The LOF Adaptive Skiers and Newtown Parks & Recreation Department invite Newtown children ages 7-18 to participate in Ski Newtown on Saturday, September 19, at Eichler’s Cove Marina. The marina is at the end of Old Bridge Road, on Lake Zoar.
The event will run from 9 am to 3:30 pm.
Ski Newtown is designed to teach beginners how to waterski or wakeboard, and help intermediate skiers/boarders advance to the next level.
It’s always a tough pill to swallow when teams are eliminated from the playoffs. Even harder for Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team was not qualifying for one of the postseason tourneys last fall. Newtown Coach Marc Kenney notes that his team’s absence in the South-West Conference bracket marked the first time in the program the Nighthawks failed to get into the SWC dance.
Coming off a season that featured six team record-setting performances, a runner-up finish in the South-West Conference championship meet, and the program’s best-ever performance in the state open, Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team is again looking to be in the mix among the best in the conference and state.
Sandy Hook’s Kevin Boughan was the first across the finish line in the 10th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K, which started and finished at Dickinson Park, on September 5. Boughan, 39, finished the race in a time of 16:52.
“I saw that Kevin Hoyt wasn’t on the line so I knew I had a chance this year,” said Boughan, who was runner-up to running standout Hoyt at last year’s event.
A recent Charity Car Show hosted by Candlewood East Marina on August 23 raised money to support the LOF Adaptive Skiers, a Sandy Hook-based nonprofit organization serving children, adults, and veterans with disabilities.
TRUMBULL — The Rotary Club of Newtown will present The Jim Osborne Memorial Golf Classic at Tashua Knolls Golf Club on Monday, September 14. The event will feature a BBQ lunch, shotgun scramble followed by dinner and cocktails, along with a live auction and raffle.
Cost is $190 per golfer, or $760 per foursome.
Registration will open at 10:15 am at Tashua Knolls Golf Club & Restaurant. Players can use the practice range until 11:30, when lunch will be served. Scramble start will follow.
As the beginning of another football season gets set to kick off and Newtown High School players strap on the pads and lace up the cleats with postseason success again on their minds, it’s also a time to reflect on the start of the program — and its rich history, including significant changes throughout the decades.
This fall campaign, which gets underway with a September 11 visit to South-West Conference foe Pomperaug of Southbury, beginning at 6 pm, marks the 50th year of varsity football at Newtown High.