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  • Swimmers Beat Stratford, Edged By Lauralton Hall

    Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team defeated host Stratford 85-71 on October 4, then lost 102-84 to visiting Lauralton Hall of Milford on October 8 in the final home meet of the campaign.

    Despite falling short against Lauralton, the Nighthawks impressed Coach Zach Gauvin with a competitive meet highlighted by strong swims.

  • Fifth Open Play Day Planned For NYA's Birthday

    NYA Sports & Fitness Center will host its fifth Open Play Day on Friday, October 18. All Newtown children in grades 7-8 are invited to visit NYA between 3 and 4:30 pm; grades 5-6 will have open access from 4:30 to 6 pm; K-4 will have the facility from 6 to 7:30; and high school students will be welcomed from 7:30 until 9 pm.

  • Girls’ Booters Highlight Week With Win In Rhode Island

    Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team had rebounded from a 1-0 loss, on the road, to the New Milford Green Wave on October 3 with a 2-1 win at Portsmouth, RI two days later. The Nighthawks tied visiting Brookfield 1-1 on October 8.

    New Milford’s only goal was scored in the 25th minute by Sierra Grazia and assisted by Rachel Weir. Newtown goalkeeper Alyssa Ruefenacht had six saves in the losing effort. New Milford’s goalie Tara Lynch had three saves in the victory.

  • NHS Boys’ Soccer Team Dominates Two SWC Foes

    Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team took the field against New Milford on October 3, and routed the Green Wave 5-1. The Nighthawks then blanked Brookfield 4-0 on October 8 to improve to 6-3-2 this season. Both games were held at Blue & Gold Stadium.

    Against New Milford, Newtown came out of the gates quickly, scoring five straight goals until New Milford finally answered in the last ten minutes of the game.

  • Hawk Runners Battle In New Milford

    Newtown High School’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed in regular season-ending meets at New Milford High School on October 8.

    The boys beat Oxford 15-50, edged Pomperaug of Southbury 26-30, and lost to New Milford 18-46 to finish the regular season with a record of 11-3. New Milford’s runners took eight of the top 11 spots so it quickly became about Newtown and Pomperaug.

  • Annual Turkey Trot Returning Thanksgiving Morning

    The Fourth Annual Turkey Trot 5K Road Race, in support of C.H. Booth Library, will be held on Thanksgiving morning, November 28, at 7:45 am.

    The course remains the same as last year’s with a start at Hawley Elementary School, a downhill stretch on Main Street past the flagpole, and the finish at Newtown Middle School. A steep hill on Schoolhouse Road at the start of the course and another long hill on Grand Place at the end of the course will guarantee that all runners will earn their stuffing on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Volleyball Dig Pink Fundraiser October 11

    The Newtown High School girls’ volleyball team will host Oxford for their annual breast cancer fundraiser on Friday, October 11. Oxford’s visit to Newtown High School marks the fifth annual Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Match put on by the rival South-West Conference Schools.

  • Local Team Gears Up To Support 12.14 Foundation At Hartford Marathon

    Twenty-six local runners will be hitting the streets of Hartford next weekend, participating in either the full or half versions of the ING Hartford Marathon. And while their feet will be in the capital city, their hearts and collective energy will be with their friends and neighbors from Newtown who were deeply affected by the events of 12/14.

  • Nighthawk Football Team Overcomes First Deficit, Outscores Barlow

    REDDING — Newtown High School’s football team overcame its first deficit of the season, a trio of rushing touchdowns called back on holding penalties, the opposition recovering an onside kick, and a pair of interceptions — including one that was returned for a touchdown — to pull out a 49-36 win under the lights at Joel Barlow on October 4.

  • Nighthawk Swimmers Cruise Past New Milford, Swim Well Against Pomperaug

    Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team improved to 3-2 with an 87.5-80.5 victory over visiting New Milford on September 27. The Nighthawks sealed the win with three events to go, and exhibitioned those final few races.

    The Hawks then suffered a tough 99.5-86.5 loss to Pomperaug of Southbury on October 1 to move their record to 3-3 overall.