AROUND THE HORN: Double Play hosting Platt baseball fundraiser; Cheshire sets Coaches vs. Cancer game; area rugby club revamps for 2019

AROUND THE HORN: Double Play hosting Platt baseball fundraiser; Cheshire sets Coaches vs. Cancer game; area rugby club revamps for 2019

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MERIDEN — Double Play Cafe is hosting a fundraiser for the Platt baseball team next Friday, Jan. 25 starting at 4 p.m.

Donation is $20. The event will feature appetizers and a raffle. Proceeds go to the Platt baseball team, which is planning a spring trip to Florida.

Rams set Coaches vs. Cancer game

CHESHIRE — Also on Friday, Jan. 25, the Cheshire High School boys basketball team will host a Coaches vs. Cancer game for the seventh straight year to support the American Cancer Society. The Rams host Daniel Hand that evening. The varsity game tips off at 7 p.m., preceded by a freshman game at 3:45 and JV at 5:15. 

There are two ways to donate: by purchasing a donor/dedication card on game day at the door or by contributing online at crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/cheshire-high-school-boys-coaches-vs-cancer-game.

Rugby signups start Saturday

CHESHIRE — Online registration for the Midstate Rugby program opens this Saturday for the high school boys, high school girls and youth teams. Visit midstaterugby.com/join-us.

Midstate Rugby, formerly known as Cheshire Rugby, is open to players in Greater Meriden. Its home field and game facility is at Mountain Mist Day Camp on High Hill Road in Meriden.

Practices will be at other locations in Cheshire and surrounding towns depending on field conditions and weather in early March, when the season opens. 

Kania collects NE doubles title

MIDDLEFIELD — Casey Kania of Middlefield teamed with Nicholas Vroman of Sudbury, Mass. to win the 18-and-under boys crown at last weekend’s New England Level 3 January Doubles Championship.

Kania and Vroman were the top seeds. Playing at the Tennis & Fitness Center Of Rocky Hill, the tandem defeated No. 4 seeds Matthew Campbell of Sudbury, Mass. and Christopher Li of Westford, Mass. in the finals.

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