- Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 1:55 pm
The Newtown Scholarship Association (NSA) held its 23rd Annual Jack Friel Memorial Golf Scramble on June 22. The event is sponsored by Newtown’s two golf venues, Rock Ridge Country Club and Newtown Country Club. The format of using the two Newtown clubs has allowed the NSA committee to put foursomes at each course and rotate teams the next year, thus all repeat teams signed up to play are playing a different course. All golfers end their day at Rock Ridge Country Club for dinner.
- Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 9:05 am
FAIRFIELD — Newtown and Sandy Hook were well represented on June 28 in the annual Faxon Law Group Fairfield Half Marathon. The 13.1-mile course started and finished at Jennings Beach and brought runners through the streets of downtown Fairfield and Southport, along the water in spots, and up some tough hills.
Sandy Hook’s Pedro Padilla finished the course in 165th place among nearly 3,000 competitors, crossing the finish line in a time of 1:34.35.
- Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 9:48 am
Joining a team requires athletes acclimate themselves to their new teammates, and it can take a little time to get comfortable. In the case of Newtown High School’s golf teams, that adjustment period was altogether avoided for some participants. That’s because they’re siblings — already very familiar with one another — on and off the course — before they went to their first high school practice together at Rock Ridge Country Club.
- Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 2:20 pm
Newtown High School was well-represented in the All State and All South-West Conference selections for spring sports. All State First Team honorees were softball player Emily Woznick, baseball players Julian Dunn and David Matthews, and golfer Sarah Houle. Others to be honored with All State achievement are Julia Sughrue and Deegan Beauchemin.
All SWC Selections
- Monday, June 22, 2015 at 2:20 pm
David Conrad, 50, narrowly edges Danbury 58-year-old Manuel Batista-Leal for eighth place in the Rooster Run 5K, at Fairfield Hills, on June 20. Conrad completed the course in a time of 19:17, and Batista-Leal finished in 19:18. The race drew close to 300 participants. Christopher Gamble was the top overall finisher, coming across the finish line in 16:48. Proceeds from the Newtown Parks & Recreation-sponsored event benefit the Newtown Scholarship Association.
- Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10:15 am
Christopher Gamble had won his age group, but never claimed first place overall in a road race. That changed on June 20, when the Newtown 18-year-old led a field of nearly 300 participants across the finish line at the 41 Annual Rooster Run. Gamble finished the 5K race in a time of 16:48.
“It feels good to represent Newtown,” Gamble said of winning the Newtown Parks & Recreation-sponsored run, from which proceeds benefit the Newtown Scholarship Association.
- Friday, June 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm
The Rooster Run/Walk, a 5K course with the proceeds benefiting the Newtown Scholarship Association, will take place tomorrow, Saturday, June 20, beginning at 8 am. The race will begin and end at the Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.
- Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 3:30 pm
The track and field season continued for some members of Newtown High School’s squad in mid-June postseason meets. Lauren Russo competed in the pole vault event at the New England championships in Saco, Maine, on June 13, and recorded a personal record jump of 10-foot-3.
Several Nighthawks participated in the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Decathlon & Heptathlon Championship, at Willowbrook Park in New Britain, June 16 and 17.
- Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 3:10 pm
Newtown Parks & Recreation is offering five weeks of summer youth tennis camps and clinics at Dickinson Park. The classes will be coached by Gary Stein who is a tennis teaching professional from Four Seasons Racquet Club, in Wilton.
- Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 9:10 am
Matt Memoli, Newtown High School’s baseball coach, will hold three weeks of summer baseball camps this year. The cost for each camp is $200 and they all will be held at the Newtown High baseball field. To register, visit newtownct.gov, click on the Parks & Recreation tab, and search the activity number listed for each program.