Normally, the news that 2 Westport Wreckers 13-and-Under teams — Blue and White — competed in a New Haven tournament would not be “06880”-worthy. This is a blog, not a sports section.*
But last weekend’s championship game is of interest for another reason: It was not played.
The fact that Westport fields 2 teams in the same age group has caused “issues” in the past. Parents in particular have sometimes been caught up in the competition between the 2 squads.
Yet when it became clear that both the White and Blue teams would be playing for the championship, the coaches saw a chance to put the entire program first.
Jeb Backus and Sal Latella announced that the final game would not be played. Both teams would be co-champs.
In years to come they’ll have plenty of opportunities to play together, for more important prizes. They’re great athletes, and “06880” will follow their progress with interest.
Even if we don’t post the results of every game.
*No offense to every other baseball, softball, football, lacrosse, soccer, hockey (ice and field), gymnastics, tennis, golf, swim and other parent who contacts me about every other championship, meet, match, game and practice.