Tennis Made Simple, led by Certified Tennis Professional Val Stoiana, provides camps, private lessons, and classes, geared toward children and adults of all levels and abilities. The five-week spring sessions starts the week of March 31 at The Heritage Hotel in Southbury. Adults may enroll in the new player group lesson special — ten classes for $100.
Newtown High School’s wrestling team, winner of the Class LL state championship, earned recognition from the Connecticut High School Coaches Association at its All-State Wrestling Banquet, held recently at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. The Nighthawks were selected as the team of the year among competition from all four class sizes. Chris Bray earned Head Coach of the Year accolades, and Mike McKeever took home Assistant Coach of the Year honors in the Class LL division.
The Fairfield County Captains baseball program, which offers teams ranging from 10 and under to 18 and under, will begin the spring season in the coming weeks. The organization was founded as a non-profit organization by John Klages in 2010. It started out with one team and has grown throughout the years. The program is a member of the American Association of Baseball Congress (AABC) and the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) ,and attends various tournaments each year.
Newtown High School’s hockey team turned a bad break at the beginning of the game – standout senior Dan Harrison suffering a broken wrist on his first shift – into a good break. Freshman Scott McLean, inserted into Harrison’s spot at center on the second line, netted the game-winning goal in sudden death overtime in the Division III state championship at Yale University’s Ingalls Rink on March 22. The bracket’s second-seeded Nighthawks went to a 2-1 victory over No. 4 EO Smith-Tolland for the program's first state title.
Newtown High School’s hockey team will compete for the Division III state championship at Yale University’s Ingalls Rink in New Haven on Saturday, March 22. The Nighthawks, seeded second in the bracket, will oppose No. 4 EO Smith-Tolland at 10 am — the second of three Connecticut hockey championships on the slate for the weekend.
The thrill of putting on a uniform, being part of a team, and playing a game, or cheering during halftime, in front of fans is something many athletes get to experience and, perhaps, take for granted. Now, thanks to the efforts of Newtown High School students and faculty alike, some girls and boys — those with special needs who hadn’t previously been afforded this opportunity — are in the game. Newtown High School, this past winter season, offered Unified Sports teams, comprising students with special needs coached by peers and teachers.
Newtown High School’s boys’ swimming and diving team came in sixth in the Class LL state championships. After the diving finals took place March 12 in Hamden, the swimming events concluded March 19 at Wesleyan University in Middletown. The Nighthawks scored 252 points and were only four in back of fifth-place Manchester. Greenwich, with 913, was first among 21 schools to score in the championships.
Newtown High School’s hockey program waited more than a dozen years – and then an extra hour or so when the team bus broke down – to reach a state tournament semifinal round game. Then it took all of 25 game seconds for the Nighthawks to score, and the team never looked back after that quick strike en route to a 6-1 triumph over Tri-Town in the Division III state tournament semifinals at Yale University’s Ingalls Rink on March 18. Second-seeded Newtown will face No. 4 EO Smith-Tolland in the Saturday, March 22 championship game. The pinnacle battle, which will also be held at Ingalls Rink, will begin at 10 am.
The Connecticut Soccer League’s Newtown Pride, a premier adult amateur league team, will play a preseason exhibition game against the New England Force, an independent professional team, at Treadwell Park’s back field at 3 pm on Saturday, March 22.
Newtown High School’s hockey team will face Enfield-based Tri-Town in the Division III state tournament semifinals. The game is scheduled to be played at Yale University’s Ingalls Rink in New Haven on Tuesday, March 18, at 7:30 pm.