The Newtown Renegades baseball team saw its regional title hopes end at the hands of Exeter, N.H., in a 4-1 loss at Glander Field on August 6.
The Renegades had won their first two Cal Ripken 11U New England Regional Tournament games, including a thrilling 8-7 win over Exeter, before falling to New Milford and Exeter in the rematch, to get dropped from the double-elimination tourney.
The Newtown Thunder rolled off a remarkable string of victories in a three-day period at Hawley School Field to win the Cal Ripken Summer Extreme 9B League playoffs. The Thunder had dropped a game early in the playoffs, resulting in a playoff run with no room for error the rest of the way. And the team showed its resiliency in its quest for the title, capping off the winning streak with a victory over the Newtown Nighthawks.
The Newtown Renegades baseball team will face Exeter, N.H., in a must-win Cal Ripken 11U New England Regional Tournament game on Wednesday, August 6, at 5:30 pm. The teams will battle at Glander Field, on Mile Hill Road South, in a rematch of an August 2 contest in which Newtown overcame a 7-1 deficit to pull out an 8-7 victory.
The Renegades fell into the loser’s bracket of the double elimination tourney with a 7-2 loss to New Milford on August 5. Josh Taylor drove in both runs, and Luke Galer smacked a pair of doubles in the setback.
Young football players will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when NYA Sports & Fitness Center hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Saturday, August 30, at 11 am. The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15.
The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick football competition allows youngsters to showcase their talents in punting, passing, and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy.
Josh Taylor throws a pitch during New England Regional Tournament action at Glandor Field on August 3. Taylor and the Newtown Renegades beat Keene, N.H., 5-3, and will host New Milford at 5 pm on Tuesday, August 5.
In the inaugural season of the 16-year-old Prep Division of Connecticut Babe Ruth Baseball, the Newtown 16U team traveled to North Haven and captured the state championship on Saturday, July 26 by beating Fairfield in the semifinals and North Haven in the finals.
Newtown crushed Fairfield 12-1 in a game that was shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule. Luke Rustici pitched a complete game, four-hitter; Jared Brady had three hits including a double and had four runs batted in; and Chris Calo had three hits and two RBI.
The Newtown Renegades beat New Fairfield 9-4, Southbury 7-3 and New Milford 6-0 but came up short twice against Danbury, 6-2 and 5-4, in the double elimination Cal Ripken 11U Connecticut State Tournament at Rogers Park in Danbury this past week.
Danbury and Newtown both go on to compete in the Cal Ripken 11U New England Regional Tournament which opens this weekend at Glander Field since the Renegades were selected to host the tourney.
The 9th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K and Kid’s Run will take place at Dickinson Park on Saturday, August 30. Nike presents the 5K race and the Newtown Prevention Council is sponsoring this year’s Kids Run to benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services.
This year’s race will feature a new start time of 8 am.
Parts of Route 302 will be closed from approximately 7 to 10 am.
Matched up against state champions from around New England, Newtown’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team — the Wolf Pack — certainly had its work cut out in the New England Regional Tournament which it hosted at High Meadow Field on the campus of Fairfield Hills this week.
The Wolf Pack, after a tourney-opening loss, earned two nail-biting wins to stay alive in the loser’s bracket of the double-elimination tournament before finally seeing its season end at the hands of Waterford on July 29.