Elks ‘Hoop Shoot’ set for Nov. 21

The annual Elks’ national free throw contest, the “Hoop Shoot” will take place on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m at the Ludlowe gym, hosted by the Fairfield Elks Lodge. There is no charge for participation.

The event is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 13, who will not be 14 by

April 1st of 2016. There are three age groups, 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13, with

boys and girls competing separately. The contest is open to all area youth, including Westport, Redding, Weston, Fairfield and Easton. There is no pre-registration needed.

Registration for 8-9 is before 1 p.m.; 10-11 should arrive by 1:30 p.m.

and the 12-13 group by 2 p.m. Each contestant will take 25 free throws to determine the winner in each of the three age groups. The 8-9 participants shoot from a line four feet closer to the basket.

The six winners in the event will then compete in the district finals, also hosted by the Fairfield Elks Lodge at Warde High School on January 10th, where the winners from the other towns in the district will shoot for a spot in the state finals.

Nearly three million boys and girls enter nationwide for a chance to

advance through local, district, state and regional contests, culminating in

the national championships held in Chicago next April. All expenses are covered

by the Elks organization throughout the contest levels.

Any questions can be directed to Bill George at (203) 767-6372

Greens Farms Academy sports roundup

Girls Varsity Soccer

GFA lost a tough 3-2 game to Convent of the Sacred Heart. The Dragons' first goal was scored by Fairfield’s Clare Mengel, trying score at 1-1. Green Farms defeated Hamden Hall 3-2 as Mengel and Fairfield’s Ingrid Backe scored goals. GFA is 8-2-1.

Boys Varsity Soccer

The GFA boys soccer team tied FAA opponent King 0-0. Fairfield products Hobi Lew and Matt Allen played well for the Dragons, who are now 6-3-2.

Varsity Volleyball

The Dragons defeated Greenwich Academy in five sets. Fairfield’s Nina Rodgers had 17 service points in the victory. GFA then defeated Hamden Hall in five sets before losing to Marianapolis Prep in four sets. Fairfield junior Megan Sinnott had seven digs. GFA is 8-7 on the season.

Fairfield Walk/Run for Hope a success

Over 300 CancerCare friends and supporters recently took part in the 2015 Fairfield Walk/Run for Hope at Jennings Beach. The event raised more than $70,000 in support of CancerCare’s programs and services for those affected by cancer.

The Men’s 5K winner was Joel Bender of Bedford, N.Y., who finished with in 18:35.20 and Emily Walgenbach of Stamford won the Women’s 5K in 23:18.00.

Before the race, Fairfield’s Megan Watts shared a story of how CancerCare helped her family cope following her mother’s diagnosis. From healing through an arts and crafts support group, to a mother-daughter trip to New York, CancerCare created “Opportunities to make great memories with my family in a supportive environment,” said Watts. Fairfield Selectman Sheila Marmion said she was inspired by the warmth and sense of community that the event brought in support of CancerCare’s mission.