Sports

Hockey Day In Danbury Kicks Off Season

Published: September 26, 2013 at 12:00 am
The Western Connecticut Youth Hockey Association opened its season Saturday afternoon with Hockey Day in Danbury, at Danbury Arena, with a ceremonial puck drop by Mayor Mark Boughton. Skaters from all eight of the organization's travel hockey teams were introduced in a ceremony that featured a ban

Cross Country Teams Compete In Meets

Published: September 26, 2013 at 12:00 am
Newtown High School's girls' and boys' cross country teams had strong showings in a pair of meets this past week. They competed in the 32nd Bethel Cross Country Invitational on September 21, then raced in South-West Conference action at Eisenhower Park in Milford on September 24.

Girls' Soccer Team Maintains Winning Ways And Focus

Published: September 26, 2013 at 12:00 am
It would be easy to excuse members of the Newtown High School girls' soccer team for having a lot of confidence and for starting to think repeat. Last year's state champions have a new look with a mostly different starting lineup, but the Nighthawks picked up where left off a year ago - coming

Boys' Soccer Team Bounces Back From Tough Ties To Nip Weston

Published: September 26, 2013 at 12:00 am
Newtown High School's boys' soccer team earned at least a point in each of its first five games heading into a September 26 game against Joel Barlow of Redding. For the better part of the afternoon on September 21, the Nighthawks controlled the ball and dominated in scoring opportunities. The Ha

Led By Gray, Swim Team Raises Money For Special Olympics

Published: September 26, 2013 at 12:00 am
Charlotte Gray says her favorite part about competing with the Newtown High School swimming and diving team is the connection she has with her teammates. The senior captain recently used that and another connection she has - one with challenged swimmers - to help raise money for Special Olympics

Spikers Earn Wins, Seek Improvement

Published: September 25, 2013 at 12:00 am
Newtown High School's girls' volleyball team coasted to a 3-0 (25-12, 25-8, 25-21) win over visiting Notre Dame-Fairfield on September 23, improving to 4-2 overall. Newtown Coach Tom Czaplinski has been able to get everybody plenty of playing time throughout the season. In fact, not only did al

Hawk Gridders Escape With Wild Win Over Cats

Published: September 20, 2013 at 12:00 am
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 hel

Youth Wrestling Open House

Published: September 19, 2013 at 12:00 am
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

Spikers Sandwich Barlow Setback With Wins Over Lauralton

Published: September 19, 2013 at 12:00 am
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 D

Newtown High Girls' Booters Work Hard For 3-0 Start

Published: September 19, 2013 at 12:00 am
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 Septemb
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