Hearst Connecticut Media Boys Golf All-Stars

Published 5:36 pm, Friday, July 28, 2017 MVP Jackson Fretty, Greenwich Sophomore shot a 74 to tie for second at the FCIAC championships, leading the Cardinals to the team title … In the CIAC Division I tournament, shot a one-under par 71 to tie for second and help Greenwich place second as a team … Shot a 69 to tie for second at the New England championships … All-State Division I, All-FCIAC first team. Andrew Maslar, Masuk Junior helped the Panthers win the SWC tournament team championship … Placed third in Read More …

Hearst movie meet-up increasingly popular

Photo: Contributed Photo /Rialto Films Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The Hearst movie meet-up group had a big turn-out for the restored version of “The Third Man” in Bethel. The Hearst movie meet-up group had a big turn-out for the restored version of “The Third Man” in Bethel. Photo: Contributed Photo /Rialto Films Hearst movie meet-up increasingly popular Back to Gallery   Read more of  Hearst movie meet-up increasingly popular

Mantle championship bracket takes shape

Khalid Collymore of the Ontario Blue Jays slides into second with a stolen base. The Jays have advanced to the Mantle World Series championship bracket. (Palladino/RA) WATERBURY — The Mickey Mantle World Series championship bracket is taking shape, with the games for Fuessenich Park all set. The Municipal Stadium half of the bracket still waits on one game. Today and tonight in Torrington, here are the games: Fuessenich Park Colton Nighthawks vs. Torrington Mets, 4 p.m. Wolcott Storm vs. Knights Baseball, 7 p.m. Remember, all previous wins and losses are Read More …

Wolcott falls in Thursday’s Mantle Series action

Here are the early results from Thursday’s play in the Mickey Mantle World Series: Municipal Stadium Knights Baseball 8, Toronto Mets 2: The Knights scored in every inning but one in beating the Mets. Jackson Sherrill clubbed a homer, a double, and he drove in three, Tucker Smith knocked in a pair with a single and double. Jackson Jarvis added three hits, with a double. Jett Jackson, with 10 strike outs, and Jarvis combined to limit the Mets to three hits. Fuessenich Park Wolcott Storm players watch as their team Read More …

Bethel police make prostitution arrests

BETHEL – Two women have been arrested on prostitution charges after police sent undercover officers to a local massage parlor and motel. Officials with the department said police had received a tip earlier this month that women were engaging in prostitution at various locations in town through advertisements that were placed on Backpage.com, a classified advertising website that has reportedly been used in the past as a messaging board for prostitution. Police said undercover officers responded to an ad posted on Backpage for sexual services at the Howard Johnson motel Read More …

Mantle Series schedule for Thursday

Thursday’s games at Municipal Stadium Toronto Mets vs. Knights Baseball, 9 a.m. YSL Blue Devils vs. Michigan Bulls, noon at Muzzy Field Lansingburgh Royals vs. Ontario Blue Jays, 9 a.m. Homer Trojans vs. Woodward Travelers, noon at Bethel High School Northwest Orioles vs. CT Edge, 9 a.m. Tigers de Arrevica vs. DFW Twins, noon at Fuessenich Park Wolcott Storm vs. Colton Nighthawks, 9 a.m. Mission Baseball vs. Midland Tomahawks, noon End of pool play DOUBLE-ELIMINATION BRACKET SCHEDULE Thursday’s games at Municipal Stadium 4 p.m., 7 p.m. at Fuessenich Park 4 Read More …

Stratford beats Cheshire to reach Junior Legion state final

BETHEL — Pitch counts and summer ball, in Stratford Junior American Legion coach Zack Thomas’ mind, means you’ll never know what you’re going to get from a pitcher the deeper a game goes. “Lucky for us, all our pitchers (Wednesday) are starters,” said Thomas, whose team got 14 outs from the bullpen against only three Cheshire hits in a 7-3 win at Hunt Field. “The message of the day was ‘Pass the torch.’ ” Cheshire was pushing back in the bottom of the third inning after Stratford appeared to take Read More …

Mickey Mantle World Series roundup

Jared Herzog delivers a pitch for the Homer Trojans on the first day of play of the Mickey Mantle World Series. (Joe Palladino RA) Mickey Mantle World Series 2017 Round 1 Municipal Stadium Colton Nighthawks 7, Midland Tomahawks 1: Elias Rios slugged a pair of triples and drove in four runs for the Nighthawks. Kenny Kim doubled in two runs. Three Colton pitchers held the Tomahawks to six hits. Wolcott Storm 8, Mission Baseball 0: Larry Zapata stroked two singles and Thomas Marciano cleared the bases with a single in Read More …

