• Blue Blaze Basketball Team Competes, Has Fun

    Newtown Blue Blaze Unified Sports basketball player Jordan Cicchesi dribbles the ball as Bunnell’s Eunice Billares defends during a game at Newtown High School on January 29.

  • Swim Team Hangs Close In Defeat To Defending Champ

    Newtown High School’s boys’ swimming and diving team fell 96-88 to visiting and unbeaten Weston, last year’s Class S state champion, on February 3. The Nighthawks, who earned a 95-82 victory over host New Fairfield in their previous meet, on January 30, stand at 5-2 overall. The Hawks have two meets remaining before the postseason — a February 10 visit to defending Class M winner Brookfield and a February 18 home meet against Joel Barlow of Redding.

  • Dance Team Wins SWC Jazz Title

    Newtown High School’s dance team came into the school year with a motto “New Team, Same Dream” as it embarked on another potential championship season.

    This “new team” experienced part of its dream, successfully defending its South-West Conference championship jazz category title, scoring 272 out of 300 possible points, at New Milford High School on January 31.

  • Torpedoes Continue Fundraising Efforts

    The Newtown Torpedoes youth swim program, sponsored by Newtown Parks & Recreation, held its second annual Swim-A-Thon at Newtown High School on January 31. Dozens of swimmers in three age groups – 8 and unders, 9-10-year-olds, and 11 and overs – combined to complete consecutive laps during the four-hour event at the Newtown High School pool.

  • Boys’ Basketball Team Bounces Back From Streak-Ending Defeat

    After seeing their seven-game winning streak stopped by host Bunnell of Stratford on January 29, Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team didn’t wait long to begin what they hope is another long stretch of victories. The Nighthawks, one night later, got past host New Milford 60-55 to improve to 9-3 overall (4-1 in South-West Conference play). The Green Wave fell to 7-6 (4-2).

  • Comeback Kids: NHS Girls Overcome 14-0 Deficit To Win

    Winning close, down-to-the-wire nail-biters has become customary for Newtown High School’s girls’ basketball team. The latest installment of the late-game magic came in the form of a 40-37 win over visiting New Milford on January 30. The Nighthawks made this one particularly memorable, after things appeared to be on their way to forgettable. The Hawks fell behind 14-0 before chipping away, taking their first lead in the third quarter, and finally escaping to remain perfect in the South-West Conference at 8-0.

  • Top Ranked Wrestlers Edged By Danbury; Hockey Team Falls To BBD

    DANBURY — Newtown High School’s wrestling team went into the Danbury High School gymnasium ranked No. 1 in the Norwich Bulletin state coaches poll — already having beaten the Hatters in the Danbury Holiday Tournament back in December — but came up short, 30-25, in a head-to-head competition with the second-ranked Hatters, on January 28.

  • Expected Blizzard Bumps More Games

    Just a couple of days after snow postponed several Newtown sporting events, Mother Nature is at it again. The anticipated Monday through Tuesday blizzard caused several Newtown High School sporting events, originally slated for Tuesday, January 27, to be rescheduled a day in advance.

  • Cheer Squad Wins Competition

    Newtown High School’s cheerleading team won the 20th Annual Wolcott Cheer Classic on January 25. The Nighthawks competed against nine other varsity teams and scored 90.5 out of 100 points to claim top honors. Newtown also received the Showmanship Award.

  • Indoor Tennis Programs

    Newtown Parks & Recreation is offering an indoor tennis program through Fairfield County Tennis at NYA Sports & Fitness Center, which has indoor regulation tennis courts.

    The next indoor season begins on February 3. Clinics will run for ten weeks and are offered for Pee Wee (ages 4-5), Juniors (ages 6-8, 9-12 and 11-14), for Beginners, Advanced Beginners, Low Intermediate, and Intermediate.