- Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 10:31 am
Young football fans will have the opportunity to show off their football skills when NYA Sports & Fitness Center hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Saturday, August 1, at noon.
The competition is free and open to all boys and girls ages 6-15. Boys and girls compete separately, and participants are broken down by age, as follows: ages 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15.
- Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 7:55 am
The Bethel Admirals’ Post 100 American Legion baseball team had a strong season, highlighted by a ten-game winning streak. The 19U Admirals saw their strong season come to an end, in the state playoffs, on July 19. They posted a 21-6 regular season record, finished runner-up behind Waterbury in the Zone 5 standings, and won their state playoff opener, with a 6-3 win over visiting Norwalk, on July 18, before falling 7-4 to Hamden in the next round.
- Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 9:42 am
People are still talking about an incident at a June 29 Senior Babe Ruth baseball game between Newtown and Norwalk that ended abruptly when the Norwalk coach pulled his team from the field. Speculation continues on social media over what exactly transpired and whether or not the issue would be handled appropriately.
- Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11:28 am
Reagan Cerney’s track career has been full of success — from her days at Newtown High School through her sophomore year — at the Division I level — at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Penn. It’s been chockfull of personal records, championships, and included bouncing back from a bad break — a broken back … sustaining three transverse process fractures to be exact.
- Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 1:15 pm
Newtown Women’s Softball League results from recent action are as follows:
My Place 10, Petzercise 6: Jennifer Good hit a three-run home run in the third inning, and Heather Burke pitched a good game, striking out the final batter for the win.
- Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 1:10 pm
The Post 100 Bethel Admirals U19 American Legion baseball team, which includes players from Newtown, capped off the regular season with a record of 21-6.
The Admirals have qualified for the state playoffs, among the top five teams in the zone, which begin on Saturday, July 18. Post 100 finished in second place and Waterbury (22-3 heading into its final two games, both on July 16) earned the top spot. Results from recent action are as follows:
- Saturday, July 11, 2015
Young athletes Grant Baker, Jordan Conrad, and Michael McCann represent Newtown in the Redding-based Aspetuck Valley Rugby Club, and they recently completed a successful spring season.
“They’ve been a great addition to the program,” said Coach Stuart Meyler, who has coached four seasons with the Aspetuck program.
- Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 1:15 pm
Newtown Women’s Softball League scores and highlights from this past week are as follows:
Black Swan 15, Cork N’ Barrel 5: For Black Swan, Kayla Mesko hit her first home run. Kayla O’Grady hit a grand slam, driving in four runs. Lisa Coates and Jess Gibbons made impressive catches in left center and left field, respectively.
- Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm
The Post 100 Bethel Admirals U19 American Legion baseball team, which includes players from Newtown, won nine straight summer league games from June 30 through July 5, before finally losing 2-1 to first-place Waterbury, on July 8. The team improved to 16-4 and moved into second place in the Zone 5 standings.
Game results and highlights from the winning streak are as follows:
- Saturday, July 4, 2015
Forget all of the grueling practices in the heat, and juggling academic responsibilities with sports. For Julian Dunn, the hardest part of participating in athletics at Newtown High School was — well … not participating. Dunn had to sit out his senior basketball campaign for college visits and football drills as he was on his way to his next step, playing football at the University of Maine, which is located in the town of Orono.