Sunday, July 26, 2015
12U Wreckers Blue Wins FCFSL Tournament
The Westport 12-under Wreckers Blue Travel Team won the Fairfield County fastpitch softball tournament in Southbury today, defeating the 12U Shepaug Storm 7-6. This tournament had 20 teams, an A bracket and B Bracket, the 12U Wreckers Blue was seeded in the A Bracket, top 10. They won two out of three games in the pool play Saturday, and they won 3-1 in the semi-finals against the CT Rockets and Winning 7-6 in the finals in a nail biter. Pictured (l-r) Charlotte Porzio, Ellie Doran, Lucy Kaplan, Kathryn Zanvettor, Coach Rob Moskowitz, Rosali Pirone, Reilly Caldwell, Julia Grimes, Aydan Moskowitz, Manager Louis Alfero, Sophia Alfero, Coach Alan Doran, Milei Wyatt and Coach Nikki Bukovsky. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
The Westport Little League girls softball 10-under all stars tonight won the divisional tournament, defeating Darien 8-2 in Orange. Westport will play Shelton in the sectional championship game on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Old Tavern Park in Orange for a chance to advance to the states. Pictured (l-r, top row) Coach Jeff Schwartz and Manager Jeff Green (middle row) Elle DesMarteau, Maddie Hill, Allyson Currier, Niamh Dougherty, Allison Schwartz, Ava Vincini, Grace Alfero, Dylan Halky, Natasha Taubenheim (bottom row) Gabby Lantier and Katie McGillion-Moore. Missing from photo: Coach Doug Bernstein, Sydelle Bernstein, and Amanda Green. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Staples Grads Come Up Big in Under 23 World Rowing
Two Westport Staples High School 2011 graduates came up big this weekend at the 2015 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Lizzy Youngling (2nd r.) with fellow crew members after winning two golds in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) U.S. Rowing Association photo
Lizzy Youngling, 22, was part of the winning U.S. crew today in the women’s eight, her second gold after winning a gold Saturday in the women’s four. She also won a gold in the 2013 women’s eight World Under 23 Championships.
Max Meyer-Bosse, 22, was part of the men’s eight, which won a silver medal today. He was also part of the men’s eight which won a silver in the 2013 Under 23 World Championships.
Youngling, a 2015 graduate of the University of Virginia, took up rowing in 2008 with the Saugatuck Rowing Club while Meyer-Bosse, a senior at Harvard University, joined the club two years before.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
On Their Way
It was perfect running weather today as participants in the Westport Parks and Recreation Road Runners Annual Summer Series Run at Compo Beach set off. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com
Gathering at the Gate
Participants in the Westport Parks and Recreation Road Runners Annual Summer Series Run line up today at the entrance to Compo Beach for the Saturday event. Today’s run was 4.1 miles. Each week the runs get progressively longer with the next race 4.7 miles beginning at Longshore Club Park. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com
CT Challenge Riders Ready to Go
More than 1,300 bicyclists gathered at Westport’s Fairfield County Hunt Club early today for the start of the 2015 CT Challenge bike ride. Organizers said more than $1.7 million was raised to empower cancer survivors. Contributed photo
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Westport Girls Softballers Fall to Waterford 7-1
Westport’s 12-under Little League girls softball team today saw their quest for a state title fail as Waterford defeated the all stars 7-1 in Bristol.
Westport led in this game 1-0 after four innings, but Waterford scored all of their runs in the fifth and sixth innings to win the state championship.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Westport Softball Falls to Waterford 3-1
Westport’s Little League girls softball 12-under All Stars fell to Waterford 3-1 today at Bristol.
The defeat forces a winner-take-all game for the Connecticut Little League Softball state title on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Bristol.
The winner will advance to the East Regional at Bristol next weekend.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Fairfield American Defeats Westport LL All Stars 11-4
Fairfield American tonight defeated the Westport Little League 12-under All Stars 11-4 to win the District 2 title.
The victory at Trumbull’s Unity Field dashed Westport’s hopes of repeating the march to the Williamsport Little League World Series achieved by the Westport team two years ago.
Tonight’s winner-take-all game came after Fairfield defeated Westport 13-1 on Thursday.
Fairfield American now moves on to the division series.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Westport 10-U Softballers Win District Title
The Westport 10-under Little League Softball All Stars tonight won the district title with a 10-3 victory over Monroe. Pictured (l-r, top row) Manager Jeff Green, Coach Jeff Schwartz, Coach Doug Bernstein (middle row) Gabby Lantier, Niamh Dougherty, Dylan Halky, Allyson Currier, Natasha Taubenheim, Ava Vincini, Allison Schwartz, Elle DesMarteau, Grace Alfero, (bottom row) Amanda Green, Madeline Hill, Sydelle Bernstein, Katie McGillion-Moore. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Monday, July 13, 2015
Westport Softballers Are Division 1 Champs
The Westport Little League 12-Under All Star softball team today defeated North Branford 7-4 in a dramatic come-from-behind victory to take the Division I title in a game at Darien High School. Westport will play Seymour on Wednesday in Bristol to begin the state bracket, as their march to the Softball World Series continues. Pictured are Charlotte Porzio, Lucy Kaplan (on her knee), Jennifer Westphal, Reilly Caldwell, Milei Wyatt, Ellie Doran, Chloe Chaple, Sophia Alfero, Maisie Dembski, Aydan Moskowitz, Jillian Backus and Ali Green (on her knee) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Friday, July 10, 2015
Westport Little Leaguers Beat Fairfield 10-7 in District 2
The Westport Little League All Stars tonight beat Fairfield American 10-7 in the District 2 tourney played at Unity Field in Trumbull.
Westport advances into the winner’s bracket final for the District 2 title on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Trumbull.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Longshore Back in Full Swing After Upgrades
Westport’s Longshore Golf Course is back in full swing in terms of player satisfaction based on a recent survey of 440 golfers, and use is up 23 percent so far this year, town officials announced today.
Use of Westport’s Longshore Golf Club is up 23 percent this year over last, according to a survey. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
According to Charles Haberstroh, Parks and Recreation Commission chairman, Longshore hosted more than 5,300 rounds of golf in May, the most for the month since 2004. June was up 5 percent with 5,553 rounds played, he said.
The combination of spectacular weather and the work of the Parks and Rec staff and ValleyCrest Golf Maintenance has rewarded our golfers this spring,” he said.
“We’re confident we can continue to provide a high level golf experience for our members and guests throughout 2015.”
Monday, July 06, 2015
Qualfied to Compete in Junior World Championships
Oliver Bub (l) and Lucas Manning, both from Westport and the Saugatuck Rowing Club, qualified today on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J., to compete at the Junior World Championships in Rio de Janeiro Aug. 5-9. They will be rowing a pair and representing the USA. They are coached by Sharon Kriz. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Sunday, July 05, 2015
Westport Little League Softballers Take District Title
The Westport Little League softball 12U All-Stars today defeated Fairfield 2-1 in a dramatic nine-inning game at Westport’s William F. Meyer Field to clinch the program’s second straight district title. Westport’s star pitcher Sophia Alfero continued to display utter dominance throughout the day, as she took a perfect game into the fifth inning. But it wasn’t until the bottom of the ninth that Westport wrapped up the victory. Westport now moves on to the divisional tournament, which begins next week in Darien. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo