• NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition, August 30 At NYA

    Young football players will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when NYA Sports & Fitness Center hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Saturday, August 30, at 11 am. The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15.

    The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick football competition allows youngsters to showcase their talents in punting, passing, and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy.

  • Late Rallies Carry Renegades, Who Host New Milford On Tuesday

    Josh Taylor throws a pitch during New England Regional Tournament action at Glandor Field on August 3. Taylor and the Newtown Renegades beat Keene, N.H., 5-3, and will host New Milford at 5 pm on Tuesday, August 5.

  • Newtown 16-Year-Olds Win State Title

    In the inaugural season of the 16-year-old Prep Division of Connecticut Babe Ruth Baseball, the Newtown 16U team traveled to North Haven and captured the state championship on Saturday, July 26 by beating Fairfield in the semifinals and North Haven in the finals. 

    Newtown crushed Fairfield 12-1 in a game that was shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule. Luke Rustici pitched a complete game, four-hitter; Jared Brady had three hits including a double and had four runs batted in; and Chris Calo had three hits and two RBI.

  • Newtown 11s Second In States; At Home For Regionals On Saturday

    The Newtown Renegades beat New Fairfield 9-4, Southbury 7-3 and New Milford 6-0 but came up short twice against Danbury, 6-2 and 5-4, in the double elimination Cal Ripken 11U Connecticut State Tournament at Rogers Park in Danbury this past week.

    Danbury and Newtown both go on to compete in the Cal Ripken 11U New England Regional Tournament which opens this weekend at Glander Field since the Renegades were selected to host the tourney.

  • 9th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K August 30

    The 9th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K and Kid’s Run will take place at Dickinson Park on Saturday, August 30. Nike presents the 5K race and the Newtown Prevention Council is sponsoring this year’s Kids Run to benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services.

    This year’s race will feature a new start time of 8 am.

    Parts of Route 302 will be closed from approximately 7 to 10 am.

  • Free Fitness For Children: 4th Annual CCFA Jamboree

    Girls and boys ages 8-14 are invited to join in a free afternoon of fun, fitness, and educational activities from 1 to 3 pm on Tuesday, August 12, at NYA Sports & Fitness Center, 4 Primrose Street.

    NYA and the Chelsea Cohen Fitness Academy (CCFA) are hosting the fourth annual CCFA Jamboree during this time. Groups and organizations that would like to attend are welcome.

  • Host 13-Year-Olds Make Things Interesting Before Final-Four Elimination

    Matched up against state champions from around New England, Newtown’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team — the Wolf Pack — certainly had its work cut out in the New England Regional Tournament which it hosted at High Meadow Field on the campus of Fairfield Hills this week.

    The Wolf Pack, after a tourney-opening loss, earned two nail-biting wins to stay alive in the loser’s bracket of the double-elimination tournament before finally seeing its season end at the hands of Waterford on July 29.

  • Wolf Pack Wins Again, To Host Waterford Tonight

    Newtown’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team, the Wolf Pack, remains alive in the New England Regional Tournament, which it is hosting. The Wolf Pack won its second straight game and will be at home tonight, Tuesday, July 29, at 7, to take on Waterford. The Wolf Pack finds itself in another must-win game in this double-elimination tournament. All of the action is at High Meadow Field on the campus of Fairfield Hills.

  • Newtown 13-Year-Olds At Home Monday Afternoon

    Newtown’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team, the Wolf Pack, host of the New England Regional Tournament, will be at home today, Monday, July 28, for a 4 pm game. Newtown will take on Eastern Massachusetts at High Meadow Field on the campus of Fairfield Hills.

    The Wolf Pack is coming off an 8-7 win over Franklin County of Vermont on July 27. Following a 5-3 loss to New Hampshire in its first tourney game, on July 26, the Wolf Pack is in the loser’s bracket and must win each game to remain in the double-elimination tourney.

  • Wombat Sisterhood Soccer Team Features Five Sets Of Siblings

    Team members often refer to their on-field peers as their sisters or brothers. After all, the makeup of a team somewhat emulates that of a family. When it comes to Newtown’s Wombat Sisterhood youth soccer squad, which recently completed its season, many of the girls can accurately refer to each other as sisters.

    The Wombat Sisterhood recreation U14 team has five sets of sisters. There are 19 girls on the roster, so more than half of the lineup is made up of sets of siblings.