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  • Hawk Gridders Escape With Wild Win Over Cats

    Newtown High School’s football team overcame some turnovers, costly penalties, and overall inexperience to hold off a veteran-led Bethel squad for a 22-14 victory under the lights at Blue & Gold Stadium on September 20. The Nighthawks (2-0) made their home opener a victorious one despite being held scoreless in the second half for the second week to begin the season.

  • Cross Country Teams Show Stamina And Depth To Sweep Competition

    Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ cross country teams both came away with a trio of wins in home races on September 17. Newtown’s runners came out on top against Bethel, Masuk of Monroe, and Notre Dame-Fairfield in a 5K race on the trails adjacent to Reed School.

  • Hawk Swimmers Top Falcons, Come Close Against Brookfield

    Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team began the season with a 96-85 win over visiting Joel Barlow of Redding on September 12, then came up a little short in a 96-88 setback to Brookfield, in another home meet, on September 17.

  • Newtown High Girls’ Booters Work Hard For 3-0 Start

    FAIRFIELD — Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team has taken care of business in the early going of the campaign, and now braces for some potentially tougher competition. The Nighthawks blanked the host Notre Dame-Fairfield Lancers 3-0 on September 16 to improve to 3-0 heading into a September 19 clash with always-tough Masuk of Monroe.

  • Spikers Sandwich Barlow Setback With Wins Over Lauralton

    Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team sandwiched a loss to rival Joel Barlow of Redding with a pair of wins over Lauralton Hall of Milford this past week to begin the season with a 2-2 overall record. On September 12, the Nighthawks topped host Lauralton 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-19). Kyle Dandrea had seven kills, seven digs, and three service aces; Mylis Post compiled six kills and added three aces; Kayla O’Grady had five kills and three aces; Cassie Ekstrom tallied 10 digs; Tonya Tucker recorded five digs; and Meghan Logan piled up 20 assists.

  • Youth Wrestling Open House

    The Newtown Youth Wrestling Association (NYWA) invites those interested in learning about wrestling to come to an open house from 6-8 pm in the Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, on September 25. NWYA concluded last season as co-champions of the Western Connecticut Wrestling League. There were also several individual, state, and regional championship titles earned.

  • Sandy Hook Community Honored At Mets Game

    The New York Mets and Citibank hosted 50 Newtown children and their families for a youth baseball clinic prior to the Mets game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on September 15.Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra and founder and Director of Newtown Youth Academy Sports and Fitness Center Peter D’Amico were honored with Citi’s Teammates in the Community Award for their roles in helping strengthen the town following 12/14.

  • Football Team Kicks Things Off With A Win

    SOUTHBURY — Newtown High School’s football team did all of its scoring in the first half and cruised to a season-opening 26-7 win over host Pomperaug on a September 13 late afternoon. Julian Dunn caught a pair of touchdown passes from quarterba...

  • Cheer And Dance Squads Target Championships

    Newtown High School’s cheerleading squad and dance team are both coming off memorable seasons in which they entertained fans and supported their peers on the football field in the fall and basketball court in the winter, then wowed the judges at their own championship compe...

  • Gridders Lean On Experience Of Offense, Emergence Of Defenders

    Coming off a season in which they won the South-West Conference championship and competed in the state playoffs, Newtown High School’s football team again has the potential for success on the gridiron this fall. As always, however, it’s a game-by-game approach with Coach Steve George and company; they won’t look past any opponents and aren’t announcing any win-loss or playoff qualification expectations. As George points out, there’s no telling — this early at least — what the opponents will bring to the table, and while he expects to be competitive and has high hopes for success, a lot hinges on emergence of up-and-comers on the roster, not to mention staying injury- or mostly injury free. The Nighthawks bring back plenty of talent and experience on offense, but will have to count on quick development of lesser-experienced athletes on the defensive side of the ball as they embark on a tough stretch of games to begin the 2013 season.