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  • NYBA Food Drive Saturday, December 7

    The Newtown Youth Basketball Association will hold its annual Food Drive to benefit the Morning Glory Breakfast program at the Dorothy Day House in Danbury this Saturday, December 7. Residents are asked to bring items specified for games below:

    *Hawley School: Midget Girls - 11 am to 1 pm. Bantam Girls - 2-4:30 pm – oatmeal.

    *Reed: Intermediate Girls - 9 am to 12:30 pm – juice. Junior Girls - 12:45-5:30 pm – coffee.

  • Nighthawks’ Furious Comeback Bid Falls A Couple Yards Short

    Newtown High School’s football team nearly erased a three-touchdown deficit but came up just short in a tough-to-swallow 35-33 loss to visiting Ridgefield in their Class LL state playoff quarterfinal round game at Blue & Gold Stadium on December 3.

  • NHS Football Update: Nighthawks Will Not Play December 14 If They Reach State Finals

    The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) Football Committee has approved a request from Newtown High Athletic Director Gregg Simon that if the Nighthawks advance to the Class LL title game, it will be played Friday, December 13.

    The CIAC typically schedules one championship on Friday and the remaining three on Saturday. With December 14 being the first anniversary of the events of 12/14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Mr Simon had requested a change of game date for his team.

  • State Football Playoff Opener At NHS

    Newtown High School’s football team will host Ridgefield in the quarterfinal round of the Class LL state playoffs at Blue & Gold Stadium tonight (December 3). Kickoff is set for 6:30 pm. Admission is $5 for students and $8 for adults.

    The Nighthawks are undefeated and are the top seed in Class LL. Ridgefield brings a 9-2 record into the clash. The winner advances to the Saturday, December 7 semifinals.

  • Schwartz Leads Way In Turkey Trot As Runners Earn Their Stuffing

    John Pierz was dressed for the occasion, and the weather, for the annual Turkey Trot on a chilly Thanksgiving morning.

  • Gold Carries Hawks Through Rain To Unbeaten Regular Season

    MONROE — There haven’t been any defenses that have managed to stop the running game of Cooper Gold this fall. Add the Masuk Panthers, even with the assistance of Mother Nature providing difficult footing on Masuk’s natural surface during a steady light rainfall, to that list. Gold rushed for more than 250 yards — most of which came in the first half alone — and scored five touchdowns to lift the visiting Newtown High School football team to a 42-7 triumph over the Panthers on November 26.

  • ‘From Couch Potato To Second Team All Conference’

    For some, the idea of playing a game or being in a competition involves clicking a controller and moving virtual athletes around a screen. For Grandon Smith, once exclusively a video gamer, his competition of choice now is running — and he’s quickly emerged as a standout on the course and track. Having picked up running only a little more than a year ago, Smith has made some big strides, becoming the No. 2 runner on Newtown High School’s cross country team this past fall.

  • Football Game Moved To Tuesday, November 26

    The Annual Newtown-Masuk football game, traditionally held on Thanksgiving Eve, has been pushed up a day and two hours earlier to Tuesday, November 26, because of expected heavy rain and wind.

    The game is to be played, as initially scheduled, at Masuk in Monroe, but the kickoff is now set for 5 pm instead of the original 7 pm start.

  • Champs Again! NHS Football Team Wins Another SWC Crown

    Newtown High team members, led by quarterback Drew Tarantino (No. 4) bust through the championship game banner as they are supported by the school cheerleaders prior to defeating Brookfield in the SWC title game on November 21.

  • Thanksgiving Weekend Events At NYA

    Residents from all towns are invited to the Newtown Youth Academy Sports & Fitness Center, 4 Primrose Street, for the following special events:

    *Turkey Burn Annual Fitness Challenge: Friday, November 29, from 9-11 am. An extreme, but fun workout, will include extreme workshop will include a mix of cardio, agility, bootcamp and EMC.

    Cost is $10 per person (free for NYA members).

    Meanwhile supervised activities will be available for children ages 3 and older.