• Hawk Swim Team Prepares For Postseason

    Newtown High School’s boys’ swimming and diving team defeated Joel Barlow of Redding 95-70 on Senior Night, February 18. The team is now gearing up — really tapering and shaving — for the start of the postseason.

    The South-West Conference championships are scheduled to take place after a bit of a layoff, with the diving competition March 4 at New Fairfield High, and the swimming events two days later at Masuk High in Monroe; both portions of the championship will begin at 6 pm.

  • NHS Girls Beat Buzzer To Force OT Before Falling In SWC Playoffs

    Come-from-behind efforts have become commonplace for Newtown High School’s girls’ basketball team, but the Nighthawks outdid themselves in a pair of thrilling South-West Conference tournament games this week. Unfortunately for the Hawks, ultimately they were outdone by the opposition.

  • Boys’ Cagers Lose OT Heart-Breaker, Get Ready For Playoffs

    Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team lost a 46-45 overtime heart-breaker at Stratford High, during Stratford’s Senior Night, in the regular-season finale on February 24.

  • Double Trouble For Class LL Opponents: Hawk Grapplers Win Another State Title

    Two years, two state titles … and a pair of championships in as many weeks for Newtown High School’s wrestling team. The Nighthawks successfully defended their state championship, seven days after claiming a conference crown, easily outscoring runner-up Danbury in the February 20-21 Class LL state meet at Trumbull High School.

    The Nighthawks racked up 282.5 points, and Danbury compiled 231. Simsbury and Xavier of Middletown tied for third with 189, and next was Trumbull, which scored 183.

  • Hawks Ride 21-2 Run Into Conference Semifinals

    Held to just nine first-half points, Newtown High School’s girls’ basketball team used tenacious defense to generate explosive offense in the third quarter – riding a 21-2 run to a 48-37 win over visiting Immaculate of Danbury in the South-West Conference tournament quarterfinals on February 21.

  • Hawk Grapplers On Their Way To Another Title?

    The defending Class LL state champion Newtown High School wrestling team has put itself into good position to repeat with 11 of 14 grapplers getting all the way to the semifinal round at Trumbull High School on Saturday, February 21.

    The Nighthawks had 13 grapplers advance to the quarterfinals which took place Saturday morning. Newtown, coming off its South-West Conference title, is trying to defeat Xavier of Middletown and Danbury, among other tough Class LL schools. The championship rounds are expected to begin at about 2:30 pm, shortly after the completion of the semifinals.

  • Hoops Update: Boys Win On Senior Night; Girls Host SWC Opener

    Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team earned a big 42-40 win over Weston on Senior Night, February 20. The Nighthawks honored final-year players Charlie Huegi, Jacob Burden, Harry Depuy, Will Dalton, and Jeremy Doski, and proceeded to pick up a win that could loom large in the conference playoff picture.

    The Nighthawks improved to 8-4 in South-West Conference play, bolstering their changes of earning one of the top four spots and a quarterfinal-round home game in the conference tournament. Weston fell to 4-8 in SWC action.

  • Harlem Wizards Comedy Basketball Game Sunday

    The Harlem Wizards are coming back to Newtown for a comedy basketball game on Sunday, February 22. The game will be played at Newtown High School beginning at 3 pm. The Wizards will take on a team of Newtown teachers and school staff as they have done in the past. Tickets are $10 for students and $12 for adults at the door.

  • NHS Basketball Game Time Changed Again; Track To Begin Earlier

    Newtown High School’s girls’ basketball South-West Conference playoff game has again been rescheduled to an earlier start time; the game has been bumped to 1 pm on Saturday, February 21, due to anticipated snow.

    A scheduling change for a 3 pm start was initially made after the sports section of The Newtown Bee went to press this week. In the two articles covering the Nighthawks on page B-1, the original game time of 7 pm is listed for the quarterfinal contest between host Newtown and Immaculate of Danbury.

  • Time Change For Girls’ Basketball Playoffs

    Due to anticipated snow, a scheduling change was made for the South-West Conference girls’ basketball playoffs after the sports section of The Newtown Bee went to press this week.

    In the two articles covering the Nighthawks on page B-1, the original game time of 7 pm is listed for the Saturday, February 21, quarterfinal contest between host Newtown High School and Immaculate of Danbury. The new start time is 3 pm.