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  • Baseball, Softball Teams Advance; Lacrosse Ready To Begin State Play

    Newtown High School’s baseball and softball teams won Class LL state tournament first-round games on June 2.

    The baseball team, seeded 21st in its bracket, traveled to Greenwich and came from behind to defeat the No. 12 Cardinals, 3-2. The Nighthawks were down 2-0 in the sixth inning but rallied for three runs in the decisive frame. Sam Czel drove in two runs on a single and Alex Lapinski had a run batted in on a groundout.

  • Baseball Team Looks To Build Off Winning Ways As Playoffs Commence

    Connor Miller delivers a pitch during late-season action. The Nighthawks will begin the conference playoffs with a visit to Notre Dame-Fairfield on Saturday, May 24.

  • Sluggers Erase Nine-Run Deficit For Wild Win, Continue Momentum

    Matt Memoli has played in, and coached, a lot of baseball games — recreation, high school, and collegiate ball included. Until a May 10 visit to Bridgeport’s Ballpark at Harbor Yard, home of the Bluefish, he’d never been a part of anything like this one: a wild 16-15 Newtown High School victory over Masuk of Monroe. A game in which his Nighthawks overcame football-like 8-0 and 15-6 deficits to somehow steal a victory.

  • Newtown High School Sluggers Fall To Bulldogs And Wave, Beat Rebels

    Newtown High School’s baseball team shook off a 7-3 loss to host Bunnell of Stratford on May 2 with a 9-5 victory at New Fairfield on May 6. The Nighthawks fell 2-0 to the New Milford Green Wave on May 7 and carried a 5-8 overall record (4-4 in South-West Conference action) into the second week of May.

    The Nighthawks broke a 5-5 fifth inning tie with the Rebels by plating four runs in the frame to earn their fifth win in their last seven games.

  • Hawk Sluggers Playing Well, Win Four Of Five

    Third baseman Charlie Huegi fields the ball during Newtown's doubleheader with Pomperaug at Fairfield Hills on April 28. The Hawks and Panthers split the twin bill, giving Newtown a record of 4-1 in its last five games.

  • Hawk Sluggers Hope Nail-Biters Pay Dividends Down The Road

    Newtown High School’s baseball team shook off an 11-3 setback to New Fairfield on May 4 with a 13-4 drubbing of New Milford in its next game, two days later. Not exactly nail-biting games, but these are not good examples of what this spring, on the whole, has been like for the Nighthawks. In fact, each of the seven games before the New Fairfield contest were battles, and nine of 16 games overall have been one- or two-run contests.

    Now that’s playing it close. 

  • Sluggers Get Back On Winning Track With Comeback Efforts

    Newtown High School’s baseball team shook off a five-game losing streak with a pair of wins — both comebacks, but one of which ended as a lopsided affair, and the other a nail-biter — to close out play in the month of April with a 5-6 overall record.