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  • Sluggers Have New Look, Same Championship Goals

    Gone from last year’s South-West Conference champion squad are eight team members who graduated. Still in place, however, is the goal to succeed. Newtown High School’s baseball team is striving to repeat as SWC champs and, in fact, go deeper in the state tournament this time around.

  • Girls’ Track Team Seeks Development In Field Events

    Doug Russell is shooting for success in the short term with an eye on building for the future. The Newtown High School girls’ outdoor track and field coach has 70-plus participants to begin the campaign, and he is encouraging those new to the program to develop field events skills, hopeful that it will pay off down the road.

    Newtown has strong sprinters, distance runners, and hurdlers, but has had some struggles in the field events in the past Russell notes.

  • Boys’ Track Team Leans On Distance Prowess

    Led by a group of strong runners from the fall conference champion cross country team, Newtown High School’s boys’ outdoor track and field team is striving for some success this spring.

    “That’s going to be a big plus,” Coach Dan McIlrath said of the wealth of talent overlap from cross country season. “They’re going to really help out and put some points on the board.”

  • Baseball Academy

    The April Vacation Hitting and Infield Academy, for children ages 8-14, will be directed by Matt Memoli, Newtown High School’s baseball coach.

    Hitting and Infield clinics will be held Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19m from 9-11 am at Newtown High School’s baseball field. Cost is $200.

    Visit www.newtown-ct.gov and sign up with activity number 309616-A.

  • Girls’ Tennis Team Back For Another Title Run

    The defending South-West Conference champion Newtown High School girls’ tennis team enters into the 2013 campaign as the team to beat — and not just because the Nighthawks carry SWC bragging rights into this spring. None of the Newtown players graduated from last year’s squad, giving Coach Maureen Mahr a boatload of experience and talent throughout the singles and doubles positions.

    The team did lose a trio of players who didn’t return to the program, but it also gained some impressive newcomers, Mahr notes.

  • Golfers Get Boost From Newcomers

    Forget the match schedule; Newtown High School’s boys’ golf team has significant competition every day it has practice at its home course, Rock Ridge Country Club. The Nighthawks’ roster, already loaded with strong returnees, is bolstered by several emerging newcomers who are playing their way into the starting lineup.

    Three matches into the season, Coach Bill Flood had three different starting fives as he shuffles the top handful of golfers based on match and practice performances.

  • Boys’ Tennis Team Won’t Overlook Anybody

    “I think it’s one of the best teams I’ve every coached,” 12th-year Coach Marty Margulies said of his Newtown High School boys’ tennis team.

    Even so, the Nighthawks, with almost all of last year’s South-West Conference runner-up squad back in place, will not look past any opponent as they try to get back to the conference’s pinnacle match.

    Newtown lost only a couple of players to graduation and retains almost every starter/regular from a year ago.

  • Allegretto Fills In With Softball Team

    Newtown High School’s softball team begins the season with a new leader. Coach Tara Allegretto is filling in for Bob Guererra, out with a short-term medical issue, this spring. Allegretto, who is a coach in the NHS volleyball program, was an assistant with the softball team two seasons ago.

    Allegretto’s biggest objective is for the players to make improvements as the season unfolds.

  • Aquarion Offering Free Reservoir Fishing Permits To Unemployed, Active Military, Veterans

    EASTON — For the fifth consecutive season, Aquarion Water Company will issue free fishing permits to any unemployed person over the age of 18. Veterans and active duty service members will also be included in this year’s program.

  • Mullins Tosses No-Hitter

    Newtown High School baseball pitcher Pat Mullins threw a no-hitter in Newtown’s second game of the season, a 5-0 win over visiting Fairfield Ludlowe on April 4. Mullins struck out six batters and issued just two walks in the effort.