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  • Waterski-A-Thon To Benefit People With Disabilities

    A recent Charity Car Show hosted by Candlewood East Marina on August 23 raised money to support the LOF Adaptive Skiers, a Sandy Hook-based nonprofit organization serving children, adults, and veterans with disabilities.

  • From ‘Roughnecks’ To Champions: 50 Years Of Football At Newtown High School

    As the beginning of another football season gets set to kick off and Newtown High School players strap on the pads and lace up the cleats with postseason success again on their minds, it’s also a time to reflect on the start of the program — and its rich history, including significant changes throughout the decades.

    This fall campaign, which gets underway with a September 11 visit to South-West Conference foe Pomperaug of Southbury, beginning at 6 pm, marks the 50th year of varsity football at Newtown High.

  • In A Pickle Over How To Exercise? Try Pickleball

    Athletes ranging in age from preteens to 60-somethings were on the courts at Treadwell Park getting a fun-filled taste of an unfamiliar yet intriguing game, on September 1: They were learning and playing a scaled down variation of tennis known as pickleball.

  • Free Wrestling Clinics

    The Newtown Youth Wrestling Association offers free Introduction To Youth Wrestling clinics Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 20 — each from 10 to 11:45 am — at NYA Sports & Fitness, 4 Primrose Street. The clinics are open to participants ranging from pre-kindergarteners to eighth graders. Participants are welcome to attend either or both, and will have an opportunity to meet members of the back-to-back state champion Newtown High School squad. Visit www.newtownyouthwrestling.com for information.

  • Recreation Soccer Kickoff Celebration Planned

    Newtown Soccer Club will hold its first Recreation Soccer Kickoff Celebration on Thursday, September 3, at NYA Sports & Fitness, 4 Primrose Street. Registered players, as well as prospective participants interested in joining the league, are welcome. Registration will be available at the event.

    Age division-based times are as follows:

    *U4-U6 from 6 to 7 pm;

    *U8-U10 from 7 to 8 pm; and

    *U14 and older from 8 to 9 pm.

  • Youth Softball Tryouts August 30

    Newtown Babe Ruth Youth Softball travel tryouts for the next spring season will take place on Sunday, August 30, at Newtown Middle School’s field. Travel A and B teams are offered, and there are several openings, especially for U12 and U14 squads.

    Tryout schedule is as follows: U10: Registration 8-8:15 am; tryouts 8:15-9:30 am. U11/U12: Registration 9:30-9:45; tryouts 9:45-11 pm. U14/U16: Registration 11-11:15 am; tryouts 11:15 am- 12:30 pm.

    Details for Travel A and B programs are as follows:

  • Road Race & Kids Run, September 5

    The 10th Annual Newtown Road Race  5K and Newtown Prevention Council Kids Run to benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) will be held on Saturday, September 5. The courses will depart from and return to Dickinson Park, 50 Elm Drive.

    The 5K will begin at 8 am, and the race features individual awards to the top female and male runners in each of the eight age brackets.

  • Senf Races In World Rowing Championships

    Mike Senf of Newtown and his University of Delaware teammates competed as part of the US National rowing team in the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, this summer.

    “The experience was awesome,” said Senf, who previously had competed as far away as Mexico for a friendly competition, but never in Europe, or in the world championships for that matter.

  • Celebrating 100 Years Of Golf At Newtown Country Club

    Generations of golfers have teed off, 30-plus presidents have served, there have been countless memories — including holes in one and tournament championships — and significant enhancements have been made to the course.

    Newtown Country Club (NCC) is celebrating a century’s worth of achievements and changes this summer in its 100th anniversary year.

  • Keough Named Athletic Trainer At Saint Michael’s College

    COLCHESTER, VT. — Saint Michael’s College Head Athletic Trainer Renee Breault announced the hire of Abigail Keough, of Sandy Hook, as an athletic trainer on Monday, with her first day of employment set for Saturday. Keough, a recent graduate of the University of Vermont, becomes the fourth full-time member of the athletic training staff.