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  • Renegades Go For Another State Triumph

    The Newtown Renegades, this past week, won four straight games in district pool play, concluding in New Milford, to qualify for the Cal Ripken 11U Connecticut State Tournament. The team beat Hebron 19-2, New Milford 14-9, Ledyard 12-0, and Southbury 13-2 to earn the top seed. The Renegades won the state title a year ago and will go for another championship when the Connecticut State Tournament opens this weekend in Danbury.

  • Travel Team Wins Cal Ripken District

    The Newtown 9A Travel Baseball, the Knight Hawks, won the Cal Ripken 9U District 5 championship by defeating Oxford 7-6 at home on July 10. With the victory, Newtown advances to the Cal Ripken 9U State Tournament.

  • Azul Soccer Team Gives Fans A Glimpse Of Possible Future Major League Stars

    With the excitement of the World Cup having concluded, high-level soccer isn’t in shutdown mode locally just yet. The CFC (Connecticut Football Club) Azul semiprofessional soccer team, which is financed by Newtown resident and managing partner/majority owner Peter D’Amico, is set to take the field for its final regular season game before embarking on the postseason.

  • State Champions! — Newtown Sluggers Capture Sr Babe Ruth Title

    Newtown’s baseball team swept through the winner’s bracket and championship game, going 4-0 in the process, to win the Sr Babe Ruth 16-18 year old state title this past week. The tournament was held in East Lyme. This was Newtown’s first squad to win the state title in the age bracket.

  • Frattaroli Stands Out On Court, Earns All State Recognition Four Times

    Getting selected as an All State athlete is a pretty nice achievement. Do it twice and, well, that’s even better. Three times isn’t unheard of but quite impressive. But four times? That certainly is very unusual since, for starters, it requires earning varsity status as a freshman. It also means being one of the best at a particular sport each year.

  • Newtown High Athletes Score Points With Volunteer Work

    When Newtown High School’s athletes aren’t winning championships or accepting awards, they excel elsewhere by helping others. Every varsity sport at the high school participated in some sort of community service, and most partook in multiple events.

    “Community service is at the heart of our athletic department,” said Gregg Simon, athletic director at the school.

  • Fire & Rescue Golf Tournament Approaching

    Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue’s 27th Annual George & Timothy Powell Golf Tournament, which serves as a fundraiser for the company, will be on Monday, July 21.

    This year the tournament will have play at Newtown Country Club and Rock Ridge Country Club. These courses are both nine-hole, so golfers will be playing the course twice. Foursomes will be split between the two courses to accommodate everyone.

  • First Responders Get Strength And Conditioning Instruction

    John Hofman and Mark Roozen, tactical strength and conditioning coaches, traveled from California to instruct a three-session, two-day workshop — a Tactical Performance Training clinic — at Newtown Youth Academy on Saturday, June 21.

    The goal of the clinic was to have first responders gain a better understanding of the different exercise needs, health and fitness strategies while performing their duties and able to cope with the stress of their profession and day to day hazards.

  • NHS Athletes Of Year: Leaders On And Off The Field (And Track)

    Cassie Ekstrom gets control of the ball as a pair of Weston players defend during action this past season. Ekstrom helped the Nighthawk lacrosse team win its tenth straight conference title.

  • Nighthawk Sports Teams Had A Tremendous Year

    Newtown High School enjoyed another school year filled with success — including championships — in each sports season.

    The high school graduated 11 athletes who will be playing a sport in college at the Division I level, as well as a handful of others playing at the Division II and III levels. The Nighthawks, collectively, also brought home five South-West Conference championships, as well as three state championships.