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 on the Fairfield Hills Campus.
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.
Newtown’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team, the Wolf Pack, host of the New England Regional Tournament, will be at home today, Monday, July 28, for a 4 pm game. Newtown will take on Eastern Massachusetts at High Meadow Field on the campus of Fairfield Hills.
Year after year, Newtown’s youth baseball players and their families make runs upstate, and out of state, to tangle with their New England-based opponents in regional tournaments. This summer, some of the local sluggers can leave their travel bags in the closets and enjoy short, familiar drives down the road for games and practices as they play deep into the summer months. Two Newtown Babe Ruth baseball teams will host New England Regional tournaments in late July and early August.
Team members often refer to their on-field peers as their sisters or brothers. After all, the makeup of a team somewhat emulates that of a family. When it comes to Newtown’s Wombat Sisterhood youth soccer squad, which recently completed its season, many of the girls can accurately refer to each other as sisters. The Wombat Sisterhood recreation U14 team has five sets of sisters. There are 19 girls on the roster, so more than half of the lineup is made up of sets of siblings. Ironically, the team took on its oh so appropriate name even before any of these sister tandems laced up the cleats for the Wombat Sisterhood.
With the excitement of the World Cup having concluded, high-level soccer isn’t in shutdown mode locally just yet. The CFC (Connecticut Football Club) Azul semiprofessional soccer team, which is financed by Newtown resident and managing partner/majority owner Peter D’Amico, is set to take the field for its final regular season game before embarking on the postseason.