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  • First Responders Get Strength And Conditioning Instruction

    John Hofman and Mark Roozen, tactical strength and conditioning coaches, traveled from California to instruct a three-session, two-day workshop — a Tactical Performance Training clinic — at Newtown Youth Academy on Saturday, June 21.

    The goal of the clinic was to have first responders gain a better understanding of the different exercise needs, health and fitness strategies while performing their duties and able to cope with the stress of their profession and day to day hazards.

  • NHS Athletes Of Year: Leaders On And Off The Field (And Track)

    Cassie Ekstrom gets control of the ball as a pair of Weston players defend during action this past season. Ekstrom helped the Nighthawk lacrosse team win its tenth straight conference title.

  • Nighthawk Sports Teams Had A Tremendous Year

    Newtown High School enjoyed another school year filled with success — including championships — in each sports season.

    The high school graduated 11 athletes who will be playing a sport in college at the Division I level, as well as a handful of others playing at the Division II and III levels. The Nighthawks, collectively, also brought home five South-West Conference championships, as well as three state championships.

  • Lady Hawks Basketball

    The Lady Hawks Basketball League is open to girls ages 9-15. It will run from July 1 through August 13. Cost is $100. Bantam, Intermediate, and Junior girls are all eligible to participate. The teams play on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Dickinson Park’s basketball court, 50 Elm Drive. Game times will be at 5:30 and 6:30 pm. The instructor is Scott Larsen.

  • Tee Time Approaching For Second Annual Fore Sandy Hook Golf Classic

    DANBURY — The Newtown Lions Club and Western Connecticut State University’s Sigma Chi Alumni Association will co-host the second annual Fore Sandy Hook Golf Classic on Monday, June 30, at Richter Park in Danbury. Registration and lunch will begin at noon; tee time is 1:30 pm.

  • Athletes Give It Their All In Rooster Run

    Kevin Hoyt, left, and Luke McCambley, had a one-two finish in the Rooster Run at Fairfield Hills on June 14.

  • Football Players Spring Into Game Action With Annual Scrimmage

    Muggy conditions and a sparse crowd at Blue & Gold Stadium on June 13 were indicators that football season is still a long way off. But the annual Blue & Gold Game, an intrasquad Newtown High School football scrimmage, served as a reminder that the fall kickoff will be here soon enough.

  • Doubles Team Reached Semifinals

    Newtown High School tennis players Julia Frattaroli and Aimee Alexander got all the way to the semifinals of the State Open individual tournament before finally being eliminated this week. The top seed in the doubles bracket, Frattaroli and Alexander, won first, second, third, and quarterfinal-round matches before falling to Wilton’s Kaitlyn Zheng and Taylor Ingerman, the fourth seed, 4-6, 7-5, 1-6 on June 10.

  • Girls' Track Team Fourth In State Open Meet

    Newtown High School's girls' track and field team placed eighth at the State Open at Middletown High School on June 9. The Hawks scored 19 points. Darien, with 45.75, took top honors.

    Jenna Calandro earned second in the pole vault event with a vault of 11-06. Darien’s Madeleine Schneider won the competition with an effort of 12 feet. Amy Anyoha took third in the discus event with a throw of 115-03, and Micaela Nowacki was fourth with a throw of 114-00. Hailey Conrad, the only freshman competing in the 400, placed tenth in a time of 1:00.

  • June 16 Friel Golf Scramble Will Benefit Scholarship Association; Few Openings Remain For Players

    The 22nd Annual Jack Friel Golf Scramble to benefit Newtown Scholarship Association (NSA) will be drawing the association’s supporters to the links on Monday, June 16.

    Registration will open at 11 am, lunch will be served at 11:30, and a shotgun golf start will be at 12:30.