Doug Russell is shooting for success in the short term with an eye on building for the future. The Newtown High School girls’ outdoor track and field coach has 70-plus participants to begin the campaign, and he is encouraging those new to the program to develop field events skills, hopeful that it will pay off down the road.
Newtown has strong sprinters, distance runners, and hurdlers, but has had some struggles in the field events in the past Russell notes.
The defending South-West Conference champion Newtown High School girls’ tennis team enters into the 2013 campaign as the team to beat — and not just because the Nighthawks carry SWC bragging rights into this spring. None of the Newtown players graduated from last year’s squad, giving Coach Maureen Mahr a boatload of experience and talent throughout the singles and doubles positions.
The team did lose a trio of players who didn’t return to the program, but it also gained some impressive newcomers, Mahr notes.
Forget the match schedule; Newtown High School’s boys’ golf team has significant competition every day it has practice at its home course, Rock Ridge Country Club. The Nighthawks’ roster, already loaded with strong returnees, is bolstered by several emerging newcomers who are playing their way into the starting lineup.
Three matches into the season, Coach Bill Flood had three different starting fives as he shuffles the top handful of golfers based on match and practice performances.
EASTON — For the fifth consecutive season, Aquarion Water Company will issue free fishing permits to any unemployed person over the age of 18. Veterans and active duty service members will also be included in this year’s program.
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.