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  • Allegretto Fills In With Softball Team

    Newtown High School’s softball team begins the season with a new leader. Coach Tara Allegretto is filling in for Bob Guererra, out with a short-term medical issue, this spring. Allegretto, who is a coach in the NHS volleyball program, was an assistant with the softball team...

  • Girls’ Lacrosse Squad Goes For Yet Another Title

    Year in and year out, the Newtown High School girls’ lacrosse team has been the squad to beat in the South-West Conference. The Nighthawks captured their eighth straight SWC championship last spring, ensuring that they are the group everybody will strive to take down again ...

  • Laxmen Look To Build Off Last Year’s Success

    Returning members of Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team are hungry for a championship (or two) after reaching the semifinal round of both the South-West Conference and Class L state playoffs a year ago. That’s the good, encouraging...

  • Sluggers Have New Look, Same Championship Goals

    Gone from last year’s South-West Conference champion squad are eight team members who graduated. Still in place, however, is the goal to succeed. Newtown High School’s baseball team is striving to repeat as SWC champs and, in fact, go deeper in the state tournament th...

  • Girls’ Track Team Seeks Development In Field Events

    Doug Russell is shooting for success in the short term with an eye on building for the future. The Newtown High School girls’ outdoor track and field coach has 70-plus participants to begin the campaign, and he is encouraging those new to the program to develop field events...

  • Boys’ Track Team Leans On Distance Prowess

    Led by a group of strong runners from the fall conference champion cross country team, Newtown High School’s boys’ outdoor track and field team is striving for some success this spring. “That’s going to be a big plus,” Coach D...

  • Baseball Academy

    The April Vacation Hitting and Infield Academy, for children ages 8-14, will be directed by Matt Memoli, Newtown High School’s baseball coach. Hitting and Infield clinics will be held Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19m from 9-11 am at Newtown...

  • Aquarion Offering Free Reservoir Fishing Permits To Unemployed, Active Military, Veterans

    For the fifth consecutive season, Aquarion Water Company will issue free fishing permits to any unemployed person over the age of 18. Veterans and active duty service members will also be included in this year’s program. On Fridays, Ap...

  • Mullins Tosses No-Hitter

    Newtown High School baseball pitcher Pat Mullins threw a no-hitter in Newtown’s second game of the season, a 5-0 win over visiting Fairfield Ludlowe on April 4. Mullins struck out six batters and issued just two walks in the effort.“He located his fastball right from the get-go. He kept every hitter off-balance with that curveball,” said Newtown High Coach Matt Memoli, adding that his pitcher throws a fastball in the middle-80s and a curve in the 60s. Memoli also noted that his arm speed is the same with both pitches, making the speed of each throw deceptive.

  • Brown Still Playing Sports, At A Competitive Level, At 63

    From softball to pickleball, and everything in between, sports, and just about any athletic activity, are what it’s all about for Newtown’s Jan Brown. She’s run in marathons and sprint triathlons, and run (as in organized) sports leagues. A participant of the Co...