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  • Boys’ Basketball Team Hopes It Has The ‘Horses’ To Go Far

    Second-year Coach Tim Tallcouch is optimistic about his Newtown High School boys’ basketball team’s chances for success this year.

    “I’m really excited about what I see from this group of kids,” Tallcouch said as the team practiced in preparation for the December 19 season opener against New Fairfield.

  • Girls’ Cagers Expect To Emerge As Contenders After Taking Their Lumps

    Don’t judge the Newtown High School girls’ basketball team by the way things go in the beginning of the season. At least, that’s the message Coach Jeremy O’Connell wants to get across.

  • Track Teams Off And Running (Throwing And Jumping Too)

    Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ indoor track teams will lean on the experience and stamina of their distance runners, the development of sprinters, and skill of the throwers as they strive to succeed this winter.

    Coach Doug Russell has more than 100 competitors in the program and, given the numbers and what he’s seen from returning athletes, the potential is there for the Nighthawks to be strong across the board.

  • Grapplers Have New Leader, High Expectations

    Newtown High School’s wrestling team has a new leader as former Newtown Youth Wrestling Association Coach Chris Bray takes over and is joined by first-year NHS assistant Mike McKeever.

    “I’m very excited. It’s like I’m regaining my guys,” said Bray, noting that he’s reacquainted with many of his former youth grapplers, some of whom he’s coached for as many as eight years.

  • Help Select Sportsman Of The Year

    It’s time to select the winner of the Newtown Bee’s Award For Sportsman of the Year – named in honor of former Bee Sports Editor Kim Harmon. The award will go to someone who has had a significant impact on Newtown sports. Please drop us a line with your suggestion(s). Send via email to andyh@thebee.com; fax to 203-426-5169; or snail mail: PO Box 5503, Newtown, CT 06470.

  • Babe Ruth Baseball 16 Prep Team Tryouts December 22

    Tryouts and evaluations for the newly formed 16-year-old Newtown Babe Ruth Baseball Prep team will be held at the Sports Academy of Connecticut and New York in Danbury on Sunday, December 22, from 8 to 9 pm. Players cannot turn 17 prior to April 30, 2104. Register online at the Newtown Babe Ruth Baseball website, newtownbaseball.com. Contact Ed Brady at bradysports@charter.net for additional information.

  • Newtown’s Smith Propels Prep Into Title Game

    TRUMBULL — Colton Smith of Newtown piled up nearly 100 yards rushing the ball for the Fairfield Prep Jesuits, but perhaps the most important carry he had in the December 7 Class LL state playoff semifinal round game was a 13-yard loss for safety — a designed play that enabled the Jesuits to run the final seconds off the scoreboard clock to capture a thrilling 29-28 win over West Haven.

  • Youth Basketball Association’s Yard Clean Up Efforts, Food Drive Successful

    The Newtown Youth Basketball (NYBA) family is at it again. In efforts to achieve “Sportsmanship with Citizenship” the NYBA representatives have been doing everything they can to help out the community. They have held food drives, raked leaves, and hosted an event at a high school game for senior citizens.

  • Basketball Clinic At NYA

    Connecticut youth basketball players are invited to a Basketball Basics clinic, alongside Yale University men’s Basketball players, at Newtown Youth Academy Sports & Fitness Center December 28 and 29.

    Participants from kindergarten to eighth grade are encouraged to register for this established and proven training program. Cost is $10 per child.

    Register for the clinic at nyasportsfitness.com/sports/basketball.

    Times/age groups are as follows:

     

  • Newtown Racers Show Their Stuff On The Tracks

    Several racers — car and motocross — of a variety of ages are making names for themselves with standout performances on the tracks. The season heated up during the summer months and continued to stay busy for some competitors right through Thanksgiving. Here are some of the highlights:

     

    Damian Buccieri