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  • 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...

  • New Coach Leads New-Look Field Hockey Squad

    Newtown High School’s field hockey team has a new look almost entirely across the board. Stephanie Paproski takes over head coaching duties, and the first-year leader inherits a significantly inexperienced roster since 16 players graduated last year.

  • Swim Team’s Lineup Bolstered By Depth Among Divers

    Some teams have that wildcard — the clutch player off the bench, the last-second play they pull out of proverbial hat, for example — that can lead to overcoming rivals in close contests. For Newtown High School’s girls’ swimming and...

  • 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 ...

  • Newtown Hikers Announce Fall Schedule

    Newtown Hikers does not have a formal hike scheduled for Saturday, September 7, but anyone who would like to join the group for an informal gathering is invited to meet at the lower/rear parking lot of Edmond Town Hall by 9 am that morning. The group will officially begin its new season of weekend events on Saturday, September 14, with a hike at Wadsworth Falls in Middletown. All hikes, unless stated otherwise, start at 9 am from the lower rear parking lot of Edmond Town Hall. The group tries to car pool as much as possible. Newtown Hikers is an open group that welcomes anyone interested in hiking and the outdoors. There is no membership fee.

  • Hoyt Leads Record Crowd At Annual Road Race

    Kevin Hoyt led a course record number of participants to claim top honors at the 8th Annual Newtown Road Race on a humid August 31 morning. The 5K race, which started and finished at Dickinson Park, featured 687 registered runners, according to Steve Meeker, director of the 5K an...

  • Calandro, Feinstein Soar To New Heights, Go The Extra Mile

    Jenna Calandro and Jake Feinstein are two very different yet, in many ways, similar athletes. Both are track and field standouts — Calandro a pole vaulter and Feinstein a distance runner. Calandro is starting her senior year at Newtown High School, and Feinstein is about to...