Weston Parks and Recreation summer offerings

Just shy of two years ago, Weston Parks and Recreation brought in a new program director to supplant a position that had been heralded for more than 40 years by Bill Schaeffer. Joe Parciasepe’s goal had always been to revamp the department’s summer camps. He began by bridging the gap between the end of the school year and the start of Weston’s camp. “We had three days available so we planned out a travel camp, where fifth to eighth graders would leave Weston in the morning and experience three field trips in Connecticut,” he said. Adventure Camp took on popularity … Read more

Upcoming Easton Community Center activities

Upcoming sports classes and activities at the Easton Community Center are listed below. To register or view the Spring and Summer Brochure, click here. Skill Development Basketball Camp with Tom Betzig — ages 7-13, July 9-13, 9 to 1 (lunch included). Members $185; non-members $220. Code 311080-01; Basketball Training with Matt Whalen — ages 5-7, July 30-Aug. 3, 9 to 11:30 a.m. (lunch not included). Members $160, non-members $180. Code 311080-03; The Well-Rounded Player Clinic (basketball) — ages 8-13, July 30-Aug. 3, 9 to 1 (lunch included). Members $185, non-members $220. Code 311080-04; Parent & Tot Playgroup — ages 1-3, … Read more

Play Ball for All clinic on Saturday

Weston’s Play Ball For All will host its next free youth fun and fundamentals baseball clinic on Saturday, June 16, at Morehouse Field in Weston. The clinic will host more than 40 young program participants, ages 8-13, from the Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County, based in Norwalk. This three-hour clinic will be followed by a picnic for the group. The Play Ball For All mission is to bring the game of baseball to underserved youth from surrounding communities. The clinics are run by local volunteer coaches and are assisted by local Little League alumni players who act as peer … Read more

Locals test their running ability at Fairfield half marathon

Residents of Easton, Redding and Weston put their best feet forward in the Faxon Law Group Fairfield Half Marathon this past Sunday. Easton’s Matt Jackson finished 107th in 1:35.31. Caitlin Wilson was 204th in 1:41.16. Mike Astorino of Easton was 284th in a time of 1:42.46. Astorino ran the Fairfield Half along with two first-time event participants whom he inspired to join. Astorino recruited neighbor Vern Gay and another Easton representative, Carolyn Lenoci, who is a friend of Astorino’s daughter Margot. “I’ve run the race a handful of times, often as a way to get friends new to running excited … Read more

Newington edges Barlow in boys volleyball state finals

Barlow's Matt Cruz goes for a kill during Thursday night's Class M state championship match against Newington. — Andy Hutchison photo

  The Joel Barlow boys volleyball team took top-seed Newington to the wire before falling in Thursday night’s Class M state championship match. Newington won the fifth game by two points to beat third-seed Barlow, 3-2, at Shelton High School and earn its second straight Class M title. The Indians prevailed by scores of 26-24, 23-25, 25-20, 22-25, and 15-13. “As a fan it was a great game, as a coach I’m proud, and as a competitor I’m disappointed,” said Barlow head coach Chris Lovelett after the match. In the decisive fifth game, Newington opened a 6-3 lead, prompting Barlow … Read more

Girls tennis: Weston, Barlow players end season at State Open

Members of the Weston and Joel Barlow girls tennis team closed out the season earlier this week at the state individual tournament. Weston’s Ally D’Aquino reached the quarterfinals with three wins. Seeded 10th, she scored wins over Amber Raisner of Hall, 8-0, and Lauren Elmasry of Branford, 8-0, in the opening rounds. In the round of 16, she swept seventh-seeded Caitlin Sze of South Windsor, 6-2, 7-6. In the quarterfinals she lost to second-seeded (and eventual runner-up) Madeline DeNucci of Glastonbury, 6-1 6-0. Barlow’s number-one singles player, Maddie Massey, scored an 8-1 win over Wilton’s Emma Cadlwell in the first … Read more

Barlow boys volleyball reaches state finals

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The Joel Barlow boys volleyball team is back in the Class M championship match for the third time in four years, after a 3-1 victory over Lewis Mills on Monday in the semifinals at Kennedy High School in Waterbury. The third-seeded Falcons (15-7) play top-seeded Newington in the finals on Thursday at 5 in Shelton. Newington, the defending champ, swept South Windsor 3-0 in the semifinals. The final scores were 25-12, 25-23, 22-25, 25-19. The last time the Falcons were in the state finals was 2016, when it lost in the championship match for the second straight year. They will … Read more

Golf: Redding’s Sullivan wins Wilson Cup Invitational

Redding resident and Sacred Heart University golfer Jake Sullivan partnered with fellow Golf Performance Center teammate Gray Barnes to win the Wilson Cup Invitational on May 25 at Scarsdale Golf Club. The two-man competition was won with a 36-hole better ball score of 66-69, for a two-stroke margin of victory. Sullivan, a freshman at Sacred Heart, was a four-year letter winner in golf at Joel Barlow High School, and two-time all-South-West Conference honoree. He played in four events for Sacred Heart for a total of nine rounds, with an average of 79.6. His season-low score was a 74 in March … Read more

Track: Ceva, Tomaszewski lead Barlow at Class MM championships

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Hannah Ceva placed in three events and accounted for 12 of Joel Barlow’s 19 points as the Falcons finished 17th at last Wednesday’s Class MM girls track and field state championships in Middletown. Ceva was fourth in the 400 meters, fifth in the long jump and sixth in the triple jump. She had season-best efforts in both the long jump and triple jump. Alyson Tomaszewski placed in two events for Barlow to add five points to the team’s total. She finished sixth in the 100 meters and seventh in the 200 meters. The Barlow boys team finished 27th with six … Read more

Golf: U.S. Open trophy makes stop at Aspetuck Valley

In the buildup to the 118th U.S. Open Championship in two weeks, the US Open trophy has been making the rounds to golf courses over the past two months. On Friday, the trophy made a stop at Aspetuck Valley Country Club, where the Weston High boys golf team had the chance to hold the most-prized possession in men’s golf. This year’s Open will be held in two weeks at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on Long Island.

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