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  • Softball Team Heads Into Tourney On Winning Note

    Newtown High School’s softball team closed out the regular season with seven wins in its final eight contests — the only blemish an 8-1 setback to unbeaten-in-the-South-West Conference Lauralton Hall of Milford on May 15.

    This past week was highlighted by a pair of lopsided wins. The Nighthawks toppled Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport 11-3 at Treadwell Park on May 19, and finished off the regular slate with a 21-0 win at Notre Dame-Fairfield on May 20.

  • Hawk Laxmen Get Tested, Are Prepared For Playoffs

    The postseason felt like it started a little early for members of Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team, as they tangled in an inter-conference battle with the FCIAC’s Staples of Westport squad at Blue & Gold Stadium on May 15.

    Despite coming up a goal short, falling 5-4, the team enters into the actual postseason with reason for optimism. Not only did the Nighthawks rebound for a win over fellow South-West Conference team Brookfield on May 20, but they had reason to be confident following that Staples game.

  • Girls’ Lacrosse Team Will Strive To Bounce Back To Retain SWC Title

    Cassie Ekstrom (No. 13) runs with the ball as a Barlow player gives chase during Barlow's 10-9 win at Treadwell Park on May 19.

  • Girls Race To Unbeaten Finish, Boys Solid As SWC Meet Draws Closer

    Newtown High School’s girls’ track and field team capped off an undefeated regular season (15-0) with a 106-44 win over Bethel, a 116-34 triumph over New Milford, and a 120-30 victory over Masuk of Monroe on Senior Night at Blue & Gold Stadium on May 19.

  • High School Golf Team Cruises Toward Postseason

    Newtown High School’s boys’ golf team capped off a 15-1 season with a win over visiting Masuk of Monroe at Rock Ridge Country Club on May 21. The Nighthawks shot a 154 and Masuk had a 170 at the par 35 course. That capped a successful week for Newtown, which also defeated Brookfield on May 14, topped New Fairfield on May 19, and beat Weston on May 20.

  • Newtown High’s Fletcher, Kenney Receive Coach Of Year Recognition

    There’s no question, coaches coach to win. They drive their players to maximize their abilities, push them to do better — and, yes, sometimes yell at them to fix their mistakes. Winning is one of the driving forces behind involvement in sports in general.

    As much as this may be true, and much as Newtown High School girls’ lacrosse Coach Maura Fletcher and NHS girls’ soccer Coach Marc Kenney have won (and like to come out on top), it’s not all about victories for them.

  • Charity Baseball Game To Benefit Regional Hospice And Home Care

    The KIDO (Kids In Deed Organization) and the Fairfield County Captains (14U travel baseball) are joining forces by hosting a charity baseball game at High Meadow Field on Tuesday, May 27, at 6:30 pm.

  • NHS Pool Closing For Season; Treadwell & Eichler’s Ready To Open

    The pool at Newtown High School will be closing for public use on Thursday, May 22, at 7:15 am, for the season.

    The pool at Treadwell Park, on Philo Curtis Road, and the beach at Eichler’s Cove Beach & Marina, at the end of Old Beach Road, will open for the season on Saturday, May 24.

  • Boys Tennis Team Falls In Finals

    Newtown High School’s boys’ tennis team, despite the loss of a handful of seniors a year ago, reached the South-West Conference championship match before falling 6-1 to top-seeded and host Weston on May 20.

  • Boys Tennis Team Wins SWC Semifinals

    Newtown High School’s boys’ tennis team edged Pomperaug of Southbury 4-3 in the South-West Conference Tournament semifinals on May 19. The Nighthawks advanced to take on Weston in the May 20 championship match, scheduled for 4:15 pm at Weston High.

    Against Pomperaug, the Nighthawks pulled out a trio of three-set matches to earn the victory and advance in the four-team tourney.