AROUND THE HORN: Hunter women eye 2021 golf season; Meriden Y taking last-minute hoop signups; Yard Goats unveil new-look schedule

AROUND THE HORN: Hunter women eye 2021 golf season; Meriden Y taking last-minute hoop signups; Yard Goats unveil new-look schedule



MERIDEN — The Hunter Women’s Golf Club is now taking membership applications for the upcoming 2021 season at Hunter Golf Course.

The women’s league features two divisions: 18-hole weekly tournaments and 9-hole weekly tournaments. Golfers can also elect to play in both.

Applications must be submitted by March 31. They are available online at wgolfclub.org.

YMCA registration open for hoop

MERIDEN — Registration continues for the Meriden YMCA’s Youth Basketball League, which opens this weekend.

Games begin Saturday for players ages 4-9 and Sunday for players ages 10-15.

The season runs through April 3 for Saturday players and through April 11 for Sunday players. (There are no Sunday games on April 4.)

Visit meridenymca.org to learn about the YMCA’s sports safety protocols. Masks and temperature checks are required.

Call the Y at 203-235-6386 for registration details.

Yard Goats return to action in May

HARTFORD — The Hartford Yard Goats unveiled their 2021 schedule Thursday.

It features 60 home games at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, starting with a May 11 date against the Portland Sea Dogs.

It will be the first action for the Yard Goats, Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, since 2019. The entire 2020 minor league baseball season was cancelled by the pandemic.

The 2021 season will mark the delayed managerial debut of Southington native Chris Denorfia, the former Major Leaguer who was hired last January.

2021 will also be the first in the new minor league alignment unveiled earlier this month by Major League Baseball. It covers all levels of minor league baseball, from Triple-A to Low-A. (The short-season leagues have been eliminated.)

The Yard Goat will compete in the “Double-A Northeast Division” along with the Double-A affiliates of the Boston Red Sox (Portland Sea Dogs), New York Yankees (Somerset Patriots) and New York Mets (Binghamton Mets).

In one major schedule change to reduce travel and cut expenses, minor league teams will now play six-game homestands, with a league-wide day off on Mondays.


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