Sports Listings for the April 29 edition

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RED SOX-YANKEES BUS TRIP—Saturday, May 7, bus leaves St. Paul Catholic HS in Bristol at 9 a.m. Cost is $125 per person, includes tickets to Yankee Stadium and beverages on the bus. Proceeds benefit the St. Paul Catholic girls softball booster club. Contact: Gary Hovhanessian, (860) 690-5959 or at

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.


The following camps are not run, sponsored, or endorsed by the Southington Public Schools or the Southington Board of Education. Brochures are available at

BLUE KNIGHT FUTURE VOLLEYBALL STARS INDIVIDUAL SKILLS CAMP—Monday, June 27-Friday, July 1, 5:30 p.m.-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 $154. Register online at Contact: Rich Heitz, (860) 665-2746 or (860) 621-8895.


QUINNIPIAC RIVER DOWNRIVER CANOE/KAYAK RACE—Sunday, May 15, registration at 9 a.m. at DOT Parking lot on 322. Race begins at the Southington-Cheshire town line and ends at Red Bridge in Meriden (5 mile course). Sponsored by the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association. For more info:

LOBSTER LOOP 5K RUN—Saturday, June 11, 8:30 a.m. start, at Kensington Congregational Church, 312 Percival Ave., Kensington. Early registration through May 1. No registration on race day. Registration closes June 9. Cost is $25 ($20 for early registration). To register, visit


U-18 GOLF PROGRAM—Registration on Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Hawks Landing CC. Program meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 2 p.m., beginning June 9 and lasts for about 10 weeks. Professional instruction will be given on the course while participants play 9 holes.


STEVE MCCARTY MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT—Friday, April 22, 9 a.m. shotgun start, at Southington Country Club. Registration open through April 1. Cost is $150 per golfer ($600 per foursome), and includes luncheon, awards, raffles, and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Donna and Steve McCarty Fund at Southington Care Center. Contact: Liana Garcia Fresher at

PLANTSVILLE UCC CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH GOLF TOURNAMENT—Saturday, May 14 at Hawks Landing CC. Cost is $110 per person and includes cart, lunch and beverages. Traditional scramble format. Longest drive and closest to the pin contests. Raffle and prizes during lunch. Silent auction. Food at the turn. Singles welcome. Send payment to Dan Nardini 74 Nunzio Dr. Plantsville, CT 06479. Contact: Tom Gianoni at (860) 919-0261 or For more info:

WINT FILIPEK SR. MEMORIAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT—June 4-June 12 at Copper Valley Swim & Tennis Club, 1235 Wolf Hill Rd., Cheshire. The largest community tennis tournament in New England celebrates its 12th year. Proceeds benefit the Winton S. Filipek Sr. Scholarship Fund. Cost is $20 (singles), $30 (doubles), or $15 (high school divisions). Tennis balls and water provided. Prizes to top two finishers in 22 divisions. A free kids and high school clinic and fun day on Sunday, June 5, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (9 and under), 10:30 a.m.-noon (10 and older). Clinic registration at Tournament registration at

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY GOLF TOURNAMENT—Friday, June 24, 10 a.m. shotgun start, at the Southington Country Club. Cost is $135 per player, and includes lunch at the turn and dinner at the club. Scramble format. Proceeds benefit the American Legion Auxiliary, Kiltonic Post 72. Contact: Kate Salerno, 150-1J Burritt Street, Plantsville, Ct. 06479.

2016 WAYTON OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT—July 8-July 17 at the Southington High School tennis courts. All proceeds benefit The Wayton Open Scholarship Fund. Each player receives a t-shirt, wristband, player schedule, tennis balls, and water for every match. Prizes are awarded to top 2 places in all divisions. Cost is $15 for singles and $30 for doubles. Registration open online at until July 4.


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

BEN’S FUN RUN—Saturday, May 28, 8 a.m. registration, at YMCA Camp Sloper. One mile race open to boys and girls in grades 4 and 5. No cost to participate, but donations are accepted. In memory of Benjamin Buckley, who passed away at age 7 due to severe asthma-related health issues. Race schedule: 8:30 a.m. grade 5 boys, 8:45 a.m. grade 5 girls, 9 a.m. grade 4 boys, 9:15 a.m. grade 4 girls.

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 information, please call Janice Freeman, (860) 628-5597, ext 368.

PRESCHOOL & YOUTH GYMNASTICS—For children ages 16 months and up in a state-of-the-art facility located at 26 Putnam Place, Plantsville. The programs are designed to enhance the child’s strength, flexibility, hand eye coordination, and social and listening skills. The YMCA also offers a competitive gymnastics program where participants compete in YMCA and USAG meets.YMCA instructors encourage and support children and serve as positive role models. Contact: Nancy Bauman, (203) 272-7688.

GYMNASTICS OPEN GYM—Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., at 26 Putnam Place, Plantsville. Open to toddlers, ages 6 months-2 years. Children are allowed to climb, swing, and jump at the gymnastics center. Contact: Christina Simms, (203) 628-5597, ext. 365 or


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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