AROUND THE HORN: Beaucejour nets a beauty for Albertus, Quarter Midgets gear up for double event, Darien returns to No. 1

AROUND THE HORN: Beaucejour nets a beauty for Albertus, Quarter Midgets gear up for double event, Darien returns to No. 1


NEW YORK — Wallingford native Jonathan Beaucejour scored his first collegiate goal Monday when the Albertus Magnus College soccer team beat Hunter College 3-1 in a non-conference game on Randall’s Island.

Beaucejour had the first goal of the game in the 41st minute. The freshman out of Lyman Hall was a member of last year’s All-Record-Journal Soccer Team. He’s majoring in business management.

The Falcons, 3-1 on the season, host Regis this Saturday at noon.

Quarter Midgets gear up for double show

MERIDEN — The Silver City Quarter Midgets Club is hosting a pair of events this coming Sunday at its Hanover Road facility.

The annual fall “Arrive and Drive” event is being held in tandem with “Touch a Truck” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The “Arrive and Drive” is open to kids ages 5-16. A $20 fee gets you 10 laps behind the wheel of a Quarter Midget. Another $10 gets you 10 laps more.

The “Touch a Truck” fee is $5. The vehicles include constructions trucks and race cars.

Drivers will be on hand to show off their vehicles and answer questions. There will be a noon-1 p.m. quiet hour for guests with special needs or sensitive ears.

Drivers who bring a truck to participate in “Touch a Truck” get half-price entry for their kids in the “Arrive and Drive.”

For details, contact Wendi Cordova at 203-410-9301 or

Darien moves back atop football poll

New Canaan’s loss to St. Joseph on opening night made for a short stay atop the state high school football media poll for the Rams.

New Canaan, voted No. 1 in the preseason poll, fell 38-35 to the Cadets. That opened the door for Darien, the state’s two-time reigning No. 1 team, to move back into the top spot.

Darien beat No. 5 Ridgefield in its season opener 31-12, a result that knocked Ridgefield clear out of the top 10.

Jumping one spot to No. 2 was Southington, a 34-7 winner over Glastonbury. St. Joe’s, previously unranked, catalpulted to No. 3.

Cheshire, with its 28-10 victory over Shelton, went from No. 6 to No. 4 while knocking the Gaels out of the top 10.

Ansonia comes in at No. 5 followed by No. 6 Windsor, a 28-0 winner over Maloney on opening night. New Canaan remains in the poll at No. 7 despite the loss to St. Joe’s.

West Haven, Masuk and Middletown round out the top 10.

The state media poll is administered by GameTime CT and the New Haven Register. Voters include Ken Lipshez and Pete Paguaga of the Record-Journal.

The state coaches poll, gathered by The Day of New London, has Darien at No. 1 followed by St. Joseph. Southington is No. 3, Ansonia No. 4 and Cheshire No. 5. Teams 6-10 are New Canaan, Windsor, Masuk, Greenwich and West Haven.

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