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Host Nighthawks Swim Past New Milford Green Wave

Published: October 05, 2017 at 12:00 am

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Newtown High School's girls' swimming and diving team defeated the visiting New Milford Green Wave on October 3.

The 200 yard medley relay team of Mary Hufziger, Maddie Carter, Olivia Renkert, and Caroline Mahoney was first in 2:01.58.

In the 200 yard freestyle event, Martha Seaver was runner-up in 2:17.53. Carter gave Newtown another second-place finish, in the 200 individual medley, clocking in at 2:24.46.

Hufziger won the 50 free, narrowly edging out Renkert as the Nighthawks recorded a one-two finish with times of 26.03 and 27.38.

Kiera Sughrue was first in the diving competition with a score of 189.6, and Hannah Weatherby was second with a score of 182.75.

Out of the diving break, the Nighthawks held a 52-26 lead and added to it with a strong performance in the 100 butterfly race, led by first-place finisher Hufziger, in 1:03.19; Julia DiMartino was second in 1:12.69.

Renkert won the 100 free, making her final touch in 1:01.58. Grace Bertsche was second in the 500, finishing in 6:08.01.

The 200 free relay team of Emma Riebe, Renkert, Lianna Perazzo, and Carter was first in 1:54.20 and Newtown sealed the team victory, seizing a 93-47 lead.

In the 100 backstroke race, which Newtown exhibitioned, Mahoney and Riebe had the fastest two times with a very close finish of 1:10.64 and 1:10.99.

Carter had the best time in the 100 backstroke event in 1:16.26, and Emmi DeSousa followed in 1:19.01.

The 400 relay team of DiMartino, Mahoney, Riebe, and Hufziger clocked in with the fastest time of 4:12.75.

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
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The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
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“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
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“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 26
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
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“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
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Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
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Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
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Total votes: 2