The 11U Newtown Wildcats finished second in the Cal Ripken Connecticut State tournament last week (July 19-25) to earn a berth at the New England Regional for the 50-70 field, to be held in Dover, New Hampshire starting August 1.
The regional clinching game was a thrilling win over Stratford on July 24 in the losers’ bracket final by a score of 12-10. Newtown slugged 16 hits in an offensive onslaught.
The Newtown Wolfpack 11/60 team won the Connecticut State Tournament on July 21, earning a place in the New England Regional Tournament beginning August 1 in West Warwick, R.I.
Newtown started its pool play on July 18, with a come-from-behind victory over Oxford. Newtown was the host team for the 11/60 CT State Pool Play, with all four games (including New Milford vs Oxford on July 19) taking place at Glander Field 2.
The Bethel Admirals’ Post 100 American Legion baseball team had a strong season, highlighted by a ten-game winning streak. The 19U Admirals saw their strong season come to an end, in the state playoffs, on July 19. They posted a 21-6 regular season record, finished runner-up behind Waterbury in the Zone 5 standings, and won their state playoff opener, with a 6-3 win over visiting Norwalk, on July 18, before falling 7-4 to Hamden in the next round.
People are still talking about an incident at a June 29 Senior Babe Ruth baseball game between Newtown and Norwalk that ended abruptly when the Norwalk coach pulled his team from the field. Speculation continues on social media over what exactly transpired and whether or not the issue would be handled appropriately.
Reagan Cerney’s track career has been full of success — from her days at Newtown High School through her sophomore year — at the Division I level — at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Penn. It’s been chockfull of personal records, championships, and included bouncing back from a bad break — a broken back … sustaining three transverse process fractures to be exact.
The Post 100 Bethel Admirals U19 American Legion baseball team, which includes players from Newtown, capped off the regular season with a record of 21-6.
The Admirals have qualified for the state playoffs, among the top five teams in the zone, which begin on Saturday, July 18. Post 100 finished in second place and Waterbury (22-3 heading into its final two games, both on July 16) earned the top spot. Results from recent action are as follows:
Newtown Women’s Softball League scores and highlights from this past week are as follows:
Black Swan 15, Cork N’ Barrel 5: For Black Swan, Kayla Mesko hit her first home run. Kayla O’Grady hit a grand slam, driving in four runs. Lisa Coates and Jess Gibbons made impressive catches in left center and left field, respectively.