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  • ‘Boots’ Helps Hawks To Another Boot Trophy Win

    NEW MILFORD — First-year starting quarterback Jacob “Boots” Burden showed no signs of jitters in helping the Newtown High School football team to a convincing opening week victory. Burden tossed a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another score in Newtown’s 47-18 win over the host New Milford Green Wave on September 12.

  • Dance And Cheer Squads Go For More Championships

    Members of the dance team perform last school year. The girls went on to win conference and state championships and are looking to retain those titles.

  • Boys’ Soccer Team Begins Season With Win

    The Newtown High School Boys Soccer team kicked off the regular season at Blue and Gold Stadium on September 10 with a 4-0 win over the Bunnell Bulldogs. The Nighthawks played a strong game on both sides of the ball as standout captains Blake Jarvis and Clay Gattey led the offensive charge all night long. The defense also proved stingy as strong defenders junior Jamie Cochran and senior John Carlson, among others, stopped most of the Bulldog penetration throughout the game.

  • NYA Open House, Free Trial Week

    NYA Sports & Fitness is hosting a free open house for area residents to provide an opportunity for adults to experience the total wellness program offered by the facility. The open house is scheduled for Monday, September 15, through Sunday, September 21.

    The NYA Fitness Center is fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, the area’s most extensive personal training staff, group fitness program, and onsite childcare.

  • Youth Basketball Registration

    Newtown Youth Basketball Association registration is ongoing through October 15 for all leagues.

    Visit NewtownYouthBasketball.com to register and get more information. Registration is limited to a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Gridders Seek Another SWC Trophy, Striving To Make Bigger Statement

    Members of the back-to-back South-West Conference champion Newtown High School football team have three-peat on their radar, but they’re also hoping for even more playoff success this fall. A state title has been on the minds of the coaches and players, and they believe that with the right work ethic, winning both championships is well within reach.

    “There’s never a year I start the season where I don’t think that,” Coach Steve George said. “I expect to win.”

  • Volleyball Team Aims High Despite Lineup Overhaul

    The graduation of six team members who saw regular playing time last fall hasn’t prevented Tom Czaplinski, coach of the Newtown High School girls’ volleyball team, from maintaining his always-high expectations: To improve upon the previous year’s record and again be in the hunt to win South-West Conference and state titles, if not win one or both of those championships.

  • Girls’ Soccer Team Inexperienced, But Ready To Keep Winning Ways Going

    The loss of seven players to graduation and another two — senior forward Sarah Lynch and senior goalkeeper Alyssa Ruefenacht — to injury, doesn’t prevent Coach Marc Kenny from believing his Newtown High School girls’ soccer team will be back in the mix of teams contending for South-West Conference and state championships this year.

    Make that the team winning conference and state titles.

  • New Style Of Play, Same High Expectations For Newtown’s Boys’ Booters — Again

    The early outlook and scenario are, in many ways, somewhat of a carbon copy of last year’s. Brian Neumeyer, coach of Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team, is hopeful that the finish is just a little better than it was last fall when the Nighthawks reached the South-West Conference championship game but lost to Brookfield.

  • Swimmers, Divers Raise Bar Again This Fall

    Zach Gauvin, head coach of Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and diving team, doesn’t shy away from pushing his teams to raise the bar higher than each previous season’s mark, with more practice laps in the pool, with the hope that the effort will lead to more success in the postseason.

    Gauvin says, given the good shape his swimmers were in when they came to the first preseason practices, he expects to squad to put in more yardage than ever before.