- Monday, May 11, 2015 at 2:20 pm
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.”
- Friday, April 17, 2015 at 9:35 pm
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.
- Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 1:10 pm
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.
- Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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.
- Thursday, October 16, 2014
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.
- Thursday, November 7, 2013
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.
- Monday, November 4, 2013
WESTON — Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team might have needed a perfect performance to have a legitimate shot at overcoming unbeaten Joel Barlow of Redding in the South-West Conference championship game at Weston High School on November 2. The Nighthawks put up a fight, but couldn’t upset the Falcons — the only SWC team to defeat the Hawks this fall.