Newtown’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team, the Wolf Pack, remains alive in the New England Regional Tournament, which it is hosting. The Wolf Pack won its second straight game and will be at home tonight, Tuesday, July 29, at 7, to take on Waterford. The Wolf Pack finds itself in another must-win game in this double-elimination tournament. All of the action is at High Meadow Field on the campus of Fairfield Hills.
Newtown’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team, the Wolf Pack, host of the New England Regional Tournament, will be at home today, Monday, July 28, for a 4 pm game. Newtown will take on Eastern Massachusetts at High Meadow Field on the campus of Fairfield Hills.
The Wolf Pack is coming off an 8-7 win over Franklin County of Vermont on July 27. Following a 5-3 loss to New Hampshire in its first tourney game, on July 26, the Wolf Pack is in the loser’s bracket and must win each game to remain in the double-elimination tourney.
Year after year, Newtown’s youth baseball players and their families make runs upstate, and out of state, to tangle with their New England-based opponents in regional tournaments. This summer, some of the local sluggers can leave their travel bags in the closets and enjoy short, familiar drives down the road for games and practices as they play deep into the summer months.
Team members often refer to their on-field peers as their sisters or brothers. After all, the makeup of a team somewhat emulates that of a family. When it comes to Newtown’s Wombat Sisterhood youth soccer squad, which recently completed its season, many of the girls can accurately refer to each other as sisters.
The Wombat Sisterhood recreation U14 team has five sets of sisters. There are 19 girls on the roster, so more than half of the lineup is made up of sets of siblings.
With the excitement of the World Cup having concluded, high-level soccer isn’t in shutdown mode locally just yet. The CFC (Connecticut Football Club) Azul semiprofessional soccer team, which is financed by Newtown resident and managing partner/majority owner Peter D’Amico, is set to take the field for its final regular season game before embarking on the postseason.
Newtown’s baseball team swept through the winner’s bracket and championship game, going 4-0 in the process, to win the Sr Babe Ruth 16-18 year old state title this past week. The tournament was held in East Lyme. This was Newtown’s first squad to win the state title in the age bracket.
The Newtown Renegades, this past week, won four straight games in district pool play, concluding in New Milford, to qualify for the Cal Ripken 11U Connecticut State Tournament. The team beat Hebron 19-2, New Milford 14-9, Ledyard 12-0, and Southbury 13-2 to earn the top seed. The Renegades won the state title a year ago and will go for another championship when the Connecticut State Tournament opens this weekend in Danbury.
The Newtown 9A Travel Baseball, the Knight Hawks, won the Cal Ripken 9U District 5 championship by defeating Oxford 7-6 at home on July 10. With the victory, Newtown advances to the Cal Ripken 9U State Tournament.
Getting selected as an All State athlete is a pretty nice achievement. Do it twice and, well, that’s even better. Three times isn’t unheard of but quite impressive. But four times? That certainly is very unusual since, for starters, it requires earning varsity status as a freshman. It also means being one of the best at a particular sport each year.
When Newtown High School’s athletes aren’t winning championships or accepting awards, they excel elsewhere by helping others. Every varsity sport at the high school participated in some sort of community service, and most partook in multiple events.
“Community service is at the heart of our athletic department,” said Gregg Simon, athletic director at the school.