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  • Sandy Hook Mom’s Half-Marathon Run In NYC An "Overwhelming Experience"

    Catherine Galda recently ran the New York Half Marathon, her first road race since last spring, and the Sandy Hook mother of two young girls called it “a great, amazing, overwhelming experience.” The weekend enthusiast, a Sandy Hook resident and the mother of two girls, decided to run this year's 13.1-mile race to see how well her training has been going since a stress fracture sidelined her in October. She finished within her self-imposed time limit and also raised a few thousand dollars for one of the local funds established following 12/14.

  • Gibbons Records 100th Hit As Softball Team Wins Third Straight

    Jess Gibbons had quite a milestone accomplishment on April 10. Gibbons joined Kate Bowen in the 100 hits category. She collected her sixth base hit of the season, and 100th of her career, and later added another hit in the Newtown High School softball team...

  • Young Nighthawk Laxmen Battle Through Early-Season Growing Pains, Topple Weston

    Newtown High School’s boys’ lacrosse team has certainly had some bright spots in the early stages of the campaign: A season-opening 13-3 triumph over Pomperaug of Southbury, overcoming a four-goal deficit to nearly shock the New Fairfield Rebels, and a victory at West...

  • Run Newtown 5K At Ohio’s Miami University To Support NICE

    Newtown High School 2010 graduate Samantha Kent knew the weekend after the events of 12/14 that she wanted to create a community run on her current campus, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, that would help support Newtown students’ futures. “I wa...

  • Golfers Get Boost From Newcomers

    Forget the match schedule; Newtown High School’s boys’ golf team has significant competition every day it has practice at its home course, Rock Ridge Country Club. The Nighthawks’ roster, already loaded with strong returnees, is bolstered by several emerging new...

  • Boys’ Tennis Team Won’t Overlook Anybody

    “I think it’s one of the best teams I’ve every coached,” 12th-year Coach Marty Margulies said of his Newtown High School boys’ tennis team. Even so, the Nighthawks, with almost all of last year’s South-West Conference ru...

  • 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...