• Triathlon Program For Kids Will Keep Young Athlete’s Spirit Alive

    (AP) Chase Kowalski loved to run, bike and swim. Most of all he loved to race.

    The summer before he was killed inside Sandy Hook Elementary School with 19 other students and six staff members, the 7-year-old competed in his first triathlon.

    Wearing swim shoes and riding his red Lightning McQueen bicycle inspired by the speedy character from the movie Cars, Chase competed in a 20-yard swim, a half-mile ride and a third-of-a-mile run. He finished first in his age group.

  • Gridders To Play Brookfield In SWC Title Game, Look To Solidify Top Spot In State

    Newtown High School’s football team is scheduled to play Brookfield in the South-West Conference championship game at 7 pm on Thursday, November 21.

  • Sandy Hook Run Earns National Award

    A run that was initially supposed to take place in Danbury — and had to be moved two times to accommodate the high volume of interest among prospective participants — has received national honors.

    The Hartford Marathon Foundation’s Sandy Hook Run for the Families was awarded “Best Amateur Single-Sport Event” by SportsTravel Magazine at the Travel, Events And Management in Sports (TEAMS) ’13 Conference & Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah, last week.

  • Newtown High Swimmers, Divers Shine In States

    Members of Newtown High School’s girls’ swim team participated in the Class LL state championships this past week and came out with strong performances.

  • Comedy Basketball Game November 23

    The Newtown Underwater Search & Rescue (NUSAR) Dream Team will take on the Harlem Superstars in a comedy basketball game at Newtown High School on Saturday, November 23. The tip-off is set for 7 pm. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children, and proceeds will benefit NUSAR. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

  • Blaze Booters Heat Up, Capture U12 Soccer Title

    A late-game goal and some last-minute defensive heroics propelled the U12 Newtown Blaze boys’ soccer team to an unbeaten fall season and the South West Division tournament championship.

    Newtown (8-0-2 overall) defeated Trumbull 5-2 this past Saturday, and completed its title run with a 2-1 victory over its most heated-rival, Weston, on a wind-swept, rain-soaked field Sunday in Wilton.

  • Basketball Tourney November 16

    The Newtown Youth Basketball Association will hold its annual 3 on 3 Tournament this Saturday, November 16, at Newtown Youth Academy. Schedule is as follows (participants are asked to arrive early to register their team and sign waivers):

    *4th Grade 8-10 am.

    *5th Grade, 10 am to noon.

    *6th Grade, noon to 2 pm.

    *7th Grade, 2-4 pm.

    *8th Grade, 4-6 pm.

    *Adults, 6-8 pm.

    *Grades 9-12, 8:30-10:30 pm.

  • Hawk Gridders Overcome Early Mistakes To Blank Stratford

    Jaret DeVellis carries the ball during Newtown's 35-0 win over Stratford at Blue & Gold Stadium on November 8. DeVellis scored two touchdowns in the triumph.

  • Memorable Year Ends For Girls’ Soccer Team

    Newtown High School’s girls’ soccer team had its season come to a end in a 2-1 overtime loss to visiting Newington in the Class LL state tournament’s first round at Blue & Gold Stadium on November 4. After leading 1-0 at the half, No. 16 Newtown gave up a goal in the second half and the game winner in overtime against No. 17 Newington. Newtown put up a good fight against Newington, playing stellar defense throughout the entire game. Makenna Cerney scored Newtown’s goal, which was assisted by Jess Keller.

  • Strong Season Ends For Field Hockey Team

    As tough as it was for the Newtown High School field hockey team to come up a goal short in the state playoff opener on November 4, the season — on the whole — can be looked at as a success for its coach and players. The Nighthawks saw their overall rewarding campaign come to an end in a 1-0 defeat to Westhill of Stamford in the Class L qualifying round at Blue & Gold Stadium.