• Champs Again! NHS Football Team Wins Another SWC Crown

    Newtown High team members, led by quarterback Drew Tarantino (No. 4) bust through the championship game banner as they are supported by the school cheerleaders prior to defeating Brookfield in the SWC title game on November 21.

  • Thanksgiving Weekend Events At NYA

    Residents from all towns are invited to the Newtown Youth Academy Sports & Fitness Center, 4 Primrose Street, for the following special events:

    *Turkey Burn Annual Fitness Challenge: Friday, November 29, from 9-11 am. An extreme, but fun workout, will include extreme workshop will include a mix of cardio, agility, bootcamp and EMC.

    Cost is $10 per person (free for NYA members).

    Meanwhile supervised activities will be available for children ages 3 and older.

  • Newtown Turkey Trot On Verge Of Selling Out

    The Fourth Annual Turkey Trot 5K Road Race supporting Newtown’s Booth Library is selling out quickly. Well over half of the 1,000 spots for the running course are filled; last year the race sold out.  Those who are interested in running are strongly encouraged to register soon by visiting www.newtownturkeytrot.com. 

  • Rocca Continues To Put His Stamp On Youth Baseball

    As what’s left of the fallen leaves crunch under feet, mornings are welcomed (or unwelcomed) by frost, and light snow begins to flurry into the forecasts, baseball is far from being on the forefront of people’s minds.

  • Triathlon Program For Kids Will Keep Young Athlete’s Spirit Alive

    (AP) Chase Kowalski loved to run, bike and swim. Most of all he loved to race.

    The summer before he was killed inside Sandy Hook Elementary School with 19 other students and six staff members, the 7-year-old competed in his first triathlon.

    Wearing swim shoes and riding his red Lightning McQueen bicycle inspired by the speedy character from the movie Cars, Chase competed in a 20-yard swim, a half-mile ride and a third-of-a-mile run. He finished first in his age group.

  • Gridders To Play Brookfield In SWC Title Game, Look To Solidify Top Spot In State

    Newtown High School’s football team is scheduled to play Brookfield in the South-West Conference championship game at 7 pm on Thursday, November 21.

  • Sandy Hook Run Earns National Award

    A run that was initially supposed to take place in Danbury — and had to be moved two times to accommodate the high volume of interest among prospective participants — has received national honors.

    The Hartford Marathon Foundation’s Sandy Hook Run for the Families was awarded “Best Amateur Single-Sport Event” by SportsTravel Magazine at the Travel, Events And Management in Sports (TEAMS) ’13 Conference & Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah, last week.

  • Newtown High Swimmers, Divers Shine In States

    Members of Newtown High School’s girls’ swim team participated in the Class LL state championships this past week and came out with strong performances.

  • Comedy Basketball Game November 23

    The Newtown Underwater Search & Rescue (NUSAR) Dream Team will take on the Harlem Superstars in a comedy basketball game at Newtown High School on Saturday, November 23. The tip-off is set for 7 pm. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children, and proceeds will benefit NUSAR. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

  • Blaze Booters Heat Up, Capture U12 Soccer Title

    A late-game goal and some last-minute defensive heroics propelled the U12 Newtown Blaze boys’ soccer team to an unbeaten fall season and the South West Division tournament championship.

    Newtown (8-0-2 overall) defeated Trumbull 5-2 this past Saturday, and completed its title run with a 2-1 victory over its most heated-rival, Weston, on a wind-swept, rain-soaked field Sunday in Wilton.