When was the last time you attended a high school sports game at your alma mater? If it has been a while, you may be pleasantly surprised to see folks you know in the stands and names you recognize on the court or field.
Those athletes with familiar names are likely the children or grand children of the people you went to high school with, and your bleacher mates are likely either your classmates or their offspring.
If you live in Region One here in Northwestern Connecticut, you have another good reason to catch a game. Tonight at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (Housy) the girls varsity basketball team begins its class S state tournament run against Ellis Tech.
The girls have had a season for the ages- they won the Berkshire League title as well as the BL tournament, ending their season 22-1, undefeated in league play. The last time that happened, the seniors on this team weren’t even born yet. Housy is among the smallest of the small schools in the BL yet they knocked off Northwestern and Lewis Mills- both Class M schools.
Cheering crowds mean a lot to these kids, so why not take a ride over to HVRHS this evening and support them on their quest for a state title. Their enthusiasm is contagious.
Game time is 6:00 pm.
Til next time
The Second Annual Winter Baseball Clinic With Willy Yahn will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) Gym, 246 Warren Turnpike, Falls Village, CT 06031.
The clinic is presented by the HVRHS Athletic Department.
The entry fee is $20 per person.
To register email participant’s name , age and phone number to Anne MacNeil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The clinic day schedule :
1:00 – 3:00 pm 9 – 12 year olds
3:30 – 5:30 pm 13 – 18 year olds
Other instructors will include current college and high school players
Willy played for four years at HVRHS, garnering many honors including two-time CHSCA All-State, three-time Berkshire League All Conference and Litchfield County MVP and two-time winner of the Steve Reich Pitcher of the Year awards. In his junior and senior years, he only struck out once.
During his four year career at UConn, Willy received many more accolades including American Athletic Conference First Team member and the 2017 Hirshhorn Foundation Award. He finished 14th in UConn history with 207 career hits.
In 2017 Willy was drafted in the 25th MLB round by the Baltimore Orioles organization.
For more information again email Anne MacNeil at email@example.com.
All proceeds from the clinic will benefit the HVRHS Baseball program.
HOUSY Women’s Alumni Soccer Fundraiser will be held Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, 246 Warren Turnpike, Falls Village, CT 06031.
The informal match is open to Housatonic (Housy) women’s soccer alumni. 25 players are needed to hold the game.
Entry fee is $10 per player.
Spectator admission is free.
Snacks will be sold.
A raffle will be held.
The game will run from 10:00 – 11:00 am.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Terry Roy family who suffered a catastrophic house fire last week. The family lost all possessions including three dogs. The house will need extensive renovation.
Both Terry and daughter Nicole played soccer at Housy.
Fun and important events coming this weekend.
Saturday, October 27th at the Housatonic Valley Regional High school soccer field. The Housy alumni women will square off in a soccer match to help one of their own. Proceeds from the event will benefit Terry Roy and her daughter Nicole who suffered a catastrophic house fire last week in Lakeville, CT. The house at last report may be salvageable, but they lost all of their belongings including three dogs. Terry and Nicole both played soccer during their Housy years. $10 entry fee for alumni to play, admission to watch is free. There will be food for sale and a raffle. Come and support the very best of causes-10:00 – 11:00 am.
NOTICE: The Housy Alumni soccer game has been postponed because of the incoming storm. Stay tuned for the new date.
Also over the weekend, there will be four Halloween-themed running events.
Saturday- The Fairview Hospital 14th Annual Monster Dash 5K in Great Barrington , MA.
The Vassar College Halloween 5K Fun Run, held completely on Vassar’s campus and perfect for the little ones in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Sunday- The Burlington 9th Annual 5K Run/Walk with Harvest Fest afterward in Burlington, CT.
And the 42nd Annual Kent Pumpkin Run 5 Miler with mile and 1/2 mile kids runs. This is a big one that caps out at 1,000 entries, in Kent, CT.
All for runs strongly encourage costumes!
To round out this weekend of diverse activities will be the Tour de Forest bicycle ride in Norfolk, and both a rifle match and turkey shoot at the Northwest CT Rod and Gun Club in Canaan, CT.