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  • Celebration Time! Fourth Graders Beat Shelton For Football Title

    Newtown’s fourth grade football team defeated Shelton 13-7 to claim the Colonial League Orange Bowl championship this past week. The Nighthawks defeated New Milford 27-7 in playoff action the week before, to earn a berth in the title game. Playoff highlights are as follows:

  • Boys’ Soccer Team Falls Short Despite Piling Up Chances

    A couple of great chances turned away by the opposing team’s defense — one from right on the goal line — and a rebound goal by the Wreckers were the difference in the Newtown High School boys’ soccer team’s state tournament loss to visiting Staples of Westport on November 7.

  • Hawk Spikers Suffer Second-Round Exit At Simsbury

    Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team saw its season come to an end in the second round of the Class LL state tournament on November 7. The tenth-seeded Nighthawks traveled to No. 7 Simsbury and the hosts prevailed 3-1 (25-22, 25-17, 17-25, 25-15) to advance to the quarterfinals.

  • Nighthawk Swimmers Place Fifth In South-West Conference Finals

    Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team placed fifth among 13 schools to compete in the South-West Conference championships this past week. The diving competition took place on October 30 and the swim finals were held on November 2 — both at Masuk High School in Monroe.

    Newtown scored 305 points. The winner, Weston, had 522. Newtown’s results are as follows:

    200 Yard Freestyle Relay: 5. Megan McDonald, Annika Fagerholm, Eliza Eggleston, and Amy Martinelli, 1:56.76 32.

  • Boys’ Booters Rebound To Win First State Tourney Game

    Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team blanked visiting New Britain 2-0 in the first round of the Class LL State Tournament at Blue & Gold Stadium on November 5 to earn a spot in the November 7 second-round clash with Staples of Westport (6 pm at Blue & Gold Stadium).

  • Spikers Fall To Falcons In SWC Championship Match, Rebound In State Opener

    WESTON — Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team might have needed a perfect performance to have a legitimate shot at overcoming unbeaten Joel Barlow of Redding in the South-West Conference championship game at Weston High School on November 2. The Nighthawks put up a fight, but couldn’t upset the Falcons — the only SWC team to defeat the Hawks this fall.

  • Hawk Gridders Win Behind Tarantino’s Record-Setting Performance

    Troy Frangione catches air as he picks up some yards during a punt return in Newtown's 41-20 win at New Fairfield on November 1.

  • Penalty Kicks The Difference As Boys’ Booters Fall In Title Game

    STRATFORD — Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team saw its South-West Conference Tournament championship aspirations end in the title game the same way the team had kept its hopes alive in the tourney’s first round — via game-deciding penalty kicks following 100 minutes of scoreless soccer, which included a pair of ten-minute overtimes.

  • Hawk Spikers Advance To Championship Match

    The loss of six players from last year’s squad certainly hasn’t slowed this year’s Newtown High School girls’ volleyball team. In fact, the Nighthawks have gone deeper in the conference tournament than they did a year ago.

  • Boys’ Soccer Team Reaches Finals; Volleyball Squad In Semis

    Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team blanked Pomperaug of Southbury 2-0 in the South-West Conference Tournament semifinals on October 28, earning a spot in the October 30 championship game; and the Newtown girls’ volleyball squad topped Brookfield 3-1 (23-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-21) in the SWC quarterfinals, also on October 28, to clinch a spot in the October 30 semifinal round.