• Wet And Wild(cats) Win For Nighthawk Gridders

    Newtown High School’s football team, on the strength of a 29-point third quarter, rolled past the visiting Bethel Wildcats 42-0, at Blue & Gold Stadium, on October 2. The game was played in chilly and wet conditions, as rain fell, hard at times, throughout the evening in which temperatures were in the 40s.

    After a sloppy first half in which only one touchdown was scored – a Hunter Cobb TD run for a 6-0 lead (the extra point was no good) – the Nighthawks put together a wild, four-score third quarter.

  • Swimming And Diving Team Showing Early-Season Progress

    So far, so good for Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team, which has somewhat of a new look after losing nine graduates, including four team record holders, to graduation a year ago. This year’s version of the Nighthawks is making strides toward some success of its own in the not too distant future.

  • Nighthawk Soccer And Field Hockey Teams Have Successful Night Against Panthers

    Newtown High School’s field hockey and girls’ and boys’ soccer teams combined to go 2-0-1 against their rivals from Masuk of Monroe, on October 1. The boys’ booters began things with a 2-0 victory, and the field hockey squad followed up with a 3-0 blanking of the Panthers under a light but steady rain. Both of those triumphs were on the road. Shortly after the field hockey girls wrapped up their victory, Newtown’s girls’ soccer team came from behind for an exciting 2-2 tie with the visiting Panthers at soggy Blue & Gold Stadium.

  • Field Hockey Squad Continues Earning Points

    Editor's Note: The game at Barlow, originally slated for October 3, as listed below, has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 10; game time remains a 6 pm start, and will take place at Barlow as originally planned.


  • Cross Country Teams Win Winding Trails Invitational

    Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ varsity cross country teams both claimed first place at the Winding Trails Invitational, in Farmington, on September 26.

    The Newtown girls had the top three finishers as Sarah Mawdsley won the race in a time of 19:14.0; Erin Tressler was runner-up in 19:24.5; and Olivia Hage was third in 19:28.8. Also for the Nighthawks, Emma Bayuk placed sixth in 20:05.2; Madison Findley was 16th in 21:25.2; Kelsey Miller came in 21st in 21:44.3; and Willow Pears was 23rd in a time of 21:53.6.

  • Boys’ Booters Focus On Positives After Battling Back For Tie

    Editor's Note: The game at Weston, originally scheduled for Saturday, October 3, as listed below, has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 10, with a new start time of 10 am.


    It’s often said that there are good ties and bad ties in sports. For Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team, the 1-1 deadlock with visiting Pomperaug of Southbury, at Treadwell Park on September 29, was perhaps a little of both.

  • Nighthawk Girls’ Volleyball Team Gets On A Roll

    Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team won its fourth consecutive match, each coming in the minimum three games, in a September 28 visit to Masuk of Monroe. The Nighthawks won 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-20) to improve to 4-2 overall.

  • Football Team Beats Brookfield

    Newtown High School’s football team overcame a shaky start and a tough Brookfield squad to pull away in the third quarter and roll to a 42-14 road win, on September 25. The Nighthawks didn’t manage a first down until the final five minutes of the opening half but, once the Hawks started moving the chains, the first downs – and touchdowns – kept coming.

  • Field Hockey Team Clicks In Second Half To Pull Away Against Watertown

    Despite compiling ten penalty corners and 11 shots toward the cage in the opening half, while holding visiting nonconference foe Watertown without any corners, or chances for that matter, Newtown High School’s field hockey team was locked up in a scoreless tie in a September 21 game at Treadwell Park.

  • Boys’ Booters Bounce Back With Trio Of Wins

    Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team shook off a rough opener to put together a hard-fought winning streak — three straight one-goal victories — heading into a Thursday, September 24 visit to New Milford, beginning at 6 pm.

    After a 3-1 loss at New Fairfield on September 11, the Nighthawks pulled out a 3-2 victory over Brookfield on September 15, a 2-1 edging of host Bunnell of Stratford on September 17, and a 1-0 blanking of visiting Weston, at Blue & Gold Stadium, on September 21.