• Soccer Teams Tie Bethel As They Gear Up For Playoffs

    Update: The boys' soccer game on October 26 has been moved from Blue & Gold Stadium to the back practice field at Newtown High School.


  • The Connecticut Masters Games, An Overview

    NYA Sports & Fitness Center and Newtown’s Commission on Aging recently unveiled a series of programs for residents age 50 and over. The new initiative is supported by a large body of evidence that links planned exercise with good health and longevity.

    All programs are being offered free of charge and being presented at NYA, 4 Primrose Street within the Fairfield Hills campus.

    NYA is working in cooperation with Connecticut Sports Management to promote participation in master level competitions in Connecticut.

  • Boys’ Booters Spread Out The Scoring, Pile Up The Wins

    Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team’s opponents have the challenging task of deciding who to mark closely, or when to apply a double team strategy. Goal scoring, for the Nighthawks, has come from all over the field as 13 players have found the back of the net this fall.

    In a 6-1 win at Stratford on October 13, six players scored; in a 4-0 blanking of visiting Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport, at Blue & Gold Stadium on October 15, four players scored.

  • Defense Helps Nighthawk Field Hockey Team Earn Points

    There’s no question that goal scorers have played a significant role in the success of Newtown High School’s field hockey team, but if not for solid defensive efforts in many of their games, the Nighthawks wouldn’t have pulled out wins, or salvaged overtime points.

  • It’s A Runaway For Girls As Hawks Claim Cross Country Title; Boys Place Fourth

    With state championship meets still ahead, the season may not be over, but all of the hard work and training members of the Newtown High School girls’ cross country team have put in this fall has already paid off. The Nighthawks raced to the South-West Conference title in the 12-school championship meet, at Bethel High School, on October 21. Runners were treated to a balmy-for-fall afternoon with temperatures in the low 70s, a backdrop of turning leaves serving as the only reminder it’s getting toward the end of October.

  • Swim Squad Celebrates Senior Night Triumph

    Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team celebrated Senior Night with a 90-86 victory over visiting Immaculate of Danbury/Bethel on October 15. A trio of first-place finishes to start the meet staked the Hawks to an early lead, the they went on to exhibition the final two events after locking up the team triumph. Because it was Senior Night, several Nighthawks had a chance to compete in events they typically don’t swim, and a group of divers even comprised a relay squad.

  • Nighthawk Soccer Teams Victorious

    Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ soccer teams earned victories on October 15. The boys scored four second-half goals to blank visiting Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport 4-0, at Blue & Gold Stadium, and the girls’ soccer team posted a 7-1 win at Kolbe.

    The boys’ booters stretched their winning streak to six, and unbeaten run to seven. Omar Rodriquez, Josh Houle, James Carney, and James Cochrane all scored, and Paul O’Leary, Brian Araujo, and Owen Sampson had assists.

  • Field Hockey And Soccer Teams Earn Wins

    Sparked by first-half goals off the sticks of Lauren Zimmerman and Alison Kelleher, Newtown High School’s field hockey team edged visiting Lauralton Hall of Milford 2-1, in a game under the lights at Blue & Gold Stadium, on October 14.

    In a reunion of former conference rivals, the South-West Conference’s Nighthawks handed the Southern Connecticut Conference’s Crusaders a loss, despite surrendering 19 shots toward the cage.

  • Swim Team Working Hard As Postseason Approaches

    With the postseason drawing closer, Newtown High School’s girls’ swim team members’ times are not dropping like they were early on in the season, but for good reason: Fatigue.

    “We’ve been doing the hardest work of the season, by far, this week,” Coach Zach Gauvin said after his team earned an 86-74 road win over Stratford, exhibitioning the final four events after securing the team win, on October 9.

  • Cross Country Teams Head Into Championships On Winning Note

    Newtown High School’s girls’ cross country team concluded the regular season with wins over three opponents on October 13, to finish the campaign with a 12-1 record and, in the process, earned the South-West Conference’s Colonial Division championship.

    Newtown beat host Joel Barlow of Redding and Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport each by 15-50 scores, and topped Masuk of Monroe 15-47.