• Rising Star Basketball

    The Rising Star Summer Basketball League will run Mondays and Thursdays, July 15 through August 15. Games will be held between 5 and 8 pm at Dickinson Park. The league is open for girls and boys ages 9-15. Cost is $95.

  • Nighthawks Earn Recognition

    Newtown High School’s sports teams are well-represented by standout athletes who have been recognized as All State, All South-West Conference, All New England, and All American honorees. The All SWC winners were announced in The Bee following the fall and winter sports seasons.

    Below are the spring season All SWC mentions, along with other award winners from all three sports seasons during this past school year:


    All SWC

  • Power, Hebert Earn Athlete Of Year Accolades

    For their efforts, skill, and scoring prowess — along with their ability to play two sports — Bridget Power and Dan Hebert are this year’s Newtown Bee’s Athletes of the Year. Both athletes won championships during their careers, were captains, and played significant roles in the success of their squads during their respective senior seasons and throughout their NHS playing days.

  • Taylor Brady Earns Chase School’s Female Athlete Of Year Honors

    Taylor Brady has always been tremendously athletic; she entered into high school with the plan to play three sports. Little did she know that lacrosse would be one of them, and that it would turn out to be her best sport among the three — including soccer and basketball — at the Waterbury-based Chase Collegiate School.

  • Former NHS Baseball Players Bring Their Games To The Next Level

    Throughout the past three years, Newtown High School’s baseball program has been represented by 11 players who went on to play ball at the collegiate level.

    There were three players from the NHS class of 2010: Pitcher/outfielder John Fracker and pitcher Joe Fedak both moved on to play at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. Outfielder Andy Lapple went on to play at Colby Sawyer College.

  • Future Stars Basketball

    Future Stars Basketball will hold a summer session at Newtown Youth Academy, August 5-9, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The program is open to girls and boys ages 9-15.

    There will be shooting, skill building, and game play under the direction of former NBA player Frank Oleynick, who played for the Seattle Supersonics.

    Cost is $200. Call 203-367-1673 or visit wearefuturestars.com to register.

  • Future Nighthawk Sluggers Flash The Leather And Swing The Lumber In Camps

    A couple years, or more, away from putting on the Newtown High School baseball uniform, up-and-coming sluggers and pitchers are getting tips from Newtown High Baseball Coach Matt Memoli, other members of the NHS coaching staff, and some of their players and former team members at clinics this summer.

    Memoli runs the Summer Baseball Academy for athletes ages 5–11 and the Middle School Academy for those on the cusp of getting involved in high school ball.

  • Riley Wurtz Basketball Camp

    Riley Wurtz’s All-Star Basketball Camp, open to children ages 5-13, will take place July 8-12 from 9 am to 1 pm at Newtown High School. Wurtz is a former standout and state champion at Newtown High School.

    The camp will focus on developing core basketball fundamentals and teach up and coming players what it takes to play at a high school level. There will be games and contests that will help each of the campers develop their shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding, and defense skills. Each camper will receive a T-shirt. Cost is $125.

  • Kopcik Earns First Waterford Track Win

    He may not be quite old enough to drive on the road just yet, but Stephen Kopcik is certainly making a name for himself on the racetracks. Kopcik, 15, drives too fast for the road anyway; he averages around 80 miles an hour, and tops out at about 90 when he’s in a race.

    On June 19, Kopcik was not only fast — he was the fastest on the track, earning his first Legend Car race under the lights at Waterford Speedbowl.

  • Buccieri Keeps Piling Up Wins On The Motocross Tracks

    For 9-year-old Damian Buccieri, a bump in the road is a good thing. In fact, the more bumps — and the bigger they are, within reason, for that matter — the merrier. That’s because the Newtown resident is a motocross racer who loves to catch air.

    Buccieri has been an off-road motorcycle enthusiast during the past four years, and has come a long way on the tracks since he first started tearing up his lawn on a little Yamaha PW50, the first bike his dad brought home for him.