The second annual Mad Dash adventure race will be held on Saturday, June 8, at Fairfield Hills. Hosted by the Newtown Youth Academy and Newtown Parks & Recreation, and sponsored by Danbury Orthopedics, the Mad Dash offers participants the ultimate in fitness adventure.
Participants will run, jump, crawl, carry, and climb their way through scenic Fairfield Hills campus, utilizing both its natural topography as well as man-made structures. This fun but challenging course includes physical challenges, running, and skilled events.
BETHEL — The Hat City Cyclists’ 21st Annual CycleFest charity ride will be held on Sunday, June 9, and includes routes through Newtown.
“This event is a great way to meet new people who share a passion for cycling and being outdoors,” said Newtown resident and event-co-chair Monica Roberto. An avid rider for 15 years, she added, “The routes are beautiful. It’s a ton of fun.”
Hat City Cyclists invite participant to join them on this self-paced charity ride.
GREENWICH — The Newtown High School boys’ lacrosse team’s season came to an end in an 11-5 road loss to the Greenwich Cardinals in the Class L state tournament’s first round on May 29. The No. 11 Nighthawks (10-6 in the regular season) hung in there throughout the first half before the No. 6 Cardinals (12-4) seized control to advance on a hot, muggy late afternoon.
Newtown trailed just 4-1 at halftime, although the game could have been much closer if for some better execution, Newtown Coach Glenn Adams noted.
GREENWICH — Newtown High School’s girls’ lacrosse team put forth another great effort against a tough FCIAC school but, again, came up just a little bit short. The Nighthawks fell 16-14 at rainy Greenwich in the first round of the Class L state tournament on May 28.
The Connecticut Spokebenders, a wheelchair basketball team that is part of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, is set to visit Newtown High School on Friday, May 31, at 7 pm, to hold a basketball game.
The event will be open to the public and was set up by NHS student Charlotte Gray as part of her Junior/Senior Project this semester.
BROOKFIELD — They got it done yet again. Newtown High School’s girls’ lacrosse team won its ninth straight South-West Conference title, this time doing so in pull-away fashion despite a season unlike many in the recent past. The second-seeded Nighthawks topped No. 4 Brookfield 13-6 for the SWC Division I championship at chilly-for-May Brookfield High on May 24 to keep the program’s stranglehold on SWC bragging rights at least for another year.
Newtown High School’s girls’ tennis team had a nice South-West Conference team championship encore, as the Nighthawks swept through the competition, capturing all seven championships in the individual tournament which culminated with finals matches at the Middlebury Racquet Club on May 23. The NHS boys’ tennis team, meanwhile, also had a strong showing of its own by capturing a pair of titles in individual tourney play, which concluded at Weston Racquet Club, also on May 23.
Newtown High School’s rematch with Weston in South-West Conference boys’ lacrosse tournament action serves as proof that numbers are merely numbers and the past is the past. The third-seeded Nighthawks were edged by No. 6 Weston 6-5 in quarterfinal round action at Blue & Gold Stadium on May 20.
Newtown had beaten Weston early in the campaign, and did so handily in an 8-2 triumph, but the Trojans turned the tables on the Nighthawks in a tightly contested game.