Sports listings for the Oct. 13 edition

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SOUTHINGTON KNIGHTS CHEERLEADING CLINIC—Friday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Southington High School. Sponsored by the Southington Knights cheerleading booster club. Registration is open for children in grades 1-8. No experience necessary. Learn motions, dance, jumps, stunts, safety tips, and a cheer. Lunch and snack is provided. Cost is $45 per child. Contact: Gina at (860) 518-2750 or email


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.



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 to 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: Jolene Miceli, (860) 426-9589 or



SOUTHINGTON SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION DINNER—Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6 p.m., at the Aqua Turf, Plantsville. The Southington Sports Hall of Fame will induct 8 athletes, one coach, one booster, and two teams as the Class of 2017. Athletes include Henry Cence, Sal Conti, Cherraine Davis, Leslie Dunn, Colleen Klopp, Gerry LaMontagne, Yvette Mirando, and Mark Sobolewski. Former SHS coach Jude Kelly and Southington booster Mat Florian will be inducted, along with the 1957 Southington High School football team and the 1969 Southington Little League team. Cost is $50. Contact: Jim Verderame, (860) 621-1841 or Val DePaolo at (860) 620-9640, ext. 104.


CAS-CIAC HALL OF HONOR (JAY FONTANA)—Friday, Nov. 10 at the Aqua Turf. Former SHS football coach and athletic director, the late Joseph “Jay” Fontana will be among six distinguished honorees in the third class of the CAS-CIAC Hall of Honor. More info at


QI GONG CLASSES—Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.-6 p.m., at SoCCA, Main St. and Berlin Ave. Free demonstrations. Come as you are, wear comfy clothes, flat shoes or no shoes. All ages and abilities welcome.


YOGA CLASSES—Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 p.m., with beginner’s classes Fridays, 6:30 p.m., at the lower level of the Southington Historical Society building, 239 Main St. Sponsored by the Southington Arts Council, Inc. Cost is $30 ($35 for non-members). Proceeds benefit arts council programs and an annual scholarship. Contact: 860-621-ARTS (2787).


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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