Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ tennis teams both picked up victories this past week, with the squads defeating Bethel and Brookfield, and falling to Weston. Maureen Maher, coach of the girls, has been pleased with her new-look team this spring. The two-time South-West Conference champions lost eight players between graduation, moves out of town, and players not returning, but that hasn’t prevented success.
Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ track and field teams both earned a trio of victories over opponents in meets this week. The girls went to Bunnell High School’s track in Stratford on April 28 and defeated Joel Barlow of Redding 92.5 to 57.5, topped Stratford 137 to 12, and bested Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport 137.5 to .5. Newtown’s boys team hosted a meet at Blue & Gold Stadium on April 29 and beat Stratford 105 to 45, Kolbe 140 to 10, and Barlow 115 to 34.
Newtown High School’s softball team took advantage of ten walks to make the most of only four hits in defeating host Joel Barlow of Redding 8-3 on April 23. The Nighthawks then dropped both ends of a double header against Pomperaug of Southbury at Treadwell Park on April 28. Newtown carried a 4-5 overall record into the middle of the week.
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.