UPCOMING NEWS & GAMES


THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019


6:00 – 8:00 – WINTER PRACTICE – 14U BLUE – “BATTER UP”, GUILFORD


FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019


6:00 – 7:30 – WINTER PRACTICE – 14U GOLD – “THE PIT”, NIANTIC


SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019


11:30 – 12:30 – WINTER PRACTICE – 10U – STANLEY T. WILLIAMS GYM, NORTHFORD


12:00 – 2:00 – WINTER PRACTICE – 14U WHITE – NORTH HAVEN


2:00 – 4:00 – WINTER PRACTICE – 12U GOLD – NORTH HAVEN


4:00 – 6:00 – WINTER PRACTICE – 16U GOLD – NORTH HAVEN


SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2019


9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – WINTER PRACTICE – 12U BLUE – “ULTIMATE SPORTS”, WALLINGFORD


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019


16U GOLD IN ADIRONDACK WINTER TOURNAMENT, QUEENSBURY, NY


GAME TIMES TBD


6:00 – 7:30 – WINTER PRACTICE – 14U GOLD – “THE PIT”, NIANTIC


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2019


16U GOLD IN ADIRONDACK WINTER TOURNAMENT, QUEENSBURY, NY


 

GAME TIMES TBD


11:30 – 12:30 – WINTER PRACTICE – 10U – STANLEY T. WILLIAMS GYM, NORTHFORD


12:00 – 2:00 – WINTER PRACTICE – 14U BLUE – NORTH HAVEN


2:00 – 4:00 – WINTER PRACTICE – 12U GOLD – NORTH HAVEN


3:00 – 4:30 – WINTER PRACTICE – 14U WHITE – NORTH HAVEN


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2019


16U GOLD IN ADIRONDACK WINTER TOURNAMENT, QUEENSBURY, NY


CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS – GAME TIMES BASED ON POOL RESULTS


9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – WINTER PRACTICE – 12U BLUE – “ULTIMATE SPORTS”, WALLINGFORD




 

 

 
ED HOBSON – DIRECTOR
65 ORCUTT DRIVE
GUILFORD, CT 06437
(203) 530-3964
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STING 18U CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS

STING 18U CELEBRATED THE HOLIDAYS AT THEIR, SOON TO BE,  ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY, HOSTED BY THE BURDICK FAMILY IN LISBON, CT.  GREAT FOOD AND FRIENDSHIP WAS SHARED.  THE PARTY WAS HIGHLIGHTED BY A “YANKEE SWAP” WHERE THE GIRL’S EXCHANGED SOME WONDERFUL GIFTS.  PICTURED ABOVE (BACK ROW FROM LEFT) JAELYNN POTTER, RACHEL MILLER, TAYLOR MYERS, BRI BEVERLY, HANNAH LEMKE.  (FRONT ROW FROM LEFT) NIKKI MARSH, ALEX BURDICK, EMILY NELSON AND ANNIKA RYER.  (MISSING WERE MEAGHAN GILLIS, JULIE VINCENT, CAMRYN REYNOLDS AND JILL BATICK.)


16U BLUE OPENS WINTER BALL AT ADIRONDACK DOME

 

COACH GAGE’S STING 16U BLUE TEAM TRAVELED TO THE LAKE GEORGE, NY AREA AND OPENED UP THEIR WINTER SEASON AT THE ADIRONDACK DOME IN QUEENSBURY FOR A COMBINED 16U/18U EVENT.  STING MANAGED TO DISPATCH BOTH 16U OPPONENTS ON SATURDAY AND LOST THEIR ONE 18U CONTEST FOR A 2 – 1 POOL FINISH.  THEY GOT THE “SHORT STRAW” ON SUNDAY, MATCHED AGAINST ANOTHER 18U TEAM.  IT LED TO AN EARLY DEPARTURE, BUT A GRAND TIME WAS HAD BY ALL. 

PICTURED ABOVE AT TOP, (BACK ROW FROM LEFT) FINELLA SMITH, SARA COLEY, EMILEY WILSON, CAYLEE PARKER, CALLIE TEPER & CHRISTINA LOMBARDI.  (CENTER STANDING) ARE VICTORIA GAGE, MAYA CONCEPCION, MEGAN HART, SAM FRANCESCHI AND (KNEELING BELOW) ARE COLLEEN EDWARDS AND VIVIAN PARADIS.  AT BOTTOM, THE TEAM ATTENDED AN ADIRONDACK THUNDER HOCKEY GAME ON SATURDAY NIGHT AND WERE WELCOMED ON THEIR “JUMBO-TRON”.

