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  • Softball Team Earns Back-To-Back Shutouts

    Newtown High School’s softball team won three games this past week, defeating host Brookfield 5-3 on April 23, then earning a pair of 12-0, six-inning, run-rule triumphs. The Nighthawks blanked visiting Joel Barlow of Redding on April 25, in a makeup game which was halted by rain three days earlier. Newtown repeated the feat with a dozen runs in a win over Bunnell of Stratford, in another home contest, on April 27.

  • Boys’ Tennis Team Beats Barlow (Twice) And Brookfield; Golfers Rolling

    Newtown High School’s boys’ tennis team defeated host Joel Barlow of Redding 5-2 on April 15, then toppled visiting Brookfield 7-0 the next day. Newtown edged Barlow, 4-3 in a rematch, on April 21.

  • Girls’ Track And Field Squad Wins Two In Season-Opening Meet

    Newtown High School’s girls’ track and field team defeated host Pomperaug of Southbury 101-49, and Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport 150-0, on April 21.

    The season-opening meet was put on hold for an afternoon because of rain. Newtown’s top finishers are as follows:

    4x800 Meter Relay: 2. Erin Tressler, Emma Bayuk, Camryn Cicarelli, Jess Keller 10:16.7.

    4x100: 1. Shelby Tolla, Sarah Dowling, Makenna Cerney, Shay Fahey 53.1.

  • Girls’ Lacrosse Team Doubles Up Masuk, Showing Improvement

    It’s still early in the season, but Newtown High School’s somewhat new-look girls’ lacrosse team is beginning to resemble the same old dominant squad it has been for several years.

  • Wingathlon Family 5K To Honor Sandy Hook Victim

    The first charity Wingathlon will be held on Saturday, May 2, at the Fairfield Hills campus.

    Participants may choose from a Family 5K Run/Walk or a competitive Duathlon (5K run/26K cycle/5K run) event around the scenic roads of greater Newtown. Register online at dylanswingsofchange.org.

  • Softball Team Gets Hard Fought Wins In Return From Florida

    Newtown High School’s softball team defeated two Panther squads in as many days in their first games after a week-long trip to Florida, during which the Nighthawks played six games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, and enjoyed Walt Disney World.

  • Nighthawk Spikers Defeat Tigers For Program’s First Win

    Newtown High School’s boys’ volleyball team, in its inaugural campaign, earned its first win with a victory over visiting Daniel Hand of Madison, on Friday, April 17. The Nighthawks overcame a two games to one deficit and pulled out a 3-2 (25-19, 18-25, 19-25, 27-25, 15-7) triumph over the Tigers.

    Jeremy Doski had six kills to go along with a dozen assists, and seven blocks; Jeff DePinto compiled 12 kills; Bryce Decker had four blocks; and Andy Braun contributed four service aces for the Nighthawks.

  • Newtown High Laxmen Win Three Of Four

    Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team won three of its first four games to begin the season.

    In a rematch of last year’s South-West Conference championship game, the Nighthawks toppled visiting Brookfield 13-6 on April 9. Deegan Beauchemin and Jared Pearson both had hat-tricks, and Conrad Morris and David MacKinnon each scored twice.

    Newtown lost 10-9 in overtime to Fairfield Ludlowe, in another home tilt, two days later. Bubba Condon netted five goals and an assist, Pearson had two goals and two assists, and Beauchemin added two goals and an assist.

  • Nighthawk Sluggers Battle In Trio Of One-Run Contests; Walk-Off Against Masuk

    Newtown High School’s baseball team played three games decided by just one run in its first four of the campaign. The Nighthawks had a pair of one-run contests to begin play this spring. The Nighthawks fell 5-4 at Staples of Westport in its season opener, on April 8, then edged visiting Fairfield Ludlowe 6-5 the next day. The team fell 5-1 at Notre Dame-Fairfield 5-1 on April 13, then won in walk-off fashion, pulling out an 8-7 victory in the bottom of the ninth inning against Masuk of Monroe on April 15.

  • Girls’ Golfers Win First Match; Boys Also Begin Play With Victory

    They say good things come to those who wait. Newtown High School’s first-year varsity girls’ golf team had to hang tight for an extra few days to begin competition thanks to unplayable course conditions in early April. The Nighthawks, who played as club squad a season ago, finally got their first varsity match in on April 13 with a visit to Immaculate of Danbury at Richter Park. Newtown made the wait worthwhile. The Hawks came out on top, shooting a 200; Immaculate shot a 235.