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  • Boys’ Basketball Team Earns Another Win

    Another game, another close outcome – a fifth straight hard-fought win for the Newtown High School boys' basketball team.

    The Nighthawks used a wild fourth-quarter outburst to go on a 27-15 run to overcome host New Milford for a 71-62 win on February 4. Newtown earned its fifth straight victory to improve to 9-5 overall and 7-1 in South-West Conference play. New Milford fell to 4-10 overall (1-8 in SWC action).

  • Boys’ Cagers Overcome Large Deficit, Shock Barlow

    Jake Ball makes a pass through traffic during Newtown's 58-56 win over visiting Joel Barlow of Redding, on January 31.

  • Boys’ Basketball Squad Uses Team Effort To Continue Winning Ways

    Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team climbed over the .500 mark for the first time this season by winning twice in as many days — beating host Oxford 56-42 on January 24, and visiting Pomperaug of Southbury 48-46 in a rescheduled game the next afternoon.

    It took the Nighthawks nearly a month to get their record even following a frustrating 0-4 start, then less than 24 hours to push over the hump and improve to 6-5 overall.

  • Boys Lose Tough One But Get Taste Of Playoffs In The Process

    FAIRFIELD — Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team is proving to be quite a resilient and competitive group. The Nighthawks suffered a tough-to-swallow 63-59 loss to host Notre Dame-Fairfield on January 17, the team’s fifth loss by nine or fewer points, after reeling off four consecutive victories in the wake of a four-game slide to begin the season.

    “They compete — they play hard,” Newtown Coach Tim Tallcouch said after the Notre Dame game. “It’s all you can ask for.”

  • Sharp-Shooting Boys Keep Up Winning Ways, Reach .500

    Troy Frangione, left, muscles by an Abbott Tech defender during Newtown's 74-54 win on January 10.

  • Boys Cagers Dig Deep, Pull Out Victory Over Trumbull

    Mike Davis takes the ball to the rim during Newtown's 63-61 win over Trumbull on January 4. Davis led Newtown with 18 points.

  • Boys’ Basketball Team Battling Hard, But Looking For Elusive First Win

    Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team has certainly been competitive in its four games of the season, but the team is yet to get that first taste of victory.

    The Nighthawks dropped each game by a single-digit margin, falling by just two points in the season opener against New Fairfield. Although the first contest was the closest on the early season, Newtown Coach Tim Tallcouch has seen progress from game to game.

  • Boys’ Basketball Team Shows Character In Season Opener

    Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team nearly erased an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter but a late-game comeback fell just short in a season-opening 51-49 loss to visiting New Fairfield on December 19.

    This was a foul-filled contest and both teams saw the outcome literally on the line — the free throw line — down the stretch. All told, the host Nighthawks shot 9 of 20 from the line, and the Rebels were 13 for 23.

  • Season Ends For NHS Boys’ Cagers

    STAMFORD — Coming off a remarkable upset victory at fourth-seeded Crosby of Waterbury in the first round of the Class LL state tournament, the No. 29 seed Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team couldn’t overcome No. 13 Westhill in the second round. The host Vikings ended Newtown’s campaign with a 56-34 win on its home court on March 6.

  • NHS Not ‘Dunn’ Yet — Hawks Upset Crosby In First Round Of States

    WATERBURY — Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team overcame a six-point fourth-quarter deficit to shock the fourth-seeded Crosby High Bulldogs, 61-58 in the opening round of the Class LL state tournament on March 4.

    No. 29 Newtown, a heavy underdog, advanced to visit No. 13 Westhill of Stamford in the second round, at 7 pm on March 6.