INTRA-STING WINTER SCRIMMAGES AT “WIDE WORLD”

 

CONTINUING TO WORK ON THEIR SOFTBALL DISCIPLINES IN THE OFF-SEASON, BOTH 16U TEAMS ALONG WITH 18U CONDUCTED INSTRUCTIONAL SCRIMMAGES ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27.  ALL THREE 14U TEAMS PARTICIPATED IN THE SAME “ROUND ROBIN” FORMAT ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28.  THE EVENTS WERE HOSTED BY WIDE WORLD OF INDOOR SPORTS IN MONTVILLE, CT.  THE SCRIMMAGES SERVED AS A VALUABLE COACHING AND DEVELOPMENT TOOL.  PICTURED ABOVE ARE (AT LEFT) 16U GOLD PITCHER MAIRAID “RAIDER” AIKEN. (AT RIGHT) CHRISTINA LOMBARDI, 16U BLUE AND ERIN DONLAN, 16U GOLD.

EXCITING EARLY COLLEGE DECISIONS FOR STING PLAYERS.  GO KNIGHTS!!GO HAWKS! GO ANCHORMEN!

TOP RECRUITS MARSH, BURDICK AND VINCENT MAKE NCAA CHOICES

 

PICTURED TOP LEFT, STING 18U STANDOUT SECOND BASEMAN NIKKI MARSH, SPORTING HER CARLETON COLLEGE COLLEGE SWAG.  NIKKI ACCEPTED A PLAYING OFFER AT PRESTIGIOUS CARLETON COLLEGE IN NORTHFIELD, MN.  CARLETON IS CONSISTENTLY RANKED IN THE TOP TEN LIBERAL ARTS SCHOOLS IN AMERICA.  NIKKI IS HONORED TO BE A TOP ACADEMIC AND ATHLETIC RECRUIT THERE.  NIKKI IS A TOP STUDENT AND ATHLETE AT EAST LYME HIGH SCHOOL AND WILL SERVE AS A TEAM CAPTAIN IN 2019.  SHE IS BEGINNING HER FOURTH SEASON WITH STING, BATTING 300+ EACH YEAR.


ALEX BURDICK IS PICTURED TOP RIGHT (IN THE LEFT OF FRAME) WITH HER STING 18U, AND SOON TO BE, 2020 ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY TEAMMATE TAYLOR MYERS  (PICTURED AT LEFT OF FRAME)  ALEX WAS RECRUITED BY RWU AT THE 2018 CAPE COD SHOWCASE IN SWANSEA, MA AND AT THE RWU PROPRIETARY RECRUITING CAMP.  ALEX IS A POWER HITTING THIRD BASEMAN, CATCHER AND OUTFIELDER, WHO IN HER INAUGURAL STING SEASON HIT .369 AND LED THE TEAM IN RBIS.  ALEX IS A TOP ACADEMIC PERFORMER AT NORWICH FREE ACADEMY, WHERE SHE RECEIVED ALL-EASTERN CONNECTICUT CONFERENCE HONORS IN 2018.

AFTER A WHIRLWIND PROSPECT CAMP AND CAMPUS VISIT, FOUR YEAR STING VETERAN, JULIE VINCENT ACCEPTED A PLAYING OFFER AT RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE IN PROVIDENCE.  RIC HEAD COACH, BRIAN CLAYPOOL QUICKLY SELECTED JULIE AT CAMP AND INVITED HER TO THE RIC CAMPUS, WHERE HE MADE HER A PLAYING OFFER.  JULIE IS A THIRD BASEMAN AND CATCHER, WHO HIT 300+ IN EACH OF HER STING SEASONS.  SHE RANKS IN THE TOP TEN PER CENT OF HER CLASS AT NORWICH FREE ACADEMY.

WE ARE VERY PROUD OF OUR HARD WORKING STING PLAYERS AND WISH THEM SUCCESS AT THE NEXT LEVEL.


