Sports

Matthews, Coming Off Championship Season With Central, Competes In Collegiate Summer League

Published: July 20, 2019 at 08:00 am
Former Newtown High School standout baseball player Dave Matthews, coming off an ultra-successful junior campaign at Central Connecticut State University — a history-making season for the program, in fact — is competing for the New England Collegiate Baseball League Keene Swamp Bats of Keene, N.H., this summer.

Admirals Blank Shelton Valley On Way To Earning Home Game In Playoff Opener

Published: July 19, 2019 at 07:00 am
BETHEL — The fourth time was the charm. Zone 5 South Division-leading Bethel, after losing a trio of close games to Shelton Valley, won its final meeting of the summer American Legion wood bat season between the foes. Post 100

Newtown High School Unified Sports Program Had Successful Spring Season, And Coach Davey Steps Down

Published: July 13, 2019 at 08:15 am
This past spring season was another success for Newtown High School’s Unified Sports program. It included the opportunity to send five students to Toronto, Canada for the Invitational Youth Games Tournament, several local events, and awards, and recognition for participants and their coach, Kathy Davey, who announced this summer that she is stepping down.

Softball Program Fixture Lin Hertberg Appreciated By Players, Coaches, And Parents Alike

Published: July 13, 2019 at 08:00 am
A fixture with the Newtown High School softball program, as ever-present as the fences, dugouts, and scoreboard is Lin Hertberg.

Mud, Sweat, And Cheers: Mad Dash Obstacles Push Athletes

Published: June 29, 2019 at 03:46 pm
Competitors plodded through the mud, climbed up and over, or crawled through obstacles, and had a blast – of water from the firefighters on hand to knock them off of the wood log balance beams. This was all part of the challenge in the annual Newtown Parks and Recreation sponsored Mad Dash, at Fairfield Hills on June 29.

Record-Shattering Sprinter Swierbut, Golf Champ Brestovansky Earn Athlete Of Year Accolades

Published: June 28, 2019 at 03:23 pm
Among the many talented and hard-working athletes who completed ultra successful high school careers this spring are Carly Swierbut and David Brestovansky who, for their performances on the track, ice surface, and golf course, have been selected as The Newtown Bee’s Newtown High School Athletes of the Year.

Champions Are Crowned, Fun Had By All In Revived Tennis Open

Published: June 28, 2019 at 02:51 pm
Competitive matches unfolded in the once-annual, back-again Newtown Tennis Open at Dickinson Park and Newtown High School during a pair of perfect weather days, June 22 and 23.

‘Momager’ Lucy Kortze And Student Managers Helped Behind The Scenes At Blue & Gold Stadium

Published: June 20, 2019 at 03:08 pm
Fans who attend Newtown High School sporting events are consistently treated to announcements of goals, player check-ins, statistics, and more detail courtesy of public address announcer Jason “J” Edwards. A big part of making this happen is the effort of team managers.

Golfers Raise Money For Newtown Scholarship Association At Annual Jack Friel Memorial Scramble

Published: June 20, 2019 at 03:07 pm
The 27th Annual Jack Friel Memorial Golf Scramble, sponsored by Newtown Scholarship Association (NSA), was held at two courses, Newtown Country Club and Rock Ridge Country Club on June 17.
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