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  • March Madness On The Youth Hardwood

    March Madness isn’t all about filling out NCAA tournament brackets and watching potential NBA stars in action. Newtown Youth Basketball Association’s up-and-coming cagers are playing in postseason games as well. Throughout the afternoons on Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, girls and boys in fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade are concluding their seasons in All Star and championship contests at the Newtown High School court.

  • Support Prospective Hockey Rink In Newtown

    Interested in a hockey rink right here in Newtown? Hockey and skating enthusiasts are seeking support for a rink in town. Kraft Hockeyville is looking for America’s most passionate hockey community, and its webpage indicates that the winning community will receive $150,000 toward a rink. Newtown skaters travel to Danbury Ice Arena for home games and practices.

  • Boys’ Cagers Fall To Prep In Second Round

    Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team saw its season come to an end in an 80-49 loss to host Fairfield Prep in the second round of the Class LL state tournament on March 11. The No. 16 Nighthawks hung close with top-seeded Prep and trailed by just nine points at halftime after trailing by as many as a dozen in the second stanza.

  • Lacrosse Teams Host Mattress Sale Fundraiser Saturday

    Newtown High School’s lacrosse teams will host their 4th Annual Mattress Fundraiser Sale on Saturday, March 14. The sale will be held in the high school cafeteria from 10 am to 5 pm.

  • Hockey Team Falls In Tourney Opener After Dramatic Win To Get In

    It was a rematch of last year’s championship game, but the circumstances were far different this time around. Matched up against top-seeded EO Smith-Tolland in the first round of the Division III state tournament on March 9, the No. 16 Newtown High School’s hockey team — which qualified for the playoffs thanks to a wild win in their regular-season finale — were outmatched and suffered a 10-0 defeat on the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs. Just getting into the playoffs, however, was a nice accomplishment for the defending state champs given that their roster was all but completely gutted by graduation last spring.

  • 2nd Annual James Mattioli 5K, March 21 In Milford

    Runners and walkers are invited to flood the streets of Milford on Saturday, March 21, to honor the memory of James Mattioli on the weekend of his birthday. Proceeds from the race will benefit The James R. Mattioli Scholarship Fund, set up by James’s parents, Cindy and Mark Mattioli. Two scholarships will be awarded this spring, at Milford’s two public high schools — Jonathan Law High School and Joseph Foran High School — in memory of James.

  • Boys’ Basketball Team Edges Kennedy, Faces Top-Seeded Prep

    Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team topped visiting Kennedy of Waterbury 56-54 in the opening round of the Class LL state tournament on March 9. Harry Depuy and Will Dalton both scored 16 points, Jacob Burden scored 12, Jeremy Doski had eight, and Charlie Huegi and Tom Cotton each added two in the win. The Nighthawks advance to the second round and will face top-seeded Fairfield Prep, on the road, at 7 pm on Wednesday, March 11.

  • Grapplers Cap Off Thrilling Season With Runner-Up Performance In New England

    A tremendous season of high-level success came to a conclusion for Newtown High School’s wrestling team on March 7. The Nighthawks put forth a valiant effort in the two-day New England championship competition in North Andover, Mass., and placed second among 169 schools representing Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Newtown had two finalists and four grapplers among the top five to compile 84 points. Mount Anthony of Vermont won the meet with 122.5 points.

  • Nighthawk Swimmers, Led By Horan’s Backstroke Win, Make Splash In SWC Meet

    Personal best times up and down the Newtown High School boys’ swim team’s lineup not only helped the Nighthawks to a fourth-place finish in the March 6 South-West Conference championships at Masuk High in Monroe, but also gave Coach Zach Gauvin plenty of positive signs and, thus, things to say about his team as the competitors head into the state finals.

  • Boys’ Cagers Game Time Change Tonight; Puck Drops On Hockey Playoffs

    The tipoff time for Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team’s Class LL state tournament first round game has been changed. The Nighthawks will host Kennedy of Waterbury at 6 pm tonight, Monday, March 9. The game was originally scheduled for 7 pm. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students. Newtown is the tournament’s No. 16 seed and Kennedy is the No. 17 team in the bracket.