Southern Connecticut Diamond Club dinner set

The Southern Connecticut Diamond Club, Inc. will honor 29 area high school baseball players at its annual awards banquet on Sunday at Monticello’s Restaurant in Meriden.

Each player will be presented with the John “Whitey” Piurek “There’s No ‘I’ In Team” Award. Named for the longtime West Haven High coach, the honor is awarded to the member of each team who gives most unselfishly to his program.

In addition to the Piurek awards, the club will present the Samuel Burrell Jr. Coach of the Year award to Brian Hayden of Guilford. Also, the George Klivak Team of the Year will be presented to Amity.

The school’s awardees are: Amity - Josh Crow; Ansonia - Jordan Jones; Branford - Trevor Brown; Canterbury School - Dan Brady; Cheshire - Ryan Mostoller ; Derby - John Dytko; East Haven - Dominic Delbaso; Fairfield Prep - Matt Zaffino; Foran - John Lickteig; Guilford - Logan Hitchcock; Hamden Hall - Tim Bradley; Hamden High - Mark Durwin; Hand - Matt Sampson; Career - Angel Mendez; Hopkins - Ryan Meury; Creed/Hillhouse - Jonathan Browne; Law - Mitchell Smith; Lyman Hall - Zach Blier; North Branford - Gio Tirollo; North Haven - Dom Onofrio; Notre Dame - Brad Zsampar; Platt - Devyn McCarty; Platt Tech - Michael Hernandez; Sheehan -Sam Demaio; Shelton - Jason De Sio; Westbrook - Matt Gallagher; West Haven - Mario Kiaunis ; Wilbur Cross - Omar Diaz; and Xavier - Kevin Canney.

For further information about the SCDC go to For tickets, which are $30 per person, contact Rose Mentone at Hors d’oeuvres start at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m.

Officials needed

The New Haven County District Board of Approved Basketball Officials is accepting applications for the 2017 I.A.A.B.O. written examination.

Membership is open to applicants 18 or older who have established a satisfactory record of health and character and must reside in New Haven County. All applicants must pass a background check.

Qualified applicants must pass the written examination, then take the IAABO Practical Floor Test.

Candidate clinics will begin in September. For more information, contact Hank Luzzi at