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  • Nighthawk Gymnasts Second In Conference

    Newtown High School’s gymnastics team placed second in the South-West Conference championship meet in New Milford on February 19. The Nighthawks scored 130.65 points and were narrowly edged out for first by host New Milford (130.9). Pomperaug of Southbury scored 127.3 points for a third-place finish, and Nonnewaug of Woodbury came in fourth with 123.1. Newtown’s Anna Jannott finished third in the all around with a cumulative score of 33.050.

  • Calandro Sets Open Record With Another Championship

    Newtown High School’s Jenna Calandro already pole vaulted to South-West Conference and Class LL state championships. She added a State Open title to her winter resume in record-setting fashion.

  • Mother Nature Continues To Impact Schedules

    Never mind head-to-head competitions. Mother Nature is having the biggest say in who wins and loses these days. And it’s been both teams “losing” (as in losing out) in given matchups thanks to hosts and visitors not getting a chance to play as a result of snowstorms. A winter that has had the schedulers making more changes than coaches make to their lineups in blowouts continues to be a snowy (and game-altering) one.

  • Nighthawk Grapplers Second In SWC

    With eight finalists – including a trio of weight division champions – Newtown High School’s wrestling team certainly had a lot to be proud of at the South-West Conference championships at Pomperaug High on February 16. The Nighthawks, however, settled for a close runner-up finish to perennial powerhouse New Milford which retained its stranglehold on the SWC crown. New Milford scored 232 points with six champions, and a pair of second-place finishers, along with a third a pair of fourths. The Hawks, meanwhile, scored 223 as they came in with five second-place outcomes as well as four third-place finishes.

  • Wrestling Tourney Postponed To Sunday

    The South-West Conference wrestling championships, originally scheduled for Saturday, February 15, have been postponed to Sunday, February 16 because of expected snow.

  • Warrior Cup Hockey Game Postponed Until February 28

    The Newtown and Joel Barlow high school hockey teams will attempt to play their first annual Warrior Cup game on Friday, February 28. The game is slated to be played at Danbury Ice Arena at 7:50 pm. It was originally to have been played on February 5 and again on February 13, but snow postponed it both times. The teams are joining forces to raise funds to support the Wounded Warrior Project. Donations will be accepted at the game and online using this link: https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/individual-fundraising/Newtown. The teams are striving to raise $10,000.

  • Snow Postpones Competitions

    Snowfalls that blanketed the area February 13 into Valentine’s Day postponed sporting events both days, and an anticipated subsequent storm made a change to one athletic event (the indoor track and field State Open) and threatened others slated for Saturday, February 15.

  • Nighthawk Swim Team Gets Past Host New Fairfield Rebels, 94-86

    Newtown High School’s boys’ swimming and diving team pulled out a 94-86 victory in New Fairfield on February 11, earning eight first-place finishes en route to topping the Rebels.

  • Upcoming Programs At Youth Academy

    NYA Sports & Fitness is offering the following activities: *Boston Bruins 2nd Annual Floor Hockey Event — Monday, February 17: Stop by to kickoff the start of the floor street hockey season. Reserve a spot at the free event by registering at nyasportsfitness.com.

  • Newtown High Gymnasts Win Two Of Three Meets

    Newtown High School’s gymnastics team had three competitions this past week, and came out on top in two of them. Newtown capped off the busy stretch of meets with a visit to Daniel Hand of Madison on February 11.