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  • 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.

  • Newtown Turkey Trot On Verge Of Selling Out

    The Fourth Annual Turkey Trot 5K Road Race supporting Newtown’s Booth Library is selling out quickly. Well over half of the 1,000 spots for the running course are filled; last year the race sold out.  Those who are interested in running are strongly encouraged to register soon by visiting www.newtownturkeytrot.com. 

  • Rocca Continues To Put His Stamp On Youth Baseball

    As what’s left of the fallen leaves crunch under feet, mornings are welcomed (or unwelcomed) by frost, and light snow begins to flurry into the forecasts, baseball is far from being on the forefront of people’s minds.

  • 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.

  • Triathlon Program For Kids Will Keep Young Athlete’s Spirit Alive

    (AP) Chase Kowalski loved to run, bike and swim. Most of all he loved to race.

    The summer before he was killed inside Sandy Hook Elementary School with 19 other students and six staff members, the 7-year-old competed in his first triathlon.

    Wearing swim shoes and riding his red Lightning McQueen bicycle inspired by the speedy character from the movie Cars, Chase competed in a 20-yard swim, a half-mile ride and a third-of-a-mile run. He finished first in his age group.

  • Gridders To Play Brookfield In SWC Title Game, Look To Solidify Top Spot In State

    Newtown High School’s football team is scheduled to play Brookfield in the South-West Conference championship game at 7 pm on Thursday, November 21.