CHESHIRE — For athletes, there’s a saying commonly used: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” An athlete who can attest to the …   Published Jul 23, 2014
MIDDLEFIELD — Dale Phillipi scored the first hole-in-one in the new Wallingford YMCA Golf League on Tuesday night when he aced the second hole on the Robert Trent Jones Course at Lyman Orchards Golf Club. Using a Ping 5 iron, … more ...
Greenwood settles into big-league role   Published Jul 22, 2014
Southington native Nick Greenwood was destined for a life of athletic prowess, but it sure seemed like he’d be using his feet considerably more than his hands. Greenwood, who was raised in Cromwell, was a three-sport star at Xavier-Middletown with … more ...
Southington reaches Northern quarters   Published Jul 21, 2014
SOUTHINGTON — In days long passed when baseball teams earned their nicknames based on their qualities, the Southington American Legion squad would be known as the Sharks. When there’s a little blood in the water, the Post 72 crew is … more ...
MERIDEN — The 24th annual Boys and Girls Club of Meriden’s Alumni Association Golf Tournament and Auction is on the calendar for Thursday, September 4. Golf is at Hunter Golf Club. Dinner and auction are at the Aqua Turf Club … more ...
Goose’s guys are gamers   Published Jul 22, 2014
Wallingford twins Sal and Paul Gozzo and Meriden’s Alex Parkos are getting a big-league feel this summer in more ways than one. The local trio are key players on a 16U Wallingford-based travel baseball team called Goose’s Gamers. The squad … more ...
Wallingford CC settles up crowns   Published Jul 22, 2014
WALLINGFORD — This year’s Ladies Member-Member and Couples Club championships have been decided at the Wallingford Country Club. In the Couples Championship, Chuck and Jan Kreitler won the A Flight crown on a match of cards against Tony and Lorelei … more ...
Meriden Fun Run   Published Jul 22, 2014
Race No. 4 Adult 5K 1. Jeff Jiusto 17:59 2. Kaelan Hayes 18:08 3. Brian Sardinskas 18:39 4. Mike Perkowski 20:27 5. Mike Halasinski 20:36 6. Dave Radcliffe 21:14 7. Ben Neuman 21:45 8. Art Dutra 22:07 9. Rob Vivari … more ...
WALLINGFORD -- The Wallingford Downtown Merchants won the Wallingford Twilight League regular season championship for the fifth year in a row with a 7-2 victory over the New England Storm. Ron Williams pitched a complete game for the Merchants (13-5). … more ...
Meriden eliminated by Orange   Published Jul 21, 2014
ORANGE — There were plenty of disappointed faces in the Meriden dugout following Post 45’s 2-1 loss to Orange Post 127 in the second round of the American Legion state tournament on Monday afternoon at Brinley Field. Despite the narrow … more ...
The D.C. Current and Wallingford’s Jeff Wodatch have been wearing teams out all season with their speed and depth. They did it again Saturday night on their league’s biggest stage. The Current knocked off the Vancouver Nighthawks in the Major … more ...

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SOUTHINGTON — The Southington South Little League 11-year-old All-Stars snapped a 3-3 tie with six unanswered runs over the last three innings to defeat Seymour 9-3 and win the state Division 2 title Sunday at Southington West. With the win, … more ...
Hunter’s winning half-dozen   Published Jul 21, 2014
MERIDEN — Donato Lupacchino and Tom DeVaux teamed with John Adamowicz, Rob Hougrand, Dave Fordiani and Brian Valenti to win the 6-Man, 9-Hole Scramble at Hunter Golf Club over the weekend. Lupacchino’s group combined for a round of 27. Placing … more ...
Chairperson and founder of the Children’s Charities Tennis Classic Don Lukowski announced June 30 that the 36th Annual Tournament will be held Friday, Aug. 8 through Sunday, Aug. 10 at the Don Davis Tennis Courts at Walnut Hill Park, New … more ...
Mirage tryouts coming to Cheshire   Published Jul 21, 2014
CT Mirage 14u Black will be holding tryouts for the 2015 season on Wednesday, Aug. 6 and Friday, Aug. 8, at Cheshire High School. This is a new team looking to fill its roster with motivated players who are entering … more ...
SOUTHINGTON — Practice time has come at a premium for Southington Post 72. Southington High’s deep penetration into the Class LL tournament scattered manager Marc Verderame’s organizational blueprint. Last week’s rainy weather only complicated matters. The process has been troublesome … more ...
MERIDEN — Jacques Barzun (1907-2012) had all the attributes to rank among America’s premier cultural scholars. He was born in France, moved to America as a teenager and lived to be 104-years-old, thus witnessing the rise of baseball as our … more ...
Meriden puts the squeeze on Norwalk   Published Jul 20, 2014
MERIDEN — Dan Berger was on the mound when Meriden Post 45 was eliminated in the American Legion state tournament last year by Norwalk. The righty did not like that feeling and was not going to let that happen again … more ...
Quinnipiac treasures: above, below   Published Jul 20, 2014
Shad in Hanover Pond? Could be, according to Steve Gephard, supervisor for the Diadromous Fish Program and Habitat Conservation Enhancement Program, Inland Fisheries Division, DEEP after I queried him about the possibility of shad being in Hanover Pond. I got … more ...
Sports Calendar   Published Jul 20, 2014
BASKETBALL New Haven County District Board of Approved Basketball Officials, now accepting applications for the 2014 written examination. Membership open to New Haven County residents ages 18 and older. Applicants who pass the Official Written IAABO Examination will be eligible … more ...
Legion teams in the hunt   Published Jul 19, 2014
Connecticut’s American Legion baseball state tournament opens today. All four area teams are in the hunt, with Wallingford back after a prolonged absence and Cheshire, Meriden and Southington each making a return visit while playing their best ball of the … more ...
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