- Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm
Newtown High School’s baseball and softball teams both extended winning streaks to five games with victories at home over Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport, on May 1. The baseball squad scored a 13-0 triumph, and the softball team posted a 6-2 victory.
The teams each earned lopsided wins over Weston on the road, on April 29. Coach Matt Memoli’s hardball lineup earned an 11-1 triumph, and Coach Bob Guererra’s softball lineup won 9-2.
- Friday, May 1, 2015 at 1:04 pm
The First Annual Newtown Wingathlon, to benefit Dylan’s Wings of Change, will take place on the morning of Saturday, May 2. Travelers can expect delays and some road closures between the hours of 8 am and noon, in and around Fairfield Hills and roads south, and are asked to watch out for runners and bicyclists. Registration is still open for those who would like to run the event’s 5K.
- Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 12:55 pm
Newtown High School’s boys’ track and field team competed in two regular-season meets, as well as the O’Gradys Relays at Danbury High, this past week. Results are as follows:
Newtown 138, Kolbe Cathedral 4; Pomperaug 92, Newtown 57 (at Newtown High on April 23):
110 Meter Hurdles: Cole Terry 18.23 and Bret Deri 19.9.
100: Michael Capaldo 11.86 and Will Roman 12.37.
800: David Csordas 2:14 and Joel Duval 2:22.
- Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 12:45 pm
Newtown High School’s girls’ track and field team defeated host New Fairfield 119-31, and Masuk of Monroe 110-40, on April 28, to improve to 4-0 this spring. The Nighthawks also placed fifth at the O’Grady’s Relays in Danbury, on April 25. Top Newtown finishers from the meet in New Fairfield are as follows:
4x800 Meter relay: 1. Erin Tressler, Emma Bayuk, Sarah Mawdsley, Jess Keller 10:18.3.
4x100: Shay Fahey, Tolla, Makenna Cerney, Hailey Conrad 52.3.
- Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 12:40 pm
It’s hard to say which block of matches is most significant for Newtown High School’s boys’ tennis team: A four-match winning streak that unfolded April 13–21, or back-to-back hard-fought setbacks to tough South-West Conference foes Weston and Pomperaug of Southbury, April 25 and 27, respectively.
- Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 12:20 pm
Newtown High School’s girls’ tennis team won four matches in five days to carry a 5-4 record into a scheduled visit to Bethel on April 30. The Nighthawks defeated host Weston 5-2 on April 25, edged host Pomperaug of Southbury 4-3 on April 27, got past visiting Bunnell of Stratford 4-3 the next day, then posted a 6-1 triumph over visiting Stratford on April 29. Results are as follows:
Newtown 5, Weston 2
1. Lauren Beier (N) def Sara Greisman 6-0, 6-0.
- Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:20 am
The Sandy Hook-based LOF Adaptive Skiers will host its annual Adaptive Water Sports Training Day for volunteers on Saturday, May 30, from 8:30 am to 3 pm, at 90 Housatonic Drive on Lake Zoar. Individuals 16 years of age or older are welcome to join the event.
- Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 6:15 pm
Newtown High School’s baseball team blanked host Brookfield 3-0 on April 23, then doubled up visiting Bunnell of Stratford 4-2, at Fairfield Hills on April 27 before posting a 5-2 win at Immaculate of Danbury the next day.
In the win at Brookfield, the Nighthawks scored all of their runs in the top of the seventh inning. They mustered only four hits; the Bobcats committed five errors. Nick Lotrecchiano had a hit and a run batted in, and Jaret DeVellis drove in a run.
- Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 6:10 pm
Clinging to a 4-2 lead as play began in the second half, Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team seized control and pulled away for a 10-3 win at South-West Conference rival Weston, on April 28.
Goaltender Tommy Elliot made one of his eight saves moments into the third quarter to help the Nighthawks maintain their two-goal advantage, which the Hawks promptly built on.
“He had some big saves for us today,” Newtown Coach Glenn Adams said.
- Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm
Newtown High School’s softball team won three games this past week, defeating host Brookfield 5-3 on April 23, then earning a pair of 12-0, six-inning, run-rule triumphs. The Nighthawks blanked visiting Joel Barlow of Redding on April 25, in a makeup game which was halted by rain three days earlier. Newtown repeated the feat with a dozen runs in a win over Bunnell of Stratford, in another home contest, on April 27.