• Newtown High School Fall Sports Tryouts

    Tryouts for all Newtown High School fall sports teams — with the exception of football — will begin on Thursday, August 27. Football tryouts will begin on Monday, August 17. Follow Newtown High School athletics and get up to date tryout information on Twitter: @nhsathletics. The tryout schedule is subject to change.

  • Regional Champs! Wildcats Edge Norwalk 6-5 In Title Round

    The Newtown Wildcats capped off an improbable undefeated run through the 11-year-old Cal Ripken 50-70 New England Regional tournament with a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over Norwalk in the championship game, on August 6. The Wildcats ripped through the eight-team double elimination tournament that began on August 1, defeating Hudson, Mass., 11-2, host Dover 12-2, and Connecticut state champion Norwalk 3-2 to advance to the championship for a rematch with Norwalk.

  • 10th Annual Newtown Road Race & Kids Run, September 5

    The 10th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K and Newtown Prevention Council Kids Run to benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services will be held on Saturday, September 5. The courses will depart from and return to Dickinson Park. NYFS Executive Director Candice Bohr said she is very excited to be celebrating “ten years of community members running, walking and pushing strollers to help us achieve our mission and provide support services in greater Newtown.”

  • Vintage Ballists Go Back In Time, Honor Early Days Of Base Ball

    A Woodstock Hilltoppers’ player drove a ball deep to left field, over the head of outfielder Bryan Donnelly. A sure extra base hit in today’s game — but this wasn’t today’s game of hardball. Donnelly dove and caught the ball on a bounce for an out. An out? On a bounce? Welcome to 1864 rules base ball (that’s two words, not one word, like how we write baseball today).

  • Monday At Richter: Newtown Lions, Sigma Chi Third Annual Fore Sandy Hook Golf Classic

    Newtown Lions Club and Western Connecticut State University’s Sigma Chi Alumni Association announce the Third Annual Fore Sandy Hook Golf Classic will take place on Monday, August 10, at Richter Park, 100 Aunt Hack Road in Danbury. The tournament will benefit Sandy Hook Elementary Fund (SHEF), which continues to provide financial aid for counseling for those affected by 12/14.

  • Tickets Still Available For USL vs CSL Soccer Game To Benefit NYFS

    Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) will benefit from a fundraiser at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, featuring the United Soccer League’s (USL) New York Red Bull II facing Newtown Pride FC of the Connecticut Soccer League (CSL), on Thursday, July 30, at 7:30 pm. Tickets vary in price, starting at $12, with group and family discounts available. Matt Ariniello, operations, development and partnership for success grant coordinator for NYFS, said this week that tickets for the game are still available.

  • Newtown Wildcats Claw Their Way To The Regionals

    The 11U Newtown Wildcats finished second in the Cal Ripken Connecticut State tournament last week (July 19-25) to earn a berth at the New England Regional for the 50-70 field, to be held in Dover, New Hampshire starting August 1.The regional clinching game was a thrilling win over Stratford on July 24 in the losers’ bracket final by a score of 12-10.

  • Newtown Wolfpack Headed To New England Regional

    The Newtown Wolfpack 11/60 team won the Connecticut State Tournament on July 21, earning a place in the New England Regional Tournament beginning August 1 in West Warwick, R.I. Newtown started its pool play on July 18, with a come-from-behind victory over Oxford. Newtown was the host team for the 11/60 CT State Pool Play, with all four games (including New Milford vs Oxford on July 19) taking place at Glander Field 2.

  • Punt Pass & Kick At NYA, August 1

    Young football fans will have the opportunity to show off their football skills when NYA Sports & Fitness Center hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Saturday, August 1, at noon. The competition is free and open to all boys and girls ages 6-15.

  • Admirals Had Memorable American Legion Baseball Season

    The Bethel Admirals’ Post 100 American Legion baseball team had a strong season, highlighted by a ten-game winning streak. The 19U Admirals saw their strong season come to an end, in the state playoffs, on July 19. They posted a 21-6 regular season record, finished runner-up behind Waterbury in the Zone 5 standings, and won their state playoff opener, with a 6-3 win over visiting Norwalk, on July 18, before falling 7-4 to Hamden in the next round. The team, which includes players from both Bethel and Newtown, played a truncated schedule — 27 games in just over a month — like the other legion squads.