Semi-Final 1: Team Pires vs. Team Shrager Author: Phillip Pires Editor: Sebastian Shrager The semifinal last Monday featured last year’s runner-up, Team Shrager, against Team Pires, appearing for the third consecutive year in a semifinal game, but yet to reach a final game. Team Shrager was without its co-captain, Sebastian Shrager and Ben Eglas. Team Pires was without Stan Okoro and David Strider for this hotly-contested playoff match. Team Pires seemed to take control of the game from the opening kickoff, controlling the play and possession in the early going. Team Pires was awarded a free kick outside the box, … Read more
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.
The Bethel Admirals stayed alive in the American Legion Junior 17U state tournament on Friday night, rallying for a walk-off 4-3 win over Wilton in eight innings at Hunt Field. Nicholas Vieira won it for Bethel (25-2) in the bottom of the eighth, lining a single to center off of Wilton reliever Aidan Kyle. Joshua Taylor, who led off the eighth with a towering double to right field, scored the game-winning run. Bethel, the Zone V champions, will face East Haven Post 89 tomorrow and will need to beat the 89ers twice to advance to the Sectional tournament. Wilton, which … Read more
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 Fairfield American Little League All-Stars defeated Weston, 1-0, on Wednesday night at Scalzi Park in Stamford. Weston will face Lou Gehrig of Milford in its next Section I game on Friday night at 7 p.m. at Springdale Little League in Stamford. Fairfield American takes on Lou Gehrig tonight at 7 at Scalzi. The Section I championship is set for Saturday night at 7 at Springdale.
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