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  • Boys’ Cross Country Team Runs After Another Title

    Gone from last year’s South-West Conference-winning Newtown High School boys’ cross country team are four of the team’s top five runners, but the Nighthawks have high expectations to again be a factor in the championship meet, maybe with another win.

  • Cheer And Dance Squads Target Championships

    Newtown High School’s cheerleading squad and dance team are both coming off memorable seasons in which they entertained fans and supported their peers on the football field in the fall and basketball court in the winter, then wowed the judges at their own championship compe...

  • Gridders Lean On Experience Of Offense, Emergence Of Defenders

    Coming off a season in which they won the South-West Conference championship and competed in the state playoffs, Newtown High School’s football team again has the potential for success on the gridiron this fall. As always, however, it’s a game-by-game approach with Coach Steve George and company; they won’t look past any opponents and aren’t announcing any win-loss or playoff qualification expectations. As George points out, there’s no telling — this early at least — what the opponents will bring to the table, and while he expects to be competitive and has high hopes for success, a lot hinges on emergence of up-and-comers on the roster, not to mention staying injury- or mostly injury free. The Nighthawks bring back plenty of talent and experience on offense, but will have to count on quick development of lesser-experienced athletes on the defensive side of the ball as they embark on a tough stretch of games to begin the 2013 season.

  • Fresh Slate For Last Year’s Champs

    Deep down inside, Marc Kenney and his returning players may still be jumping for joy, but the Nighthawks aren’t about to get caught up in last year’s Class LL state championship success as they begin a new season. In fact, Kenney doesn’t even look at his Newtown...

  • Boys’ Booters Turn To New Style Of Play

    With the new season comes a new beginning, some new players, new expectations, and — in the case of the Newtown High School boys’ soccer team — a new approach to the game. “We have a new style of play this year that we’re hopi...

  • Spikers Seek Improvement, Playoff Success

    Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball team enters into the new campaign with expectations for runs in postseason tournaments once again this year. The perennial South-West Conference title contenders, after winning consecutive championships, fell in a tough-to-swall...

  • Ed Randall, NYA To Host Wiffle Ball Tourney To Fight Prostate Cancer

    Ed Randall, longtime New York radio and television personality, published author, and founder of Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure, will host an All-Star Wiffle Ball tournament at Newtown Youth Academy Sports & Fitness Center on Tuesday, September 17. Among former Major League Baseball all-stars attending the tournament are Rick Sutcliff, Doug Glanville and Willie Upshaw. A youth tournament will run from 6 to 8 pm, with 10-14-year old and 15-18-year old age brackets. An adult tournament will follow, from 8 to 9:30 pm. The tournament is intended to raise money to support awareness of prostate cancer and to educate the public about cutting edge techniques in treatment, prevention, and detection.

  • Panthers Claw To Title

    The Newtown Panthers returned home champions of the U14 division in their inaugural season outing at the Fairfield Fast Tournament during Labor Day weekend. Newtown beat Fairfield with 5-0 behind the goal-scoring prowess of Alex Futterman, Charli Condon, a...

  • Wolfpack Claim Labor Day Shootout

    On a hot humid Labor Day weekend the U12 Wolfpack girls’ soccer team took the top spot at the Adidas Bernie Ward Labor Day Shootout in Farmington, posting an undefeated record along the way. The girls had a tough go in the first round against a strong Simsbury team, playing...

  • Titans Sweep Through Fairfield FAST Tournament

    The Newtown Titans U14 boys’ soccer team swept the competition to take the U14 Blue Division title in the annual Fairfield FAST Soccer Tournament on September 1. The revamped Titans, under coaches Dave Flook and Gavin Arneth, notched convincing wins ...