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Tuesday, February 20 Sports

Sports in brief

Wildcats football

open houses

The Fairfield Wildcats Youth Football League, whose registration for the fall season is underway, has two open houses planned this month. The first is Thursday, May 8 at Fairfield Woods Middle School from 7:30 to 9 p.m.; the second will be Monday, May 19 at Tomlinson Middle School from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Each open house will feature general information on the Wildcats' tackle, flag and cheer programs. There will be a discussion on safety as well as an equipment showcase. Programs are available to kindergarteners through eighth graders.

For more information on the open houses, or to register early, the league asks those interested to visit its website at www.fairfieldwildcats.com.

PHD reaches

national finals

The Fairfield-based Premier Hoops Development (PHD) basketball team has reached the national tournament for the first time since it was created in 2009.

The team of eighth-graders who likely will attend Fairfield Ludlowe, Fairfield Warde, Fairfield Prep, Masuk and Kolbe Cathedral, coached by Mustangs' boys basketball coach Ryan Swaller, finished as runner-up last weekend at the AAU Super Regionals in New York by going 4-1. The team will play at the national tournament this weekend in Warwick, R.I.

On April 26, PHD beat two Long Island teams. On April 27, PHD beat House of Sports 55-40 to earn the No. 1 seed in its pool. PHD defeated New Heights of Rye, N.Y., 75-66 to advance to the championship game. House of Sports Elite beat PHD 59-51 in the final after the Fairfield-based team was playing in its third straight game without a break.

"This is a very well rounded team with the ability to play inside and out," Swaller said.

`Show Me' summer

basketball camp

Boys who will be in grades four through nine for the 2014-15 school year are eligible to enroll in a basketball skills clinic on July 7-11, from 9 a.m. to noon, in Fairfield Ludlowe High School's two gyms.

It will be conducted by Ludlowe boys basketball coach John Dailey, with help from high school and college players. Cost is $175 for each clinic camper.

For more information, contact coach Dailey at CoachJohnDailey@Outlook.com or by calling him at 203-520-1098.

Ryan Swaller

Basketball Academy

The Ryan Swaller Basketball Academy will run for One week. It will run from July 7-11 from 9am-12pm. The cost of the camp is $160.

The camp will be held at Fairfield Warde High School. The camp will focus on individual skills along with team concepts. The camp is open to grades 4-9 (entering high school).

For more information contact Ryan Swaller at 203-257-4228 or ryswaller@aol.com.

Danko co-ed

basketball academy

Three sessions have been planned for the David M. Danko Basketball Academy Co-Ed scheduled for late June and July. Cost is $199 per player for sessions one and three; $100 for session two campers.

Checks should be made payable to Fairfield High School Girls' Basketball. Registration and checks should be mailed to David M. Danko, 59 Cedarhurst Lane, Fairfield, CT 06825.

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More information is available by calling him at 203-579-9729 (home) or 203-209-0861 (cell) or by emailing him at ddanko29@gmail.com.

Fairfield Sr. Babe

Ruth 2014 season

Fairfield Senior Babe Ruth is accepting applications for the spring/summer season from all players who reside in Fairfield who were born between Jan. 1, 1995 and May 1, 1998.

The fee for this year's team will be $275.

Players interested in being on the Senior Babe Ruth team this year are asked to call Alvin Prusoff at 203-255-9975. Prusoff also can be reached by emailing him at aprusoff@optonline.net.