Weston Adult Soccer League roundup

Results from the opening day of the Weston Adult Soccer League last Saturday: Team Dacey 3, Team Britz 1 The game started off slow with both teams trying to shake off their winter rust and attempting to get accustomed to new teammates. Eventually the youth of Britz’s team flexed it might as David Sheptovitsky was able to make a run behind the defense on a perfectly weighted ball from Patrick Scully and slotted it home for the 1-0 lead. Neither team was willing to budge after the initial goal with Britz making several breakaway saves and Xavi Egurbide and Scully … Read more

Weston Adult Soccer League set to kick off new season

After a long, cold winter for all, local soccer players are ready to gun for glory as the Weston Adult Soccer League gears up for a new season. Rising and graduating seniors are joining for the first time, seeing if they can crack it with the older men and women. College kids are back with a little more knowledge and a lot more confidence, and the older players are coming back having just recovered from injury and hoping to stay fit. The squads are set, with the first games scheduled for today. From a pool of 98 dedicated WASLers, six … Read more

Redding C.C. members raise $4,000 for First Tee

On Saturday, May 26, before the sun peeked over the horizon, eight hearty souls with 35 pounds of “sticks” on their backs embarked on a 22.5-mile journey through the rolling hills of Redding. Their mission: to raise money for the First Tee, a national charitable organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. The eight individuals, all members of the Redding Country Club, carried their clubs (sticks) while walking and playing 54 holes of golf. With the financial … Read more

Redding Parks and Recreation summer camps

The Redding Parks and Recreation Department is offering over 20 different camp options this summer. All residents and non residents are welcome to enroll. Online enrollment is available here. Call 203-938-2551 with any camp questions. Baseball Camp is held July 30-Aug. 2 from 9 to 2 and is designed to teach and inspire campers ages 8-13 to work hard and become better, more complete baseball players. All areas of the game will be addresses through a variety of drills and practice sessions under the guidance of camp director, Mark Kilburn, former MLB player Jose Del Moral and high school standout … Read more

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

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

Spirits stay high at Special Olympics time trials, despite the rain

The rain may have forced several events to be cancelled, but it hardly dampened spirits at the Special Olympics Connecticut 2018 Southern Time Trials on Saturday at Weston High School. Athletes who have been training hard for months weren’t about to let the weather get in their way. “That’s the beautiful thing. All the athletes are so dedicated and resilient, and just so excited to be together. They really worked hard to get to this point,” said Debbie Horne, director of communications and marketing for Special Olympics Connecticut. “The volunteers are just as dedicated and resilient as the athletes.” More … Read more

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