AROUND THE HORN: Platt football slates Spring Mixer; Filipek Tournament adds Kountz; Lady Knights offer soccer camp; Cheshire’s Pulek goes down swinging

AROUND THE HORN: Platt football slates Spring Mixer; Filipek Tournament adds Kountz; Lady Knights offer soccer camp; Cheshire’s Pulek goes down swinging

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Platt football coach Jason Bruenn and his staff have announced plans for their annual Spring Mixer, a major fundraiser for the Platt Gridiron Club. | Justin Weekes / For the Record-Journal

Platt football preps for spring mixer

MERIDEN — The Platt football program has scheduled this year’s Spring Mixer for Saturday night, June 3 at the YMCA Mountain Mist facility on High Hill Road.

The event, which features food, wine and vodka tasting, cigar bar, music, raffle and more, runs from 7-11 p.m.

It benefits the Platt Football Booster Club. Advance tickets are $25 per person, $40 a couple. Tickets purchased at the door are $30 and $50.

People must be at least 21-years old to attend. For tickets, email plattfootballbooster@gmail.com or call Brian Frederick (203-631-8113), Jason Nelson (203-927-2571) or Jason Bruenn (203-715-1245).

Filipek Tournament adds guest host

CHESHIRE — WTNH Channel 8 news ancher Keith Kountz has signed on to be special guest host for the closing ceremonies of this year’s Wint Filipek Sr. Memorial Tennis Tournament.

The tournament runs the week of June 3-11 at the Copper Valley Club.

Kountz will be on hand Sunday, June 11. The final day of the Filipek features championship matches, a 10:30 a.m. breakfast and 1 p.m. closing ceremonies in which awards and scholarships are presented.

Knights offer middle school soccer camp

SOUTHINGTON — The Southington High girls soccer program will host a camp for middle school girls the week of June 19-23 at Southington High School. Sessions are 5:30-7:30 p.m. each night.

The camp is open to Southington girls who attend Joseph DePaolo, Kennedy Middle School or Southington Catholic School. It will focus on technical skills and basic to advanced tactical concepts. Individual, small-sided and full-team activities will be used to prepare players for the 2017 fall season.

Entry fee is $150. Pre-registration is required. Deadline is June 16. For more information, email lindalinehan@cox.net.

Pulek’s HR leads Suffolk into finals

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A two-run home run in the first inning by Cheshire’s Jill Pulek helped launch Suffolk University to a 9-2 win over Albertus Magnus College in the semifinals of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference softball tournament Sunday morning.

The victory over Albertus propelled the No. 3 Rams into the finals against top-seed and host Johnson & Wales. Needing two victories over Johnson & Wales, Suffolk stayed alive 3-2 before falling 15-55 in the winner-take-all finale.

Over the course of Sunday’s three games, Pulek went 4-for-10 with two doubles and the home run. The sophomore finished the season with a .384 average, 11 home runs and 44 RBI. She was named to the All-GNAC First Team.


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