Sports in brief
Published 7:03 pm, Thursday, August 7, 2014
Alvarado Sports Person of Year
The Fairfield County Sports Commission named 2014 Fairfield Prep graduate Christian Alvarado as Fairfield's Sports Person of the Year on Wednesday. A committee led by a local town representative from the county commission selects the winner in each of 15 communities.
Alvarado, who will enroll at Georgetown University later this summer, won the 1-mile run on June 15 at the New Balance Nationals Outdoors track and field championships in Greensboro, N.C., earning All-America recognition. Alvarado will run cross country and indoor and outdoor track at Georgetown.
Alvarado was the State Open champion in 2013-14 in cross country, the 3,200-meter races indoors and outdoors and the 1,600 outdoors, placing runner-up in the metric mile race during the indoor track season.
He was runner-up in the Foot Locker Northeast Championships in cross country in November, qualifying for the national championship meet in San Diego for the second year in a row.
Alvarado and the other local winners will be honored at the commission's 10th anniversary Sports Night awards dinner on Oct. 20 in Greenwich.
Fury teams reach
finals in tourney
One Fairfield Fury softball team won a Fairfield County Fastpitch Softball League championship on Aug. 3, with another finishing as runnerup. The Fury's 12-and-younger team won the title and the team for players 14 and younger lost a championship game. All but one player from each team is from Fairfield. The Fury attracts players from throughout Fairfield County.
The 12U team defeated the Norwalk Riptide 6-2. The Fury, which won three games in pool play, was seeded second behind Norwalk heading into the championship series. Earlier in the day, the Fury beat New Fairfield and Brookfield to reach the finals. In the championship game, Fairfield fell behind early but rallied for victory.
Most of the players were members of the Fairfield Little League Girls Softball all-star team for 11 year olds that won the state championship on July 20.
The 14U team lost to the Connecticut Angels.
Registration has already opened for the Fairfield Little League Girls Softball's Fall Ball season.
The league is open to any girl in town going into grades one through 10. The fall season runs from Sept. 5 through Oct. 28.
The league will field teams in the following divisions: A Ball, AA, AAA, Majors and Juniors.
Registration ends on Aug. 30 and entry fees are $85 for A Ball and $110 for all other levels. Registration can be done online at www.fllgs.org or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Jr. Babe Ruth
Fairfield Junior Babe Ruth is begun accepting registration for its Fall Ball League for 13- through 15 year olds. Players who recently graduated from the Fairfield National and Fairfield American Little Leagues are also eligible to play. Players who have turned 16 since the spring Babe Ruth season finished up are eligible to play in the autumn as well.
Games will be played on weekends from Sept. 13 through Nov. 2. Games might be scheduled against teams from other towns (Westport, Bridgeport, Trumbull, Weston, Darien, Monroe, Stratford, Stamford, Greenwich, Wilton, Norwalk), league officials said.
There will be two divisions -- Prep for 12 and 13 year olds and Major for 13 through 15 year olds. Coaches recommendations will be instrumental in allowing some 13 year olds to play in the Major Division.
Registration forms are available at the Fairfield Recreation Department on Mill Plain Road. They are also available online at www.leaguelineup.com/fairfieldjrbabe or by calling Alvin Prusoff at 203-255-9975.