If at first you don’t succeed — try again. The adage certainly applied for Newtown High School’s field hockey team in a 2-0 win at Southington in the qualifying round of the Class L state tournament on November 3.

  • Girls’ Soccer Game Time Change

    Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team will begin state playoff action with a visit to New Milford on Tuesday, November 4. The game, originally scheduled for 2 pm has been changed to 4 pm. Newtown is the No. 22 seed in the Class LL state tournament and New Milford is the No. 11 team in the bracket. The South-West Conference rivals played to a 1-1 tie during the regular season. New Milford, the No. 3 seed in the SWC tourney, went on to win the conference tournament title.

  • Spikers Beat Hamden In Class LL Opener

    Strong serving and passing lifted Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-14) win over visiting Hamden in the Class LL state tournament’s first round on November 3.

    The Nighthawks, seeded ninth in the bracket, shook off some mistakes and strong play by the No. 24 Green Dragons to advance into the second round. Newtown will visit No. 8 Southington, which defeated No. 25 Bristol Central, at 6 pm on Thursday, November 6.

  • Basketball On Wheels: Spokebenders, NYA Host Wheelchair Hoops Tourney

    National Wheelchair Basketball Association players compete in the McKane & Kennedy Memorial Tournament at NYA Sports & Fitness Center on October 25. The Connecticut Spokebenders and NYA hosted the tourney, which included six teams.

  • Swim Team Sets Records In Second-Place SWC Finish

    Sparked by a record-setting performance by its 200 yard freestyle relay team, Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team placed second in the South-West Conference championships, which wrapped up with swimming events at Masuk High in Monroe on November 1.

    Perennial powerhouse Pomperaug of Southbury won the competition with 581 points. Newtown scored 415 to beat out Weston (third place with 391 points) for the runner-up team finish. Brookfield was fourth and host Masuk was fifth in the 11-team championship.