The 40th annual Newtown Parks and Recreation Rooster Run 5K will start at 8 am on Saturday, June 14. The race begins and ends at the Newtown Municipal Center building in the Fairfield Hills Campus. All proceeds benefit the Newtown Scholarship Association.
Cost is $30 for adults and $20 for students under 17, and there is a preregistration discount of $5 if participants register before noon on Friday, June 13. Visit newtown-ct.gov to sign up.
The Annual Blue & Gold Game, an intrasquad Newtown High School football scrimmage, will take place at Blue & Gold Stadium at 6 pm on Friday, June 13. Fans have a chance to catch a glimpse of next year’s Nighthawks. Admission is free.
Jenna Calandro set the Class LL record by pole vaulting 12-01, and teammates Amy Anyoha and Michaela Nowacki gave Newtown High School a one-two finish in the discus event in the Class LL outdoor track and field state championship meet at Danbury High School, June 4–5. The Nighthawks placed fourth as a team; Staples High of Westport won the meet, which was suspended for a day because of rain.
Newtown High School’s baseball, softball, and lacrosse teams were all eliminated from state tournament play this week, concluding their overall successful campaigns. The softball and baseball teams, after first-round wins, were both defeated on the road in the second round on June 3. The boys’ lacrosse team exited in the first round of their bracket on June 4, and the girls’ lacrosse team was eliminated the next day.
Soaring With the Eagles, a free camp for blind or visually impaired children, is being offered this year through the Leaps of Faith (LOF) Adaptive Skiers. LOF coordinators and volunteers will be hosting the innovative four-day adaptive water sports day camp for children ages 6 to 17 from June 24-27 in Sandy Hook.
Soaring with the Eaglesis the only camp of its kind in Connecticut.
Newtown High School’s baseball and softball teams won Class LL state tournament first-round games on June 2.
The baseball team, seeded 21st in its bracket, traveled to Greenwich and came from behind to defeat the No. 12 Cardinals, 3-2. The Nighthawks were down 2-0 in the sixth inning but rallied for three runs in the decisive frame. Sam Czel drove in two runs on a single and Alex Lapinski had a run batted in on a groundout.
STRATFORD – The May 31 South-West Conference boys’ lacrosse championship game at Bunnell High School, between Newtown High School and the Brookfield Bobcats, was a hard-fought game on both sides. The second-seeded Newtown Nighthawks came out on top with the 10-8 win over No. 5 Brookfield.