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  • Open Play Days At NYA

    New York Life sponsors a series of six Open Play Days at Newtown Youth Academy (NYA), and the first day is Friday, May 24.

    The first Open Play Day will replace a previously scheduled flag football event which is scheduled to be made up on Saturday, June 22, from 6:30-8:45 at NYA.

    The May 24 Open Play Day is a free event, open to Newtown children as scheduled by age group:

    *3-4:30 pm. Grades 7-8.

    *4:30-6 pm. Grades 5-6.

    *6-7:30 pm. Grades K-4.

  • Lacrosse Girls Advance In SWC Tourney

    UPDATE: The championship game, originally scheduled for Thursday, May 23, has been postponed and rescheduled for the afternoon of Friday, May 24. The game will begin at 1:30 pm.

    NEW FAIRFIELD — Looking to make it nine straight South-West Conference tournament wins, Newtown High School’s girls’ lacrosse team won its SWC Division I semifinal round clash with New Milford, 15-10, on the turf at New Fairfield High on May 21.

  • NHS Softball Team Beaten In Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD — Throughout the early and middle innings of the South-West Conference Tournament quarterfinal round clash between fifth-seeded Newtown and No. 4 and host Brookfield on May 21, Newtown freshman pitcher Lauren Wilcox worked out of jam after jam. Finally, in the sixth inning, the Bobcats broke through, erupting for five runs — all with two outs — to erase a 1-0 deficit and defeat the Nighthawks 5-1.

  • Rooster Run To Take Place June 15

    The Newtown Rooster Run 5K race will take place on Saturday, June 15, at 8 am. The race will start and finish at the Newtown Municipal Center and run in, around, and through the Fairfield Hills campus. All proceeds will benefit the Newtown Scholarship Association.

    Register at www.newtown-ct.gov with Activity #314102A, or by mail to Newtown Parks and Recreation, Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470.

  • Nighthawk Laxmen Fall In SWC Quarterfinals

    Newtown High School’s rematch with Weston in South-West Conference boys’ lacrosse tournament action serves as proof that numbers are merely numbers and the past is the past. The third-seeded Nighthawks were edged by No. 6 Weston 6-5 in quarterfinal round action at Blue & Gold Stadium on May 20.

    Newtown had beaten Weston early in the campaign, and did so handily in an 8-2 triumph, but the Trojans turned the tables on the Nighthawks in a tightly contested game.

  • Boys’ Tennis Team Edged By Weston For Championship

    Newtown High School’s boys’ tennis team nearly shocked the host Weston Trojans in the May 20 South-West Conference championship match. The second-seeded Nighthawks fell 4-3 to the No. 1 Trojans in a match that left the Nighthawks feeling proud yet frustrated at the same time.

    “Of course It’s disappointing — heartbreaking, even — to lose so important a match by such a close score. But there were bright spots,” Newtown Coach Marty Margulies said.

  • Back To Back! — Girls’ Tennis Team Wins Another SWC Title

    They’re the champions once again. Newtown High School’s girls’ tennis team outlasted visiting Joel Barlow 4-0 in the South-West Conference championship match on May 20 for their second SWC title in as many years.

    “It feels great. It feels unbelievable,” Newtown Coach Maureen Maher said. “They said last year they wanted to do it again and they put their minds to it. They worked hard offseason and they worked hard during season.”

  • CT Trails Day Offer For Newtown Bicyclists

    SIMSBURY — The Farmington Valley Trails Council will hold its 16th annual Trails-in-Motion bicycle tour event on Saturday, June 1, in conjunction with National Trails Day. The event helps to promote public awareness of the rails-to-trails initiative in the Farmington Valley, attracting new and existing fans of the multi-use trail system. Newtown residents are invited to participate free of charge this year.

  • Tennis Teams Advance To Championships

    Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ tennis teams moved on to compete in the South-West Conference championships with semifinal-round victories — the top-seeded girls over No. 4 Weston on May 15 and the second-seeded boys over No. 3 Joel Barlow of Redding on May 16.

  • Tennis Teams Head Into SWC Tourney Play On High Notes

    Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ tennis teams cruised into South-West Conference tourney action riding waves of momentum. The girls, in fact, went unbeaten in SWC play after blanking Pomperaug of Southbury and Lauralton Hall of Milford each by 7-0 scores, May 10 and 13, respectively.