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  • NHS Boys’ Basketball Team Heads Into SWC Playoffs On High Note

    Jake Ball launches a shot as he beats the buzzer at the end of the second quarter during Newtown's win over Bethel on February 25. Ball's off-balance launch didn't fall but he did contribute a dozen points before all was said and done.

  • Girls’ Cagers Show Fight, But Eliminated By Top-Seeded Lauralton

    BETHEL — Credit the Nighthawks for showing plenty of fight. Newtown High School’s girls’ basketball team dug into a large deficit to make things a bit interesting down the stretch, but ultimately fell 43-33 to top-seeded Lauralton Hall of Milford in the South-West Conference tournament semifinals at Bethel High on February 25.

  • Nighthawk Grapplers Make History With First State Title

    TRUMBULL – Newtown High School’s wrestling team celebrated its first state championship in the program’s history by dethroning Danbury to claim the Class LL state title at Trumbull High on February 22.

  • Girls’ Basketball Team Advances To Semis

    MILFORD – Newtown High School’s girls’ basketball team avenged a pair of regular-season losses to Pomperaug of Southbury – and did so in convincing fashion – in the quarterfinal round of the South-West Conference tournament on February 22. The fifth-seeded Nighthawks toppled No. 4 Pomperaug 66-47 on the court of tourney top seed Lauralton Hall to advance to the semifinals.

  • Girls’ Basketball Team Begins Playoffs Saturday

    Newtown High School’s girls’ basketball team hopes the third time is the charm. The Nighthawks will face a Pomperaug of Southbury team that they lost to twice during the regular season, in the quarterfinal round of the South-West Conference Tournament on Saturday, February 22. The teams will square off at 5 pm on the court of SWC top seed Lauralton Hall of Milford.

  • Nighthawk Gymnasts Second In Conference

    Newtown High School’s gymnastics team placed second in the South-West Conference championship meet in New Milford on February 19. The Nighthawks scored 130.65 points and were narrowly edged out for first by host New Milford (130.9).

    Pomperaug of Southbury scored 127.3 points for a third-place finish, and Nonnewaug of Woodbury came in fourth with 123.1.

  • Calandro Sets Open Record With Another Championship

    Newtown High School’s Jenna Calandro already pole vaulted to South-West Conference and Class LL state championships. She added a State Open title to her winter resume in record-setting fashion.

  • Mother Nature Continues To Impact Schedules

    Never mind head-to-head competitions. Mother Nature is having the biggest say in who wins and loses these days. And it’s been both teams “losing” (as in losing out) in given matchups thanks to hosts and visitors not getting a chance to play as a result of snowstorms.

    A winter that has had the schedulers making more changes than coaches make to their lineups in blowouts continues to be a snowy (and game-altering) one.

  • Nighthawk Grapplers Second In SWC

    Newtown's Anthony Falbo, right, competes with Bethel's Victor Vieira in the 152-pound weight division title match during the SWC championships in Southbury on February 16. Falbo won a 16-8 major decision to help the Nighthawks place second as a team.

  • Wrestling Tourney Postponed To Sunday

    The South-West Conference wrestling championships, originally scheduled for Saturday, February 15, have been postponed to Sunday, February 16 because of expected snow.

    The Nighthawks will tangle with rival conference foes, including defending champion New Milford, beginning at 12:30 pm. The host site remains Pomperaug High School in Southbury.

    Newtown's only in-conference loss during the regular season was to New Milford. The Nighthawks are ranked fourth in the state coaches poll and New Milford is ranked second.