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  • 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.”

  • Tennis Teams Head Into SWC Tourney Play On High Notes

    Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ tennis teams cruised into South-West Conference tourney action riding waves of momentum. The girls, in fact, went unbeaten in SWC play after blanking Pomperaug of Southbury and Lauralton Hall of Milford each by 7-0 scores, May 10 and 13, respectively.

  • 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.

  • Tough Loss To Wilton Sandwiched By Blowout Wins

    A big part of the reason Maura Fletcher, coach of the Newtown High School girls’ lacrosse team, schedules ultracompetitive, nonconference battles is wins like the two Newtown had this past week. The Nighthawks sandwiched a hard-fought 7-6 loss to Wilton out of the FCIAC on May 4 with a pair of lopsided wins over South-West Conference foes Notre Dame-Fairfield and Pomperaug of Southbury.

  • Boys’ Tennis Squad Loaded With Depth

    Newtown High School’s boys’ tennis team, with wins over Joel Barlow of Redding and Masuk of Monroe this past week, improved to 10-2 overall, heading into the final three matches of the campaign as the Nighthawks gear up for a run at the South-West Conference championship match.

  • Girls’ Tennis Team Rolling Toward Another SWC Run

    Beginning in about a week, Newtown High School’s girls’ tennis team will focus on trying for back-to-back South-West Conference tournament championships — the team semifinals are scheduled for May 16, with the finals slated for May 20.

  • Hawk Sluggers Hope Nail-Biters Pay Dividends Down The Road

    Newtown High School’s baseball team shook off an 11-3 setback to New Fairfield on May 4 with a 13-4 drubbing of New Milford in its next game, two days later. Not exactly nail-biting games, but these are not good examples of what this spring, on the whole, has been like for the Nighthawks. In fact, each of the seven games before the New Fairfield contest were battles, and nine of 16 games overall have been one- or two-run contests.

    Now that’s playing it close.