- Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10:15 am
Christopher Gamble had won his age group, but never claimed first place overall in a road race. That changed on June 20, when the Newtown 18-year-old led a field of nearly 300 participants across the finish line at the 41 Annual Rooster Run. Gamble finished the 5K race in a time of 16:48.
“It feels good to represent Newtown,” Gamble said of winning the Newtown Parks & Recreation-sponsored run, from which proceeds benefit the Newtown Scholarship Association.
- Friday, June 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm
The Rooster Run/Walk, a 5K course with the proceeds benefiting the Newtown Scholarship Association, will take place tomorrow, Saturday, June 20, beginning at 8 am. The race will begin and end at the Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.
- Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 3:30 pm
The track and field season continued for some members of Newtown High School’s squad in mid-June postseason meets. Lauren Russo competed in the pole vault event at the New England championships in Saco, Maine, on June 13, and recorded a personal record jump of 10-foot-3.
Several Nighthawks participated in the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Decathlon & Heptathlon Championship, at Willowbrook Park in New Britain, June 16 and 17.
- Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 3:10 pm
Newtown Parks & Recreation is offering five weeks of summer youth tennis camps and clinics at Dickinson Park. The classes will be coached by Gary Stein who is a tennis teaching professional from Four Seasons Racquet Club, in Wilton.
- Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 9:10 am
Matt Memoli, Newtown High School’s baseball coach, will hold three weeks of summer baseball camps this year. The cost for each camp is $200 and they all will be held at the Newtown High baseball field. To register, visit newtownct.gov, click on the Parks & Recreation tab, and search the activity number listed for each program.
- Monday, June 15, 2015 at 12:55 pm
Riley Rising, above, won the Advanced heat in the Mad Dash Adventure Race, held at Fairfield Hills, on June 13. Rising finished in a time of 38:40. The event featured a variety of challenging obstacles; competitors climbed, crawled, ran for fun and fitness — and got muddy and soaking wet in the process. The Mad Dash had a record turnout with nearly 500 athletes who particiapted in the 4.3-mile Advanced course, one of three heats of the Beginner/Family run, and Mini Dash for young children.
- Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 1:25 pm
Correction: Mad Dash officials said some of the participants went off course; at least one of the top ten listed finishers was among them. The 11th-place finisher, who would have been in the top ten, has been added below.
Fitness enthusiasts of a varying ages and abilities made their way through a variety of challenging obstacles — arriving at the finish line muddy, soaked, worn out, and with reason to be proud — at the fourth annual Mad Dash Adventure Race, at Fairfield Hills, on June 13.
- Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 4:15 pm
Newtown Parks & Recreation, which is co-presenting the 2015 Mad Dash Adventure with NYA Sports & Fitness, announced on June 11 the open registration times and start times for those participating in this year’s event.
- Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 3:10 pm
The Rooster Run/Walk, a 5K course with the proceeds benefiting the Newtown Scholarship Association, will take place Saturday, June 20, beginning at 8 am. The race will begin and end at the Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street. A course map is available.
- Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 12:55 pm
The 12th Annual Newtown High School Cheer Camp, hosted by the Newtown High varsity cheerleaders, is offered June 22-25, from 9 am to noon. The camp will take place at the NHS cheer gym.