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  • SWC Tourney Update: Soccer Falls And Volleyball Earns Home Match

    Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team, the No. 5 seed in the South-West Conference Tournament, traveled to Redding to tangle with No. 4 Joel Barlow in the tourney’s quarterfinals on October 24. Newtown, after beating the Falcons twice late in the regular season — holding Barlow to just one goal in those two games — fell behind 2-0 in the opening half and couldn’t overcome the early deficit. Barlow prevailed 2-0 to advance to the semifinals. The Nighthawks will try to bounce back in the upcoming state tournament.

  • Hawks Win Battle Of Unbeaten Teams

    In a battle of unbeaten South-West Conference football rivals, Newtown High School’s football team shook off some mistakes and penalties and overcame a tough Brookfield squad for a 21-14 victory at Blue & Gold Stadium on October 24. Newtown improved to 7-0 and Brookfield fell to 6-1 in a rematch of last season’s conference championship game, won by Newtown.

    The host Nighthawks scored all of their points in the opening half as Nick Rubino and Jaret DeVellis both scored on a three-yard runs, and Jacob Burden hooked up with Julian Dunn on a 17-yard TD pass.

  • Field Hockey Clinches Tourney Spot, Girls' Soccer Concludes Regular Season

    Newtown High School’s field hockey and girls’ soccer teams concluded their regular seasons on October 22, with the field hockey team hosting Bethel and the soccer team visiting Pomperaug of Southbury. The field hockey team, with a 2-1 win over Bethel, locked up a state playoff spot.

  • Newtown Spikers On A Roll As They Head Toward Playoffs

    Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team heads into the South-West Conference playoffs riding high, having won eight straight matchups with SWC opponents, and the Nighthawks will look to carry that success over into the conference tournament, set to begin on Monday, October 27.

    The Nighthawks finished 11-2 in SWC play and carried a 13-4 overall mark into the season finale, a nonconference clash with visiting East Lyme, set for 5:30 pm on Friday, October 24.

  • Swim Team Caps Off Regular Season With Win

    Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team concluded the regular season with a 94-81 win over visiting Masuk of Monroe on October 21. Newtown finished the campaign with 9-1 mark as the team gets ready for the South-West Conference championships; the diving competition will take place at Pomperaug High School in Southbury at 5:30 pm on October 29, and the swim events will unfold at Masuk High at 1 pm on November 1.

  • Boys’ Booters Clinch SWC Playoff Spot, Prepare For Another Date With Barlow

    In control of their own destiny, but also down to the wire, members of the Newtown High School boys’ soccer team stepped up and locked up a South-West Conference playoff berth with a 3-0 win over Notre Dame-Fairfield, under the lights at Sacred Heart University on October 20.

  • Streak Stoppers: NHS Halts Ansonia’s Run At 48

    Newtown's Jake Lambert and Ben Mason, pictured tackling Ansonia's quarterback, were among the Nighthawks who shut down Ansonia's typically potent offense during Newtown's 14-8 win at Blue & Gold Stadium October 17. The Nighthawks halted Ansonia's winning streak at 48, which until Friday night, was one win shy of Cheshire's state record.

  • Cross Country Squads Third In SWC Meet

    BETHEL — Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ cross country teams both placed third in the South-West Conference championship meet, held at Bethel High School on October 17.

    The conference’s pinnacle race took place a day after it was originally scheduled because of heavy rain, and the course remained soggy in spots.

  • A Lot On The Line: Hawk Gridders Can Prevent Ansonia From Claiming State Record

    Jared Pearson rushes the ball during Newtown's win at Bethel on October 10. The Nighthawks look to keep rolling in what could be their toughest test of the regular season, a game with Ansonia at Blue & Gold Stadium on Friday, October 17. Ansonia is one win shy of Cheshire's state record of 49 consecutive wins. The game is scheduled to begin at 7.

  • Volleyball Team Gets On Winning Streak

    Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team won its sixth straight match on October 15, defeating host Immaculate of Danbury 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-11).

    Kyle Dandrea had seven kills and four digs, Alexa Reilly added four kills, and Sarah Bender had 17 assists and five aces.

    The Nighthawks defeated host Bethel 3-1 (25-16, 25-14, 23-25, 25-13) a day earlier.

    Dandrea had 14 kills and three digs, Molly McCoy had 30 assists and five kills, and Tessa Leon-Gambetta had seven digs.