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  • St Rose 5K, Walkathon Scheduled

    St Rose of Lima School will hold its annual 5K race and walkathon at the Fairfield Hills campus, from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, October 26.

  • Concussion Discussion: NHS Sports Programs Are Ahead Of The Game

    Over the past decade, an increasing public awareness about treating and preventing concussions, especially among younger rec league, school, and college athletes, has brought the issue out of emergency rooms and into living rooms. It now concerns not just coaches, but whole communities.

    Weeks before UConn’s starting quarterback Casey Cochran made national headlines announcing he was leaving the team because of repeated concussions, the Newtown High School sports department scheduled a student-parent forum on concussions.

  • Boys’ Soccer Team Picks Up Key Conference Wins

    Chasing teams in the standings in the final two weeks of the regular season, Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team picked up a pair of crucial wins — defeating visiting Joel Barlow of Redding on October 8 and host Immaculate of Danbury two days later.

  • Football Team Beats Bethel, Remains Unbeaten

    BETHEL — Newtown High School’s football team visited South-West Conference rival Bethel on October 10 and pulled away for a 27-7 victory to remain perfect at 5-0. The Wildcats fell to 3-2.

    Newtown led 6-0 after one quarter of play and slowly pulled away, going up 20-7 at halftime and putting the game away with its final touchdown, in the third quarter.

  • Cross Country Squads On Paths To Postseason Success

    Runners make their way through the Fairfield Hills trails during Newtown's home meet on October 7. Pictured are, from left: Joel Duval, Kyle Mangold, Joshua Bent, and David Csordas.

  • Free Intro To Wrestling Clinic Sunday, October 12

    Newtown Youth Wrestling Association is holding its second free Introduction to Youth Wrestling clinic at NYA Sports & Fitness, 4 Primrose Street, on Sunday October 12 from 10:30 to 11:45 am — no need to sign up, just show up.

    For more information, e-mail NewtownWrestling@gmail.com.

  • Hawk Swimmers Perform Well In Setback To Pomperaug, Defeat Stratford

    Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team, after a 6-0 start, suffered a 101-85 loss at unbeaten Pomperaug of Southbury on October 2. The Nighthawks rebounded with a 92-81 victory over visiting Stratford on October 7.

    Newtown Coach Zach Gauvin noted that his team had plenty to be pleased with in the meet with Pomperaug.

  • Even Playing Field For Girls’ Booters In South-West Conference

    Julia Sughrue (No. 23) goes for the ball along the sideline during Newtown's tie with Pomperaug on October 3. The 2-2 draw was Newtown's fifth deadlock of the campaign.

  • Points Needed — Boys’ Soccer Team Clinging To Playoff Hopes

    After a tough 2-1 loss to visiting Masuk of Monroe at Blue & Gold Stadium on October 6, Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team members listened to their coach talk about the importance of earning wins in upcoming games.

    “If we do not collect points we will not make the SWC tournament,” he told them.

  • Field Hockey Team Topples Masuk, Falls To Bethel

    A two-game losing streak was snapped by the Newtown High School field hockey team at Blue & Gold Stadium on October 1. The girls faced off against Masuk of Monroe and came away with a 7-0 win to improve to 5-4 overall. Newtown had beaten Masuk 3-1 earlier in the season, and had a much easier time in the rematch behind the scoring of a variety of players.