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  • Tennis Teams Conclude Seasons; Margulies Retires

    Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ tennis teams concluded their seasons in early June. The girls got all the way to the Class L state tournament’s semifinals before falling to eventual champion New Canaan. The boys’ tourney format is individual-o...

  • NHS Golfers Compete In Postseason Tourneys

    Newtown High School’s golf team competed in the South-West Conference championship at Ridgewood Country Club in Danbury, on May 31, and the Nighthawks finished fourth. Newtown also teed off in the Division I state championship at Fairview Farm Golf Course in Harwinton, on J...

  • Mad Dash On Saturday, June 8

    The second annual Mad Dash adventure race will be held on Saturday, June 8, at Fairfield Hills. Hosted by the Newtown Youth Academy and Newtown Parks & Recreation, and sponsored by Danbury Orthopedics, the Mad Dash offers participants the ultimate in fitness adventure.

  • Charity Bike Ride Routes Will Wind Through Newtown, Sunday

    The Hat City Cyclists’ 21st Annual CycleFest charity ride will be held on Sunday, June 9, and includes routes through Newtown. The club invites participant to join them on this self-paced charity ride, where riders have their choice of routes of that cover 13, 23, 53, 81 and 105 miles. All rides will all kick off from Bethel Middle School, with start times are staggered between 7:30 and 9:30 am. Proceeds will benefit Danbury Youth Services’ Earn-A-Bike program, which focuses on helping at-risk children develop positive and healthy social skills as they work together to rebuild and fix bicycles.

  • Laxmen Eliminated From States, But Coach Sees Positives

    GREENWICH — The Newtown High School boys’ lacrosse team’s season came to an end in an 11-5 road loss to the Greenwich Cardinals in the Class L state tournament’s first round on May 29. The No. 11 Nighthawks (10-6 in the regular season) hung in there throug...

  • Yankees To Host Newtown Day On July 7

    The New York Yankees will host Newtown Day when the Yankees host the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, July 7, at 1:05 pm. Tickets are offered to all Newtown residents on a first-come, first-served basis (limit of five tickets per person). Included is a food ...

  • Not In the Cards — Girls’ Lacrosse Team Not In the Cards — Girls’ Lacrosse Team Falls To Greenwich

    GREENWICH — Newtown High School’s girls’ lacrosse team put forth another great effort against a tough FCIAC school but, again, came up just a little bit short. The Nighthawks fell 16-14 at rainy Greenwich in the first round of the Class L state tournament on May...

  • Connecticut Spokebenders Game, Fundraiser Set

    The Connecticut Spokebenders, a wheelchair basketball team that is part of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, is set to visit Newtown High School on Friday, May 31, at 7 pm, to hold a basketball game. The event will be open to the public and w...

  • Another Lacrosse Trophy! — Girls Capture Ninth Straight SWC Title

    Newtown High School’s girls’ lacrosse team won its ninth straight South-West Conference title on May 24, this time doing so in pull-away fashion despite a season unlike many in the recent past. The second-seeded Nighthawks topped No. 4 Brookfield 13-6 for the SWC Division I championship. Newtown will now go after a Class L state title, facing Greenwich on May 28.

  • Lake-To-Lake Charity Bicycle Ride & Poker Run To Benefit Disabled Ski Group

    The Leaps of Faith Disabled Skiers will take to the land for an inaugural Lake-to-Lake Charity Bicycle Ride and Poker Run on Sunday, May 26, rain or shine. “We have been thinking of different ways to raise funds,” said Leaps of Faith President ...