• Sandy Hook 5K Race Registration Opens January 18

    The organizers of the Sandy Hook 5K are proud to announce the third annual race to honor the memories of the victims and support those affected by the tragic events of 12/14. The race event will take place on Saturday, March 28, on the campus of Fairfield Hills, beginning at 8:15 am with staggered kid fun runs and 9 am for the 5K. Online registration will open on the official race website, 5krunforshf.org, at 4 pm on Sunday, January 18.

  • Nighthawk Girls Earn Hard-Fought Win Over Wildcats

    Newtown High School’s girls’ basketball team battled past visiting Bethel 43-39, on January 16, for consecutive win number four. The Nighthawks improved to 8-2 overall and 4-0 in South-West Conference play; the Wildcats slipped to 4-7.

    It was a physical-at-times, defensive-minded contest. The Nighthawks, ahead 19-17 at halftime, and 28-27 after three quarters, finally pulled away in the waning minutes. Bethel had just one second-half lead, at 23-22, but hung close until the finish.

  • Wrestlers, Cagers, Swimmers Earn Wins, Skaters And Gymnasts Compete

    Newtown High School’s wrestling team continued its winning ways, earning a 76-0 win at Stratford on January 14. The high school hockey team lost 9-3 to the New Fairfield-Immaculate of Danbury squad at Danbury Ice Arena the same night. Newtown High’s girls’ basketball team posted its second third straight victories with a 54-24 victory over Weston on January 12 and a 65-51 win at Brookfield the next night. The boys’ swimming and diving team was victorious in its third straight meet, toppling New Milford 96-74, on January 13.

  • Wrestlers Win Greater Hartford Open

    Newtown High School’s wrestling team won the Greater Hartford Open on January 10.

    Newtown scored 296.5 points to defeat ten opponents. Second-place New Milford had 184.5, and third-place Greenwich scored 142.5. The Nighthawks had 11 finalists, 10 champions, and 13 of 14 weight division grapplers among the top three. Newtown highlights from the finals of the Hartford tourney are as follows:

    106: Tom Leuci pinned Foran of Milford’s Gino Esposito in 3:48.

  • Boys’ Cagers (Fast) Break Brookfield’s Winning Streak And Swimmers Cruise

    The host Newtown High School  boys’ basketball team used the fast-break—repeated transition baskets, many of which came off steals – to break Brookfield’s season-opening six-game winning streak with a 58-48 victory on January 13. While one stretch of victories came to an end, another continued. With the win, the Nighthawks made it five straight games without a loss and improved to 6-2. This was Newtown’s South-West Conference opener.

  • Track Squads Participate In Elm City Coaches Invite

    Members of Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ indoor track teams competed in the Elm City Coaches Invite at Hillhouse High School in New Haven on January 10. Highlights are as follows:


    The 4x800 meter relay squad, of Erin Tressler, Emma Bayuk, Camryn Ciccarelli, and Jess Keller, improved its state qualifying time to 10:27.24. The sprint medley relay team of Shay Fahey, Makenna Cerney, Shelby Tolla, and Emma Bayuk improved its state qualifying time to 4:38.73.

  • Extreme Chill Brings Pond Skating To Ram Pasture

    Freezing cold temperatures throughout the past week may cause some to ponder a move south, or to at least anxiously anticipate the warmth of spring.

    But that’s not the case for hockey players and figure skaters who welcomed, and took advantage of, the true arrival of winter with this cold blast.

  • Tryouts For PDL Soccer Team At NYA On January 16

    AC Connecticut, the state’s only Premier Development League (PDL) soccer team, will hold its first round of open tryouts for the 2015 season, from noon to 2 pm on Friday, January 16, at NYA Sports & Fitness Center, 4 Primrose Street.

  • Free Family Fitness Night January 20

    Newtown Middle School’s physical education department will host a Family Fitness Night at Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street, from 6 to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, January 20.

    The Family Fitness Night event, which is free, will take place in both the A and B gyms and will comprise cardio and weight training, and crossfit training, along with team sports such as volleyball or basketball.

  • Outcomes Not Exactly As They Seem For Girls’ Cagers

    The old saying “never judge a book by its cover” certainly applied for the Newtown High School girls’ basketball team in each of its last two games — a 58-44 loss to Saddle River Day School in New Jersey on January 3 and a 54-40 win over visiting Stratford on January 6. A 14-point loss is a 14-point loss? And a 14-point win is a 14-point win?

    Not exactly.