Host team Wolcott gets off to fast start

Colton Tyler of the Ontario Blue Jays pitches on the first day of the Mickey Mantle World Series. (Joe Palladino RA) BY MARK JAFFEE AND JOE PALLADINO REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY — It couldn’t have started any better for the host team at the Mickey Mantle World Series on opening day Wednesday. The Wolcott Storm topped Mission Baseball, of Tulsa, Okla., 8-0, as pitchers Garrett Coe, Bryce Worth and Austin Brown combined to strike out 16 batters. Through the first four innings, Coe, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound lefty, struck out 10 and allowed Read More …

Hearst Connecticut Media Baseball All-Stars

Published 6:09 pm, Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Photo: Alex Von Kleydorff / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/18 Caption Close Image 1 of 18 Wilton High School’s #3 pitcher Billy Black on the mound during baseball action vs Greenwich High on Monday May 8, 2017 in Wilton Conn. Wilton High School’s #3 pitcher Billy Black on the mound during baseball action vs Greenwich High on Monday May 8, 2017 in Wilton Conn. Photo: Alex Von Kleydorff / Hearst Connecticut Media   Read more of  Hearst Connecticut Media Baseball All-Stars

Leyritz says Mantle Series is ‘as pure as baseball gets’

[This post contains video, click to play] BY JOE PALLADINO REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY — The special guest at Municipal Stadium on Tuesday night, the eve of the Mickey Mantle World Series, was former New York Yankees postseason hero Jim Leyritz. A native of Ohio, Leyritz played his youth baseball for the Cincinnati-based Midland program, which is here again for the Mantle Series, and he played with some guy named Barry Larkin. You may have heard of him. Leyritz told the players and fans, “This is the only World Series I never Read More …

Danbury's Musicals at Richter presents 'Seussical' opening Friday

DANBURY >> Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating 33 seasons as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, continues its 2017 offerings with “Seussical,” the effervescent musical featuring the beloved characters and stories of Dr. Seuss, which plays July 28 – Aug. 12. Staged on the grounds of the Richter Arts Center in Danbury, performances take place outdoors under the stars Friday through Sunday evenings at 8:30 p.m., with additional specially discounted performances on Thursdays Aug. 3 and 10. With a book drawn from Dr. Seuss’s popular children’s stories and a score Read More …

Stratford edges Stamford to reach Junior Legion final

BETHEL — Opponents have found it quite difficult to put up runs against the Stamford 17U Legion team so far in the state tournament. But with Brendan Duffy on the mound for Stratford in the state playoffs, offense was not much of a requirement. Duffy pitched hurled a gem and Stratford grinded out a pair of runs to secure a 2-1 win over Stamford and a spot in the Southern Division championship game to be played Wednesday at Bethel High. The entirety of the postseason to date has been double Read More …

Mantle Series steps up to plate

By Joe Palladino WATERBURY – The little kids played great baseball. Now, it is time for the big kids to show what they can do. Who is playing; plus, schedule The Roberto Clemente World Series has moved out of Municipal Stadium and today, the Mickey Mantle World Series comes to town, or make that, comes to five towns. The games begin on Wednesday at Municipal Stadium, and also Torrington’s Fuessenich Park, Bristol’s Muzzy Field, Newtown High School and Hunt Field in Bethel. The finest 15 and 16 year-old ball players Read More …

Mickey Mantle World Series schedule

2017 Mickey Mantle World Series Pool 1 Colton Nighthawks (Colton, Calif.) Midland Tomahawks (Cincinnati, Ohio) Mission Baseball (Tulsa, Okla.) Wolcott Storm (Wolcott, Conn.) Pool 2 Ontario Blue Jays (Mississauga, Ont., Canada) Woodland Travelers (Woodward, Okla.) Homer Trojans (Homer, Mich.) Lansingburgh Royals (Troy, N.Y.) Pool 3 CT Edge (Meriden, Conn.) DFW Twins Baseball Club (Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas) Tigres de Arrevica (Carolina, Puerto Rico) Northwest Orioles (Norfolk, Conn.) Pool 4 Knights Baseball (Nashville, Tenn.) Michigan Bulls (Novi, Mich.) YSL Blue Devils (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Toronto Mets (Toronto, Ont., Canada) Pool play schedule (Two Read More …

