The 2014 Newtown Savings Bank Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, to benefit the C. H. Booth Library, will take place Thursday morning. Travelers can expect brief delays and road closures Thursday, November 28, between the hours of 7:30 and 9:30 am, in and around the center of town.
Faced with a halftime deficit for the first time this season, and held scoreless through two quarters for that matter, Newtown High School’s football team turned things around in its clash with rival Masuk of Monroe on November 25. The host Nighthawks overcame a 7-0 hole to roll to a 28-7 triumph at Blue & Gold Stadium and carries an unbeaten mark into the Class LL state playoffs, which are scheduled to start on December 6.
The annual Newtown-Masuk of Monroe high school football game, traditionally played the night before Thanksgiving, has been switched to Tuesday, November 25, because of anticipated severe weather conditions, according to an announcement on the Newtown High School athletics webpage, nighthawksports.com. The game will be played at Blue & Gold Stadium, with the kickoff at 7 pm, as originally planned. Weather forecasts that originally called for rain, now have heavy snow on the radar.
Newtown High School’s football team has had pretty much everything – offense, defense, special teams – clicking throughout the regular season. So why not continue the winning formula to kick off the postseason?
The Nighthawks, in fact, shut out Brookfield 42-0 in the South-West Conference championship game at Southbury’s Pomperaug High School, on November 20. This was Newtown’s third straight SWC title, and second consecutive triumph over Brookfield in the pinnacle game.
The Newtown Youth Basketball Association will hold its annual 3 on 3 Tournament at NYA Sports & Fitness Center on Saturday, November 22.
The tournament is open to girls and boys and broken into age categories for basketball players in grade four through high school. The format will be double elimination, so every team plays at least two games. Tournament medals are awarded for first- and second-place in each division. Each team should register three players, and the cost per team is $100. All players receive a commemorative T-shirt.
In this day and age, technology is a significant part of society. One of the fastest forms of communication is through social media and cellphones. The Newtown High School athletic department has realized this, and capitalized on the situation. With 2,000 followers and counting, the NHS Athletics Twitter account (@nhsathletics) is keeping students, as well as friends and family members, up on the latest happenings on the courts and playing fields.
A trio of Newtown youth teams won Shoreline Youth Football Conference championships this past weekend. The fourth-grade squad earned an 18-0 win over North Branford, the sixth-graders topped Guilford 24-8, and the seventh-graders defeated Shelton 32-14. Additionally, the fifth-grade lineup earned a 34-33 win over Clinton in the consolation championship game.
Read more about all of these teams, and other playoff efforts by Newtown’s up-and-coming gridiron athletes in the November 21 print edition of The Bee.
The Thursday, November 20, South-West Conference championship football game, between Newtown and Brookfield high schools, will take place at Pomperaug High School in Southbury. The game was originally scheduled to be played at Bunnell High in Stratford but the SWC announced this week the game location change. Game time remains the same — 7 pm. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.
Newtown defeated Brookfield 21-14 on October 24. The teams also met in last year’s SWC title game, and the Nighthawks came out on top.
Fresh off its fifth-place Class LL state championship meet, which was chockfull of team record-setting performances, Newtown High School’s swimming and diving team made another big splash in the State Open, placing 11th among 54 teams to score points and claiming a state record in diving along the way.
Newtown had 173 points as a team and first-place Darien had 510 to win the clash between schools from each of Connecticut’s four class sizes.