- Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:20 am
The Sandy Hook-based LOF Adaptive Skiers will host its annual Adaptive Water Sports Training Day for volunteers on Saturday, May 30, from 8:30 am to 3 pm, at 90 Housatonic Drive on Lake Zoar. Individuals 16 years of age or older are welcome to join the event.
- Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 6:15 pm
Newtown High School’s baseball team blanked host Brookfield 3-0 on April 23, then doubled up visiting Bunnell of Stratford 4-2, at Fairfield Hills on April 27 before posting a 5-2 win at Immaculate of Danbury the next day.
In the win at Brookfield, the Nighthawks scored all of their runs in the top of the seventh inning. They mustered only four hits; the Bobcats committed five errors. Nick Lotrecchiano had a hit and a run batted in, and Jaret DeVellis drove in a run.
- Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 6:10 pm
Clinging to a 4-2 lead as play began in the second half, Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team seized control and pulled away for a 10-3 win at South-West Conference rival Weston, on April 28.
Goaltender Tommy Elliot made one of his eight saves moments into the third quarter to help the Nighthawks maintain their two-goal advantage, which the Hawks promptly built on.
“He had some big saves for us today,” Newtown Coach Glenn Adams said.
- Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm
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.
- Friday, April 24, 2015 at 4:10 pm
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.
- Thursday, April 23, 2015
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.
- Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 12:10 pm
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.
- Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 9:11 am
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.
- Friday, April 17, 2015 at 10:20 pm
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.
- Friday, April 17, 2015 at 9:35 pm
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.