AROUND THE HORN: Harvest time at Hunter; YMCA launches high school boys hoops league; Wallingford All-Stars play Saturday

AROUND THE HORN: Harvest time at Hunter; YMCA launches high school boys hoops league; Wallingford All-Stars play Saturday

MERIDEN — Bette Slowther and Connie Bird combined to shoot a low gross of 77 to win this year’s Harvest Tournament in the Hunter Women’s Golf League at Hunter Golf Course.

Slowther and Bird simply ran away from the field. The nearest challengers — Jeannie Pac and Lisa Bishop, Fran Beedle and M.J. Petretto — were seven strokes back.

The Harvest Tournament featured three formats; six holes of scramble, six holes of best ball and six holes of alternate ball.

Chet Mrazik and Mary Galati took low net honors with a score of 60.

They were followed by Alice Schilling and Barb McCoy (62), Kathy Roman and Karen Cebula (65), Agnes Cornwall and Thea Gambardella (66), and Sharon Criscuolo and June Brackett (66).

The Hunter women also continue their weekly and bi-weekly tournaments.  

Winners in the Points Tournament were Judy Soprano, Myra Reynolds, Bette Slowther and Mary Galati. Net winners were Linda Hipski, Sharon Maloney and Ali Herzog.

In the If Tournament, Connie Bird, Jeannie Pac and Marian Michnowicz took the gross prizes with Fran Beedle, Linda Hipski and Ali Herzog claiming the net awards.

Lisa Bishop, Jeannie Pac and M.J. Petretto took gross honors in the Bubble Game with Myra Reynolds, Annie Klopp and Sherri Gracia winning in the net division.  

The Blind Partner Tournament was won by Barb McCoy and Cheryl Perito. Second place went to the team of Fran Beedle and Sharon Criscuolo. Ann Vale and Linda Falis won the net division followed by Joan Ardito and Judy Soprano.

Winners in the bi-weekly tournament of Eenie Meenie were M.J. Petretto, Connie Bird and Linda Hipski. Thea Gambardella, Agnes Cornwall and June Brackett took the net prizes.  

The Blind Nine tournament winners were Connie Bird, Myra Reynolds, Marian Michnowicz in the gross division.  Net winners were Chet Mrazik, Myra Reynolds and Mariel Albee.

Lastly, the season-long match play tournament winners have been crowned. In the First Flight, Marian Michnowicz defeated Terri Vaccaro.  Ali Herzog took the Second Flight over Leslie Pitiger. Mariel Albee beat Fran Beedle in the Third Flight.

YMCA forming boys hoops league

MERIDEN — The Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA has established a new high school boys basketball league. 

The league is open to players in grades 9-12. It features a seven-week season with two weeks of playoffs and a championship game. 

League play starts Wednesday, October 21 at the New Britain YMCA. Games will be held on a rotating schedule from 5-9 p.m.

Entry fee is $400 per team with a maximum of 10 players per team. For registration information, contact Justin Ferreira, Director of Youth Development, at 203-235-6386 or

Wallingford All-Stars play on Saturday

WALLINGFORD — The Wallingford Little League All-Star team resumes its quest for a state title this Saturday at Michael J. Drotar Park in Stamford.

Wallingford takes on Montville in an elimination game at 2 p.m. The survivor will advance to play Hamden in the finals on Sunday.

The survivor must also beat Hamden twice. Hamden (2-0) has yet to lose in the double-elimination tournament. Wallingford and Montville are both 1-1.

The Wallingford team is coached by Billy Rich and assistants Mike Morrison, Brian Casey and Mike Colavolpe. The players are A.J. Capello, Ryan Casey, Luca Colavolpe, Matt Corso, David Forgione, Max Marker, Kenneth Marrow, Logan Michels, Josh Morrison, Will Quinn, Aaron Rich, Ethan Rich and Scott Wentzell.

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