Sports briefs


Fitzpatricks to coach at alma mater

Tim Fitzpatrick
Tim Fitzpatrick

WATERBURY — Tim Fitzpatrick, of Naugatuck, has been named head boys basketball coach at Chase Collegiate School.

Fitzpatrick, who graduated from Chase in 2003, played on the 2002 and 2003 New England Championship varsity basketball teams for the school. His younger brother, Kyle, who also played on the 2003 New England Championship team, will serve as assistant coach.

“We are very excited to have Tim and Kyle back so they can build upon their past successes,” said Director of Athletics Logan Condon in a press release.

Last year, the team finished 15-8 record and made a run to the semifinals of the NEPSAC Tournament.

“We can’t wait to get started,” Tim Fitzpatrick said in the release. “We want the kids to have fun, but we will work hard to get the winning results.”

Grant runs in Polar Circle Half Marathon

Kelly Grant
Kelly Grant

Kelly Grant, of Naugatuck, ran in the Polar Circle Half Marathon in October.

The race takes place in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland in frigid temperatures. Part of the race takes place on the ice cap, but the main part of the course is on a gravel road that connects the ice sheet with the small township of Kangerlussuaq, just north of the Polar Circle, according to the race’s website.

There is a four-hour time limit to finish the half marathon. Grant, who is the spokesperson for Connecticut State Police, was one 130 people in the world and one of about 20 Americans who completed the half marathon.

Legion holding registration for baseball

PROSPECT — The Prospect-Beacon Falls American Legion baseball program is holding registration for the 2017 season on Dec. 6.

Registration is from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Prospect firehouse, 26 New Haven Road. Players must be residents of Prospect or Beacon Falls and be between the ages of 13 and 18. For more information, call Jeff Clarke at 203-228-0374.