• Defending Champ Hawk Gridders Ready For Battles

    The three-time South-West Conference champion Newtown High School football team is looking forward to continuing its run of success in conference play as the 2015 campaign kicks off.

    Newtown’s season opens with a Friday, September 11, visit to Pomperaug of Southbury, beginning at 6 pm.

  • Fire & Rescue Golf Tourney Approaching

    Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue’s 28th Annual George & Timothy Powell Golf Tournament, which serves as a fundraiser for the company, will be on Monday, September 28.

    The tournament will be played Newtown Country Club, 1 Country Club Road. The course is a nine-hole, so golfers will be playing the course twice.

  • Boughan Wins Newtown Road Race

    Sandy Hook’s Kevin Boughan was the first across the finish line in the 10th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K, which started and finished at Dickinson Park, on September 5. Boughan, 39, finished the race in a time of 16:52.

    “I saw that Kevin Hoyt wasn’t on the line so I knew I had a chance this year,” said Boughan, who was runner-up to running standout Hoyt at last year’s event.

  • Waterski-A-Thon To Benefit People With Disabilities

    A recent Charity Car Show hosted by Candlewood East Marina on August 23 raised money to support the LOF Adaptive Skiers, a Sandy Hook-based nonprofit organization serving children, adults, and veterans with disabilities.

  • Rotary Preparing For Largest Annual Fundraiser: Jim Osborne Memorial Golf Classic

    TRUMBULL — The Rotary Club of Newtown will present The Jim Osborne Memorial Golf Classic at Tashua Knolls Golf Club on Monday, September 14. The event will feature a BBQ lunch, shotgun scramble followed by dinner and cocktails, along with a live auction and raffle.

    Cost is $190 per golfer, or $760 per foursome.

    Registration will open at 10:15 am at Tashua Knolls Golf Club & Restaurant. Players can use the practice range until 11:30, when lunch will be served. Scramble start will follow.

  • From ‘Roughnecks’ To Champions: 50 Years Of Football At Newtown High School

    As the beginning of another football season gets set to kick off and Newtown High School players strap on the pads and lace up the cleats with postseason success again on their minds, it’s also a time to reflect on the start of the program — and its rich history, including significant changes throughout the decades.

    This fall campaign, which gets underway with a September 11 visit to South-West Conference foe Pomperaug of Southbury, beginning at 6 pm, marks the 50th year of varsity football at Newtown High.

  • In A Pickle Over How To Exercise? Try Pickleball

    Athletes ranging in age from preteens to 60-somethings were on the courts at Treadwell Park getting a fun-filled taste of an unfamiliar yet intriguing game, on September 1: They were learning and playing a scaled down variation of tennis known as pickleball.

  • Free Wrestling Clinics

    The Newtown Youth Wrestling Association offers free Introduction To Youth Wrestling clinics Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 20 — each from 10 to 11:45 am — at NYA Sports & Fitness, 4 Primrose Street. The clinics are open to participants ranging from pre-kindergarteners to eighth graders. Participants are welcome to attend either or both, and will have an opportunity to meet members of the back-to-back state champion Newtown High School squad. Visit www.newtownyouthwrestling.com for information.

  • Recreation Soccer Kickoff Celebration Planned

    Newtown Soccer Club will hold its first Recreation Soccer Kickoff Celebration on Thursday, September 3, at NYA Sports & Fitness, 4 Primrose Street. Registered players, as well as prospective participants interested in joining the league, are welcome. Registration will be available at the event.

    Age division-based times are as follows:

    *U4-U6 from 6 to 7 pm;

    *U8-U10 from 7 to 8 pm; and

    *U14 and older from 8 to 9 pm.

  • Youth Softball Tryouts August 30

    Newtown Babe Ruth Youth Softball travel tryouts for the next spring season will take place on Sunday, August 30, at Newtown Middle School’s field. Travel A and B teams are offered, and there are several openings, especially for U12 and U14 squads.

    Tryout schedule is as follows: U10: Registration 8-8:15 am; tryouts 8:15-9:30 am. U11/U12: Registration 9:30-9:45; tryouts 9:45-11 pm. U14/U16: Registration 11-11:15 am; tryouts 11:15 am- 12:30 pm.

    Details for Travel A and B programs are as follows: