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  • Lady Hawks Basketball

    The Lady Hawks Basketball League is open to girls ages 9-15. It will run from July 1 through August 13. Cost is $100. Bantam, Intermediate, and Junior girls are all eligible to participate. The teams play on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Dickinson Park’s basketball court, 50 Elm Drive. Game times will be at 5:30 and 6:30 pm. The instructor is Scott Larsen.

  • Fire & Rescue Golf Tournament Approaching

    Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue’s 27th Annual George & Timothy Powell Golf Tournament, which serves as a fundraiser for the company, will be on Monday, July 21.

    This year the tournament will have play at Newtown Country Club and Rock Ridge Country Club. These courses are both nine-hole, so golfers will be playing the course twice. Foursomes will be split between the two courses to accommodate everyone.

  • First Responders Get Strength And Conditioning Instruction

    John Hofman and Mark Roozen, tactical strength and conditioning coaches, traveled from California to instruct a three-session, two-day workshop — a Tactical Performance Training clinic — at Newtown Youth Academy on Saturday, June 21.

    The goal of the clinic was to have first responders gain a better understanding of the different exercise needs, health and fitness strategies while performing their duties and able to cope with the stress of their profession and day to day hazards.

  • Tee Time Approaching For Second Annual Fore Sandy Hook Golf Classic

    DANBURY — The Newtown Lions Club and Western Connecticut State University’s Sigma Chi Alumni Association will co-host the second annual Fore Sandy Hook Golf Classic on Monday, June 30, at Richter Park in Danbury. Registration and lunch will begin at noon; tee time is 1:30 pm.

  • Athletes Give It Their All In Rooster Run

    Kevin Hoyt, left, and Luke McCambley, had a one-two finish in the Rooster Run at Fairfield Hills on June 14.

  • Football Players Spring Into Game Action With Annual Scrimmage

    Muggy conditions and a sparse crowd at Blue & Gold Stadium on June 13 were indicators that football season is still a long way off. But the annual Blue & Gold Game, an intrasquad Newtown High School football scrimmage, served as a reminder that the fall kickoff will be here soon enough.

  • Doubles Team Reached Semifinals

    Newtown High School tennis players Julia Frattaroli and Aimee Alexander got all the way to the semifinals of the State Open individual tournament before finally being eliminated this week. The top seed in the doubles bracket, Frattaroli and Alexander, won first, second, third, and quarterfinal-round matches before falling to Wilton’s Kaitlyn Zheng and Taylor Ingerman, the fourth seed, 4-6, 7-5, 1-6 on June 10.

  • June 16 Friel Golf Scramble Will Benefit Scholarship Association; Few Openings Remain For Players

    The 22nd Annual Jack Friel Golf Scramble to benefit Newtown Scholarship Association (NSA) will be drawing the association’s supporters to the links on Monday, June 16.

    Registration will open at 11 am, lunch will be served at 11:30, and a shotgun golf start will be at 12:30.

  • NHS Golf Team Fourth In State

    Newtown High School’s boys’ golf team finished tied with Southington for fourth place in the Division I state championship match, held at Watertown’s Crestbrook Park on June 9. The Nighthawks and Southington both shot a 316. Glastonbury won the match with a 303, Greenwich was second with a 307, and Ridgefield placed third with a 310.

  • Girls' Track Team Fourth In State Open Meet

    Newtown High School's girls' track and field team placed eighth at the State Open at Middletown High School on June 9. The Hawks scored 19 points. Darien, with 45.75, took top honors.

    Jenna Calandro earned second in the pole vault event with a vault of 11-06. Darien’s Madeleine Schneider won the competition with an effort of 12 feet. Amy Anyoha took third in the discus event with a throw of 115-03, and Micaela Nowacki was fourth with a throw of 114-00. Hailey Conrad, the only freshman competing in the 400, placed tenth in a time of 1:00.