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  • Atkinson Golf Tourney June 9

    The Fourth Annual Glen R. Benny Atkinson Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 9 at The Golf Club at Oxford Greens in Oxford.

    Last year’s event drew more than 100 golfers and many more Newtown community members joined in the post tournament dinner, raffle, and silent auction.

  • St Rose Golf Classic

    St Rose of Lima School will hold its 14th Annual Golf Classic at Richter Park in Danbury, on Wednesday, May 28, beginning at noon.

    The Golf Classic is open to all area golfers interested in playing a round of golf, as well as local businesses that would like to support this school fundraiser by sponsoring the event. St Rose of Lima School enrolls more than 400 students and provides religious programs and services throughout the year.

  • NHS Tennis Teams Earn Victories

    Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ tennis teams both picked up victories this past week, with the squads defeating Bethel and Brookfield, and falling to Weston.

    Maureen Maher, coach of the girls, has been pleased with her new-look team this spring. The two-time South-West Conference champions lost eight players between graduation, moves out of town, and players not returning, but that hasn’t prevented success. The Nighthawks won five of their first seven matches before a hard-fought 4-3 setback to Weston on April 28.

  • Lacrosse Teams Compete

    Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ lacrosse teams took to the fields this past week and came away with some success. The girls went to Ridgefield on April 26 and earned an 11-5 win, then went to Wilton on April 29 for another battle with an FCIAC team, but fell 10-4 and stood at 6-2 overall this spring.

    The boys, after losing 12-5 at Joel Barlow of Redding on April 24, came home and doubled up East Lyme 8-4 at Blue & Gold Stadium two days later to improve to 5-2.

  • Track Teams Sweep The Competition

    Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ track and field teams both earned a trio of victories over opponents in meets this week.

    The girls went to Bunnell High School’s track in Stratford on April 28 and defeated Joel Barlow of Redding 92.5 to 57.5, topped Stratford 137 to 12, and bested Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport 137.5 to .5.

    Newtown’s boys team hosted a meet at Blue & Gold Stadium on April 29 and beat Stratford 105 to 45, Kolbe 140 to 10, and Barlow 115 to 34.

  • Youth Football And Cheer

    Newtown Youth Football and Cheer registration is still open for boys and girls entering grades 2 and 3 in the fall of 2014.

    If interested, contact Tom Pellicone (football) via e-mail at tpj40@yahoo.com, or Julie Luby (cheer) via e-mail at newtownyouthcheer@gmail.com, for more information.

  • Softball Team Beats Barlow, Falls To Pomperaug In Doubleheader

    Newtown High School’s softball team took advantage of ten walks to make the most of only four hits in defeating host Joel Barlow of Redding 8-3 on April 23. The Nighthawks then dropped both ends of a double header against Pomperaug of Southbury at Treadwell Park on April 28. Newtown carried a 4-5 overall record into the middle of the week.

  • Golf Team Keeps Winning, Pomperaug Match Rescheduled

    Newtown High School’s boys’ golf team continued its unbeaten season with wins over host Notre Dame-Fairfield on April 24 and visiting New Milford on April 28. The Nighthawks improved to 8-0 overall.

    Against Notre Dame, at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, Newtown shot a 154 to the Lancers shot a 177. Vivek Tedla and Graham Hubbert both shot a 38, Brian LeBlanc and Colin Patrick each shot a 39, and Josh Houle shot a 41.

  • Golf Team Rolling, Eyes Match With Pomperaug

    During the preseason, Coach Bill Flood already had his sights on the April 30 visit to Heritage Village Country Club and a clash with South-West Conference rival Pomperaug of Southbury. As that date fast approaches, both Flood’s Newtown High School boys’ golf team (6-0 heading into Thursday’s meet with Notre Dame-Fairfield) and defending regular season conference champion Pomperaug (2-0 in the early going) continue to look like the best teams in the conference, Flood said.

  • Softball Team Wins Two Of Three

    Offensive fireworks were the story in one game, and a low-scoring battle unfolded in another as Newtown High School’s softball team split a pair of games this past week. The Nighthawks toppled visiting Weston 14-1 on April 17, then fell 2-1 at Oxford on April 21 to carry a 3-3 overall mark into an April 23 clash with Joel Barlow of Redding. Newtown defeated Barlow 8-3 (read about the game in the May 2 print edition of The Bee).