ANNI RYER RIDES FOR MARIST RED FOXES

 

PICTURED (ABOVE LEFT), ANNIKA RYER (TOP) AND HER TRUSTED NEW COLLEGE BEST FRIEND, “HAWK” (BELOW LEFT) RIDE TO VICTORY FOR THE MARIST COLLEGE RED FOXES AT AN EQUESTRIAN EVENT IN NEW YORK.  SHE DISPLAYS HER BLUE RIBBON (RIGHT CENTER) WITH HER RIDING MATES.  “HAWK” GOT A CARROT.  AN OUTSTANDING STING 18U OUTFIELDER, ANNIKA WAS A MULTI-SPORT HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE (VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL, SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL (YES, BASEBALL!)  NOW, IN COLLEGE, SHE TAKES ON, QUITE SUCCESSFULLY, EQUESTRIAN EVENTS FOR MARIST.


NCAA WELCOMES 18U STANDOUT BRI BEVERLY

ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, STING 18U RETURNING VETERAN AND INCOMING COLLEGE FRESHMAN BRI BEVERLY TOOK THE FIELD FOR WENTWORTH UNIVERSITY (BOSTON, MA) IN THEIR ONE ALLOCATED FALL TOURNAMENT.  BRI WILL BE MAKING AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT IN HER INAUGURAL SEASON.  SHE’S PICTURED BELOW PATROLLING LEFT FIELD FOR THE LEOPARDS.


STING 12U GOLD WINS OPENING EVENT

SHORELINE STING 12U GOLD BEGAN THEIR 2019 CAMPAIGN WITH VICTORY IN THE USSSA FALL BRAWL IN EAST HARTFORD.  STING SWEPT THE FIELD IN A TWO-GAME POOL SATURDAY AND A DOUBLE-ELIMINATION SATURDAY, BEATING THE BVSA LADY TITANS AND THE LADY PRIDE EACH TWICE.  PICTURED ABOVE STANDING (FROM LEFT) EMMA BAYOR, GABBY BIGIO, ALEXA FALCIONI, GRACE PHANEUF, NATALIA LUCIBELLO, REECE HEBERT, GABI SENERCHIA, ADRIANA HILLS.  KNEELING IN FRONT (FROM LEFT) KILEY MULLINS, ADDIE SMITH, ALAYNA MARIANI.


TAYLOR MYERS ACCEPTS PITCHING SPOT AT RWU

 

THE FALL SEASON IS UPON US AND THE NCAA RECRUITING SEASON IS WINDING DOWN.  WE ARE ALL PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT STING 18U STANDOUT PITCHER, TAYLOR MYERS HAS ACCEPTED AN OFFER TO PITCH FOR ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY IN BRISTOL, RI.  TAYLOR WAS RECRUITED BY THE HAWKS DURING HER MAGNIFICENT PERFORMANCE AT THE CAPE COD COLLEGE SHOWCASE IN SWANSEA, MA, WHERE SHE WON THREE GAMES AND SAVED ONE FOR STING 18U.  SHE CONTINUED HER EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE IN THE CIRCLE AT THE RWU CLINIC ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8.

TAYLOR IS BEGINNING HER SENIOR YEAR AT EAST HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL, WHERE SHE IS AN EXCELLENT STUDENT AT THE TOP OF HER CLASS.  SHE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO HER UPCOMING SCHOLASTIC SEASON, AS WELL AS, THE 2019 STING SUMMER SEASON.  RWU WAS TAYLOR’S FIRST COLLEGE CHOICE AND WE ALL THANK COACH MAUDIE AND COACH MASTRANGELO FOR THEIR ATTENTION TO TAYLOR.  WE ALL WISH CONGRATULATIONS TO TAYLOR AND HER FAMILY ON THIS WONDERFUL ACHIEVEMENT AND OPPORTUNITY.


THE SUMMER SEASON OF WEEKEND RAIN ENDS WITH A SPLASH

PICTURED ABOVE FROM LEFT, VIVIAN PARADIS, COLLEEN EDWARDS, EMILEY WILSON AND MADISON HUBBARD END THE 2018 – 14U WHITE TRAVEL CAMPAIGN FITTINGLY WITH A SPLASH AFTER THEIR RAIN OUT IN LOWELL, MA.


