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  • Second Annual Sandy Hook Run For Families To Be Held In Newtown This Year; Registration Opens Sunday

    The Sandy Hook Run for Families is a 5K run/fitness walk that debuted last year to honor the memories of the victims of 12/14 and to support those affected by the events of that day. The run was initially planned to take place in Danbury, and had to be moved twice to accommodate the high volume of interest among prospective participants.

  • Young Artists Sought For SH Run For Families Youth T-Shirt Designs

    Organizers of the second Sandy Hook Run For Families are looking for help from Newtown children ages 2–10. A logo (or two, or ten) for this year’s race is needed, and local children are being tapped for their artistic talents.

  • NYBA Invites Senior Citizens To The Game

    Members of the Newtown Youth Basketball Association (NYBA) invite the Newtown senior citizen community to a special night at Newtown High School on Thursday, February 6.

    The evening will feature dinner with NYBA players at 6 pm, followed by admission to the girls’ varsity game against Weston at 7 pm.

    Dinner will be presented by the Newtown High culinary team. Hosts from the NYBA program will help the seniors celebrate an early Valentine’s Day.

  • Babe Ruth Hot Stove Dinner January 16

    Newtown Babe Ruth Baseball will have its Third Annual Hot Stove Dinner on Thursday, January 16, from 6 to 9 pm at The Waterview in Monroe. This night of baseball is designed to promote a positive baseball culture in the area and will include a talk from current Major Leaguer John McDonald.

  • Swim Team Overcomes Time Off, Cruises Past Bethel

    There has not been much practice for the Nighthawks. Holidays and snow days resulting in canceled school have left the Newtown High School swimmers with minimal time in the water to gear up for meets. The rust didn’t show in the team’s first meet in more than a week — a 100-75 win over visiting Bethel on January 7.

  • Hawk Skaters Blank Watertown-Pomperaug And Tri-Town

    Jonathan Lovorn looks to make a pass during Newtown's 3-0 win over Tri-Town on January 8. Lovorn scored twice in the win.

  • Gymnasts Kick Off Campaign

    Newtown High School’s gymnastics squad had its first meet of the season when the Nighthawks participated in the Pomperaug Invitational in Southbury on January 4. Newtown, with a score of 128.8, placed fourth among 13 teams.

    Daniel Hand of Madison won the meet with a score of 140.7, Fairfield Ludlowe was second with a score of 131.55, Farmington came in third with a score of 130.45, and Glastonbury was edged out by Newtown and placed fifth with a score of 127.15.

  • Nighthawk Grapplers Win Trumbull Duals, Crack Top Ten In Poll

    Newtown High School’s wrestling team continued its winning ways with four wins during competition at the Trumbull Duals on January 4. The Nighthawks were among eight participating teams and won the competition, edging runner-up Trumbull 36-33.

  • Boys Get Redemption Against Kolbe

    Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team won its second game in a row and, in the process, got a little redemption — beating Kolbe Cathedral 77-55 in Bridgeport on January 7.

    The Nighthawks had lost hold of a second-half lead in a 59-50 setback to Kolbe during the Hoops For Heroes Tournament in Newtown on December 30.

    “We had ’em last game and we just let it go at the end,” Newtown’s Troy Frangione recalled.

  • Pack The Gym To Fight Cancer, January 14 At NHS

    The Newtown High School boys’ basketball team and Newtown Youth Basketball Association (NYBA) are teaming to host Pack The Gym Night to kick off the American Cancer Society’s Officials vs Cancer fundraising event during the Newtown versus Brookfield game at Newtown High School at 7 pm.

    NYBA representatives will collect donations at the game, and present pink whistles to the referees. The high school players will wear pink ribbon logo socks provided by NYBA. Additionally, NYBA representatives will sell NYBA pink ribbon shirts.