- Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 1:25 pm
Newtown High School’s wrestling team defeated host Immaculate-Joel Barlow 60-11, at Joel Barlow High in Redding, on February 3. The match began in the 132 pound weight division; weight class results are as follows:
132: Aaron Occhipinti of Newtown defeated Ben Coppock 7-0 for a 3-0 lead.
138: Owen Walsh of Newtown defeated Gab Ortiz 6-0 for a 6-0 lead.
145: Ed Lovely of Newtown won via forfeit for a 12-0 lead.
- Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 10:40 pm
Newtown High School’s boys’ swimming and diving team dropped a 99-84 decision on the road to Weston on February 2.
Despite the setback, the Nighthawks had some strong performances, including first-place finishes.
- Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 9:25 pm
Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ basketball teams both dropped hard-fought overtime contests this past week — the girls to visiting Joel Barlow of Redding on January 29, and the boys at the hands of host Kolbe Cathedral on February 2.
- Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm
The Newtown Youth Wrestling Association’s elementary team dominated for its second consecutive Western Connecticut Championships, and third win in the past four years, at the Danbury Police Activities League building this past weekend.
The team, comprising athletes in pre-K through fifth grade, scored 41 of a possible 48 points, with New Milford and Danbury scoring 35 and 33 respectively, to place second and third. Newtown wrestlers took home first-place honors in 14 of the 32 brackets.
- Monday, February 1, 2016 at 2:40 pm
Newtown High School’s wrestling team had a third-place finish in the Ridgefield Challenge on January 30. The Nighthawks had four weight class championships, a runner-up result, and a fourth-place finish as they scored 134.5 points to edge fourth-place Daniel Hand of Madison (127 points) for third. Monroe-Woodbury won the 17-team event with 202 points and St Anthony’s scored 155 to place second.
- Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3:20 pm
Newtown High School’s hockey team skated to a 2-1 victory over host Joel Barlow of Redding, at Danbury Ice Arena, in the third annual Warrior Cup Game, on January 30. The South-West Conference rivals join forces to raise funds in support of the Wounded Warrior Project, and honor military members each season.
Scott McLean had both Newtown goals and goaltender Nicholas Chaloux earned the win between the pipes as the Nighthawks improved to 7-6 overall this campaign. Newtown beat Barlow 4-1 earlier this winter.
- Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 5:30 pm
Newtown High School’s varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads both earned championships at the Connecticut Classic Cheer Competition at Wolcott High School on January 30.
The Nighthawks now turn their attention to the South-West Conference championships, which they’ll host, on Saturday, February 6, beginning at 4 pm. Newtown is looking to defend its title from a year ago.
Led by senior captains Madeline Bridges, Laken Hughes, and Jess Mullany, the team is coached by Sue Bridges.
- Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 1:15 pm
Newtown High School’s dance team won the South-West Conference jazz and hip hop division championships at New Milford High School on January 30. This marks the fourth year in a row the dancers have captured at least one conference crown.
A year ago, the team placed first in the jazz category of the SWC competition, and second in SWC’s hip hop division. Newtown was runner-up at the state level in jazz last winter.
The team is led by captains Meera Gupta, Michaela Hall, Kaitlyn Pierce, and Charlotte Stenz, and coached by Cheryl Stenz.
- Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm
Members of Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ track and field teams competed in the Southern Connecticut Conference Last Chance Qualifier Meet at New Haven’s Floyd Little Athletic Center on January 29. Sarah Mawdsley set a school record and several Nighthawks had standout performances as they gear up for the conference and state championships. This was the final regular-season meet before the start of the postseason, which gets going with the South-West Conference championships at Floyd Little Athletic Center on February 6, beginning at 5 pm.
- Friday, January 29, 2016 at 9:06 am
Olyvia Shaw goes up for the ball among a group of Bunnell defenders during Newtown's 65-34 win on the road on January 22. The Nighthawks will be home on Tuesday, February 9, to play Masuk of Monroe at 7 pm. Residents 65 and older are invited to the game and for a free dinner provided by Newtown High School’s Culinary Department at 5:45 pm.