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Newtown girls fulfilled their mission

No state basketball title this year, but the Nighthawks accomplished much more

Updated: February 27, 2013, 2:53 PM ET
By Steve Wulf | ESPN.com

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NEWTOWN, Conn. -- This could be just any high school girls' basketball game. The players stretch as rapper Macklemore plays over the loudspeakers. Students and family members settle into the wooden pullout bleachers for the 5:15 tipoff. Championship banners at both ends of the Hawks' Nest remind everyone of the school's proud athletic heritage, although the coach of the 2012 Connecticut Class LL champions is still worried. "We haven't been practicing ...

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