Newtown High School baseball pitcher Pat Mullins threw a no-hitter in Newtown’s second game of the season, a 5-0 win over visiting Fairfield Ludlowe on April 4. Mullins struck out six batters and issued just two walks in the effort.
From softball to pickleball, and everything in between, sports, and just about any athletic activity, are what it’s all about for Newtown’s Jan Brown. She’s run in marathons and sprint triathlons, and run (as in organized) sports leagues. A participant of the Connecticut Masters’ Games — the largest amateur multisport, Olympic-style event for master’s athletes in the state — since 2003, Brown was named the Connecticut Masters’ Games Athlete of the Year for 2012.
Moore Soccer Academy was started in January 2012 by former Major League Soccer midfielder Jason Moore.
Jason started his MLS career with DC United, and won a MLS Cup Championship his rookie year. He played a total of six years with the MLS, his last year spent at the New England Revolution.
Jason has always been passionate about soccer and helping the community. Last year, he decided he wanted to dedicate his passions full-time and start an academy. Moore Soccer Academy (MSA) was the result.
BRONX, N.Y. — Being there for Opening Day is thrill in itself for any baseball fan. Standing on the famous Yankee Stadium grass, along with the players, and surrounded by 49,514 cheering fans — now that’s just a dream come true for any fanatic of the old ballgame.
Bruises, sprains … turf burn — when it comes to rugby, these are perhaps as much a part of the game as are things such as good old offense, defense, scoring, and winning. Just ask some of the women from Newtown who, in college, traded in their soccer shin pads and running shoes for — well … bruises, cuts, and turf burn (and bags of ice) on the rugby field.
Newtown’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #308 Ladies Auxiliary member Kathy DiCecca’s nephew Kyle Armstrong will be bringing his dirt modified big block race car to the VFW in Newtown on Sunday, April 7 at 2 pm. The public is invited to see the car and enjoy refreshments at the VFW.
Mr Armstrong, an auto racer at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebenon N.Y. is bringing his car down to inspire others to “follow their dreams,” Ms DiCecca said. His own dream is to get into Nascar.
Thousands of runners and walkers — of a variety of ages — cluttered the streets of Hartford not for just the exercise, a fast time, or the competitive nature of a race but, rather, a good cause, on March 23. They participated in the Hartford Marathon Foundation's Sandy Hook Run For The Families, a 5K race which was so much more than a race — a means for giving, remembering, and supporting those who have been through so much.
Leaps of Faith Disabled Skiers will host a Boating License Course on Saturday, April 13, from 8 am to 4 pm, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street in Newtown. Completion of the course will qualify registrants for their Connecticut Boating & Personal Water Craft License.
Course instruction will be given by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Registration is $65 before April 10, $70 after, and is open to individuals who are 12 years and older. Lunch, snacks and refreshments will be served.