NHS volleyball

  • NHS Volleyball Team Goes Into SWC Tourney On High Note

    Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team ended the regular season with a 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-14) win over visiting Bunnell of Stratford, on Senior Night, October 27.

  • 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.

  • Volleyball Team Follows Up Much-Needed Win With Another Triumph

    Coming off a pair of defeats to FCIAC and state powerhouse programs St Joseph of Trumbull and Darien, Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team was staring at a very real possibility of falling to 0-3 to start the campaign. South-West Conference rival Joel Barlow of Redding visited on September 18, and the Nighthawks stepped up their game for a 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-22) triumph.

    It’s too early for a team to have a must-win match, or is it?

  • Volleyball Team Starts Season With Hard-Fought Loss

    No sense easing into the campaign. Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team opened things with a visit to defending state Class M runner-up St Joseph on September 15, the day before a match with another nonconference powerhouse from the FCIAC, Darien — last year’s Class LL champion.

    Newtown, after winning its first game against St Joes, hung close in games two through four, but St Joes prevailed 3-1 (24-26, 25-20, 25-20, 25-22). Darien posted a 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-14) win in the second match.

  • Hawk Volleyball Players Motivated Not To Get Ahead Of Themselves

    The good thing about a first-year team being led by seniors is that it has some multi-sport athletes in the fold. Something the inexperienced yet veteran-led Nighthawks have to handle, however, is remembering that they are just that … a new team.

    “I think what’s happening is we’re getting ahead of ourselves,” senior captain Jeff DePinto said after his Nighthawks dropped their third straight match in a loss to visiting Masuk of Monroe, on May 8. “Clearly there are things we have to work on.”

  • Nighthawk Spikers Defeat Tigers For Program’s First Win

    Newtown High School’s boys’ volleyball team, in its inaugural campaign, earned its first win with a victory over visiting Daniel Hand of Madison, on Friday, April 17. The Nighthawks overcame a two games to one deficit and pulled out a 3-2 (25-19, 18-25, 19-25, 27-25, 15-7) triumph over the Tigers.

    Jeremy Doski had six kills to go along with a dozen assists, and seven blocks; Jeff DePinto compiled 12 kills; Bryce Decker had four blocks; and Andy Braun contributed four service aces for the Nighthawks.

  • New Volleyball Team Showing Signs Of Potential In Early Going

    A first-year varsity team that doesn’t even have prior club playing experience under its belt certainly has some catching up to do out of the gate. In the case of Newtown High School’s brand-new boys’ volleyball team, however, things are looking pretty good in their first week of competition.

    An 0-3 start to the campaign is a bit deceptive since the Nighthawks have been competitive in the early going, providing a positive outlook among team members and Coach Sandy Doski. The Hawks are confident that the wins will come.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hawk Spikers Suffer Second-Round Exit At Simsbury

    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.