Sports listings for the May 4 edition

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SHS CAMPS

The following camps are not run, sponsored, or endorsed by the Southington Public Schools or the Southington Board of Education. Brochures are available at southingtonsports.com/Sports-Camps.html

 

BLUE KNIGHT FUTURE VOLLEYBALL STARS INDIVIDUAL SKILLS CAMP—June 25-29, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the SHS gym. Open to girls entering grades 4-9. Lady Knight coach Rich Heitz will direct a camp that’s focused on improving skills with individual attention in small groups based on age and ability. Cost is $159. Register online at www.camppros.com/register/detail_new.aspx?ListingId=5677&OrgId=131. Contact: Rich Heitz, (860) 665-2746 or (860) 621-8895.

 

BLUE KNIGHTS SUMMER BASKETBALL CLINIC—July 30-Aug. 3 (grades 2-5) or Aug. 6-10 (grades 6-8), 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the SHS gym. Open to boys entering grades 2-8. Register by July 13. John Cessario will direct the camp that’s focused on fundamentals with guest speakers. Cost is $250 ($225 for multiple siblings) and includes t-shirt. Contact: John Cessario at Cessario@cox.net.

 

OTHER CAMPS

SGSL SOFTBALL CLINIC—Sunday, April 29, 8:30 to 11 a.m., at Panthorn Park. Southington High School softball team, many former Southington Girls Softball League players, will host a free clinic for SGSL players, including Lightning and Thunder teams, and will consist of defense, hitting, and base-running drills. Register in advance at www.goo.gl/forms/M2IMkkntoz9ysD7a2

 

REGISTRATION

SOUTHINGTON TRAVEL KNIGHTS BASEBALL—Registration is underway for the 2018 spring season of the Southington Travel Knights Baseball program. Open to kids ages 9-18 and coaches. New organization combines long-running programs like the Hawks, Blue Storm and Southington travel baseball. Players separated by age (10U to 18U). Evaluations are required. Contact: Lucas DiBenedetto at (860) 517-6655 or lucas@southingtontravelbaseball.com. More info at www.southingtontravelbaseball.com.

 

TOURNAMENTS

WAYTON OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT—July 7-July 15 at the Southington High School tennis courts. All proceeds benefit Thank Dog Rescue. Cost is $20 for singles and $35 for doubles. Divisions: men’s A or B singles, men’s over 45, men’s A or B doubles, women’s singles, women’s doubles, mixed A or B doubles, high school boys or girls singles.

Each player receives a t-shirt, wristband, tennis balls, and water for every match. Register by July 4 at www.waytonopen.com.

 

WINT FILIPEK SR. MEMORIAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT—June 2-June 10 at Copper Valley Swim & Tennis Club, 1235 Wolf Hill Rd., Cheshire. Proceeds benefit the Winton S. Filipek Sr. Scholarship Fund. Cost is $20 (singles), $30 (doubles), or $15 (high school divisions). A free kids and high school clinic and fun day available by registration. Register at www.wintfilipeksrtennis.com. Questions, contact Wint Filipek Jr. at (860) 621-5655 or wrfilipek@hotmail.com.

 

SOUTHINGTON YMCA

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 www.southington-cheshireymca.org.

 

BEN’S FUN RUN—Saturday, May 19, 8 a.m. registration, races start at 8:30 a.m., at YMCA Camp Sloper, 1000 East St. Free race open to Connecticut children in grades 3-6. Memorial race for Benjamin Buckley, sponsored by the Ben Was Here foundation in collaboration with the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA.

 

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 jmiceli@sccymca.org.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

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 athletics@southingtonschools.org.

 

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 athletics@southingtonschools.org.

 

THE SPEEDWAY LINE REPORT WITH GARY DANKO—Mondays, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., April-November, on WATR 1320 or on-line at www.speedwaylinereport.com. 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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