Bethel firefighters put out garage fire

BETHEL – Volunteer firefighters quickly knocked down a fire that erupted in a garage Thursday night on McNeil Road. An official with the Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company said that the garage was fully involved when they arrived but they were able to quickly extinguish the flames before the fire entered the rest of the home. Firefighters were on scene well after the fire was extinguished to make sure there were no flare ups because of the amount of material that was found in the garage. Nobody was injured as Read More …

Hearst Connecticut Media Girls Tennis All-Stars

Published 6:01 pm, Thursday, July 20, 2017 Photo: Tyler Sizemore / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 Greenwich’s Maddie Arnold hits a shot in the No. 1 singles game in the high school girls tennis FCIAC quarterfinals match between Greenwich and Fairfield Ludlowe at Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Conn. Wednesday, May 17, 2017. less Greenwich’s Maddie Arnold hits a shot in the No. 1 singles game in the high school girls tennis FCIAC quarterfinals   Read more of  Hearst Connecticut Media Girls Tennis All-Stars

New Indian restaurant joins Fairfield dining scene

Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/35 Caption Close Image 1 of 35 Finto Antony, co-owner of the new Taj Fairfield Indian Cuisine at 1879 Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield, Conn. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Finto Antony, co-owner of the new Taj Fairfield Indian Cuisine at 1879 Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield, Conn. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 2 of 35 The new Taj

Hearst Connecticut Media girls track all-stars

Updated 6:14 pm, Monday, July 17, 2017 Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 Fairfield Ludlowe’s Brianna Auray runs the anchor leg in the girls 4 x 400 meter relay at the State Open Outdoor Track championships at Willow Brook Park in New Britain, Conn. on Monday, June 5, 2017. Fairfield Ludlowe’s Brianna Auray runs the anchor leg in the girls 4 x 400 meter relay at the State Open Outdoor   Read more of  Hearst Connecticut Media girls track all-stars

Hearst meet-up for ‘Third Man’ at Bethel Cinema

Photo: Contributed Photo Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The Hearst movie meet-up group will be seeing the new restoration of the 1949 espionage classic “The Third Man,” starring Orson Welles, at the Bethel Cinema. The Hearst movie meet-up group will be seeing the new restoration of the 1949 espionage classic “The Third Man,” starring Orson Welles, at the Bethel Cinema. Photo: Contributed Photo   Read more of  Hearst meet-up for ‘Third Man’ at Bethel Cinema

Connecticut police rescue man from burning building

BETHEL >> Officials say police officers crawled on their hands and knees to rescue a man from a burning building in Connecticut. The fire was reported at a building in downtown Bethel after 1 a.m. Thursday. Police Lt. Mike Libertini tells the Hartford Courant Cpl. Lynn Morris and officers Matthew DiRago and William Holland entered the building to help get people out. Read More of  Connecticut police rescue man from burning building

Police officers rescue man from burning building

BETHEL, Conn. (AP) — Officials say police officers crawled on their hands and knees to rescue a man from a burning building in Connecticut. The fire was reported at a building in downtown Bethel after 1 a.m. Thursday. Police Lt. Mike Libertini tells the Hartford Courant Cpl. Lynn Morris and officers Matthew DiRago and William Holland entered the building to help get people out. The officers encountered the man, who was reportedly disabled, and crawled on the floor in clear air to rescue him. Related: 4 injured, including 3 firefighters, Read More …

Police officers rescue man from burning building in Bethel

BETHEL — Officials say police officers crawled on their hands and knees to rescue a man from a burning building in Connecticut.The fire was reported at a building in downtown Bethel after 1 a.m. Thursday.Police Lt. Mike Libertini tells the Hartford Courant Cpl. Lynn Morris and officers Matthew DiRago and William Holland entered the building to help get people out.The officers encountered the man, who was reportedly disabled, and crawled on the floor in clear air […] Read more of  Police officers rescue man from burning building in Bethel

Documentary on 1950s gay witch hunt shown in Bethel

Photo: Aude Guerrucci / Contributed Photo Image 1of/4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Forty years after losing his government job in a purge of homosexual employees, Frank Kameny, right, was given the pen President Barack Obama used to sign a 2009 Presidential Memorandum regarding federal benefits and nondiscrimination. Kameny’s story is told in the new documentary, “The Lavender Scare.” less Forty years after losing his government job in a purge of homosexual employees, Frank Kameny, right, was given the pen   Read more of  Documentary on 1950s gay witch hunt shown Read More …