Sports briefs


Prospect Little League celebrating 50 years

PROSPECT — The Prospect Little League is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

The league was originally chartered in 1966 by a group of residents, spearheaded by Leonard Fusco Sr., whom the Little League Complex is named for today. The league was originally part of Little League District 5, which included Bristol, Southington, New Britain, Wallingford, Meriden and Farmington. The league moved to District 3 in 1992 to join the towns of Shelton, Ansonia, Seymour, Derby, Naugatuck, Watertown-Oakville and Beacon Falls.

Prospect will kick off its 50th anniversary with a reunion dance Saturday at St. Anthony’s Church. The dinner is from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling Larry Fitzgerald or Carey Fitzgerald at 203-758-5891.

Opening day ceremonies are scheduled for May 1 at 1 p.m. at the Fusco Little League Complex on Talmadge Hill Road. All current and former players, managers, coaches, board members, and parents are invited to attend in order to celebrate the anniversary.

Teams sought for couples golf league

NAUGATUCK — The Tuesday afternoon couples league at Hop Brook Golf Course has openings for additional teams.

The league is comprised of teams of two, a man and a woman, and plays Tuesday afternoons with tee times from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. The league begins play on April 26.

For more information, call the Hop Brook pro shop at 203-729-8013

Johnson places at weightlifting championship

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck High School junior and a captain on the football team Matt Johnson won a bronze medal at the Naugatuck Valley League weightlifting championship March 4 at Seymour High School

Johnson took third in the bench press competition.