Sports listings for the Sept. 30 edition

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PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and patio at the entrance to the turf field complex. Bricks can be purchased at the Southington Chamber of Commerce, the Parks & Recreation Department, or at the Southington High School Athletic Department.

TEAM LAURYN REGISTRATION—Team Lauryn is registering runners for the Apple Harvest Festival Road Race, Sunday, Oct. 2, 8:30 a.m. Proceeds benefits the Lauryn E. Ossola Swimming Scholarship at Southington High School. Donations may be made to UBIFCU, Re: Lauryn E. Ossola Swimming, 120 Woodford Ave., Plainville, CT 06062. To register for the race and more info, visit

GROUP READING WITH PSYCHIC MEDIUM KAREN KILMARTIN—Friday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., at Southington High School. Cost is $25 per person. Proceeds benefit the SHS rugby club. Contact:

LADY KNIGHTS PINK SOCCER GAME—Monday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m., at the SHS turf field. The Lady Knights soccer team will host the annual Pink game to benefit cancer research during the varsity contest with Hartford Public. The rain date is Oct. 25.


HARTFORD RESCUE MISSION GOLF TOURNAMENT—Tuesday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. start, at Foxwoods’ Lake of Isle golf course. Organized by Dana Rickard, the owner of CompuMail in Southington. Proceeds will help provide a new kitchen and interior improvement to the mission located at 650 Windsor St. in Hartford. Tournament field includes former Yankee and Red Sox pitcher Luis Tiant, along with former Red Sox players, Marty Barrett, Bill Campbell, Skip Lockwood, Rick Miller, Jim Corsi, and Tom Burgmeier. Contact:, or

ST JUDE HOSPITAL GOLF TOURNAMENT—Saturday, Oct. 1, 12:30 p.m. shotgun start at Hunter Golf Club. Cost is $100 per player. Hole sponsorships available for $75. Profits go to St. Jude Children’s research Hospital. Contact: Pete Montana, (860) 276-9018.


Registration for the following classes and programs, unless otherwise noted, can be made at the Southington Community YMCA Membership Services Desk at (860) 628-5597 or on-line at

OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA FITNESS CLASSES—Southington Community YMCA is offering classes for people with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia. Classes are for all fitness levels and help improve balance, build strength, and lengthen the spine. Classes follow the Meeks Method, a safe and effective method which emphasizes the reversal of postural change. YMCA trainers work in conjunction with Community Physical Therapy. Early afternoon, evening, and weekend classes are available. For more info, please call Janice Freeman, (860) 628-5597, ext 368.


SOUTHINGTON SOCCER CLUB ‘SMALL STARS’—Registration underway. Six week program runs Fridays, beginning Sept. 23. Open to Southington players, ages 3-5. Cost is $75. More info at

SHS CHEERLEADING CLINIC—Monday, Oct. 10 (Columbus Day), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Southington High School. Cost is $45 per child and benefits the Lady Knight cheerleading booster club. Open for children in grades 1-8. No experience necessary. To register, contact or Gina at (860) 518-2750 or


SOUTHINGTON SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION DINNER—Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m., at the Aqua Turf, Plantsville. The Southington Sports Hall of Fame will induct 6 athletes, one coach, one booster, and two teams as the Class of 2016. Athletes include Andy Liseo, Kim Lynch, Lisa Matukaitis, Ted Wallace, Jessica Gianatti, and Jimmie Savage. Former SHS coach Pete Sepko, and Southington booster Doug Topshe will be inducted, along with the 1986 SHS softball team and the 1994 SHS baseball team. Cost is $50. Contact: Jim Verderame, (860) 628-7335 or Val DePaolo at (860) 620-9640, ext. 104.

SHS TURF CONTESTS—Athletic events on the Southington High School Turf Field will be subject to ticket sales. All contests starting at 5 p.m. costs $5 (adults) or $3 (students and seniors). Football contests cost $7 (adults) or $5 (students and seniors). Contact: SHS Athletic Office, (860) 628-3229, ext. 425 daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. or by email at

SHS INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY & SENIOR GOLD CARD PASSES—Available at the SHS Athletic office, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Family passes for regular season contests cost $110 and includes immediate family members for boys/girls volleyball, football with the exception of the Thanksgiving game, boys/girls basketball, wrestling, and night baseball. Individual passes cost $45 ($30 for students). Senior gold cards are free for Southington residents ages 62 and over and are good for all regular season home games. Those who already have gold cards do not need new ones. Contact: SHS Athletic Office, (860) 628-3229 x 425 or at

THE SPEEDWAY LINE REPORT WITH GARY DANKO—Mondays, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., April-November, on WATR 1320 or on-line at The call-in radio show focuses on the world of auto racing with in-studio guests. Southington’s Gary Danko leads the discussion and provides results from local tracks and periodic vintage historical shows. Call-ins: (203) 757-1320.

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