• Sandy Hook Community Honored At Mets Game

    The New York Mets and Citibank hosted 50 Newtown children and their families for a youth baseball clinic prior to the Mets game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on September 15.Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra and founder and Director of Newtown Youth Academy Sports and Fitness Center Peter D’Amico were honored with Citi’s Teammates in the Community Award for their roles in helping strengthen the town following 12/14.

  • Football Team Kicks Things Off With A Win

    SOUTHBURY — Newtown High School’s football team did all of its scoring in the first half and cruised to a season-opening 26-7 win over host Pomperaug on a September 13 late afternoon. Julian Dunn caught a pair of touchdown passes from quarterba...

  • Hawks Strive For Top-Three In SWC

    Newtown High School’s girls’ cross country team is loaded with a wealth of returning talent and has the work ethic, team members believe, to lead to a successful run this campaign. The team was sixth in the South-West Conference and 12th in the...

  • 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...

  • 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.