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  • Patriots Practice With Youth Grid Iron Enthusiasts

    Many talented athletes have taken snaps, made catches, and tackled opponents on the field at Blue & Gold Stadium at Newtown High School. Now, members of the New England Patriots top that list.

  • Boys’ Tennis Team Edged By Weston For Championship

    Newtown High School’s boys’ tennis team nearly shocked the host Weston Trojans in the May 20 South-West Conference championship match. The second-seeded Nighthawks fell 4-3 to the No. 1 Trojans in a match that left the Nighthawks feeling proud yet frustrated at the same time.

    “Of course It’s disappointing — heartbreaking, even — to lose so important a match by such a close score. But there were bright spots,” Newtown Coach Marty Margulies said.

  • Back To Back! — Girls’ Tennis Team Wins Another SWC Title

    They’re the champions once again. Newtown High School’s girls’ tennis team outlasted visiting Joel Barlow 4-0 in the South-West Conference championship match on May 20 for their second SWC title in as many years.

    “It feels great. It feels unbelievable,” Newtown Coach Maureen Maher said. “They said last year they wanted to do it again and they put their minds to it. They worked hard offseason and they worked hard during season.”

  • CT Trails Day Offer For Newtown Bicyclists

    SIMSBURY — The Farmington Valley Trails Council will hold its 16th annual Trails-in-Motion bicycle tour event on Saturday, June 1, in conjunction with National Trails Day. The event helps to promote public awareness of the rails-to-trails initiative in the Farmington Valley, attracting new and existing fans of the multi-use trail system. Newtown residents are invited to participate free of charge this year.

  • Tennis Teams Advance To Championships

    Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ tennis teams moved on to compete in the South-West Conference championships with semifinal-round victories — the top-seeded girls over No. 4 Weston on May 15 and the second-seeded boys over No. 3 Joel Barlow of Redding on May 16.

  • Softball Team Gets Back On Winning Track, Falls In Playoff Preview

    BETHEL — Newtown High School’s softball team has found its offensive groove after consecutive setbacks at the hands of two of the South-West Conference’s top teams interrupted the Nighthawk’s winning ways.

    The Nighthawks outscored visiting New Milford 9-6 on May 10, topped the host Bethel Wildcats 9-3 on May 13, and went on the road and blanked Stratford 12-0 on May 14 to improve to 13-5 overall (11-3 in South-West Conference play).

  • Hawks Shake Off Close Setbacks With Thrilling One-Goal Win

    After being on the short end of a trio of hard-fought, one-goal games, Newtown High School’s girls’ lacrosse team finally got to celebrate the outcome of a nail-biting contest. The Nighthawks edged host Simsbury 11-10 on May 11, only two days after a 17-16 setback to visiting New Canaan. The Hawks also dropped a 7-6 decision to Wilton and a 17-16 heart-breaker to New Fairfield.

  • High School Track Teams Earn Wins

    Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ track and field teams competed in meets at Blue & Gold Stadium this week — the girls on May 14 and the boys the day before. Team scores and Newtown results from the meets are as follows:

     

    Girls

    Newtown 110, Immaculate 39. Newtown 142, Notre Dame 7. Newtown improved to 13-1.

  • Nighthawk Laxmen Continue Strong Play As Playoffs Approach

    A common saying in sports — it’s not how you start, but how you finish that matters most — pertains to the Newtown High School boys’ lacrosse team which, after a 3-5 beginning to the campaign, won six of seven games heading into the season-finale against Xavier of Middletown on May 16.

  • Annual Atkinson Golf Tourney June 10

    The Third Annual Glenn R Benny Atkinson Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 10 at The Golf Club at Oxford Greens in Oxford.

    Tournament fee is $175 per golfer and includes a round of golf, access to the driving range, lunch, and awards dinner.

    Registration is due by May 31, and payment should be sent to Benny Atkinson Golf, P.O. Box 3322,  Newtown, CT 06470. Please make checks payable to: “The Glenn R. Atkinson Memorial Scholarship Fund Inc.”