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  • Support NHS Hockey And Wounded Warriors

    The Newtown and Joel Barlow high school hockey teams will play their first annual Warrior Cup game on Wednesday, February 5. The game will be played at Danbury Ice Arena at  5:30 pm. Both teams are joining forces to raise funds to support the Wounded Warrior Project. Donations will be accepted at the game and online using this link: https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/individual-fundraising/NewtownBarlowHockey/

  • Spring Rugby

    Aspetuck Valley Rugby Club spring registration is underway. The club, based in Redding, is offered for boys ages 8-18. There are five teams — U10 through high school-level.

     This is a regional club which includes athletes from Newtown as well as Redding, Easton, Weston, Wilton, Bethel, Ridgefield, Monroe, and Fairfield.

    Rugby knowledge and experience are not required. Everyone plays, and everyone touches the ball under the direction of certified and experienced coaches.

  • Huffman Sets 500 Free Record, NHS Swimmers Compete At High Level

    Newtown High School’s boys’ swimming and diving team won its fourth meet in a row with a 91-82 victory over visiting New Milford on January 24. The Nighthawks established a commanding 91-32 lead after winning the 500 yard freestyle event, then exhibitioned the final four events on their way to improving to 4-1 overall.

  • NHS Gymnasts Earn Win In Southbury

    Newtown High School’s gymnastics team scored 129.7 points to defeat host Pomperaug of Southbury (126.7), Nonnewaug (126.3), and Oxford (86.3) on January 28.

  • Children’s Contest For Road Race T-Shirt Deadline Extended

    The second annual Sandy Hook Run For Families will be held at Fairfield Hills on Saturday, March 29. The event will feature a 5K run/fitness walk, as well as a half-mile fun run for children ages 2-11. Runners and walkers of all abilities and families with strollers will be welcome.

  • Nighthawk Girls Get Big ‘First Step’ Win Over Rebels

    Newtown High School’s girls’ basketball team has come a long way since the season tipped off in early December. The Nighthawks had their biggest win of the campaign in a 54-34 thumping of visiting New Fairfield, one of the South-West Conference’s best, on January 28.

    The Hawks improved to 6-7 overall and 6-2 in conference play, and the Rebels dropped to 9-4 overall (also 6-2 in the SWC).

  • 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.