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Regional notebook: Stratford looking for over-30 team

Updated 12:11 am, Friday, March 1, 2013
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The Stratford over-30 Sunday softball league is looking for one more team. Call Rich Marini at 203-375-8227.

Christiana Cottrell of Redding won the Connecticut girls 13-year-old division of the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw contest last weekend in Wallingford. Cottrell, an eighth-grade at John Read Middlow School, advances to the New England competition in Portland, Maine. The New England winner advances to the national championships in Springfield, Mass., in April.

Bridgeport Chargers youth football unlimited weight registration for 2nd-8th graders (ages 6-14) is March 2 and 23 at the Bridgeport YMCA, 850 Park Ave. from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cheerleading registration also for ages 5-14. $150 for returning players/cheerleaders who have full uniforms (March 2 only). $200 for new players. For more information, call Ernest Wiggins at 203-260-1009 or visit www.leaguelineup.com/bptchargers

The Skyliners Synchronized Skating team, competing at the Eastern Synchronized Skating sectional championship last weekend at the Olympic Training Center at Lake Placid, N.Y., earned berthns to the national competition in all divisions. The U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships are this weekend in Plymouth, Mich. Jackie Rizzatelli, senior team, of Trumbull, Callista Vojvodich, junior team, of Stratford, and Sophia Vojvodich, intermediate, of Statford, will travel with their teams to the national championships. Callista Vojvodich will travel next week to Finland for the World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships. Her team, one of two junior teams named to the 2013 U.S. Synchronized Skating Team, will represent the United States in the competition featuring the top junior teams in the world.

Hall Neighborhood House will host a Tennis Festival in Bridgeport designed to get kids active and excited about tennis, on March 16 from noon-2 p.m.. More than a thousand facilities across the U.S. will host Tennis Festivals to showcase the fun and excitement of playing tennis, as well as sharing with parents the benefits of involving their children in the sport. Tennis Festivals welcome the whole family to play tennis at all skill levels. Parents and children are encouraged to participate and experience first-hand the way in which tennis is now sized right for their kid's age and ability. The Tennis Festival initiative coincides with "Tennis Night in America" on Monday at New York's Madison Square Garden. For more information on Tennis Festivals at Hall Neighborhood House, contact Rachel Smith at rsmith@hnhonline.org. For more information on "Tennis Night in America," visit www.youthtennis.com.

-- STAFF REPORTS

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