Sports briefs

Marinaro signs letter of intent to play at Post

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck senior Steve Marinaro signed a letter of intent last week to play baseball for Post University.

“I will be looking to major in communications and journalism,” Marinaro said. “I toured the university last winter and I knew that is where I wanted to go. It’s close to home and my family and friends can see me play without any long road trip. It was a big part of my decision and when I met the players and coaches they made me feel at home.”

The Division II Eagles went 14-29 last year in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. Post plays a majority of its home games at Municipal Stadium.

Marinaro, who is being looked at as a middle infielder for Post, batted .282 for Naugatuck last season and split time at third base and shortstop. He also pitched 25 innings.

— Ken Morse

Boxing program ready to begin 65th season

NAUGATUCK — Registration is open for the Naugatuck YMCA’s Joe Triano/Joe Rossi Golden Gloves Youth Boxing program.

The program, which is in its 65th season, begins on Dec. 7 at the YMCA, 284 Church St. The program runs every Wednesday and concludes with the annual boxing tournament on April 8, 2017.

The program is open to children ages 5 through 13. It is designed to teach children the fundamentals of boxing, discipline, respect and good sportsmanship. Participants are asked to bring their own mouthpiece. For more information, call the YMCA at 203-729-9622.