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Weather is impacting the start of state tournament play for some of Newtown High School’s teams, along with many others in Connecticut.

The Newtown boys’ tennis team members are competing in the Class LL singles and doubles brackets. Play began at Hall High School in West Hartford on May 30 and was to have continued the next day, but got bumped to Monday, June 1, because of rain, and moved to Yale University — rain or shine. The middle rounds of the tourney are scheduled to unfold on June 1, with the championships slated to take place at Hall High, on Wednesday, June 3.

On the girls’ tennis courts, the Nighthawks, after winning their Class L tourney qualifying-round match on May 30, will visit Fairfield Ludlowe in the first round. The match, originally scheduled for June 1, was bumped to June 2, beginning at noon.

Both the baseball and softball teams had home contests washed out on June 1. The baseball team’s Class LL first-round contest with New Milford was moved to June 2, with a first pitch time of 3:30 pm. The softball squad’s Class LL state playoff opener with Glastonbury has also been rescheduled for June 2, beginning at 4 pm. Winners of these games will now play in the second round on Wednesday, June 3, which was originally a non-game day.

The Class LL girls’ and boys’ track and field championships are still lined up for their original date of June 2, at Willowbrook Park, in New Britain. The NHS boys’ lacrosse team, as scheduled, will visit New Milford in Class L first-round action on Wednesday, June 3, beginning at 4:30 pm. The golf tournaments will take place in the second week of June — the boys at Timberlin Golf Club in Berlin, on June 8, and the girls at Orange Hills Country Club, on June 9. The girls’ golf squad is scheduled to participate in the South-West Conference championship, at Orange Hills, on June 2.

All scheduling information — dates and times — are subject to change regardless of the weather. Visit casciac.org or nighthawksports.com to confirm game times and for more information. Check back here and in the June 5 print edition of The Bee for coverage of the Newtown High teams.

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