• Road Race & Kids Run, September 5

    The 10th Annual Newtown Road Race  5K and Newtown Prevention Council Kids Run to benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) will be held on Saturday, September 5. The courses will depart from and return to Dickinson Park, 50 Elm Drive.

    The 5K will begin at 8 am, and the race features individual awards to the top female and male runners in each of the eight age brackets.

  • Senf Races In World Rowing Championships

    Mike Senf of Newtown and his University of Delaware teammates competed as part of the US National rowing team in the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, this summer.

    “The experience was awesome,” said Senf, who previously had competed as far away as Mexico for a friendly competition, but never in Europe, or in the world championships for that matter.

  • Celebrating 100 Years Of Golf At Newtown Country Club

    Generations of golfers have teed off, 30-plus presidents have served, there have been countless memories — including holes in one and tournament championships — and significant enhancements have been made to the course.

    Newtown Country Club (NCC) is celebrating a century’s worth of achievements and changes this summer in its 100th anniversary year.

  • Keough Named Athletic Trainer At Saint Michael’s College

    COLCHESTER, VT. — Saint Michael’s College Head Athletic Trainer Renee Breault announced the hire of Abigail Keough, of Sandy Hook, as an athletic trainer on Monday, with her first day of employment set for Saturday. Keough, a recent graduate of the University of Vermont, becomes the fourth full-time member of the athletic training staff.

  • Town Will Create Two New Pickleball Courts

    The men’s voices and laughter carried over the constant paddle smacks against a hollow plastic ball. Rushing the low net on a space smaller than a tennis court at Treadwell Park, Willy Drucker rushed to return a serve from Gavin Preis. They were playing a friendly game of pickleball.

    “This is a perfect mix of ping pong and tennis,” Mr Drucker said. Partnering with him was Neeraj Kuman, while Mr Preis partnered with Terrell Harris. The foursome played on the fenced court shortly past noon, Wednesday.

  • Decathlon Success Runs (And Jumps And Throws) In The Terry Family

    Track and field teams provide an outlet for athletes with varying skills and interests. Runners (including hurdlers), jumpers (including pole vaulters), and throwers each have their niche on the squad, and some versatile competitors participate in a variety of events both on the track and in the field.

    Then there are those decathletes. The decathlon is such a grueling event — really a series of events — that the winner in the Olympics traditionally has earned the distinction of the world’s greatest athlete.

  • Samoskevich Named To National Select Team

    Sandy Hook’s Melissa Samoskevich has been named to the United States Women’s National U-22 Select Team, as announced by USA Hockey.

    “It’s always an honor to represent the United States by doing something I love to do,” said Samoskevich, a freshman forward on the hockey team at Quinnipiac University in Hamden. “Training with all of the older girls this week really showed me what it really takes to make it to the top.”

  • Junior Legion Squad Won Zone 5 During Successful Summer Season

    The Bethel/Newtown Junior American Legion Admirals’ baseball team’s season was a big success.  The 17U squad went 23-3 and won Zone 5 of the American Legion program. It was the first time that the Admirals won the zone championship. The Admirals earned the top seed in the first round of the state tournament. Including additional tournaments and playoffs, the team’s overall record was 28-7.

  • Siblings Have Golden Performances At CrossFit Games

    Two of the fittest teenagers in the world are from Newtown. Siblings Celia and Romy Gold had standout performances in the Reebok CrossFit Games, which brought athletes from all over the world together for three grueling days of competition, at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., July 21–23.

    Celia, who will be a senior at Newtown High School this coming fall, placed fifth in the 16-17 year old category of the Teenage Division, and Romy, a rising sophomore, was seventh in the 14-15-year old category.

  • Summer Workouts Prepare Nighthawk Football Players For The Grind On The Gridiron

    Football season won’t kick off until September. For Newtown High School’s varsity squad, the regular season opener is set for September 11, when the Nighthawks visit Pomperaug of Southbury. But a lot of what the players are doing during the summer months will contribute to how they perform in games  through the end of November and, perhaps, beyond.