AROUND THE HORN: Burr connects for SCSU; Chatman shines at hoop showcase; CHSCA unveils 2018 Hall of Fame class

AROUND THE HORN: Burr connects for SCSU; Chatman shines at hoop showcase; CHSCA unveils 2018 Hall of Fame class

NEW HAVEN — Freshman Kelsey Burr of Wallingford notched her first collegiate goal for the Southern Connecticut State University women's soccer team during Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Saint Michael's.

Burr, the Record-Journal’s Girls Soccer Player of the Year for 2017-18 in her senior season at Sheehan, convereted a penalty kick in the 20th minute.

Burr and the Owls are 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the Northeast-10 Conference heading into Wednesday’s league tilt at cross-town rival New Haven.

Chatman shines at hoop showcase

HAMDEN — Platt senior Martha Chatman was among the players named to the All-Tournament Team at Sunday’s 31st annual Northeast College Girls Basketball Showcase.

The event, staged by the Connecticut Starters at Hamden Hall, also saw Choate sophomore Indianna DelRocco land on the All-Tourney Team. The voting was done by college coaches in attendance.

Chatman, a point guard, is coming off a junior season at Platt in which she led the Panthers in assists (120), steals (52) and blocked shots (12).

Y taking signups for fall programs

MERIDEN — Registration is open now at the Meriden YMCA for fall sports programs that include soccer, volleyball and the NFL Flag Football League.

Soccer kicks off Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Mountain Mist Outdoor Center. It is open to players ages 4-13.

Flag football, open to players ages 5-13, begins Monday, Sept. 17 at Ceppa Field. Volleyball, led by New England Shock coach Ron Sparks, plays at the YMCA starting Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Register at the Meriden YMCA at 110 West Main Street. For more information, sports director Justin Ferreira at 203-235-6386 or visit

CHSCA selects 2018 Hall class

SOUTHINGTON — Eight coaches and one media member will be inducted into the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the 42nd annual ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Aqua Turf.

Tabbed for induction are coaches Michele Cordeau of Wolcott (cheerleading), Gilbert LaPointe of NFA (girls tennis/cross country), Richard Medve of Ridgefield (track/cross country), George Taterosian of Trumbull (swimming), Harold Freedman of Amity (tennis) and Howard Gura of Shelton (girls basketball),

Bethel football coach Ralph DeSantis Jr. and Berlin wrestling coach Jim Day will be inducted posthumously. The media selection is Marc Allard, formerly of the Norwich Bulletin.

Doors open at 6 p.m. The event begins at 7. Tickets are $46 and available in advance by contacting the CHSCA office at P.O. Box 632, Southington, 06489 or by contacting John Fontana at 860-628-4122 or

Lions Club tees off at Tunxis Thursday

MERIDEN — The 22nd annual Meriden Lions Club Golf Classic plays this Thursday at Tunxis Country Club in Farmington.

The tournament includes 18 holes of golf, lunch on the course and a banquet at the Aqua Turf in Southington. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Shotgun start is 11 a.m.

For details, contact Dave Lohman at 203-927-3375 or visit


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