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Sports in brief

Elks' district

`Hoop Shoot' results

Fairfield Warde High School was the setting for the district phase of the Elks' National "Hoop Shoot" Free Throw contest held last Sunday where area town champions met to compete for a spot in the state finals, the next level of the nationwide event.

Shooting in the 12-13 age group, Tomlinson Middle School's Christian Homa garnered the trophy by defeating his counterparts, winners in their respective towns. He outshot Matt Consorte, of West Haven, with a stellar run of 13 consecutive successful free throw to secure his title.

Homa will now compete against the winners in other district contests throughout Connecticut at the state finals in New Britain on Feb. 8.

Other winners on Jan. 5 were Sabrina Lawless, of Milford, and Michael Powell, of Stamford, who outshot Fairfield's Matt Vivona in the division for 8- and 9 year olds. In the 10-11 bracket, Derby's Krystalee Fernandez edged Fairfield's Tricia Carey, with C.J. Coppola of West Haven taking the crown with a one-shot victory over Rich Cottrell, of Redding, who was shooting for Fairfield. The 12-13 girls winner was Cali Jolley, of Milford

American Legion

baseball clinics

Fairfield American Legion Post 143 baseball on Sunday will conduct the last of its annual winter clinic and evaluation at The Clubhouse baseball and softball training facility at 2215 Black Rock Turnpike. All players interested in playing Junior and Senior Legion baseball for the 2014 summer season are required to attend two of the three sessions; the first two were last weekend. The session starts at 3 p.m. on Sunday. There is a $25 fee for each session.

For more information, contact Legion Post 143 baseball General Manager Sars Ford at coachsars@yahoo.com.

Junior Babe Ruth

clinics set

Fairfield Junior Babe Ruth has established a winter workout program in preparation for the upcoming season. The eight-week Friday evening clinics, at The Clubhouse at 2215 Black Rock Turnpike, will start on Friday, from 7 to 8 p.m., and run through Feb. 28.

Former Major Leaguer Mike Porzio, of The Clubhouse, and his staff will work with players on fundamentals and skills, so that they will be ready when spring rolls around. Read Full Article 

The cost of the clinic is $95 per athlete, with a maximum of 16 players. Players must sign up for the spring Junior Babe Ruth season when they enroll in the clinic.

For more information, visit the league website at www.leaguelineup.com/fairfieldjrbabe, or call league Presidents Alvin Prusoff at 203-255-9975 or Eric Blinderman at 203-371-2972.

Fairfield Giants

announce changes

Fairfield Junior Football Program, the Fairfield Giants, is announcing many changes and new additions to its 2014 season. The Giants have implemented winter workouts and passing leagues, early registration, early equipment distribution, a start date later in August and a new Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Division II realignment, with teams from small towns only.

For now, there will be pickup football at Tomlinson Middle School through March 2 (it began on Jan. 5.) From January through March, there will be a 10-week offseason conditioning program. On Feb. 1, a 2013 season end of year banquet has been planned, along with the opening of registration for the 2014 season.

There will be Tuesday and Thursday evening workouts from 6:30 to 8 p.m. during May, June and July. Equipment will be available to be picked up on June 7 for those players who have registered already. A 7-on-7 passing league will be organized at Sullivan field for June and July.

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