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  • Golfers Get Boost From Newcomers

    Forget the match schedule; Newtown High School’s boys’ golf team has significant competition every day it has practice at its home course, Rock Ridge Country Club. The Nighthawks’ roster, already loaded with strong returnees, is bolstered by several emerging new...

  • Boys’ Tennis Team Won’t Overlook Anybody

    “I think it’s one of the best teams I’ve every coached,” 12th-year Coach Marty Margulies said of his Newtown High School boys’ tennis team. Even so, the Nighthawks, with almost all of last year’s South-West Conference ru...

  • Allegretto Fills In With Softball Team

    Newtown High School’s softball team begins the season with a new leader. Coach Tara Allegretto is filling in for Bob Guererra, out with a short-term medical issue, this spring. Allegretto, who is a coach in the NHS volleyball program, was an assistant with the softball team...

  • Girls’ Lacrosse Squad Goes For Yet Another Title

    Year in and year out, the Newtown High School girls’ lacrosse team has been the squad to beat in the South-West Conference. The Nighthawks captured their eighth straight SWC championship last spring, ensuring that they are the group everybody will strive to take down again ...

  • Aquarion Offering Free Reservoir Fishing Permits To Unemployed, Active Military, Veterans

    For the fifth consecutive season, Aquarion Water Company will issue free fishing permits to any unemployed person over the age of 18. Veterans and active duty service members will also be included in this year’s program. On Fridays, Ap...

  • Mullins Tosses No-Hitter

    Newtown High School baseball pitcher Pat Mullins threw a no-hitter in Newtown’s second game of the season, a 5-0 win over visiting Fairfield Ludlowe on April 4. Mullins struck out six batters and issued just two walks in the effort.“He located his fastball right from the get-go. He kept every hitter off-balance with that curveball,” said Newtown High Coach Matt Memoli, adding that his pitcher throws a fastball in the middle-80s and a curve in the 60s. Memoli also noted that his arm speed is the same with both pitches, making the speed of each throw deceptive.

  • Brown Still Playing Sports, At A Competitive Level, At 63

    From softball to pickleball, and everything in between, sports, and just about any athletic activity, are what it’s all about for Newtown’s Jan Brown. She’s run in marathons and sprint triathlons, and run (as in organized) sports leagues. A participant of the Co...

  • Moore Soccer Clinic For Young Newtown Athletes, Saturday At Treadwell Park

    Moore Soccer Academy was started in January 2012 by former Major League Soccer midfielder Jason Moore. Mr Moore, who has always been passionate about soccer and helping the community, will offer a free soccer clinic for young Newtown athletes on Saturday, April 6, at Treadwell Park.

  • Guilt And Excitement Rule The Opening Day Air As First Responders Are Honored

    BRONX, N.Y. — Being there for Opening Day is thrill in itself for any baseball fan. Standing on the famous Yankee Stadium grass, along with the players, and surrounded by 49,514 cheering fans — now that’s just a dream come true for any fanatic of the old ballgam...

  • Newtown Honored On Opening Day At Yankee Stadium

    Prior to first pitch on opening day, the Yankees and Red Sox honored Newtown and the victims of 12/14. After pregame introductions at Yankee Stadium, with New York and Boston players still lined up on the chalk, a joint honor guard consisting of Newtown police and firefighters took the field. The victims’ names scrolled on the video board during a moment of silence. The AL East rivals also wore a ribbon patch on their uniforms to honor the victims and those affected by the shooting. The design of the ribbon was also painted on the field in front of both teams’ dugouts.