JULY 28 & 29……….STING 12U GOLD & STING 12U BLUE FINISH ONE/TWO IN STINGER XI

TWO STING 12U TEAMS PLAY FOR STINGER XI CHAMPIONSHIP

STING 12U GOLD AND STING 12U BLUE PLAYED FOR THE STINGER XI CHAMPIONSHIP.  THE OLDER STING 12U GOLD TEAM PREVAILED 6-2 IN A HARD FOUGHT CONTEST ON SUNDAY, JULY 29, BEHIND THE STRONG RIGHT ARM AND PROLIFIC BAT OF KACEY EDWARDS.  THE YOUNGER 12U BLUE TEAM ACQUITTED THEMSELVES WELL THROUGHOUT THE CONTEST AND OVER THE COURSE OF THE VERY EXCITING STINGER WEEKEND.  SEE ALL WINNERS


JULY 22 & 23……….STING 12U GOLD & STING 14U BLUE FINISH #2 SEEDS & FINALISTS……….STING 14U WHITE WINS BRONZE……….

STING14U WHITE DISPLAY THEIR MEDALS ABOVE (STANDING FROM LEFT) MAYA CONCEPCION, CALLIE TEPER, “QUEEN” VICTORIA GAGE, MADDIE HUBBARD, CHRISTINA LOMBARDI, SARA COLEY, COLLEEN EDWARDS.  (FRONT KNEELING FROM LEFT) EMILEY WILSON, SAM FRANCESCHI AND VIVIAN PARADIS AFTER NUTMEG STATE GAMES IN BERLIN, CT.  SUNDAY PLAY AT USA SOFTBALL’S SUMMER SPECTACULAR IN MERIDEN, CT WAS RULED A RAIN OUT IN ALL DIVISIONS.  STING 12U GOLD WON THE FINALIST AWARD BY VIRTUE OF THEIR #2 SATURDAY SEED.  LIKEWISE, STING 14U BLUE WERE FINALISTS IN THE 16U BRACKET BY VIRTUE OF THEIR #2 SATURDAY SEED.


JULY……….STING 14U BLUE GAIN FINALIST FINISHES TWICE IN JULY

 

STING14U BLUE FINISHED AS FINALISTS IN EACH OF THEIR FIRST TWO JULY WEEKENDS.  ABOVE (VERY TOP) THE 14’S DISPLAY THEIR FINALIST AWARDS IN USSSA “FIRECRACKER ON THE FOURTH” IN EAST HARTFORD, CT.  ABOVE (LOWER), THEY ARE PICTURED AS FINALISTS IN THE USA SOFTBALL “JUNGLE JAMBOREE” IN WEST HARTFORD, CT.

JUNE 23 & 24……….STING 10U WINS IN CHESHIRE, 14U GOLD RUNNERS-UP IN 16U CHAMPIONSHIP

STING 10U IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE IN CHESHIRE

IT IS WITH GREAT PRIDE THAT SHORELINE STING HONOR OUR LITTLEST ONES (STING 10U), WHO WON THEIR FIRST EVENT OF THE YEAR IN THE CHESHIRE FLAMES INVITATIONAL IN CHESHIRE, CT.  GOING 3-0 IN SATURDAY’S POOL PLAY, STING 10U ENTERED SUNDAY AS THE #1 SEED.  STING ONLY ALLOWED ONE RUN ON SUNDAY AND FINISHED THE DAY ANOTHER PERFECT 3-0, BEATING THE #2 SEED MID-HUDSON REBELS (NY) IN THE FINALS!  PITCHER CHRISTINA ANEIRO WON TWO SUNDAY GAMES AND GRACE HALL RECORDED THE OTHER WIN.  ALL PLAYERS CONTRIBUTED OFFENSIVELY OVER THE WEEKEND, WITH ANEIRO HITTING TWO HOME RUNS AND A TRIPLE.  GIOIA SEGUI AND JULIANNA ONOFRIO ALSO GOT BIG HITS.  PICTURED ABOVE WITH THEIR WINNERS TROPHIES ARE (TOP ROW FROM LEFT) COACHES RUBIN ALVAREZ, DAVE ARDITO, HEAD COACH KEITH DURKIN, DEAN VITARISI AND TOM MARTONE.  (SEOND ROW STANDING FROM LEFT) ARE SEGUI, ANEIRO, HALL, AVA RYSZCZYK, ALLIE MARTONE, KALEIGH DURKIN AND ONOFRIO.  (KNEELING FROM LEFT) ELLA MUNSON, ANAI ALVAREZ, EMERSON GOLDEN, LILY ARDITO AND LAUREN VITARISI.

