• Djonne And Nighthawk Diving Teammates Had Season To Remember

    Newtown High School’s divers made quite a splash this fall. Led by senior standout Kari Djonne and her talented peers, the Nighthawks excelled throughout the regular season and deep into the postseason, culminating with this past week’s State Open. Djonne, regularly the team’s top diver, finished second in both the Class LL state championships and State Open, the latter of which brings together the best of the best from teams among all four of Connecticut’s class sizes.

  • Hawk Gridders To Host Glastonbury In State Playoffs

    Newtown High School’s football team will host Glastonbury in the Class LL state playoff quarterfinals on Tuesday, December 1. Kickoff, at Blue & Gold Stadium, is set for 6:30 pm. The Nighthawks (9-1) are seeded fourth in the bracket, and Glastonbury (8-1) is ranked fifth. The winner will play in the semifinals on Monday, December 7; the highest-seeded teams to advance in the quarters will host semifinal contests.

  • Former And Current Newtown Athletes Stand Out

    Newtown athletes, including some who have taken their skills to the collegiate level, have been recognized for accomplishments on the playing fields, courses, and courts. Former Newtown High School standout football player Max Nacewicz, a senior at Springfield College, has been selected as the Liberty League Defensive Player of the Year. Will Arndt set records for Western Connecticut State University; Grandon Smith earned All Conference accolades; Emma Herring earned All-Tournament honors; and Jamie Calandro competed in an All-Star game.

  • Schwartz Gobbles Up Turkey Trot Victory

    Runners and walkers got Thanksgiving off to an early start as they participated in the 6th Annual Newtown Turkey Trot 5K road race and fun walk to support the Cyrenius H Booth Library, on November 26. Newtown’s Zach Schwartz was the first to complete the course, which started at Hawley Elementary School – at 7:45 am and in high 30-degree temperatures – and ended at Newtown Middle School. Schwartz, who was third last year and won the race in 2013, finished in a time of 15:47.

  • Mason’s Five TDs Lead Newtown Past Masuk

    Newtown High School’s football team – Ben Mason specifically – feasted on host Masuk of Monroe for a 40-8 triumph in the annual Thanksgiving Eve battle, on November 25. Mason scored five of the visiting team’s six touchdowns. With the win, the Nighthawks improved to 9-1 and it appears have earned a Class LL state playoff quarterfinal round home game (seedings will be announced on Friday, November 27). Masuk finishes the season with a mark of 6-4.

  • Unified Sports Soccer Players Shine On The Field

    Newtown’s Unified Sports soccer players practiced and competed in games throughout the fall season. The special needs athletes will bring their skills and enjoyment indoors for basketball season next. “It’s such an opportunity for these children to have a team, be on a team — and be cheered on,” said Jane McGrath, a volunteer with Newtown’s Unified Sports program, while at the Bunnell Unified Sports Soccer Tournament in Stratford, this fall.

  • Nighthawks Sign/Commit To Compete In College

    A trio of Newtown High School athletes recently signed their National Letters of Intent to play sports at the collegiate level, and one committed to bringing her game to the next level as well, this past week.

  • Superstars And NUSAR Dream Team Hold Hoops Fundraiser

    Newtown Underwater Search And Rescue’s (NUSAR) annual comedy basketball fundraiser with the Harlem Superstars took place at Newtown High School on November 21. The Harlem team entertained the crowd with dazzling dunks and trick shots, led by 7-foot center Kevin “Tiny” Briggs and a group of talented athletes.

  • Thanksgiving Traditions: Wednesday Football, Turkey Day Road Race

    A pair of Newtown Thanksgiving traditions continue with the annual Newtown-Masuk high school football game on Turkey Day Eve, and the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving. This year, the football game will be played at Masuk High, 1014 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. Kickoff on Wednesday, November 25, is set for 7 pm. Start your Thanksgiving morning early with the 6th Annual Newtown Turkey Trot 5K road race and fun walk to support the Cyrenius H Booth Library. The race will be held on Thursday, November 26, beginning at 7:45 am.

  • NHS Pool To Be Closed Over Thanksgiving Weekend

    Newtown Parks & Recreation is issuing a reminder that the pool at Newtown High School will not be open for open swim Wednesday through Saturday, November 25-28, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.