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  • Baseball, Softball Teams Advance; Lacrosse Ready To Begin State Play

    Newtown High School’s baseball and softball teams won Class LL state tournament first-round games on June 2. The baseball team, seeded 21st in its bracket, traveled to Greenwich and came from behind to defeat the No. 12 Cardinals, 3-2. The Nighthawks were down 2-0 in the sixth inning but rallied for three runs in the decisive frame. On the softball diamond, pitcher Lauren Wilcox tossed a one-hit shutout as the Hawks blanked host Trumbull 4-0.

  • Comeback Kids: NHS Laxmen Claim SWC Crown

    The May 31 South-West Conference boys’ lacrosse championship game at Bunnell High School, between Newtown High School and the Brookfield Bobcats, was a hard-fought game on both sides. The second-seeded Newtown Nighthawks came out on top with the 10-8 win over No. 5 Brookfield. It was a comeback effort for Newtown, which quickly went down 4-0 in the first quarter. The Nighthawks quickly got it together and brought the score to 4-3 by the half.

  • Nighthawk Track Team A Close Second In SWC Meet

    When you’re talking about 70-something points, a mere half point isn’t much at all. For Newtown High School’s girls’ track and field team, it meant the difference between a runner-up finish and first place. Newtown scored 77 points and was edged by Weston (77.50) for first place in the 15-team South-West Conference championship meet at Bunnell High School on May 29. The Nighthawks were led by several standout performances, including Jenna Calandro who earned first place in the pole vault event.

  • Hawk Golfers Second In SWC Match

    Newtown High School’s golf team finished second to rival Pomperaug of Southbury in the South-West Conference championship meet at Danbury’s Ridgewood Country Club on May 30. Pomperaug shot a 309 in the 18-hole competition. Newtown had a 318.

  • Champs Again – NHS Girls Claim Tenth Straight Title

    SOUTHBURY – Not even being in the unfamiliar role as the underdog – albeit a slight one – could stop Newtown High School’s girls’ lacrosse team from coming out on top in the South-West Conference tournament. Second-seeded Newtown avenged a regular-season loss to No. 1 Brookfield to win the SWC’s Division I championship in a 12-8 triumph on the turf at Pomperaug High on May 29.

  • Hawk Laxmen Advance To Pinnacle Game

    Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team won its South-West Conference tournament semifinal-round game on May 29, defeating New Milford 11-8.

  • Girls’ Lacrosse Team Battles In Postseason

    It was a close battle on Wednesday night in the South-West Conference Tournament semifinal game between Newtown High School’s girls’ lacrosse team and the visiting New Fairfield Rebels. It was a game of catch-up for New Fairfield until Newtown pulled away at the end of the game, earning a 13-11 win at Blue & Gold Stadium. Newtown, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, led No. 3 New Fairfield throughout nearly the entire game, starting fast with three quick goals within the first ten minutes.

  • Butterflies Still There For Fletcher’s Last Postseason With Hawks

    For straight ten years, Maura Fletcher has not only coached the Newtown High School girls’ lacrosse team to success in the playoffs, but she’s gotten her Nighthawks into the South-West Conference finals every time. Fletcher, whose teams emerged victorious in each of the first nine SWC pinnacle games heading into the most recent title game (Thursday’s scheduled clash with top-seeded Brookfield) decided to make this one her last.

  • NHS Golfers Win Coaches Cup, Eye Conference Crown

    Pomperaug of Southbury has been Newtown High School’s golf team’s proverbial thorn in the side for several years. A one-stroke loss to those Panthers in their regular-season match, in Southbury, earlier this year proved to the Nighthawks that they can overcome their rivals and perhaps gave them a little extra desire to overtake the Panthers in the South-West Conference championship match. A taste of success — nipping Pomperaug in the Coaches Cup, a two-ball event at Rock Ridge Country Club on May 27 — gives them a boost of confidence heading into the scheduled May 30 conference championship.

  • Playoff Events Postponed Again; Girls’ Lacrosse And Softball Still On

    For the second day in a row, Mother Nature is playing games with tournament competition. A trio of South-West Conference schools — Masuk of Monroe, New Milford, and Pomperaug of Southbury — were closed on Wednesday, May 28, as a result of power outages caused by strong winds the night before, Newtown High School Athletic Director Gregg Simon said.