• NHS Spikers Advance In Five; Booters Fall To Barlow

    Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team overcame 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to defeat visiting Pomperaug of Southbury 3-2 (23-25, 25-18, 22-25, 25-19, 15-11) in the South-West Conference tournament quarterfinals on November 2.

    Jamie Calandro had 24 kills and 21 digs, Molly McCoy had six aces, nine kills, and 20 assists, and Kaitlyn Schneider had seven aces to go along with four digs.

  • A Discouraging Experience With Youth Sports

    To the Editor:

    My name is Dr Michael A Cassetta. I am writing because I am concerned with the direction our community has taken regarding youth sports.

    We moved to Sandy Hook in 2004 and chose Newtown because we believed this to be a wonderful place to raise children. We have been active in the community and have encouraged our children to be kind and respectful, and to pursue multiple interests including athletics.

  • Helping Others With Their Feet

    To the Editor:

    The members of Futbol Friends International would like to thank all of the players and business sponsors who participated in Six2Six, a November 23 indoor charity soccerthon at Newtown Youth Academy. The event drew 120 players and 20 sponsors, and netted close to $2,000 for local charities.

  • Field Hockey Clinches Tourney Spot, Girls' Soccer Concludes Regular Season

    Newtown High School’s field hockey and girls’ soccer teams concluded their regular seasons on October 22, with the field hockey team hosting Bethel and the soccer team visiting Pomperaug of Southbury. The field hockey team, with a 2-1 win over Bethel, locked up a state playoff spot.

  • The Top Of The Mountain

    Somewhere out there, a critter is rubbing his rump and thinking, “Ouch! All this for a minnow?” Bee employee Emery Klein was out fishing last week, when his line started spinning out. This gave Emery a bit of a thrill, as he was expecting to reel in the big one. But the “one that got away” turned out to not be a trout or bass or any other fish one might find in Connecticut waters, but a beaver that had been tempted by the minnow at the end of the line.

  • Fun Soccer

    Fun Soccer, 10 am-noon, Treadwell Memorial Park, 47 Philo Curtis Road, free, Newtown and Sandy Hook athletes ages 6-13 invited for free series of fun drills, then one-hour mini tourney, coached by Staples High School boys soccer coach Dan Woog, register online, call Newtown Parks & Recreation for additional information; 203-270-4340, parks.newtown-ct.gov (search for Activity 309611 A).