Jake Fattibene started racing cars just this year and has already made his mark on the track — in a big way. The Sandy Hook Elementary School second-grader’s passion and determination were rewarded when he earned Rookie of the Year honors at the Silver City Quarter Midget Race Track annual awards banquet earlier in December.
Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team jumped out to a sizeable early lead, withstood a second-quarter Pomperaug of Southbury run, and pulled away for an 82-56 triumph in the Staples Holiday Tournament opener in Westport on December 27.
Newtown High School's girls' basketball team won a pair of road games last week, defeating nonconference opponent East Lyme 61-58 on December 18 and doubling up South-West Conference foe Weston 62-31 on December 20.
Newtown High School's hockey team overcame an early Milford co-op team lead for a 7-4 win at Danbury Ice Arena, on December 19. The Nighthawks skated into a December 22 home game with Trinity Catholic of Stamford with a 2-1 record.
In a meet that was a nail-biter throughout, host Brookfield High School's boys' swimming and diving team prevailed 93-92 over Newtown High on December 19. The Nighthawks had eight individual event wins but fell to 1-1 to begin the campaign as Brookfield's depth proved to be too much for the Hawks.