• Vintage Ballists Go Back In Time, Honor Early Days Of Base Ball

    A Woodstock Hilltoppers’ player drove a ball deep to left field, over the head of outfielder Bryan Donnelly. A sure extra base hit in today’s game — but this wasn’t today’s game of hardball. Donnelly dove and caught the ball on a bounce for an out.

    An out? On a bounce?

    Welcome to 1864 rules base ball (that’s two words, not one word, like how we write baseball today).

  • Monday At Richter: Newtown Lions, Sigma Chi Third Annual Fore Sandy Hook Golf Classic

    DANBURY — Newtown Lions Club and Western Connecticut State University’s Sigma Chi Alumni Association announce the Third Annual Fore Sandy Hook Golf Classic will take place on Monday, August 10, at Richter Park, 100 Aunt Hack Road in Danbury.

    Registration and lunch will begin at noon, and tee time will be 1:30. Dinner and an auction will follow the golf.

  • Newtown Wildcats Claw Their Way To The Regionals

    The 11U Newtown Wildcats finished second in the Cal Ripken Connecticut State tournament last week (July 19-25) to earn a berth at the New England Regional for the 50-70 field, to be held in Dover, New Hampshire starting August 1.

    The regional clinching game was a thrilling win over Stratford on July 24 in the losers’ bracket final by a score of 12-10.  Newtown slugged 16 hits in an offensive onslaught.

  • Newtown Wolfpack Headed To New England Regional

    The Newtown Wolfpack 11/60 team won the Connecticut State Tournament on July 21, earning a place in the New England Regional Tournament beginning August 1 in West Warwick, R.I.

    Newtown started its pool play on July 18, with a come-from-behind victory over Oxford. Newtown was the host team for the 11/60 CT State Pool Play, with all four games (including New Milford vs Oxford on July 19) taking place at Glander Field 2.

  • Punt Pass & Kick At NYA, August 1

    Young football fans will have the opportunity to show off their football skills when NYA Sports & Fitness Center hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Saturday, August 1, at noon.

    The competition is free and open to all boys and girls ages 6-15. Boys and girls compete separately, and participants are broken down by age, as follows: ages 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15.

  • Admirals Had Memorable American Legion Baseball Season

    The Bethel Admirals’ Post 100 American Legion baseball team had a strong season, highlighted by a ten-game winning streak. The 19U Admirals saw their strong season come to an end, in the state playoffs, on July 19. They posted a 21-6 regular season record, finished runner-up behind Waterbury in the Zone 5 standings, and won their state playoff opener, with a 6-3 win over visiting Norwalk, on July 18, before falling 7-4 to Hamden in the next round.

  • Sportsmanship Strikes Out At Babe Ruth Baseball Game

    People are still talking about an incident at a June 29 Senior Babe Ruth baseball game between Newtown and Norwalk that ended abruptly when the Norwalk coach pulled his team from the field. Speculation continues on social media over what exactly transpired and whether or not the issue would be handled appropriately.

  • Bucknell’s Cerney Overcomes Injury, Stars On The Track

    Reagan Cerney’s track career has been full of success — from her days at Newtown High School through her sophomore year — at the Division I level — at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Penn. It’s been chockfull of personal records, championships, and included bouncing back from a bad break — a broken back … sustaining three transverse process fractures to be exact.

  • Women’s Softball League Game Highlights

    Newtown Women’s Softball League results from recent action are as follows:

    My Place 10, Petzercise 6: Jennifer Good hit a three-run home run in the third inning, and Heather Burke pitched a good game, striking out the final batter for the win.