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  • Thunder Extremely Solid In Cal Ripken Title Run

    The Newtown Thunder rolled off a remarkable string of victories in a three-day period at Hawley School Field to win the Cal Ripken Summer Extreme 9B League playoffs. The Thunder had dropped a game early in the playoffs, resulting in a playoff run with no room for error the rest of the way. And the team showed its resiliency in its quest for the title, capping off the winning streak with a victory over the Newtown Nighthawks.

  • Newtown High School Fall Season Tryouts

    Newtown High School’s fall sports tryouts will be held later in August. Most teams will meet on Saturday, August 23. The football team will meet on Monday, August 18. Athletes are asked to bring water to all tryouts. Schedule is as follows:

    Football: Monday, August 18. Meet at 2 pm in the boys’ locker room. Practice from 3:30 to 6 pm. Contact Coach Steve George at georges@newtown.k12.ct.us for more information

  • Renegades Face Must-Win Situation Today

    The Newtown Renegades baseball team will face Exeter, N.H., in a must-win Cal Ripken 11U New England Regional Tournament game on Wednesday, August 6, at 5:30 pm. The teams will battle at Glander Field, on Mile Hill Road South, in a rematch of an August 2 contest in which Newtown overcame a 7-1 deficit to pull out an 8-7 victory.

    The Renegades fell into the loser’s bracket of the double elimination tourney with a 7-2 loss to New Milford on August 5. Josh Taylor drove in both runs, and Luke Galer smacked a pair of doubles in the setback.

  • NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition, August 30 At NYA

    Young football players will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when NYA Sports & Fitness Center hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Saturday, August 30, at 11 am. The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15.

    The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick football competition allows youngsters to showcase their talents in punting, passing, and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy.

  • Late Rallies Carry Renegades, Who Host New Milford On Tuesday

    Josh Taylor throws a pitch during New England Regional Tournament action at Glandor Field on August 3. Taylor and the Newtown Renegades beat Keene, N.H., 5-3, and will host New Milford at 5 pm on Tuesday, August 5.

  • Free Fitness For Children: 4th Annual CCFA Jamboree

    Girls and boys ages 8-14 are invited to join in a free afternoon of fun, fitness, and educational activities from 1 to 3 pm on Tuesday, August 12, at NYA Sports & Fitness Center, 4 Primrose Street.

    NYA and the Chelsea Cohen Fitness Academy (CCFA) are hosting the fourth annual CCFA Jamboree during this time. Groups and organizations that would like to attend are welcome.

  • Newtown 16-Year-Olds Win State Title

    In the inaugural season of the 16-year-old Prep Division of Connecticut Babe Ruth Baseball, the Newtown 16U team traveled to North Haven and captured the state championship on Saturday, July 26 by beating Fairfield in the semifinals and North Haven in the finals. 

    Newtown crushed Fairfield 12-1 in a game that was shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule. Luke Rustici pitched a complete game, four-hitter; Jared Brady had three hits including a double and had four runs batted in; and Chris Calo had three hits and two RBI.

  • Newtown 11s Second In States; At Home For Regionals On Saturday

    The Newtown Renegades beat New Fairfield 9-4, Southbury 7-3 and New Milford 6-0 but came up short twice against Danbury, 6-2 and 5-4, in the double elimination Cal Ripken 11U Connecticut State Tournament at Rogers Park in Danbury this past week.

    Danbury and Newtown both go on to compete in the Cal Ripken 11U New England Regional Tournament which opens this weekend at Glander Field since the Renegades were selected to host the tourney.

  • 9th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K August 30

    The 9th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K and Kid’s Run will take place at Dickinson Park on Saturday, August 30. Nike presents the 5K race and the Newtown Prevention Council is sponsoring this year’s Kids Run to benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services.

    This year’s race will feature a new start time of 8 am.

    Parts of Route 302 will be closed from approximately 7 to 10 am.

  • Host 13-Year-Olds Make Things Interesting Before Final-Four Elimination

    Matched up against state champions from around New England, Newtown’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team — the Wolf Pack — certainly had its work cut out in the New England Regional Tournament which it hosted at High Meadow Field on the campus of Fairfield Hills this week.

    The Wolf Pack, after a tourney-opening loss, earned two nail-biting wins to stay alive in the loser’s bracket of the double-elimination tournament before finally seeing its season end at the hands of Waterford on July 29.