NEWTOWN ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER
Fall 2020, A Season to Remember!
As the 2020 fall season is now over and the Holiday season is upon us, I cannot think of a better word to encompass my feelings. Grateful. I am very grateful for this town and this high school. For the student-athletes, coaches and parents who make this department second to none.
When looking back to the first day of summer conditioning on July 3rd, I must admit I was just as skeptical as many were, not knowing if we would even have a season. Fast forward to the night of November 18th, as our boys soccer team won the North Division Championship and the fall season was over! WOW! All of the constant (sometimes nagging) reminders about staying apart, or "Hey, put your mask on!" or "Stay away from her." It all paid off. We were one of a very few number of schools, who were able to make it through an entire high school season without any real disruptions. With over 500 student-athletes participating in fall sports, this was no small feat. Again, a true testament to our student-athletes, coaches, athletic trainer, athletic department staff and all of our parents!
Who would have ever imagined that a season that was not suppose to begin, would have such an amazing ending! Read on....
Newtown Nighthawks Cheerleading
NHS Nighthawks Dance Team
NIGHTHAWKS BOYS SOCCER WINS THE SWC NORTH CROWN
JUST INCREDIBLE! Many thanks to this stellar team, and especially to first year NHS Coaches Ryan Lyddy, Adam Bourret and Stephen Conway.
The Look of NHS Football May Have Changed - But the Heart of the Team Stayed Strong!
A PERFECT FINISH FOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL!
The Girls Volleyball Team went undefeated in the SWC North Division, by eliminating every team they faced! Playing on one of the unluckiest days on the calendar, the Nighthawks didn't need luck to clinch the SWC Championship Game! They ended up with a Perfect 15-0 Season!
It doesn't get better than this!
NHS GIRLS SOCCER HAS A GREAT SEASON!
NHS NIGHTHAWKS SWIM & DIVE TEAM SPLASHES INTO 2ND PLACE!
From coach Osborne: "Swimming and Diving had an amazing, yet different season. The swimmers dealt with every new challenge head on and ended the season by setting 8 team and or pool records while finishing 2nd place at SWCs. Awesome job ladies!"
Nighthawks Field Hockey Team Has a Spectacular Season!
From head coach Ellen Goyda: "Although the season didn’t end the way we would have liked, I’m extremely proud of all our girls this year! We remained healthy and navigated our way through the Covid season unscathed. Most importantly, we realize how extremely lucky we were and more so, appreciative that we got to create memories for our seniors. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to coach them and can’t wait for next season!"