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  • June 14 5K, Kids Fun Run In Killingly To Benefit Sandy Hook Promise

    KILLINGLY — The public is invited to join students of EastConn’s Quinebaug Middle College (QMC) magnet high school on Saturday, June 14, when they host a 5K run and quarter-mile Kids Fun Run.

    The event, called “Run to Remember: Sandy Hook Hi 5K,” will benefit Sandy Hook Promise. It will be presented at Owen Bell Park, 580 Hartford Pike in the Dayville section of Killingly.

  • Rooster Run Is Saturday, June 14

    The 40th annual Newtown Parks and Recreation Rooster Run 5K will start at 8 am on Saturday, June 14. The race begins and ends at the Newtown Municipal Center building in the Fairfield Hills Campus.  All proceeds benefit the Newtown Scholarship Association.

    Cost is $30 for adults and $20 for students under 17, and there is a preregistration discount of $5 if participants register before noon on Friday, June 13. Visit newtown-ct.gov to sign up.

  • Blue & Gold Football Game Friday, June 13

    The Annual Blue & Gold Game, an intrasquad Newtown High School football scrimmage, will take place at Blue & Gold Stadium at 6 pm on Friday, June 13. Fans have a chance to catch a glimpse of next year’s Nighthawks. Admission is free.

  • Hoyt Leads Participants Through Mad Dash Obstacle Course

    Kevin Hoyt makes his way through the Mad Dash Adventure Race at Fairfield Hills on June 7. Hoyt led the way in a time of 33:46.

  • Calandro Sets Record As Track Teams Compete In States

    Jenna Calandro set the Class LL record by pole vaulting 12-01, and teammates Amy Anyoha and Michaela Nowacki gave Newtown High School a one-two finish in the discus event in the Class LL outdoor track and field state championship meet at Danbury High School, June 4–5. The Nighthawks placed fourth as a team; Staples High of Westport won the meet, which was suspended for a day because of rain.

  • Nighthawk Squads Eliminated From Postseason

    Newtown High School’s baseball, softball, and lacrosse teams were all eliminated from state tournament play this week, concluding their overall successful campaigns. The softball and baseball teams, after first-round wins, were both defeated on the road in the second round on June 3. The boys’ lacrosse team exited in the first round of their bracket on June 4, and the girls’ lacrosse team was eliminated the next day.

  • Water Sports Camp Open To Blind, Sight-Impaired Children & Young Adults

    Soaring With the Eagles, a free camp for blind or visually impaired children, is being offered this year through the Leaps of Faith (LOF) Adaptive Skiers. LOF coordinators and volunteers will be hosting the innovative four-day adaptive water sports day camp for children ages 6 to 17 from June 24-27 in Sandy Hook.

    Soaring with the Eagles is the only camp of its kind in Connecticut.

  • Baseball, Softball Teams Advance; Lacrosse Ready To Begin State Play

    Newtown High School’s baseball and softball teams won Class LL state tournament first-round games on June 2.

    The baseball team, seeded 21st in its bracket, traveled to Greenwich and came from behind to defeat the No. 12 Cardinals, 3-2. The Nighthawks were down 2-0 in the sixth inning but rallied for three runs in the decisive frame. Sam Czel drove in two runs on a single and Alex Lapinski had a run batted in on a groundout.

  • Comeback Kids: NHS Laxmen Claim SWC Crown

    STRATFORD – The May 31 South-West Conference boys’ lacrosse championship game at Bunnell High School, between Newtown High School and the Brookfield Bobcats, was a hard-fought game on both sides. The second-seeded Newtown Nighthawks came out on top with the 10-8 win over No. 5 Brookfield.

  • Nighthawk Track Team A Close Second In SWC Meet

    STRATFORD — When you’re talking about 70-something points, a mere half point isn’t much at all. For Newtown High School’s girls’ track and field team, it meant the difference between a runner-up finish and first place. Newtown scored 77 points and was edged by Weston (77.50) for first place in the 15-team South-West Conference championship meet at Bunnell High School on May 29.