Sports Calendar

BASEBALL

South Meriden Babe Ruth League, forming team to compete in Cheshire League. Open to players ages 13-15. Cost $150. Register online at smbaseball.com (under Cheshire League, not 14U travel) or contact coach Paul Tobin at paultobin@cox.net.

Bridgeport Bluefish, open tryouts, Saturday, April 12, The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, 9 a.m. To sign up and reserve a tryout spot, contact Paul Herrmann at (203) 416-1715 or pherrmann@bridgeportbluefish.com.

Wallingford Twilight Baseball League, All-Star Game and second annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Sunday, May 4, Pat Wall Field, 4 p.m. Contact league commissioner Tom Hanley (203) 606-7550.

BASKETBALL

Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, 27th annual induction ceremony, Wednesday, April 23, Cascade Banquet Facility-Hamden. Inductees include Jen Gombotz of Southington and Nykesha Sales of UConn, For tickets, contact Ann V. Fariss at (203) 378-6581 or avfariss@sbcglobal.net.

EVENTS

New Britain Rock Cats, annual welcome home dinner, this Wednesday, April 2, New Britain Elks Lodge, 6 p.m. Each table features a Rock Cats player. Tickets $15. Benefits Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Call (860) 223-2027.

National Football Foundation, New Haven County Chapter, annual awards dinner, Friday, April 11, Fantasia-North Haven. Honoring Rich Cavanaugh of Wallingford. Tickets $45. Send check payable to National Football Foundation c/o Donna Limone, 10 Ludlow Court, Branford, 06405 or by calling (203) 481-8375.

Gold Key Dinner, 73rd annual, Sunday, April 27, Aqua Turf Club. Honorees include Southington’s Stephen Barmore (High School Athlete of the Year), Cheshire’s Sue Bavone and Wallingford’s Tom Brockett (High School Coaches of the Year) and Meriden’s Les and Brett Zimmerman (Good Sport Awards). Gold Key class is Boston Marathon winner Amby Burfoot, UConn men’s soccer coach Ray Reid, West Haven football coach Ed McCarthy, Branford High field hockey coach Cathy McGuirk and New Britain Rock Cats executive Bill Dowling. Tickets $75. Send check or money order to CSWA, P.O. Box 70, Unionville, 06085. For more information, contact CSWA treasurer Ken Lipshez at (860) 673-6048 or klipshez@record-journal.com.

Maloney Hall of Fame, Wednesday, April 30, Aqua Turf Club, 6 p.m. Inducting Robert Biestek, Amy Crispino, Scott Hayward, Charlie Hesseltine, Katie Redican, Judy Sochin, Paul Young and the 2002 state championship volleyball team. Tickets $30 and available at Maloney High School, Aresco’s Superette and Alan’s Cup n’ Saucer.

Platt Hall of Fame, Thursday, May 1, Aqua Turf Club, 6 p.m. Inducting Dan Barillaro, Michele Cooley, Kyle Cooney, Luis Murillo Jr., Kelly Roman and the 1989 state championship girls basketball team. Tickets $30 and available at Platt High School. Call the athletic department at (203) 235-7962, ext. 139.

FISHING

Housatonic Fly Fishermen’s Association, April meeting, this Thursday, April 3, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 65 North Main St., Wallingford, 7 p.m. Guest speaker Mike Jastremski of the Housatonic Valley Association, who will update Housatonic River PCBs clean-up, Furnace Brook fish ladders and culvert assessments. Also, fly-tying program demonstrating effective fresh- and salt water fly patterns. Fly-tiers welcome to bring their own equipment. Door prizes, refreshments. Call (203) 758-9660.

GOLF

Hunter Women’s Golf Club, first meeting of 2014 season, this Thursday, April 3, Violi’s Restaurant, Hunter Golf Course. Open to current members and prospective new members. The Club offers a weekly 9- or 18-hole tournament on Tuesday mornings, a 9-hole weekly tournament on Tuesday evenings, as well as 18-hole weekly tournaments. Season opens April 27 with an 18-hole scramble and Rally For The Cure Event. Membership and Opening Day forms at www.huntergolfclub.com. Click on Links and choose Women’s Club.

Wallingford Family YMCA League, new 9 hole, co-ed adult league starting Tuesday, April 15 and running for 16 weeks, Lyman Orchards-Middlefield. Tee times begin at 4 p.m. No set foursomes. Organizational meeting Tuesday, April 4 at Lyman Orchards, 4 p.m. League fee $430 for Y members, $440 for nonmembers. Register at wallingfordymca.org or at the Y (81 South Elm Street, Wallingford. League is limited to the first 48 registrants. For more information, call Elaine Doherty at (203) 265-7349 or Jocrissie@aol.com.

Southington Athletics Golf Tournament, sixth annual, Saturday, April 26, Hawks Landing Country Club. Breakfast and registration 6:45 a.m., golf 8 a.m. Fundraiser for Southington High School athletic department. For more information and registration form, contact the Southington High School Athletic Office at (860) 628-3229, ext. 425 or email athletics@southingtonschools.org. Visit southingtonsports.com.

Peter A. Wasilewski Memorial Tournament, Saturday, May 3, Tradition-Wallingford. Benefits Peter A. Wasilewski Scholarship. Call (203) 606-9382 for details.

OUTINGS

New York Yankees bus trips, offered by East Hartford Parks and Recreation Department with pickup in Meriden. Games include home opener next Monday, April 7, against Baltimore. Additional spring dates include Pittsburgh on Saturday, May 17 and Boston on Saturday, June 28. Additional trips slated for summer. Call (860) 292-7160 for full schedule, seat locations, prices and to reserve a seat.

RUNNING

ION Bank Cheshire Half Marathon & 5K, third annual, Sunday, April 27, Cheshire High School. Features half marathon, 5K, Kids Fun Run and Healthy &Active Living Festival. Benefiting charities include Abilities Without Boundaries, Best Buddies CT and Cheshire Lions Club. Visit cheshirehalfmarathon.org or call (203) 481-5933.

SOCCER

Wallingford Youth Soccer League, registration for spring season, WYSL Clubhouse, 36 Simpson Court, Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m. to noon. Online registration also available at www.wysl.net. Open to Wallingford boys and girls ages 4-10. For more information, call (860) 777-8854.

Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame, 2014 induction ceremony, Saturday, April 5, Sheraton Hartford South-Rocky Hill, 6:30 p.m. Inductees include former Platt star Victor Calabrese and former CCSU coach Shaun Green of Southington. Tickets $50. Contact Alastair Bell at mrsoccer@comcast.net or (860) 306-6822.

UConn men’s soccer, exhibition game vs. St. John’s, Saturday, April 12, Cheshire High School, 7 p.m. Free admission. UConn/ProHealth soccer clinic precedes game starting at 5 p.m.

South Central Premier, spring youth academy, CT SportsPlex, North Branford. Soccer fundamentals for players ages 5-10. Fridays 5:30-7 p.m., April 4-May 30. Fee $175. Email Omer Doron at Omer@SouthCentralPremier.com.

TENNIS

Wint Filipek Sr. Memorial Tennis Tournament, June 7-15, Copper Valley Swim & Tennis Club, Cheshire. 10th anniversary tournament now in association with Cheshire Academy and Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department. Benefits Winton S. Filipek Sr. Scholarship Fund. Entry fees $20 singles, $30 doubles, $15 high school divisions. Competition in 22 total divisions. Tournament also features free Kids & High School Clinic/Fun Day. Sign up at wintfilipeksrtennis.com.



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