The Newtown Thunder rolled off a remarkable string of victories in a three-day period at Hawley School Field to win the Cal Ripken Summer Extreme 9B League playoffs. The Thunder had dropped a game early in the playoffs, resulting in a playoff run with no room for error the rest of the way. And the team showed its resiliency in its quest for the title, capping off the winning streak with a victory over the Newtown Nighthawks.
The Newtown Renegades baseball team will face Exeter, N.H., in a must-win Cal Ripken 11U New England Regional Tournament game on Wednesday, August 6, at 5:30 pm. The teams will battle at Glander Field, on Mile Hill Road South, in a rematch of an August 2 contest in which Newtown overcame a 7-1 deficit to pull out an 8-7 victory. The Renegades fell into the loser’s bracket of the double elimination tourney with a 7-2 loss to New Milford on August 5. Josh Taylor drove in both runs, and Luke Galer smacked a pair of doubles in the setback.
Young football players will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when NYA Sports & Fitness Center hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Saturday, August 30, at 11 am. The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15. The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick football competition allows youngsters to showcase their talents in punting, passing, and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy.
The host Newtown Renegades baseball team used a pair of late-game heroics to pull off victories in their first two games of the Cal Ripken 11U New England Regional Tournament at Glander Field on August 2 and 3. With the victories, the Renegades are just two (or as many as three) wins away from capturing first place in this double elimination tourney. The Renegades will host New Milford at 5 pm on Tuesday, August 5, with the winner advancing to the championship round on Thursday, August 7 (and Friday, August 8, if necessary). The loser of Tuesday’s game will still have a chance to fight its way into the pinnacle round by battling out of the loser’s bracket with a win on Wednesday.
In the inaugural season of the 16-year-old Prep Division of Connecticut Babe Ruth Baseball, the Newtown 16U team traveled to North Haven and captured the state championship on Saturday, July 26 by beating Fairfield in the semifinals and North Haven in the finals. In the championship game, Newtown beat North Haven 4-2. Connor Miller was superb on the mound, pitching all seven innings.
The Newtown Renegades beat New Fairfield 9-4, Southbury 7-3 and New Milford 6-0 but came up short twice against Danbury, 6-2 and 5-4, in the double elimination Cal Ripken 11U Connecticut State Tournament at Rogers Park in Danbury this past week. Danbury and Newtown both go on to compete in the Cal Ripken 11U New England Regional Tournament which opens this weekend at Glander Field since the Renegades were selected to host the tourney.
The 9th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K and Kid’s Run will take place at Dickinson Park on Saturday, August 30. Nike presents the 5K race and the Newtown Prevention Council is sponsoring this year’s Kids Run to benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services.
Girls and boys ages 8–14 are invited to join in a free afternoon of fun, fitness, and educational activities from 1 to 3 pm on Tuesday, August 12, at NYA Sports & Fitness Center, 4 Primrose Street. NYA and the Chelsea Cohen Fitness Academy (CCFA) are hosting the fourth annual CCFA Jamboree during this time.
Matched up against state champions from around New England, Newtown’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team — the Wolf Pack — certainly had its work cut out in the New England Regional Tournament which it hosted at High Meadow Field on the campus of Fairfield Hills this week. The Wolf Pack, after a tourney-opening loss, earned two nail-biting wins to stay alive in the loser’s bracket of the double-elimination tournament before finally seeing its season end at the hands of Waterford on July 29.
Newtown’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team, the Wolf Pack, remains alive in the New England Regional Tournament, which it is hosting. The Wolf Pack won its second straight game and will be at home tonight, Tuesday, July 29, at 7, to take on Waterford. The Wolf Pack finds itself in another must-win game in this double-elimination tournament. All of the action is at High Meadow Field on the campus of Fairfield Hills.