Sports in brief
Local skier places
3rd at Okemo
Sean Sweeney, 13, of Fairfield finished third in the skiing division Jan. 11 at the Grommet Throwdown at Okemo Mountain's Hot Dog Hill in Ludlow, Vt. The event featured training in skiing and snowboarding in the morning and competition in the afternoon.
at Wash. & Lee
Senior center Drew Kimberly, a graduate of Fairfield Ludlowe, is enjoying a strong season for the Washington and Lee men's basketball team in Lexington, Va.
In an 58-55 win over Emory & Henry on Jan. 11, Kimberly recorded his sixth double-digit scoring performance in a row with 10 points, to go along with six rebounds and two assists. For the year, he is averaging 25 minutes per game, with 11.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Kimberly has recorded four double-doubles and ranks third in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in field goal percentage (61.5 percent) and sixth in the conference in rebounds per game.
Entering his senior, Kimberly had started in 30 games, earning varsity letters in each of his first three seasons with the team. He is one of three Generals (5-8) to have started all 13 games.
Junior Babe Ruth
Fairfield Junior Babe Ruth has established a winter workout program in preparation for the upcoming season. The eight-week Friday evening clinics, at The Clubhouse at 2215 Black Rock Turnpike, began Jan. 10 and will run through Feb. 28, from 7-8 p.m.
Former Major Leaguer Mike Porzio, of The Clubhouse, and his staff will work with players on fundamentals and skills, so that they will be ready for the spring.
The league will use the clinic to evaluate players for the Xtreme Babe Ruth program, which allows players to compete against the best players in Fairfield County in the spring. The Clubhouse will remain involved with Xtreme with professional coaching for 13-, 14- and 15-year-old teams.
The cost of the clinic is $95 per athlete, with a maximum of 16 players. Players must sign up for the spring Junior Babe Ruth season when they enroll in the clinic.
For more information, visit the league website at www.leaguelineup.com/fairfieldjrbabe.
Fairfield Junior Football Program, the Fairfield Giants, is announcing many changes and new additions to its 2014 season. The Giants have implemented winter workouts and passing leagues, early registration, early equipment distribution, a start date later in August and a new Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Division realignment for teams from small towns only.
For now, there will be pickup football at Tomlinson Middle School through March 2. From January through March, there will be a 10-week offseason conditioning program. On Feb. 1, a 2013 season end of year banquet has been planned, along with the opening of registration for next season.
There will be Tuesday and Thursday evening workouts from 6:30 to 8 p.m. during May, June and July. Equipment will be available to be picked up on June 7 for those players who have registered already. A 7-on-7 passing league will be organized at Sullivan field for June and July.