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  • Golf Team Tees Off With Experience On Course

    Newtown High School’s golf team returns all of its top golfers from last year’s squad, and the Nighthawks are hoping their experience on the courses pays dividends this spring.

    The Nighthawks are led by captains Bubba LeBlanc and Vivek Tedla. Other top golfers back in the fold are Graham Hubbert, Josh Houle, and Colin Patrick.

    “It’s going to be a good year. We have a great group of guys,” Tedla anticipates.

  • Nighthawk Girls Now Have A Golf Team Of Their Own

    Throughout the years, girls at Newtown High School have had the option to grab their clubs and hit the fairways and greens with the boys. For the first time, there’s a girls-only squad at NHS. It may be a club team, but it’s their own team, and Bill Flood, who will coach the golfers along with Jeremy O’Connell, is hopeful it’s the start of something big.

  • Girls’ Lacrosse Team Looks To Make It A Perfect Ten

    Nine years down, nine conference championships down. Newtown High School girls’ lacrosse Coach Maura Fletcher has guided her squads to South-West Conference titles in each of her seasons at the helm. She’s striving to make it a perfect ten for ten in her milestone season this spring.

    The opposition, Fletcher expects, as other things in mind.

  • Hawk Laxmen Reload, Will Ride Strong Defense

    Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team will rely on a mix of experienced veterans and improving players stepping up their games as they shoot for success in the South-West Conference and at the state level.

    Fifth-year Coach Glenn Adams enters into the campaign with the same aspirations as always. “Our goals as a program have remained the same. We are going to work hard toward bringing home an SWC Championship and Class L state title,” he said.

  • Laros Earns Sportsman Of Year Accolades

    Every spring and fall, youth soccer players of a variety of ages — and abilities — run around the local fields to have fun and develop their skills.

    This is made possible through the efforts of many paid and unpaid people and, for the past decade plus, Torrie Laros has been one of those dedicated volunteers. Laros, who served as president of the Newtown Soccer Club for the past half dozen of her 11 years helping out, stepped down this past fall. John Premus has taken over as president of the club.

  • Mad Dash Adventure Race Is Set For Saturday, June 7

    Children, adults, and teams are invited to participate in the Third Annual Mad Dash Adventure Race, a challenging, physical, running, and skilled event course, that will take place on the Fairfield Hills campus on Saturday, June 7.

    The event, run by NYA Sports & Fitness Center and Newtown Parks & Recreation, will begin at 8:30 am with the Advanced flight, followed by a Beginner/Family event at 9:45 am.

  • Porco’s Karate Representatives Go Through Intense Training At Clinic

    Master Michael Porco, Sr and Master Michael Porco, Jr, from Porco’s Karate Academy in Sandy Hook, recently attended the 25th Masters’ Clinic held by the World Tang Soo Do Association (WTSDA). It was held at the University of Northern Alabama in Florence, Ala, under the leadership of  Dr. Robert Beaudoin, its current Grandmaster.

  • Hoyt, Gottmeier Lead The Way In Sandy Hook 5K

    Kevin Hoyt won the Sandy Hook 5K race, which started and finished at Fairfield Hills, on March 29. Hoyt finished in 16:20.

  • A Rink In Town — Now That Would Be Cool!

    Every athlete of organized team sports in Newtown can stay here in town to practice and compete — every one except for hockey players. The youth skaters hit the ice in surrounding towns, including Danbury, and Newtown High School’s hockey team’s “home” ice is at Danbury Ice Arena.

  • Wrestling Team, Coaches Honored

    Newtown High School’s wrestling team, winner of the Class LL state championship, earned recognition from the Connecticut High School Coaches Association at its All-State Wrestling Banquet, held recently at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville.