Sports

The Volunteers Behind The Scenes Of Newtown Youth Basketball

Published: March 16, 2019 at 08:00 am
Throughout the winter, girls and boys competed on the youth basketball hardwood in Newtown Recreation and travel league play. Behind all of the smiles that came with baskets scored and friendships made was a lot of devotion to make this learning, fun-filled, and competitive atmosphere for rising athletes possible.

Newtown Skiers Part Of Southington Team State Championship Success

Published: March 14, 2019 at 12:15 pm
Nick Jacobs, Matt Jacobs, Andrew Jacobs, and Kyle Fralley are all students at Newtown High School with a passion for ski racing for Stratton Winter Sports (SWSC) club in Stratton, Vt., on weekends. However, what they wanted to do was race for a team at the high school level.

Hawks Second In Weight Lifting Competition

Published: March 14, 2019 at 12:14 pm
Newtown came in second at the ShopRite Nutmeg Games 6th Annual High School Football Weight Lifting Competition, at New Britain High on March 8. There were 26 teams in the event. Southington was first with 13,130 total pounds of weight lifted. Newtown lifted 12,695. Shelton placed third with 12,625.

Boys Can’t Catch Greyhounds Despite Valiant Effort

Published: March 14, 2019 at 12:05 pm
Greyhounds are pretty hard to catch. Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team found this to be the case, but they almost got the job done after falling far behind against its Division III state playoff second-round opponent on March 7. The host and sixth-seeded Naugatuck Greyhounds staved off a resilient 11th-seeded Nighthawk squad that nearly erased a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit. Naugatuck prevailed 66-60.

Girls’ Cagers Nearly Overcome Hamden In Battle Of Conference Champs

Published: March 14, 2019 at 12:03 pm
In a game of big runs, Newtown’s last push wasn’t quite enough. In Class LL state tournament quarterfinal-round play, the fifth-seeded Newtown High School girls’ basketball team trailed by 21 points in the fourth quarter before pulling to within four and possessing the ball with 1:16 to play at Hamden on March 7.

Records Set As Swim Team Competes In State Finals

Published: March 11, 2019 at 10:29 pm
Newtown High School’s boys’ swimming and diving team, behind a pair of school record-setting performances, placed tenth in the Class LL state championship meet, at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven on March 11.

Former Newtown Youth Gridder Prepares For Return To NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers

Published: March 10, 2019 at 08:00 am
Patrick Afriyie’s dream of playing in the National Football League became a realization this past season. Afriyie, who grew up learning the game of X’s and O’s in Newtown, competed on the Los Angeles Chargers’ practice squad this past season and signed a futures contract to stay with the Chargers for the 2019-20 season.

Basketball Teams Lose Despite Valiant Comeback Efforts, Hockey Team Defeated

Published: March 07, 2019 at 10:29 pm
Despite trimming large deficits down to just four points, both Newtown High School’s girls’ and boys’ basketball teams lost season-ending state playoff games on the road, and the NHS hockey team also fell in postseason action on March 7,

Tennis Association Meeting Saturday

Published: March 07, 2019 at 02:13 pm
In an attempt to revitalize the Newtown Tennis Association (NTA), those involved with the association will hold a meeting and tennis-playing opportunity at Middlebury Racquet Club, 950 Southford Road in Middlebury, on Saturday, March 9, beginning at 6:30 pm. This

Youth Football And Cheer Open House March 14

Published: March 07, 2019 at 02:06 pm
Newtown Youth Football and Cheer (NYFC) has a storied tradition in town dating back to 1969, making this its 50th year. The organization's board hopes to attract new student-athletes and parents into its family at an open house and meeting set for Thursday, March 14, at the Newtown High School cafeteria, from 7 to 9 pm.
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