Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team saw its season come to an end in the second round of the Class LL state tournament on November 7. The tenth-seeded Nighthawks traveled to No. 7 Simsbury and the hosts prevailed 3-1 (25-22, 25-17, 17-25, 25-15) to advance to the quarterfinals.
Newtown had advanced with a 3-0 win over Brien McMahon of Norwalk in the first round. The Nighthawks posted a regular-season record of 15-4 and went all the way to the South-West Conference championship match as the No. 2 seed, and fell to top-seeded Joel Barlow of Redding.