Jenna Calandro and Jake Feinstein are two very different yet, in many ways, similar athletes. Both are track and field standouts — Calandro a pole vaulter and Feinstein a distance runner. Calandro is starting her senior year at Newtown High School, and Feinstein is about to begin a new chapter in his student-athlete career at Providence College.
The 8th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K and Kids Fun Run, presented by Nike, will take place at Dickinson Park at 9 am on Saturday, August 31.
Benefiting Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS), this race annually draws 500 to 600 runners plus another 200 children in the fun run. Race organizers are expecting a larger than usual turnout this year.
The gently rolling course, certified by USATF, begins and ends at Dickinson Park and incorporates both paved and dirt roads. It is ideal for runners and walkers.
Monte Frank, far right, celebrates with Team USA during Jukly's World Maccabiah Games in Israel. Mr Frank, a Category 2 Masters Class cyclist, captured a bronze medal for his 25km time trial, an individual silver in his age class for the 80km road race, and helped propel his cycling team to a silver medal as well.
The Fireside-sponsored Newtown Women’s Softball League team defeated Black Swan 6-5 in the Ruth Rowe Memorial Championship Game at Treadwell Park on August 16. This was a rematch of last year’s pinnacle game, also won by Fireside, which has claimed four consecutive league titles. Fireside was the top-seeded team and Black Swan was No. 2 this summer.
The Newtown Youth Basketball Association will hold travel basketball informational nights for girls on Tuesday, September 3 and boys on Wednesday, September 4. Both meetings will be held at 7:30 pm in the Newtown Middle School cafeteria (enter via the main entrance on the side of the building).
The girls’ program is looking to roster players on teams for grades 5-6 and 7-8. A and B teams will be offered for each grade level. The structure of these teams will be discussed at the informational night.
The Newtown Rotary Club will hold its annual Jim Osborne Memorial Golf Classic on September 9 at Tashua Knolls Golf Club in Trumbull.
The Golf Classic includes the round of golf plus lunch, cocktails and dinner, followed by an auction and raffle. The cost is $175 per person. There are openings for golfers and tee sponsors. Golf Classic Committee Chairman Christopher Hoeffel welcomes calls at 203-648-6518, or individuals may visit www.newtownctrotary.org for details.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — From late-1800s fingerless gloves and Babe Ruth’s plaque to exhibits containing facts about everyone’s favorite teams and ballparks, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum offers fans of America’s pastime a trip down memory lane — and in many instances to a time well before their own.