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  • This Is March Madness All Right

    It’s called March Madness, and fans of college basketball understand why when they fill out (then mark up or tear up and redo) their brackets. Inevitably there will be upsets. Which No. 12 seed will “shock” a No. 5 this time around? It seems to happen almost every year. Which top-seed will fall? And when?

  • Rah, Rah! … NHS Cheer Squad Second In State

    Newtown High School’s cheerleading squad placed second among 21 Class LL teams in the state championships at New Haven’s Floyd Little Athletic center on March 9. This marks the highest the Nighthawks have placed in the state finals. Newtown scored 170.2 points; champion Fairfield Ludlowe, had 174.8.

  • Thoughtful Community Selected For Sportsman Honors

    Given to someone who has had a significant impact on Newtown athletics for years, the Newtown Bee’s Harmon Award For Sportsman of the Year — this time around — goes to not just one person but, rather, the many people and organizations that have reached out to assist the Sandy Hook community in the aftermath of 12/14.

  • Newtown Scholarship Association's Annual Golf Fundraiser To Honor First Selectman This Year

    Newtown Scholarship Association’s 21st Annual Jack Friel Memorial Golf Scramble will honor First Selectman and longtime Newtown resident Patricia Llodra. The scramble will take place on Monday, June 17, at two of Newtown’s own: Rock Ridge Country Club and Newtown Country Club.

    Cost is $200 per golfer, which includes lunch, golf, reception and prizes, and dinner at Rock Ridge. Early Bird foursome registration by May 1 is $720. For those who would like to attend dinner only, cost is $60 per person.

  • Newtown Residents: Special NSC Red Bulls Soccer Game Offer

    New York Red Bulls, in conjunction with Newtown Soccer Club and Newtown Youth Academy, are sponsoring a free soccer event this weekend.

    Newtown residents are invited to attend 2013 Rivalry Night, featuring the New York Red Bulls hosting DC United, at Red Bull Arena on Saturday, March 16.
  • Playoff Run Ends For NHS Skaters

    MILFORD – Penalties were a difference-maker as a tough North Branford team put an end to the Newtown High School hockey team’s playoff run. The Division II state tournament’s ninth-seeded Thunderbirds skated to a 5-1 win over the No. 17 Nighthawks in the quarterfinal round at Milford Ice Pavilion on March 9.

    Newtown scored first, when Evan Isaacs broke a scoreless deadlock with a power play goal in the second period, but the Thunderbirds reeled off the next five goals – three of which came with the man advantage.

  • Season Ends For NHS Boys’ Cagers

    STAMFORD — Coming off a remarkable upset victory at fourth-seeded Crosby of Waterbury in the first round of the Class LL state tournament, the No. 29 seed Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team couldn’t overcome No. 13 Westhill in the second round. The host Vikings ended Newtown’s campaign with a 56-34 win on its home court on March 6.

  • Quite An Upset – Hawks Skate Past Top-Seeded Amity


    UPDATE: The quarterfinal round game, originally scheduled for March 8 was postponed because of snow. The game will be played at the Milford Ice Pavilion on Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 pm.

  • NHS Not ‘Dunn’ Yet — Hawks Upset Crosby In First Round Of States

    WATERBURY — Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team overcame a six-point fourth-quarter deficit to shock the fourth-seeded Crosby High Bulldogs, 61-58 in the opening round of the Class LL state tournament on March 4.

    No. 29 Newtown, a heavy underdog, advanced to visit No. 13 Westhill of Stamford in the second round, at 7 pm on March 6.