August is not a month typically associated with high-school tennis in Connecticut. Recent Weston High graduate Stephen Blinder is looking to change that, while also raising money for a worthy cause. Blinder, a former member of the Trojans’ boys tennis team, is organizing the inaugural Weston High School Tennis Open, set to run Aug. 23-26 at the Weston High hard courts, for incoming and current high-school age boys. The single-elimination tournament entry fee is $30 and proceeds will benefit Norwalk Grassroots Tennis & Education. Norwalk Grassroots, according to its website, “engages underserved children in Norwalk through tennis, offer a safe … Read more
Week 6 of the Weston Adult Soccer League recently completed play. The playoffs begin tonight, with Team Pires facing Team Shrager at 8 p.m. On Tuesday, Team Bear faces Team Dacey. All games are played at Weston High School. Team Bear v Team Clemens Author: Jason Bear Editors: Neal Clemens, Sebastian Shrager The first goal came about 15 minutes into the match as a recently reinvigorated midfielder, Taccone, dribbled the ball through the midfield, calmly putting subLIME on the board. subLIME kept the pressure on and managed to find the back of the net again as Danny Meyers received the … Read more
The Weston Winners, of the Weston Racquet Club, won the Advanced USTA Junior Team Tennis 12U state title. The tournament was originally scheduled to be played outdoors at Yale but due to weather was relocated to Tennis and Fitness Center of Rocky Hill. There were 50 teams total in thevdivision for the season and the top 6 were at this tournament. Weston went undefeated.
On Monday, July 16, Team Pires and Team Clemens kicked off Week 5 of the Weston Adult Soccer League with a 4-4 draw. Thomas Cools opened the scoring for Team Pires. After some deft footwork outside the box, he was able to find the smallest opening and shot across the goal to the opposite side netting. Not five minutes later, Filipe Couto would answer. After a battle with WASL veteran Stanley Okoro, Couto was able to sneak the ball just inside the far post for the equalizer. The next goal would again come from Cools in what will surely be … Read more
On Monday, July 9, Week 4 of the Weston Adult Soccer League season kicked off with a battle between Team Britz and subLIME. Team Britz, coming off a heartbreaking tie, was hungry, looking for its first victory of the season, while subLIME, also fresh off a tie, was looking to get back to its winning ways. subLIME conceded the first goal of the game, as Team Britz crossed a corner kick into the box off the leg of Tony McNulty that found the head of subLIME but then went directly to the foot of Roger Silva, who found the back of … Read more
Weston’s 12 year old baseball team battled to the finish but came up just short in a 5-4 outcome against Milford in Sectional Tournament round-robin action at Stamford’s Springdale Park on Friday night. Milford advances to Saturday’s championship game against Fairfield American at 2:30. Weston’s great run is over. “I couldn’t be prouder of these guys. We lost a tough game. I tip my hat to them,” Weston manager Steve Polizzi said of Milford. A tough game indeed. Milford scored first, in the top of the opening inning. Weston responded with three runs in the bottom half of the frame, but Milford evened the score … Read more
The Weston 12U Little League team giving back as part of their success this summer. For every home run the team hits, the team families will be donating a minimum of $100 to the A.J. Cina Memorial Fund — in memory of A.J. Cina. All dollar amounts that the team donates will be matched by a private donation. “I know A.J. is loving how Weston is winning. A.J. will be at the games in spirit. Thank you for helping to make the world a little better place in A.J.’s memory and through your team’s success.” said Joe Cina, of The … Read more
The Weston 11-12 Little League team defeated Wilton, 15-4, to win the District 1 title on Friday night in Springdale. Weston will now advance to the Sectionals, which begin on Tuesday. Weston will face the District 2 winner, either Trumbull National or Fairfield American, on Tuesday at Salzi Park in Stamford at 7 p.m.
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
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