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  • Boys’ Basketball Squad Uses Team Effort To Continue Winning Ways

    Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team climbed over the .500 mark for the first time this season by winning twice in as many days — beating host Oxford 56-42 on January 24, and visiting Pomperaug of Southbury 48-46 in a rescheduled game the next afternoon.

    It took the Nighthawks nearly a month to get their record even following a frustrating 0-4 start, then less than 24 hours to push over the hump and improve to 6-5 overall.

  • Hockey Team Skates Past Barlow And BBD

    DANBURY — Pretty much everything has been clicking in the first half of the season for Newtown High School’s hockey team. The Nighthawks are getting saves in front of their goal, and putting pucks in the net at the other end — and they’re proving to be successful on the breakout with and without the puck in the neutral zone.

  • USA Wrestling Announces Support Of ‘Jack Pinto … Getting Kids in The Game’ Campaign

    USA Wrestling has announced it will support and promote a national youth sports initiative called “Jack Pinto… Getting Kids in the Game” campaign, which benefits the non-profit organization KIDS in the GAME (KITG). The mission of KITG is to inspire youth to thrive in life through sports by providing the resources that get and keep kids in the game.

  • Newtown Night With The Whalers

    The Danbury Whalers will hold Newtown Night on Saturday, February 8 when the Whalers host Dayton at Danbury Ice Arena at 7:35 pm.

    There will be an opportunity to meet the Whalers and obtain autographs and photos with team members after the game. Ask about a special opportunity to visit the broadcast booth and be on the air with Newtown’s own Nick Magoulas.

  • Hawk Grapplers Edged By Green Wave, Now Eyeing SWC Championships

    The match had been circled on Newtown High School’s wrestling team’s schedule from the moment it was announced in preseason: New Milford at Newtown, January 22.

    “We’ve been thinking about this really all year long,” as a matter of fact, Newtown Coach Chris Bray said after the South-West Conference juggernaut Green Wave — unbeaten in SWC action since 2009 — battled past Newtown 36-29 in that clash.

  • Boys Lose Tough One But Get Taste Of Playoffs In The Process

    FAIRFIELD — Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team is proving to be quite a resilient and competitive group. The Nighthawks suffered a tough-to-swallow 63-59 loss to host Notre Dame-Fairfield on January 17, the team’s fifth loss by nine or fewer points, after reeling off four consecutive victories in the wake of a four-game slide to begin the season.

    “They compete — they play hard,” Newtown Coach Tim Tallcouch said after the Notre Dame game. “It’s all you can ask for.”

  • NHS Girls Cagers Involved In Close Battles

    DANBURY — Tension and pressure in sports tends to get magnified when playoff time rolls around. While the stakes aren’t as high in the regular campaign — when there is always another game to bounce back — down-to-the-wire nail-biters at any juncture of the campaign provide a little taste what potentially will come in the postseason.

  • Wood Bat Adult Baseball League

    A Men’s Senior League Baseball team is being formed to begin wood bat play in Newtown this spring. Cost to play will be determined based on interest among participants and possible sponsorship.

    Interested players ages 28–65-plus are asked to contact Joe Augustine at JJA789@gmail.com or call 323-533-5449 for more information.

  • Race4Chase Triathlon Program Expanding

    (AP) A children’s triathlon program inspired by the life a 7-year-old boy who was killed in the Sandy Hook School shooting is expanding in Connecticut.

    The CMAK Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation has reached an agreement with the Greater Waterbury YMCA, Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut in Danbury, and the Central Connecticut Coastal YMCA in Trumbull to host the Race4Chase Kid’s Tri program.

  • Free Snow Ski Clinics Open To Those With Disabilities

    Sandy Hook-based Leaps of Faith Adaptive Skiers Club invites individuals with any and all disabilities to hit the slopes this winter for adaptive skiing at Mount Southington in Plantsville. Leaps of Faith will offer both beginner and advanced snow ski classes with certified instructors.