District champs

The Shelton American 10-11 All-Stars won the District III title on Sunday in convincing fashion.

After losing its opening game of the tournament to crosstown rivals Shelton National, 7-5 on July 7, the Americans beat Union City, 17-3, and Seymour, 7-2, to reach the championship.

They needed to beat the Nationals twice.

After giving Shelton National its first loss on Friday night, 14-0, to force a winner-take-all game on Sunday, the Shelton American team shut out the Nationals again, 12-0.

The Americans start Sectional play today. Pictured (l-r) are; Mike Patton, Ryan Rodko, Justin Barbato, Nick Dingwall, Nick Walsh, Max Macchia, Nick Guzek, Tyler Janik, Owen Horne, Charlie Chagnon, Brian Gannon; (back row) coaches Chuck Chagnon, Kevin Gannon, Bob Macchia and manager Blair Horne.