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  • Nighthawk Girls Win Two Of Three On The Hardwood

    Newtown High School’s girls’ basketball team won two of its last three games to get into a little groove after a tough start to the season.

    The Nighthawks beat Bethel 50-34 on the road on January 9 in a game that had been postponed twice because of inclement weather. Then, after falling to a tough Lauralton Hall of Milford team 56-42 the next night, the Hawks earned a 45-28 win at Brookfield on January 14.

  • Torpedoes Swim 11,316 Laps For A Great Cause; Fundraising Continues

    Members of the Newtown Torpedoes swim team, on January 11, joined forces and hit the water at the Newtown High School pool for an event that had no first, second, or third place finishes affecting league standings, no opposing team, no heated races — but plenty of serious swimming and lots of heartfelt meaning. They swam lap after lap in the first Annual Newtown Torpedoes Swim-A-Thon, to raise money for the Daniel Barden Newtown Torpedoes Memorial Scholarship, in honor of the team member they lost in the Sandy Hook tragedy a little more than a year ago.

  • Second Annual Sandy Hook Run For Families To Be Held In Newtown This Year; Registration Opens Sunday

    The Sandy Hook Run for Families is a 5K run/fitness walk that debuted last year to honor the memories of the victims of 12/14 and to support those affected by the events of that day. The run was initially planned to take place in Danbury, and had to be moved twice to accommodate the high volume of interest among prospective participants.

  • Young Artists Sought For SH Run For Families Youth T-Shirt Designs

    Organizers of the second Sandy Hook Run For Families are looking for help from Newtown children ages 2–10. A logo (or two, or ten) for this year’s race is needed, and local children are being tapped for their artistic talents.

  • Swim Team Overcomes Time Off, Cruises Past Bethel

    There has not been much practice for the Nighthawks. Holidays and snow days resulting in canceled school have left the Newtown High School swimmers with minimal time in the water to gear up for meets. The rust didn’t show in the team’s first meet in more than a week — a 100-75 win over visiting Bethel on January 7.

  • Hawk Skaters Blank Watertown-Pomperaug And Tri-Town

    Jonathan Lovorn looks to make a pass during Newtown's 3-0 win over Tri-Town on January 8. Lovorn scored twice in the win.

  • Gymnasts Kick Off Campaign

    Newtown High School’s gymnastics squad had its first meet of the season when the Nighthawks participated in the Pomperaug Invitational in Southbury on January 4. Newtown, with a score of 128.8, placed fourth among 13 teams.

    Daniel Hand of Madison won the meet with a score of 140.7, Fairfield Ludlowe was second with a score of 131.55, Farmington came in third with a score of 130.45, and Glastonbury was edged out by Newtown and placed fifth with a score of 127.15.

  • Nighthawk Grapplers Win Trumbull Duals, Crack Top Ten In Poll

    Newtown High School’s wrestling team continued its winning ways with four wins during competition at the Trumbull Duals on January 4. The Nighthawks were among eight participating teams and won the competition, edging runner-up Trumbull 36-33.

  • NYBA Invites Senior Citizens To The Game

    Members of the Newtown Youth Basketball Association (NYBA) invite the Newtown senior citizen community to a special night at Newtown High School on Thursday, February 6.

    The evening will feature dinner with NYBA players at 6 pm, followed by admission to the girls’ varsity game against Weston at 7 pm.

    Dinner will be presented by the Newtown High culinary team. Hosts from the NYBA program will help the seniors celebrate an early Valentine’s Day.

  • Babe Ruth Hot Stove Dinner January 16

    Newtown Babe Ruth Baseball will have its Third Annual Hot Stove Dinner on Thursday, January 16, from 6 to 9 pm at The Waterview in Monroe. This night of baseball is designed to promote a positive baseball culture in the area and will include a talk from current Major Leaguer John McDonald.