Newtown High School's boys' soccer team's game against Joel Barlow of Redding today, October 26, has been moved to the back practice field at NHS. It was originally scheduled to take place at Blue & Gold Stadium. Game time remains the same: 3:45 pm.
Newtown native Laura (Oberstadt) Boardman, a four-year, two-sport athlete at Eastern Connecticut State University, who was named to eight regional all-star teams and helped her teams to seven postseason tournament appearances, has been selected for induction into the E-Club Athletic Hall of Fame.
Newtown High School’s football team improved to 6-0 with a 41-0 blanking of host Joel Barlow of Redding, on October 23; the Falcons fell to 1-5.
The Nighthawks scored in a variety of ways to pull ahead 35-0 at halftime before coasting to victory. Quarterback Justin Dunn threw a touchdown pass to Ben Mason from 16 yards out, Jared Pearson found the end zone on a four-yard rush, and Ethan Carpenter earned pay dirt on a 61-yard punt return as Newtown built a 21-0 lead through one quarter of play.
NYA Sports & Fitness Center and Newtown’s Commission on Aging recently unveiled a series of programs for residents age 50 and over. The new initiative is supported by a large body of evidence that links planned exercise with good health and longevity.
All programs are being offered free of charge and being presented at NYA, 4 Primrose Street within the Fairfield Hills campus.
NYA is working in cooperation with Connecticut Sports Management to promote participation in master level competitions in Connecticut.
Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team’s opponents have the challenging task of deciding who to mark closely, or when to apply a double team strategy. Goal scoring, for the Nighthawks, has come from all over the field as 13 players have found the back of the net this fall.
In a 6-1 win at Stratford on October 13, six players scored; in a 4-0 blanking of visiting Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport, at Blue & Gold Stadium on October 15, four players scored.
There’s no question that goal scorers have played a significant role in the success of Newtown High School’s field hockey team, but if not for solid defensive efforts in many of their games, the Nighthawks wouldn’t have pulled out wins, or salvaged overtime points.
With state championship meets still ahead, the season may not be over, but all of the hard work and training members of the Newtown High School girls’ cross country team have put in this fall has already paid off. The Nighthawks raced to the South-West Conference title in the 12-school championship meet, at Bethel High School, on October 21. Runners were treated to a balmy-for-fall afternoon with temperatures in the low 70s, a backdrop of turning leaves serving as the only reminder it’s getting toward the end of October.