he Tribury Table Tennis Club, based in Woodbury, Middlebury, and Southbury, welcomes new participants to play table tennis throughout the week, free of charge, as follows: *Woodbury Senior Center, Mondays from 10 am to 1 pm and Thursdays from 2 to 4 pm (203-263-2828). *Middlebury Parks & Recreation, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 1 pm (l 203-598-3719). *Southbury Senior Center, Tuesdays and Fridays from 2 to 4:30 pm (203-264-5858).
During the preseason, Coach Bill Flood already had his sights on the April 30 visit to Heritage Village Country Club and a clash with South-West Conference rival Pomperaug of Southbury. As that date fast approaches, both Flood’s Newtown High School boys’ golf team (6-0 heading into Thursday’s meet with Notre Dame-Fairfield) and defending regular season conference champion Pomperaug (2-0 in the early going) continue to look like the best teams in the conference, Flood said.
After a 12-7 setback to nonconference foe Conard at Blue & Gold Stadium on April 19, Coach Glenn Adams’ viewpoint was that if his Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team’s first loss was just a “bump in the road,” and his team rebounded, there was nothing to worry about. Fast forward a couple of days to the team’s return to South-West Conference play and a visit to Pomperaug of Southbury. Newtown didn’t allow that bump to turn into a bouncy ride, and won 12-3.
Locked up in a tight battle at Blue & Gold Stadium on April 17, Newtown High School’s girls’ lacrosse team pulled away in the second half for a 15-9 triumph over Weston. Newtown led just 8-7 after Weston logged two of the first three second-half goals before the Nighthawks went on a 7-2 run in the final 20 minutes of action.
Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ tennis teams both earned 6-1 wins over New Milford — the girls at home and the boys on the road — on April 16. They each picked up victories over Immaculate of Danbury on April 21. The boys won 6-1 at home and the girls were 5-2 victors in the Hat City. The girls were 3-2 and the boys were 3-1 going into the final week of action in April.
Newtown High School’s baseball team, in its sixth game of the spring, picked up its first win — toppling host Oxford 15-9 on April 21. The teams combined for 30 hits (15 apiece) and eight errors in a wild contest that featured eight opening-inning runs. Newtown carried a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the first, but trailed 5-3 heading into the second inning. Oxford led 7-4 going to the fourth, but Newtown put up six runs to turn a three-run deficit into a three-run advantage, and never looked back.
Opening Day of the trout fishing season, Saturday, April 19, brought fishermen out to the are lakes, ponds, and streams to hook their worms, cast their lines, and reel in some lunch — or just catch to throw back. Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced early in April that it expected to stock almost 390,000 trout — more than 200 truckloads — into 100 lakes and ponds, and 194 rivers and streams in time for Opening Day. Taunton Lake, Newtown Fish & Game Club’s primary source for fishing, drew men, women, and children throughout the morning and afternoon. Some fishermen tried their luck from along the shore, and others basked in the warm sun from their boats while waiting for a bite.