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  • Siblings Have Golden Performances At CrossFit Games

    Two of the fittest teenagers in the world are from Newtown. Siblings Celia and Romy Gold had standout performances in the Reebok CrossFit Games, which brought athletes from all over the world together for three grueling days of competition, at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., July 21–23.

    Celia, who will be a senior at Newtown High School this coming fall, placed fifth in the 16-17 year old category of the Teenage Division, and Romy, a rising sophomore, was seventh in the 14-15-year old category.

  • Summer Workouts Prepare Nighthawk Football Players For The Grind On The Gridiron

    Football season won’t kick off until September. For Newtown High School’s varsity squad, the regular season opener is set for September 11, when the Nighthawks visit Pomperaug of Southbury. But a lot of what the players are doing during the summer months will contribute to how they perform in games  through the end of November and, perhaps, beyond.

  • Black Swan Comes From Behind, Defeats Reach For Softball Title

    Black Swan outslugged Reach 13-10 to claim the Newtown Women’s Softball championship, at Treadwell Park, on August 7.

    In a back-and-forth game, Black Swan rallied late to pull out the victory. Going into the top of the seventh inning one run down the Swans scored five times, taking the lead on a Melissa Shepard three-run home run. The Swans tacked on two more runs, and a Reach comeback effort fell short. Infielder Katie Schmidt ran down a base runner for the third out.

  • Regional Champs! Wildcats Edge Norwalk 6-5 In Title Round

    DOVER, N.H. — The Newtown Wildcats capped off an improbable undefeated run through the 11-year-old Cal Ripken 50-70 New England Regional tournament with a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over Norwalk in the championship game, on August 6.

    The Wildcats ripped through the eight-team double elimination tournament that began on August 1, defeating Hudson, Mass., 11-2, host Dover 12-2, and Connecticut state champion Norwalk 3-2 to advance to the championship for a rematch with Norwalk.

  • Newtown High School Fall Sports Tryouts

    Tryouts for all Newtown High School fall sports teams — with the exception of football — will begin on Thursday, August 27. Football tryouts will begin on Monday, August 17.

    Follow Newtown High School athletics and get up to date tryout information on Twitter: @nhsathletics. The tryout schedule is subject to change.

  • Regional Champs! Wildcats Edge Norwalk 6-5 In Title Round

    DOVER, N.H. — The Newtown Wildcats capped off an improbable undefeated run through the 11-year-old Cal Ripken 50-70 New England Regional tournament with a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over Norwalk in the championship game, on August 6.

    The Wildcats ripped through the eight-team double elimination tournament that began on August 1, defeating Hudson, Mass., 11-2, host Dover 12-2, and Connecticut state champion Norwalk 3-2 to advance to the championship for a rematch with Norwalk.

  • 10th Annual Newtown 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 will be held on Saturday, September 5. The courses will depart from and return to Dickinson Park, 50 Elm Drive.

    NYFS Executive Director Candice Bohr said she is very excited to be celebrating “ten years of community members running, walking and pushing strollers to help us achieve our mission and provide support services in greater Newtown.”

  • Vintage Ballists Go Back In Time, Honor Early Days Of Base Ball

    A Woodstock Hilltoppers’ player drove a ball deep to left field, over the head of outfielder Bryan Donnelly. A sure extra base hit in today’s game — but this wasn’t today’s game of hardball. Donnelly dove and caught the ball on a bounce for an out.

    An out? On a bounce?

    Welcome to 1864 rules base ball (that’s two words, not one word, like how we write baseball today).

  • Monday At Richter: Newtown Lions, Sigma Chi Third Annual Fore Sandy Hook Golf Classic

    DANBURY — Newtown Lions Club and Western Connecticut State University’s Sigma Chi Alumni Association announce the Third Annual Fore Sandy Hook Golf Classic will take place on Monday, August 10, at Richter Park, 100 Aunt Hack Road in Danbury.

    Registration and lunch will begin at noon, and tee time will be 1:30. Dinner and an auction will follow the golf.