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  • Laxmen Look To Build Off Last Year’s Success

    Returning members of Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team are hungry for a championship (or two) after reaching the semifinal round of both the South-West Conference and Class L state playoffs a year ago.

    That’s the good, encouraging news. The challenge — in addition to other formidable teams standing in the way — is that Newtown lost a large contingent of key players to graduation.

  • Sluggers Have New Look, Same Championship Goals

    Gone from last year’s South-West Conference champion squad are eight team members who graduated. Still in place, however, is the goal to succeed. Newtown High School’s baseball team is striving to repeat as SWC champs and, in fact, go deeper in the state tournament this time around.

  • Girls’ Track Team Seeks Development In Field Events

    Doug Russell is shooting for success in the short term with an eye on building for the future. The Newtown High School girls’ outdoor track and field coach has 70-plus participants to begin the campaign, and he is encouraging those new to the program to develop field events skills, hopeful that it will pay off down the road.

    Newtown has strong sprinters, distance runners, and hurdlers, but has had some struggles in the field events in the past Russell notes.

  • Boys’ Track Team Leans On Distance Prowess

    Led by a group of strong runners from the fall conference champion cross country team, Newtown High School’s boys’ outdoor track and field team is striving for some success this spring.

    “That’s going to be a big plus,” Coach Dan McIlrath said of the wealth of talent overlap from cross country season. “They’re going to really help out and put some points on the board.”

  • Baseball Academy

    The April Vacation Hitting and Infield Academy, for children ages 8-14, will be directed by Matt Memoli, Newtown High School’s baseball coach.

    Hitting and Infield clinics will be held Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19m from 9-11 am at Newtown High School’s baseball field. Cost is $200.

    Visit www.newtown-ct.gov and sign up with activity number 309616-A.

  • Aquarion Offering Free Reservoir Fishing Permits To Unemployed, Active Military, Veterans

    EASTON — For the fifth consecutive season, Aquarion Water Company will issue free fishing permits to any unemployed person over the age of 18. Veterans and active duty service members will also be included in this year’s program.

  • Mullins Tosses No-Hitter

    Newtown High School baseball pitcher Pat Mullins threw a no-hitter in Newtown’s second game of the season, a 5-0 win over visiting Fairfield Ludlowe on April 4. Mullins struck out six batters and issued just two walks in the effort.

  • Brown Still Playing Sports, At A Competitive Level, At 63

    From softball to pickleball, and everything in between, sports, and just about any athletic activity, are what it’s all about for Newtown’s Jan Brown. She’s run in marathons and sprint triathlons, and run (as in organized) sports leagues. A participant of the Connecticut Masters’ Games — the largest amateur multisport, Olympic-style event for master’s athletes in the state — since 2003, Brown was named the Connecticut Masters’ Games Athlete of the Year for 2012.

  • Moore Soccer Clinic For Young Newtown Athletes, Saturday At Treadwell Park

    Moore Soccer Academy was started in January 2012 by former Major League Soccer midfielder Jason Moore.

    Jason started his MLS career with DC United, and won a MLS Cup Championship his rookie year. He played a total of six years with the MLS, his last year spent at the New England Revolution.

    Jason has always been passionate about soccer and helping the community. Last year, he decided he wanted to dedicate his passions full-time and start an academy. Moore Soccer Academy (MSA) was the result.

  • Guilt And Excitement Rule The Opening Day Air As First Responders Are Honored

    BRONX, N.Y. — Being there for Opening Day is thrill in itself for any baseball fan. Standing on the famous Yankee Stadium grass, along with the players, and surrounded by 49,514 cheering fans — now that’s just a dream come true for any fanatic of the old ballgame.