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.
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...
Moore Soccer Academy was started in January 2012 by former Major League Soccer midfielder Jason Moore. Mr Moore, who has always been passionate about soccer and helping the community, will offer a free soccer clinic for young Newtown athletes on Saturday, April 6, at Treadwell Park.
BRONX, N.Y. — Being there for Opening Day is thrill in itself for any baseball fan. Standing on the famous Yankee Stadium grass, along with the players, and surrounded by 49,514 cheering fans — now that’s just a dream come true for any fanatic of the old ballgam...
Prior to first pitch on opening day, the Yankees and Red Sox honored Newtown and the victims of 12/14. After pregame introductions at Yankee Stadium, with New York and Boston players still lined up on the chalk, a joint honor guard consisting of Newtown police and firefighters took the field. The victims’ names scrolled on the video board during a moment of silence. The AL East rivals also wore a ribbon patch on their uniforms to honor the victims and those affected by the shooting. The design of the ribbon was also painted on the field in front of both teams’ dugouts.
Bruises, sprains … turf burn — when it comes to rugby, these are perhaps as much a part of the game as are things such as good old offense, defense, scoring, and winning. Just ask some of the women from Newtown who, in college, traded in their soccer shin pads and ru...
Newtown’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #308 Ladies Auxiliary member Kathy DiCecca’s nephew Kyle Armstrong will be bringing his dirt modified big block race car to the VFW in Newtown on Sunday, April 7 at 2 pm. The public is invited to see the car and enjoy refreshments at the VFW.
Thousands of runners and walkers — of a variety of ages — cluttered the streets of Hartford not for just the exercise, a fast time, or the competitive nature of a race but, rather, a good cause, on March 23. They participated in the Sandy Hook Run For The Families, a 5K race which was so much more than a race — a means for giving, remembering, and supporting those who have been through so much.
The event, held in honor of those lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre of December 14, pulled in $438,131 for Sandy Hook School Support Fund, and brought together community members, families, and friends, many of whom otherwise wouldn’t run.
Leaps of Faith Disabled Skiers will host a Boating License Course on Saturday, April 13, from 8 am to 4 pm, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street in Newtown. Completion of the course will qualify registrants for their Connecticut Boating & Personal Water Craft License.