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  • 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....

  • 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.

  • Go-Kart Driver Represents Family, Sandy Hook

    Sandy Hook resident Ryan Tani, 11, is driven. The third generation go-kart driver won’t let hair-raising speeds of 60 miles per hour, road rash inducing crashes or lack of racing budget raise a red flag on his racing career. Ryan has been able to avoid the pitfalls and obstacles with the help of his family and family friends, and is excelling this season at Oakland Valley Speedway in Cuddebackville, N.Y., where he currently sits at second place in the Junior Stock division.

  • Fire Company Golf Tournament Teeing Up

    Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue will host the 26th Annual George & Timothy Powell Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, July 15, at Whitney Farms Golf Course in Monroe. The tournament, a fundraiser for the fire company, will be an 18-hole siren start, rain or shine, with golf to begin promptly at 9 am. Openings are still available for players and sponsors.

  • The Newtown Bee's Sports Wrap-up for June 21

    This is The Newtown Bee's Sports Wrap-up for the edition dated June 21, 2013. The Sports Wrap-up  is a podcast roundup of top sports news from each edition of The Newtown Bee. Tune in weekly.

  • At 82, McCarthy Proves There’s No Wrong Time To Start Running

    Newtown’s Irene McCarthy isn’t your average 82-year-old. She works part-time and exercises regularly. We’re not just talking about walks around the block either. As of June 15, McCarthy is a competitive runner. McCarthy ran her first road...

  • Nearly 500 Participate In Rooster Run

    Newtown’s Kevin Hoyt and Zach Schwartz led a field of nearly 500 participants in the 39th Annual Rocking Rooster Run at Fairfield Hills on June 15. Both former Newtown High School distance running standouts finished the 5K race in a time of 15:09. Hoyt, 22, narrowly edged o...

  • Helmets And Hearts Charity Football Game, June 29 At Blue & Gold Stadium

    Newtown High School and Western CT Militia Minor League Football will co-host The Helmets and Hearts Newtown Memorial Scholarship Fund Benefit Football Game on Saturday, June 29, at Blue & Gold Stadium at NHS. The game will be between Western CT Militia and Lowell Noreaster. Pre-game events will begin at 6 pm, and kick-off will be at 6:45. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged and will go directly to the Newtown Memorial Scholarship Fund.

  • Martial Arts Tourney, Self Defense Course At NYA

    Han Dol Martial Arts School of Danbury will host the second Western Connecticut Regional Soo Bahk Do Tournament on Saturday, June 22, at Newtown Youth Academy. In addition, a free basic self-defense course will be offered at NYA Saturday morning. The class will be taught by certified martial arts instructors.

  • Nutmeg Games

    The registration deadline for the 25th Annual ShopRite Nutmeg State Games is Monday, June 24. Registration information for all sports may be found at www.nutmegstategames.org. More than 6,500 athletes, 1,500 volunteers, and 15,000 spectators will convene i...