Getting selected as an All State athlete is a pretty nice achievement. Do it twice and, well, that’s even better. Three times isn’t unheard of but quite impressive. But four times? That certainly is very unusual since, for starters, it requires earning varsity status as a freshman. It also means being one of the best at a particular sport each year.
When Newtown High School’s athletes aren’t winning championships or accepting awards, they excel elsewhere by helping others. Every varsity sport at the high school participated in some sort of community service, and most partook in multiple events.
“Community service is at the heart of our athletic department,” said Gregg Simon, athletic director at the school.
John Hofman and Mark Roozen, tactical strength and conditioning coaches, traveled from California to instruct a three-session, two-day workshop — a Tactical Performance Training clinic — at Newtown Youth Academy on Saturday, June 21.
The goal of the clinic was to have first responders gain a better understanding of the different exercise needs, health and fitness strategies while performing their duties and able to cope with the stress of their profession and day to day hazards.
Newtown High School enjoyed another school year filled with success — including championships — in each sports season.
The high school graduated 11 athletes who will be playing a sport in college at the Division I level, as well as a handful of others playing at the Division II and III levels. The Nighthawks, collectively, also brought home five South-West Conference championships, as well as three state championships.
The Lady Hawks Basketball League is open to girls ages 9-15. It will run from July 1 through August 13. Cost is $100. Bantam, Intermediate, and Junior girls are all eligible to participate. The teams play on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Dickinson Park’s basketball court, 50 Elm Drive. Game times will be at 5:30 and 6:30 pm. The instructor is Scott Larsen.
Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue’s 27th Annual George & Timothy Powell Golf Tournament, which serves as a fundraiser for the company, will be on Monday, July 21.
This year the tournament will have play at Newtown Country Club and Rock Ridge Country Club. These courses are both nine-hole, so golfers will be playing the course twice. Foursomes will be split between the two courses to accommodate everyone.
DANBURY — The Newtown Lions Club and Western Connecticut State University’s Sigma Chi Alumni Association will co-host the second annual Fore Sandy Hook Golf Classic on Monday, June 30, at Richter Park in Danbury. Registration and lunch will begin at noon; tee time is 1:30 pm.
Muggy conditions and a sparse crowd at Blue & Gold Stadium on June 13 were indicators that football season is still a long way off. But the annual Blue & Gold Game, an intrasquad Newtown High School football scrimmage, served as a reminder that the fall kickoff will be here soon enough.