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New Canaan Rams 11U ‘Frozen Ropes’ Memorial Day Classic Champions

—submitted on behalf of Eileen Silva

After a tough Memorial Day Classic tournament that included five games in just two days, the New Canaan Rams made it look easy in the championship game. After only three innings, the NC Rams 11U baseball team run-ruled the White Plains Hit and Run by a final score of 16-0. In a tournament this long, most teams run out of pitchers. Not the Rams. Jack Sommers pitched a shutout, allowing only three hits, while Jack “Shef-B-I” Sheffield led the team in RBI’s driving in 5 runs for the NC Rams.

The Rams fielding was error free over the final three games of the tournament. The championship game was filled with amazing defensive plays all over the field. Continue Reading →

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Youth Sports Roundup: Weekend Wins for New Canaan’s Lax and Soccer Players

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NC 6 Red Lax Takes New York By Storm (submitted by Darleen Ferraro)
It was a busy week for the NC 6 Red team.  They faced off against two very strong opponents from just over the New York State line.  Playing Bedford and Bronxville, NC 6 Red walked away from each game with a victory. Game One was played on Monday, May 15th against Bedford at Fox Lane.  Even with a muddy field, which needed mowing, and whistles that seemed to never end, the team rallied together and was able to keep themselves in the winning spot with a score of 8-5.  Caroline Underwood took the lead in this game by scoring 2 goals, having 2 shots on goal and having 1 assist.  Tessa Cosco also proved how fearless she was of crashing the net and scored 2 goals. Stella Nolan played like a champ and scored 1 goal, had 1 shot on goal and also an assist. Katherine O’Connell scored 1 goal and had 1 assist.  Caroline Langford and Polly Parsons-Hills scored 1 goal each. Katharine Byrne had an assist and a great shot on goal.  Reagan Bailey

and Shawna Ferraro helped their teammates score by having one assist each.  Grace Crookenden also had a nice shot on the net.  Katherine Caione, Nola Kammerer, Molly Read, Abby Richardson, Izzy Schuh and Kate Warner did not disappoint with their aggressive defending and ball stealing which helped pave the way for the offensive line.  Katherine Wronski had an amazing game and saved 11 shots from getting in the net.  As you can see, this was a group effort and a well-deserved win for this team. Game Two was played on Saturday, May 20th against Bronxville at the Water Tower Turf.  NC 6 Red showed this other New York team who was boss by winning 8-6.  After what seemed to be a slow few minutes in the beginning of the game for our girls, the other team capitalized on this and scored a quick two goals.  Coach Maureen “Mo” Deagan was not happy with this and yelled to the girls on the field, “Wake-up New Canaan.”  That must have been their alarm clock, for after this wake-up call, they quickly rose into action and began playing like the NC 6 Red we all know and love.  It was neck and neck for the remainder of the game. Continue Reading →

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Vincenzo ‘Jimmy’ Socci, 86, Lifelong New Canaanite and Volunteer Firefighter

Vincenzo “Jimmy” Socci, age 86, a lifelong New Canaan resident died Saturday May 13, 2017 peacefully at his home with his loving family by his side. Born in New Canaan, he was the son of the late Joseph and Antoinette Terenzio Socci. He was married to his loving wife Victoria Lapinsky Socci for 64 years. In addition to his wife Victoria, he is survived by his devoted children, two daughters; Victoria L. Scosta and her husband David of Brookfield, and Simrin Michele Socci and her significant other Les Montgomery of Brattleboro, Vt., two sons; Edward James Socci, of Green Castle, Mo., Michael A. Socci and his wife Janeen of New Canaan, four sisters; Theresa Pinder, Anna Calitri both of New Canaan, Marie DiCostanzo of Wilton, and Joan Legenzowski of South Salem, N.Y. and one brother; Philip Socci and his wife Josephine of Stamford. He’s also survived by his four cherished grandchildren Christopher A. Scosta and his wife Katherine of Danbury, Jason A. Scosta and his fiancé Stacy A. Breen of Stamford, and Jake and Hannah Socci of New Canaan, as well as one great grandchild Scarlett Scosta along with several nieces and nephews. Continue Reading →

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Youth Girls Lax: NC 6 Red Outlast Westport 8-7 in Rain

—submitted by Darleen Ferraro

Not only did NC Grade 6 Red drench Westport on Saturday, May 13th, winning 8-7, the fields, fans, coaches and refs got drenched too. The girls decided to let the rain work in their favor as they took charge of the wet field from the very moment the whistle blew to start the game. Katherine O’Connell must have had on her “lucky” green raincoat since she dominated the field and took away 2 goals for the day and 2 assists. Polly Parsons-Hills also effortlessly took the field by storm by scoring two goals. Shawna Ferraro and Stella Nolan helped lead the team to a victory with each scoring a goal and having an assist. Continue Reading →

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Maura Bridget Gallagher, 38, New Mother of Twins

Maura Bridget Gallagher died on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in Stamford, Connecticut. She was born on May 11, 1978 and grew-up in Tannersville, New York. Maura was predeceased by her parents, Maureen (June 16, 1989) and Walter G. Gallagher (January 30, 2015). She and her fiancé Max Di Dodo resided in New Canaan, Connecticut for the last four years. Maura was a 1996 graduate of Hunter Tannersville Central High School and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hunter College in Manhattan, where she resided for 11 years. Continue Reading →

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