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  • Boys’ Cross Country Team Runs After Another Title

    Gone from last year’s South-West Conference-winning Newtown High School boys’ cross country team are four of the team’s top five runners, but the Nighthawks have high expectations to again be a factor in the championship meet, maybe with another win.

  • Panthers Claw To Title

    The Newtown Panthers returned home champions of the U14 division in their inaugural season outing at the Fairfield Fast Tournament during Labor Day weekend.

    Newtown beat Fairfield with 5-0 behind the goal-scoring prowess of Alex Futterman, Charli Condon, and Maggie Beardsley.

    The Panthers prevailed over Wilton 2-1 in their second game, with a second goal by Futterman, who split her goaltending duties with field time.

  • Wolfpack Claim Labor Day Shootout

    On a hot humid Labor Day weekend the U12 Wolfpack girls’ soccer team took the top spot at the Adidas Bernie Ward Labor Day Shootout in Farmington, posting an undefeated record along the way. The girls had a tough go in the first round against a strong Simsbury team, playing to a 1-1 tie. The lone Wolfpack score came off midfielder Hannah Daly’s foot. The team was supported by the great defense of Colleen Phaneuf, Mary Celentano, and Malia Gioffree, and goaltending of Olivia Cavalero.

  • Titans Sweep Through Fairfield FAST Tournament

    The Newtown Titans U14 boys’ soccer team swept the competition to take the U14 Blue Division title in the annual Fairfield FAST Soccer Tournament on September 1.

    The revamped Titans, under coaches Dave Flook and Gavin Arneth, notched convincing wins over division rivals, beating Ridgefield 6-0, Weston 3-1, Wilton 4-0, and Fairfield United 3-0.

  • Ed Randall, NYA To Host Wiffle Ball Tourney To Fight Prostate Cancer

    Ed Randall, longtime New York radio and television personality, published author, and founder of Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure (www.fans4thecure.org), will host an All-Star Wiffle Ball tournament at Newtown Youth Academy Sports & Fitness Center on Tuesday, September 17.

  • Newtown Hikers Announce Fall Schedule

    Newtown Hikers does not have a formal hike scheduled for Saturday, September 7, but anyone who would like to join the group for an informal gathering is invited to meet at the lower/rear parking lot of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, by 9 am that morning.

    The group will officially begin its new season of weekend events on Saturday, September 14, with a hike at Wadsworth Falls in Middletown.

  • Hoyt Leads Record Crowd At Annual Road Race

    Kevin Hoyt led a course record number of participants to claim top honors at the 8th Annual Newtown Road Race on a humid August 31 morning. The 5K race, which started and finished at Dickinson Park, featured 687 registered runners, according to Steve Meeker, director of the 5K and Kids Fun Run, presented by Nike and to benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services.

  • Calandro, Feinstein Soar To New Heights, Go The Extra Mile

    Jenna Calandro and Jake Feinstein are two very different yet, in many ways, similar athletes. Both are track and field standouts — Calandro a pole vaulter and Feinstein a distance runner. Calandro is starting her senior year at Newtown High School, and Feinstein is about to begin a new chapter in his student-athlete career at Providence College.

  • Golf Outing To Benefit Possible Memorial

    Shemin, The Landscape Supply Company will hold the 7th Annual Charity Golf Classic, set for 9 am on Tuesday, September 10, at the River Oaks course in Sherman.

    Money will be raised with the objective of it going toward a potential permanent Sandy Hook memorial. Cost to play is is $250 for individuals and $1,000 for foursomes.

  • 5K And Kids Run August 31, Road Closures & Detours Planned

    The 8th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K and Kids Fun Run, presented by Nike, will take place at Dickinson Park at 9 am on Saturday, August 31. 

    Benefiting Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS), this race annually draws 500 to 600 runners plus another 200 children in the fun run. Race organizers are expecting a larger than usual turnout this year.

    The gently rolling course, certified by USATF, begins and ends at Dickinson Park and incorporates both paved and dirt roads. It is ideal for runners and walkers.