Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team defeated host Pomperaug of Southbury 18-1 on April 18, and Tucker Garrity’s three assists (to go along with a trio of goals) made him the program’s all-time leader with 134 assists.
Ties in lacrosse are unusual enough — Newtown High School’s girls’ team hadn’t had one in more than a decade, if ever, before a 9-9 deadlock with visiting Pomperaug of Southbury on a damp April 11 night — but the way in which this game ended up a stalemate is all the more unusual.
Newtown High School’s softball team got back into the win column with an offensive outburst — two dozen runs to be exact — against visiting Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport on April 18. The Nighthawks swung heavy bats en route to a 24-2 triumph over the Cougars, putting the skids on a three-game losing streak.
It doesn’t seem to matter who Newtown High School’s volleyball team plays. The Nighthawks improved to 9-0 overall, posting their sixth and seventh 3-0 triumphs with wins over FCIAC teams, host Danbury on April 17 and visiting Trumbull the next day.
The way in which Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team started each of its last two games certainly played a role in the victories, but it was strong second-half play that sparked wins at Stepinac of New York on April 13 and home against Weston on April 16.