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  • Fishing Opening Day And Clinic In May

    Opening Day for fishing season is Saturday, April 20. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) began its annual spring trout stocking earlier this year and expects to have 376,000 fish stocked throughout the state by Opening Day.

    More than 200 truckloads of fish will be released into 101 lakes and ponds and 203 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut, according to Newtown State Representative Mitch Bolinsky, who circulated information to promote Opening Day among his local constituents.

  • 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.

  • Girls’ Lacrosse Squad Goes For Yet Another Title

    Year in and year out, the Newtown High School girls’ lacrosse team has been the squad to beat in the South-West Conference. The Nighthawks captured their eighth straight SWC championship last spring, ensuring that they are the group everybody will strive to take down again this spring.

    Although many SWC teams have been getting better in recent years, Newtown Coach Maura Fletcher notes, it doesn’t stand to be the least bit easy for anybody to take bragging rights from the Nighthawks.

  • Laxmen Look To Build Off Last Year’s Success

    Returning members of Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team are hungry for a championship (or two) after reaching the semifinal round of both the South-West Conference and Class L state playoffs a year ago.

    That’s the good, encouraging news. The challenge — in addition to other formidable teams standing in the way — is that Newtown lost a large contingent of key players to graduation.

  • 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.