NYA Sports & Fitness Center will host its fifth Open Play Day on Friday, October 18. All Newtown children in grades 7-8 are invited to visit NYA between 3 and 4:30 pm; grades 5-6 will have open access from 4:30 to 6 pm; K-4 will have the facility from 6 to 7:30; and high school students will be welcomed from 7:30 until 9 pm.
Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team had rebounded from a 1-0 loss, on the road, to the New Milford Green Wave on October 3 with a 2-1 win at Portsmouth, RI two days later. The Nighthawks tied visiting Brookfield 1-1 on October 8.
New Milford’s only goal was scored in the 25th minute by Sierra Grazia and assisted by Rachel Weir. Newtown goalkeeper Alyssa Ruefenacht had six saves in the losing effort. New Milford’s goalie Tara Lynch had three saves in the victory.
Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team took the field against New Milford on October 3, and routed the Green Wave 5-1. The Nighthawks then blanked Brookfield 4-0 on October 8 to improve to 6-3-2 this season. Both games were held at Blue & Gold Stadium.
Against New Milford, Newtown came out of the gates quickly, scoring five straight goals until New Milford finally answered in the last ten minutes of the game.
Newtown High School’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed in regular season-ending meets at New Milford High School on October 8.
The boys beat Oxford 15-50, edged Pomperaug of Southbury 26-30, and lost to New Milford 18-46 to finish the regular season with a record of 11-3. New Milford’s runners took eight of the top 11 spots so it quickly became about Newtown and Pomperaug.
Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team defeated host Stratford 85-71 on October 4, then lost 102-84 to visiting Lauralton Hall of Milford on October 8 in the final home meet of the campaign.
Despite falling short against Lauralton, the Nighthawks impressed Coach Zach Gauvin with a competitive meet highlighted by strong swims.
The Fourth Annual Turkey Trot 5K Road Race, in support of C.H. Booth Library, will be held on Thanksgiving morning, November 28, at 7:45 am.
The course remains the same as last year’s with a start at Hawley Elementary School, a downhill stretch on Main Street past the flagpole, and the finish at Newtown Middle School. A steep hill on Schoolhouse Road at the start of the course and another long hill on Grand Place at the end of the course will guarantee that all runners will earn their stuffing on Thanksgiving Day.
The Newtown High School girls’ volleyball team will host Oxford for their annual breast cancer fundraiser on Friday, October 11. Oxford’s visit to Newtown High School marks the fifth annual Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Match put on by the rival South-West Conference Schools.
Twenty-six local runners will be hitting the streets of Hartford next weekend, participating in either the full or half versions of the ING Hartford Marathon. And while their feet will be in the capital city, their hearts and collective energy will be with their friends and neighbors from Newtown who were deeply affected by the events of 12/14.
REDDING — Newtown High School’s football team overcame its first deficit of the season, a trio of rushing touchdowns called back on holding penalties, the opposition recovering an onside kick, and a pair of interceptions — including one that was returned for a touchdown — to pull out a 49-36 win under the lights at Joel Barlow on October 4.
Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ cross country teams competed in meets on the trails behind Reed School on October 1.
The girls defeated Joel Barlow of Redding 24-33, Brookfield 16-45, and Stratford 15-50. The Nighthawks were led by the one-two finish of standouts Brianne Moulder and Hannah Schwartz, who completed the 3.1-mile course with times of 20:25 and 20:46. Kiera Elkow was sixth in 22:14.