Fishing opening day is Saturday, April 11. The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) announces new regulations in effect as the season gets underway. Below is a summary of the regulation changes of most interest to anglers. An updated set of the complete regulations may be found online at 1.usa.gov/1GITYtw (click on “Final Regulations”).
Newtown Parks & Recreation and Fairfield County Tennis will host tennis camps during April vacation, April 13–15, from 10 am to 12:30 pm, for ages 5–15. The camps will take place at Dickinson Memorial Park Tennis Courts.
Cost is $135 for participants, and the camps are for three age groups (5–7, 8–11, and 12–15).
Matt Memoli, coach of the Newtown High School baseball team, will run two April vacation baseball academies for middle school and youth baseball players this month.
The Middle School Baseball Academy will prepare players for high school baseball. Players will participate in position-specific work and will learn the mechanics of base running, hitting, fielding, and situational game play.
To register, visit newtown-ct.gov and search activity # 309616-A
Newtown High School sophomore wrestler Anthony Falbo won a national championship during the weekend of March 27–29. Falbo claimed the 160 pound weight division title in the Sophomore Division of the 26th Annual National High School Coaches Association High School National Wrestling Championships, held at the Virginia Beach (Va.) Convention Center.
Falbo won a 6-4 decision over Brandon Kui of New Jersey in the finals after a 10-3 decision over Angel Solis of California in the semifinal round.
Hard-hitting, fast-paced hockey at the collegiate level is quite a jump for those who have finished their high school careers. Dave Landau Jr, just completed bridging that gap with a ladder-climbing stint through junior hockey — one in which his skills on and off ice have left a big impression on his coach and others in the game.
All town fields remain closed, according to a reminder from Newtown Parks & Rec, which made the announcement via email Friday, March 27.
Treadwell and Tilson artificial fields remain closed as well, due to snow cover and frozen sub-surface conditions.
“Due to the potential for head impact injuries these fields will remain closed until at least Monday March 30, 2015,” the note continued. “These fields will be monitored early next week and opened as soon as safe playing conditions exist.”
School spring sports are underway; Mother Nature didn’t get the memo.
As of the middle of this week, plenty of snow and ice still caked the athletic playing fields, tennis courts, and golf courses in town, as well the Blue & Gold Stadium track, leaving Newtown High School’s athletics department having to be creative in approaches to tryouts and practices.
The 3rd Annual Sandy Hook 5K will take place at Fairfield Hills on Saturday, March 28, with Kids Runs beginning at 8:15 am and the 5K at 9 am. The race, despite an increase in runners from 1,200 to 1,500, sold out the day registration began, back in January. But there are still ways for those interested to become involved this year and in the future through donations, sponsorships, and volunteering opportunities, as well as via a virtual run option.