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  • Hawks Overcome Big Deficit, But Can’t Hold Lead

    HAMDEN — Newtown High School’s girls’ basketball team fought back from an 11-point deficit to take a short-lived lead, but the Nighthawks ultimately fell to host Sacred Heart Academy, 57-52, in a clash between 13-7 teams in the opening round of the Class LL state tournament on February 26.

  • Nighthawk Cagers Battle Bunnell To The Finish Before Falling

    MONROE — In a battle between the underdogs and the undefeated Bulldogs, the upstart Newtown High School boys’ basketball team nearly pulled off an upset of Bunnell of Stratford in their South-West Conference Tournament quarterfinal round battle at Masuk High on Februa...

  • They’re In — Nighthawk Skaters Qualify For State Tourney

    Newtown High School’s hockey team, by virtue of back-to-back wins in mid-February, ensured that it will play on once the regular season comes to an end. The Nighthawks earned their seventh and eighth victories of the season to earn a spot in the upcoming Division II state t...

  • Nighthawks Compete In Track State Championships

    Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ indoor track teams competed in the Class LL and State Open championships at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, February 16 and 19, respectively. Jake Feinstein had runner-up finishes in the 3200 meter...

  • Crudo Runner Up As Grapplers Place 11th In Championships

    TRUMBULL — Newtown High School’s wrestling team placed 11 in the Class LL state championships, at Trumbull High School, February 15 and 16. The Nighthawks were led by 106-pound weight division grappler Luca Crudo who earned a second-place finish.

  • Halstead Helps Unveil NASCAR, Swan Racing No. 26 Tribute To Newtown

    Sandy Hook Fire Chief and Newtown Fire Marshal Bill Halstead has been a fan of auto racing since his youth. So it may have been an understatement when he describes the experience of unveiling a brand new NASCAR vehicle at the site of the Daytona 500 as thrilling.

  • Bruins A Hit, Stanley Cup Shines, UConn Women Share Skills At NYA

    The youth of Newtown got to see the softer side of the bruising, hard-hitting members of the Boston Bruins during the National Hockey League team’s visit to Newtown Youth Academy on February 18. The very next day, members of the University of Connecticut women’s baske...

  • Kolbe Steals One From NHS Girls

    MILFORD — A late-game comeback effort by Newtown High School’s girls’ basketball team to earn a win in the South-West Conference Tournament opener was stolen away by Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport on February 18. The fourth-seeded Cougars ...

  • Grapplers Sound Off On Potential Cut Of Wrestling From Olympics

    Wrestling may soon lose some validity at a high level, and those involved in the sport locally recognize that there may be a trickledown effect. The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), on February 12, agreed on the 25 sports it will propose to the 125th ...

  • Swimmers Close Out Regular Slate With Win

    Newtown High School’s boys’ swimming and diving team capped off the regular season with a 94-81 win over Joel Barlow of Redding on February 15. NHS finished the season with a 7-3 record. “I thought the kids swam we...