- Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 8:13 am
Newtown High School’s divers made quite a splash this fall. Led by senior standout Kari Djonne and her talented peers, the Nighthawks excelled throughout the regular season and deep into the postseason, culminating with this past week’s State Open.
- Friday, November 27, 2015 at 10:10 am
Newtown High School’s football team will host Glastonbury in the Class LL state playoff quarterfinals on Tuesday, December 1. Kickoff, at Blue & Gold Stadium, is set for 6:30 pm. The Nighthawks (9-1) are seeded fourth in the bracket, and Glastonbury (8-1) is ranked fifth.
The winner will play in the semifinals on Monday, December 7; the highest-seeded teams to advance in the quarters will host semifinal contests. Sites and times will be determined for the state championship games, and the Class LL finale is scheduled for Saturday, December 12.
- Friday, November 27, 2015 at 8:40 am
Newtown athletes, including some who have taken their skills to the collegiate level, have been recognized for accomplishments on the playing fields, courses, and courts.
Nacewicz Defensive Player Of Year
Former Newtown High School standout football player Max Nacewicz, a senior at Springfield College, has been selected as the Liberty League Defensive Player of the Year.
- Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 9:50 am
Runners and walkers got Thanksgiving off to an early start as they participated in the 6th Annual Newtown Turkey Trot 5K road race and fun walk to support the Cyrenius H Booth Library, on November 26. Newtown’s Zach Schwartz was the first to complete the course, which started at Hawley Elementary School – at 7:45 am and in high 30-degree temperatures – and ended at Newtown Middle School. Schwartz, who was third last year and won the race in 2013, finished in a time of 15:47.
- Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 11:10 pm
Newtown High School’s football team – Ben Mason specifically – feasted on host Masuk of Monroe for a 40-8 triumph in the annual Thanksgiving Eve battle, on November 25. Mason scored five of the visiting team’s six touchdowns. With the win, the Nighthawks improved to 9-1 and it appears have earned a Class LL state playoff quarterfinal round home game (seedings will be announced on Friday, November 27). Masuk finishes the season with a mark of 6-4.
- Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 12:55 pm
Newtown’s Unified Sports soccer players practiced and competed in games throughout the fall season. The special needs athletes will bring their skills and enjoyment indoors for basketball season next.
“It’s such an opportunity for these children to have a team, be on a team — and be cheered on,” said Jane McGrath, a volunteer with Newtown’s Unified Sports program, while at the Bunnell Unified Sports Soccer Tournament in Stratford, this fall.
- Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 12:15 pm
A trio of Newtown High School athletes recently signed their National Letters of Intent to play sports at the collegiate level, and one committed to bringing her game to the next level as well, this past week.
Katie Laaksonen will attend the University of Charleston, in Charleston, WV to play Division II softball. Kari Djonne will go to the University of Akron, in Akron, Ohio for Division I diving. Mark Urso will attend Cleveland State University, in Cleveland, Ohio, for Division I lacrosse.
- Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 8:32 am
Newtown Underwater Search And Rescue’s (NUSAR) annual comedy basketball fundraiser with the Harlem Superstars took place at Newtown High School on November 21. The Harlem team entertained the crowd with dazzling dunks and trick shots, led by 7-foot center Kevin “Tiny” Briggs and a group of talented athletes.
- Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 11:15 am
Editor's Note: Race officials announced on the afternoon of November 25 that the Thanksgiving morning Newtown Turkey Trot 5K run has sold out. Some spots remained open for the walk, but t-shirts may not be available.
A pair of Newtown Thanksgiving traditions continue with the annual Newtown-Masuk high school football game on Turkey Day Eve, and the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving.
- Monday, November 23, 2015 at 9:04 am
Newtown Parks & Recreation is issuing a reminder that the pool at Newtown High School will not be open for open swim Wednesday through Saturday, November 25-28, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Residents with parks/pool passes are usually granted access to the NHS pool five days each week. Open Swim is offered Mondays from 7:15 to 9:15 pm and Saturdays from 1 to 5 pm. Open Lap Swim is offered Tuesdays, 6-6:30 pm; Wednesdays, 7:15-9:15 pm; and Thursdays, 6-6:30 am.