AROUND THE HORN: District 5 All-Star haul for area squads; Mikosz extends Southington CC dynasty; Cheshire races going virtual

AROUND THE HORN: District 5 All-Star haul for area squads; Mikosz extends Southington CC dynasty; Cheshire races going virtual



The 2020 Little League season was belated thanks to the coronavirus, but in the end five area All-Star teams captured District 5 championships.

The Meriden Senior League and Southington Junior League baseball teams went the distance. So did Wallingford Little League and Girls Little League Softball of Wallingford.

For good measure, there was Southington West, which took the 8-10 baseball crown.

Meriden brought home the Senior League flag in its first year after the offseason merger of the Ed Walsh and Jack Barry leagues. For Wallingford softball, the 2020 District 5 title was its fifth straight.

Walllingford Little League reclaimed the 12-year-old Little League banner it held from 2016-2018.

Lucky 13 for

golf champion

SOUTHINGTON — The ageless Dave Mikosz has extended his legacy at Southington Country Club.

At age 74, the retired Southington fire captain recently won the Men’s Club Championship for the 13th time. Mikosz won his first club crown in 1981. He was most recent title came in 2018.

Mikosz has been a member of Southington Country Club since 1969.

Cheshire road races going virtual

CHESHIRE — The 2020 Ion Bank Cheshire Road Races will be run virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Runners can register online and then run (or walk) at a time and place of their choosing between Thursday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 18.

Virtual races will be held at both the half-marathon and 5K distances. The kids race will also be offered virtually.

“While we did everything we could to hold an in-person event, with the ongoing health situation and the uncertainty around the upcoming fall season and high school sports, we ultimately decided to go virtual,” remarked race president Dr. Lloyd Saberski. “The health and safety of our participants, volunteer and our community is our number one priority. As an organization, we needed to guarantee a safe event and, with the current circumstances, the safest option is to simply go virtual for this year.”

The virtual races will continue to raise funds for the event’s traditional beneficiaries, including Abilities Without Boundaries, Best Buddies CT and Cheshire Lions Club.

To register, visit cheshirehalfmarathon.org. Questions can be directed to kaitlin@jbsports.com.


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