JUNE 16 & 17……….WATERTOWN RAPIDS EVENT HOSTS 16U & 18U

STING 18’S WIN FIVE AND FINISH SECOND IN 14 TEAM FIELD

STING 18U ENTERED SUNDAY AS A FOUR-SEED OUT OF 14 TEAMS COMPETING IN GROWS/RAPIDS SUMMER SWING IN WATERTOWN, CT.  THE 18’S BEGAN THE DAY DEFEATING THE CT BULLETS RED BEHIND TAYLOR MYERS IN THE CIRCLE.  PITCHER ISABEL SICILIANO TOOK CONTROL OF THE NEXT TWO GAMES, BEATING THE CT SEAHAWKS AND AVENGING A SATURDAY LOSS VS. RIDGEFIELD REBELS.  THE GAME WAS PUNCTUATED BY A SOLO HOME RUN BY EMILY NELSON AND A DIVING CATCH AND SNAP THROW TO FIRST BY RIGHT-FIELDER ANNIKA RYER, TO DOUBLE THE RUNNER AND END THE SEMI-FINAL GAME WITH A CRUCIAL DOUBLE PLAY.  UNFORTUNATELY, THE 18’S RAN OUT OF GAS IN THE FOURTH SUNDAY GAME, DROPPING A ONE-RUN CONTEST TO LADY KNIGHTS BLACK.  SICILIANO AND NELSON WERE WINNING PITCHERS ON SATURDAY, WITH OUT-OF-THE-PARK BLASTS BY SICILIANO AND CAITIE CASEY-LEONARD.  PICTURED ABOVE: (STANDING FROM LEFT) BRIANA BEVERLY, GRACE KUCK, HANNAH LEMKE, SICILIANO, CASEY-LEONARD, MEGHAN GILLIS, ALYSSIA JONES AND RYER.  SEATED (FROM LEFT) ALEX BURDICK, MYERS, NELSON AND NIKKI MARSH.

THE TEAM HEADS TO HAGERSTOWN, MD ON THURSDAY, JUNE 21 TO COMPETE IN THE FIRECRACKER COLLEGE SHOWCASE.


STING 16U CELEBRATES FATHER’S DAY IN WATERTOWN

COACH AIKEN’S STING 16U TEAM CELEBRATES FATHER’S DAY (GIRLS PICTURED WITH THEIR SUPPORTIVE DADS) AT THE GROWS/RAPIDS EVENT IN WATERTOWN ON SUNDAY, JUNE 17.  THE 16’S FINISHED WITH A PERFECT 3-0 RECORD ON SATURDAY, GAINING A #2 SEED, BUT LOST IN THE SEMI-FINALS.


JUNE 9 & 10……….WHAT A WEEKEND!  TWO WINS IN EAST HARTFORD AND RUNNERS-UP IN MASS……….1


STING 12U GOLD RUNNERS UP IN STERLING, MASS

A 3-0 SATURDAY AND #1 SEED WAS TRULY RAREFIED AIR FOR STING 12U GOLD.  THE TEAM HAS HAD LIMITED SUCCESS, BUT IS GETTING BETTER EVERY WEEK.  THEY MANAGED TO WIN THEIR FIRST TWO SUNDAY GAMES, UNTIL LOSING IN THE FINALS, FINISHING RUNNERS-UP IN USA SOFTBALL’S “BATTLE IN THE HIVE”.  PITCHERS KACEY EDWARDS AND ADRIANA PIASCIK LED THE WAY IN THE CIRCLE.  A 5-1 RECORD MADE THE SUMMER WEEKEND DRIVE TO MASS MUCH MORE PLEASANT.  PICTURED ABOVE ARE (TOP FROM LEFT) SYDNEY ROBBINS, COACH MINETTA MURRETT, ADRIANA PIASCIK, KELSIE PIELA, SOPHIA STANGER, SAMI GREEN, KACEY EDWARDS.  (BOTTOM FROM LEFT):  COURTNEY VAUSE, RUBI ESPEJO, ANNE PLUNKETT, LINDSEY ONOFRIO, COACH KATIE HOBSON, COACH KELLEY EDWARDS, (NOT PICTURED, OLIVIA SCHOFIELD).


SATURDAY MORNING SPORTS SHOW 5:30 – 8:00 AM AND WEEKDAYS 5:30 – 9:00 ON THE “VINNY PENN PROJECT” WELI 960 AM –“THE COACH GEORGE DEMAIO” WILL FEATURE SOFTBALL NEWS AND GUESTS FROM AREA TEAMS. TUNE IN AND STAY IN TOUCH.