• Nighthawk Girls’ Volleyball Team Gets On A Roll

    Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team won its fourth consecutive match, each coming in the minimum three games, in a September 28 visit to Masuk of Monroe. The Nighthawks won 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-20) to improve to 4-2 overall.

  • Football Team Beats Brookfield

    Newtown High School’s football team overcame a shaky start and a tough Brookfield squad to pull away in the third quarter and roll to a 42-14 road win, on September 25. The Nighthawks didn’t manage a first down until the final five minutes of the opening half but, once the Hawks started moving the chains, the first downs – and touchdowns – kept coming.

  • Field Hockey Team Clicks In Second Half To Pull Away Against Watertown

    Despite compiling ten penalty corners and 11 shots toward the cage in the opening half, while holding visiting nonconference foe Watertown without any corners, or chances for that matter, Newtown High School’s field hockey team was locked up in a scoreless tie in a September 21 game at Treadwell Park.

  • Boys’ Booters Bounce Back With Trio Of Wins

    Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team shook off a rough opener to put together a hard-fought winning streak — three straight one-goal victories — heading into a Thursday, September 24 visit to New Milford, beginning at 6 pm.

    After a 3-1 loss at New Fairfield on September 11, the Nighthawks pulled out a 3-2 victory over Brookfield on September 15, a 2-1 edging of host Bunnell of Stratford on September 17, and a 1-0 blanking of visiting Weston, at Blue & Gold Stadium, on September 21.

  • Late Dramatics — Girls’ Soccer Team Finds Winning Touch And Remains Unbeaten

    For most soccer teams, protecting a slim lead for less than ten minutes might not seem like all that much time. But when Newtown’s Sarah Houle banged home a shot off the goal post with about eight minutes to play, the time between the goal and the final whistle probably seemed like an eternity for the Nighthawks.

  • Volleyball Team Follows Up Much-Needed Win With Another Triumph

    Coming off a pair of defeats to FCIAC and state powerhouse programs St Joseph of Trumbull and Darien, Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team was staring at a very real possibility of falling to 0-3 to start the campaign. South-West Conference rival Joel Barlow of Redding visited on September 18, and the Nighthawks stepped up their game for a 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-22) triumph.

    It’s too early for a team to have a must-win match, or is it?

  • Openings Remain For Powell Golf Tournament

    NOTE (Tuesday, September 22, 2015): At the request of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue, this story has been updated to include a different contact phone number than the one originally posted.

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    Organizers of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue’s 28th Annual George & Timothy Powell Golf Tournament announce that there are still openings for players and sponsors.

  • Goulart Runs Marathon After Marathon … After Marathon

    Running any sort of race is an accomplishment. A marathon, now that’s a big achievement. How about seven marathons? No, not in a lifetime — in seven days!

    That’s what Newtown’s Bruce Goulart did recently, completing Mainly Marathon’s New England Series in late August. Phew, now that that’s over with. …

  • NYBA Registration Runs Through October 15; Late Fee After September 30

    Newtown Youth Basketball registration for the 2015-16 season is underway, and open through October 15, but $25 a late fee will be assessed after September 30. Registration is limited and on a first come, first served basis; no changes made to rosters once set. Age division information is as follows:

    Biddy Basketball Grades PreK & K. This is an instructional division with focus on basic skills; fee: $120. Ten sessions starting Saturday, December 5.

  • Nighthawk Gridders Capitalize On Field Position, Topple Lancers

    Newtown High school’s football team cashed in on four consecutive drives that began in Notre Dame-Fairfield territory to the tune of a 28-point second quarter on its way to a 45-7 win in the home opener, at Blue & Gold Stadium, on September 18.

    The Nighthawks, who blanked Pomperaug of Southbury 42-0 in week one, held the Lancers off the scoreboard until late in the fourth quarter. It was 42-0 at halftime; one week after Newtown built a 35-0 bulge by the intermission.