Newtown’s Kevin Hoyt and Zach Schwartz led a field of nearly 500 participants in the 39th Annual Rocking Rooster Run at Fairfield Hills on June 15. Both former Newtown High School distance running standouts finished the 5K race in a time of 15:09. Hoyt, 22, narrowly edged out Schwartz, 24, to claim first-place honors.
Newtown High School and Western CT Militia Minor League Football will co-host The Helmets and Hearts Newtown Memorial Scholarship Fund Benefit Football Game on Saturday, June 29, at Blue & Gold Stadium at NHS.
The game will be between Western CT Militia and Lowell Noreaster. Pre-game events will begin at 6 pm, and kick-off will be at 6:45.
Admission is free, but donations will be welcomed. All proceeds will go directly to the Newtown Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The registration deadline for the 25th Annual ShopRite Nutmeg State Games is Monday, June 24. Registration information for all sports may be found at www.nutmegstategames.org.
More than 6,500 athletes, 1,500 volunteers, and 15,000 spectators will convene in New Britain and throughout the Hartford County area July 13 through July 28 for Connecticut’s only Olympic-style sport competition. The Games consist of 22 sporting events, which include team and individual competitions.
A preview of some of what’s to come this fall unfolded on the Blue & Gold Stadium turf on June 14. The annual Blue & Gold Game, an intrasquad football scrimmage, took place on a fittingly borderline early fall-like evening, and the Blue team pulled away for a 41-21 victory.
Kevin Hoyt and Zach Schwartz led a field of nearly 500 participants in the 39th Annual Rocking Rooster Run at Fairfield Hills on June 15. Both former Newtown High School distance running standouts finished the 5K race in a time of 15:09. Hoyt narrowly edged out Schwartz to claim first-place honors. Hannah Schwartz, Zach Schwartz’s sister, was the top female participant.
Runners were treated to sunny skies and comfortable temperatures in the low 60s for the 8 am competition.
The Newtown Rooster Run 5K race will take place on Saturday, June 15, at 8 am. The race will start and finish at the Newtown Municipal Center and run in, around, and through the Fairfield Hills campus. All proceeds will benefit the Newtown Scholarship Association.
Register at www.newtown-ct.gov with Activity #314102A before noon on Friday, June 14. Cost is $20 (and $5 for children 13 and under). Day of race registration will begin at 7:30 am and the cost is $25.
The Blue & Gold Game, Newtown High School’s annual spring football scrimmage, will be held at the high school’s Blue & Gold Stadium on Friday, June 14. Kickoff is set for 6:30 pm. Fans are encouraged to support the team and catch of glimpse of this coming fall season’s players. There is no cost to attend the scrimmage.