Published 7:00 pm, Sunday, January 23, 2005
25 years ago
�The Danbury High School boys indoor track team had its best outing of the year in the third FCIAC meet of the season, as 15 Hatters recorded their individual high performances of the year. Joe Santopolo was the only Hatter to place first, taking the shot put with a toss of 50-11.
�Abbott Tech's basketball team destroyed Joel Barlow, 81-48, at the War Memorial, while Danbury picked up an important win over Trumbull High behind the superb work of Mike Duren in running the Danbury offense, to bring the Hatters to 6-2 in the FCIAC.
�Newtown High center Randy Gunther scored on a foul-line jumper at the buzzer to give his team a 63-61 win over Pomperaug, and sole possession of first place in the Wild Division of the Western Connecticut Conference.
�Until last night (Jan. 22, 1980), when they knocked off the New Canaan High Rams, who were 12-1 entering the game, Danbury High was just another team in the running for one of six FCIAC playoff positions. Danbury, 9-3 overall, proved itself capable of beating anyone, said Coach Harry Hyra. The Hatters wereable to hold the Rams to one field goal in the last 5:30 of the game.
�The one-two combination of Karen Kieras and Dawn Berguson poured in 29 points to lead the Danbury High girls basketball team to a 61-43 win over New Canaan. Kieras finished with 15 points. Mildred Reed also turned in a fine offensive performance with 11 points.
�WestConn's basketball team outscored King's College 11-2 in the overtime period to come away with a hard-fought 71-62 victory. Team captain Bill Callahan and Bill Littlejohn made the crucial baskets.
January 23, 1955
50 years ago
�Ice skating at the various supervised areas in Danbury is excellent, according to Edward J. Crotty, director of the Town Recreation Commission. The current prolonged cold spell, along with flooding and re-flooding, have provided excellent skating surfaces at the Lions playground pool on Locust Avenue, the Rogers Park pool and the Rogers Park ice-skating pond.
�Ken Smith, formerly of Danbury, was honored at the annual James P. Dawson memorial dinner last evening (Jan. 17, 1955) at Toots Shor's restaurant in New York City by the New York Baseball Writers Association. Smith writes about sports for the New York Daily Mirror.