- Thursday, March 20, 2014
The thrill of putting on a uniform, being part of a team, and playing a game, or cheering during halftime, in front of fans is something many athletes get to experience and, perhaps, take for granted. Now, thanks to the efforts of Newtown High School students and faculty alike, some girls and boys — those with special needs who hadn’t previously been afforded this opportunity — are in the game.
- Tuesday, March 18, 2014
NEW HAVEN – Newtown High School’s hockey program waited more than a dozen years – and then an extra hour or so when the team bus broke down – to reach a state tournament semifinal round game.
Then it took all of 25 game seconds for the Nighthawks to score, and the team never looked back after that quick strike en route to a 6-1 triumph over Tri-Town in the Division III state tournament semifinals at Yale University’s Ingalls Rink on March 18.
- Monday, March 17, 2014
The Connecticut Soccer League’s Newtown Pride, a premier adult amateur league team, will play a preseason exhibition game against the New England Force, an independent professional team, at Treadwell Park’s back field at 3 pm on Saturday, March 22.
- Friday, March 14, 2014
Newtown High School’s hockey team will face Enfield-based Tri-Town in the Division III state tournament semifinals. The game is scheduled to be played at Yale University’s Ingalls Rink in New Haven on Tuesday, March 18, at 7:30 pm.
- Thursday, March 13, 2014
Newtown High School’s hockey team skated to a 4-1 victory over Hall-Southington in the Division III state tournament quarterfinals at Northford Ice Pavilion on March 13.
The second-seeded Nighthawks advance to the semifinals, scheduled to be played at Yale University’s Ingalls Rink on Tuesday, March 18. Newtown will face the winner of No. 3 Sheehan of Wallingford and No. 11 Tri-Town of Enfield at either 5:30 or 7:30 pm (check back for details or visit casciac.org for complete tournament information).
- Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Newtown High School’s gymnastics team members, Elisha Wilson, Kaitlyn Tumney, and Anna Jannott, competed among the best in Connecticut at the State Open at New Milford High School on March 8.
Wilson scored an 8.8 on the balance beam for a tenth-place finish, and also had an 8.0 on the uneven bars, and an 8.75 for her floor routine. “She was solid throughout her beam routine and showed off her smile on floor,” Newtown Head Coach Keirsten Raccio said.
- Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Dylan Palumbo puts up a shot during Newtown's loss to Kennedy of Waterbury in the first round of the Class LL state tournament on March 11.
- Monday, March 10, 2014
Newtown High School’s hockey team, coming off a runner-up finish in the conference championship tilt, will go after the Division III state title, beginning with a first-round game on Monday, March 10. The Nighthawks, seeded second in the bracket, will face a familiar foe, No. 15 Joel Barlow of Redding, at Danbury Ice Arena. The puck is scheduled to drop at 5:30 pm. Newtown defeated conference rival Barlow twice during the regular season.
- Monday, March 10, 2014
Dominic Cartelli (No. 28) makes his way toward the goal as Barlow players defend during Newtown's 5-1 win the Division III state tournament opener at Danbury Ice Arena on March 10. Cartelli had a goal in the triumph.
- Sunday, March 9, 2014
Caelan Ritter swims during the 200 yard individual medley event at the South-West Conference championships on March 7. Ritter came in 24th in the event in a time of 2:30.24. Ritter scored five points for his team by placing 14th in the 100 breaststroke race.