Sports listings for the March 3 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.



RETIREE GOLF LEAGUE—Register through April 13. League runs on Tuesdays, April 25-Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-noon, at Pequabuck Golf Club, 56 School St., Terryville. Open to retirees in Bristol, Southington, Terryville, Farmington, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth. The final week will feature an 18-hole tournament and banquet. Cost is $400 ($75 for course members) and includes green fees, banquet, tournament, and USGA handicap card. Register at, or (860) 584-6160.



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


COPING WITH ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES (OPEN TO NON-MEMBERS)—Monday, March 13, 6:30 p.m., at the Southington YMCA, 29 High St. The YMCA will be hosting a free health workshop, “Coping with Addiction and Mental Health Issues.” To register, contact McNicholas Family Chiropractic, (860) 276-9970.


3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (OPEN TO NON-MEMBERS)—Sunday, March 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Southington YMCA, 29 High St. Open to athletes in grades 3 to 8. Cost is $36 per team for Early Bird registration from Feb. 13-Feb. 28 ($0 per team after March 1). Early bird registrants receive a free tournament t-shirt. Up to 4 players can be registered on a team.  Divisions based on grades: Boys are 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, Girls are 6-8. 16 team maximum.

Contact: Tom Sangeloty, Youth Program Director, at or call at (860)426-9521.


BENCH PRESS COMPETITION (OPEN TO NON-MEMBERS)—Saturday April 8, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. (weigh-ins), 6 p.m. (warm-ups), 6:30 p.m. (competition), at the Southington YMCA, 29 High St. Open to members and non-members, aged 14 and older. Rules briefing before the competition at 6 p.m. Cost is $20 per athlete ($25 after April 1). All proceeds benefit the Livestrong at the Y exercise program for adult cancer survivors. More info at or contact Linda Prus at (860) 426-9531 or


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. Contact: Janice Freeman, (860) 628-5597, ext 368.



SOCIAL MEDIA EDUCATION FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES—Wednesday, March 8, 7 p.m., at Bristol Central High School auditorium. Tom Pincince, the asst. athletic director for communication and media services at Central Connecticut State University, will be leading this presentation which will focus on social media dos and don’ts for student-athletes. Topics include good decision making, social media statistics, what you know and don’t know about privacy settings, creating a positive social media presence and why it’s important. Open to all middle school and high school students, along with their parents. Admission is free.


LAUGHTER YOGA CLUB (FREE)—Tuesdays, 11 a.m., at Southington Community Cultural Arts Center, 93 Main St. 2 Ladies Laughing, Leslie Cotton and Elaine Hobart, certified laughter yoga leaders, are leading the free sessions, designed to relieve stress, overcome depression and connect people. Wear comfortable clothing. Contact: Leslie Cotton, (860) 621-4215.


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


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