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  • Newtown High School Wrestling Team Experiencing Success, But Not Content

    So far, so good for the Newtown High School wrestling team. The grapplers have won three early-season tournaments in Fairfield, Trumbull and, most recently Natick, Mass., and have had their way with four opponents in dual meets. Newtown placed fifth in the 14-team Danbury Holiday Tournament, won by the host Hatters.

    “We’ve been drilling a lot harder this year — practices are a lot harder,” 220-pound grappler Ryan Wagner said. “It’s definitely paying off a lot.”

  • Free Snow Ski Clinics Open To Those With Disabilities

    Sandy Hook-based Leaps of Faith Adaptive Skiers Club invites individuals with any and all disabilities to hit the slopes this winter for adaptive skiing at Mount Southington in Plantsville. Leaps of Faith will offer both beginner and advanced snow ski classes with certified instructors.

  • Hawks Pile Up 10 Goals, Then Win In OT

    The way Newtown High School’s hockey team’s defensive and goaltending play have been, there hasn’t been an overwhelming need for explosiveness on offense. But that doesn’t mean the Nighthawks aren’t thrilled to pile up the goals as they did in a 10-3 win over the Shepaug-Litchfield-Nonnewaug team at Linen Rink in Washington, on January 10.

    The Nighthawks had blanked visiting Tri-Town 3-0 at Danbury Ice Arena on January 8 for their second straight shutout, then got that double-digit effort two days later.

  • Second Annual Sandy Hook Run For Families To Be Held In Newtown This Year; Registration Opens Sunday

    The Sandy Hook Run for Families is a 5K run/fitness walk that debuted last year to honor the memories of the victims of 12/14 and to support those affected by the events of that day. The run was initially planned to take place in Danbury, and had to be moved twice to accommodate the high volume of interest among prospective participants.

  • Young Artists Sought For SH Run For Families Youth T-Shirt Designs

    Organizers of the second Sandy Hook Run For Families are looking for help from Newtown children ages 2–10. A logo (or two, or ten) for this year’s race is needed, and local children are being tapped for their artistic talents.

  • NYBA Invites Senior Citizens To The Game

    Members of the Newtown Youth Basketball Association (NYBA) invite the Newtown senior citizen community to a special night at Newtown High School on Thursday, February 6.

    The evening will feature dinner with NYBA players at 6 pm, followed by admission to the girls’ varsity game against Weston at 7 pm.

    Dinner will be presented by the Newtown High culinary team. Hosts from the NYBA program will help the seniors celebrate an early Valentine’s Day.

  • Babe Ruth Hot Stove Dinner January 16

    Newtown Babe Ruth Baseball will have its Third Annual Hot Stove Dinner on Thursday, January 16, from 6 to 9 pm at The Waterview in Monroe. This night of baseball is designed to promote a positive baseball culture in the area and will include a talk from current Major Leaguer John McDonald.

  • Swim Team Overcomes Time Off, Cruises Past Bethel

    There has not been much practice for the Nighthawks. Holidays and snow days resulting in canceled school have left the Newtown High School swimmers with minimal time in the water to gear up for meets. The rust didn’t show in the team’s first meet in more than a week — a 100-75 win over visiting Bethel on January 7.

  • Hawk Skaters Blank Watertown-Pomperaug And Tri-Town

    Jonathan Lovorn looks to make a pass during Newtown's 3-0 win over Tri-Town on January 8. Lovorn scored twice in the win.

  • Gymnasts Kick Off Campaign

    Newtown High School’s gymnastics squad had its first meet of the season when the Nighthawks participated in the Pomperaug Invitational in Southbury on January 4. Newtown, with a score of 128.8, placed fourth among 13 teams.

    Daniel Hand of Madison won the meet with a score of 140.7, Fairfield Ludlowe was second with a score of 131.55, Farmington came in third with a score of 130.45, and Glastonbury was edged out by Newtown and placed fifth with a score of 127.15.