By Gary Kulik
Homecoming Weekend at Granby High School will be extra special this year as the Bears host a variety of events in their new home stadium. Homecoming kicks off the afternoon of Friday, October 18th with JV soccer games and varsity and JV volleyball. Later that evening the 9th annual “Soccer Under the Lights” features the varsity girls facing Ellington at 6:00 p.m. and the boys matching up with Windsor Locks at 7:45 p.m. On Saturday, the lady Bears field hockey squad hosts Daniel Hand in freshman, JV and varsity games. The Bears football team meets Lewis Mills on the gridiron at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
“Our hope is that the new stadium will be a place the entire community can come and enjoy the school’s athletic events,” said Athletic Director Kim Chamberlain. Granby boys soccer coach Dave Emery, who was instrumental in starting the school’s night soccer venue nine years ago, says his team is still in awe at the new facilities. “It is such a thrill to see the new athletic complex come to fruition in support of our teams, as well as the larger community,” said Emery.
Friday, October 18:
3:45 JV Boys Soccer home vs. Windsor Locks
3:45 JV Girls Soccer home vs. Ellington
4:00 JV Volleyball home vs. Nonnewaug (HS Community Gym)
5:30 Varsity Volleyball home vs. Nonnewaug (HS Community Gym)
6:00 Varsity Girls Soccer home vs. Ellington (Stadium Field)
7:45 Varsity Boys Soccer home vs. Windsor Locks (Stadium Field)
Saturday, October 19:
10:30 Freshman boys soccer vs. Northwest Region 7
10:30 Freshman Field Hockey vs. Daniel Hand
12:00 JV Field Hockey vs. Daniel Hand (Field 2)
1:30 Football vs. Lewis Mills (Stadium Field)
2:30 Varsity Field Hockey vs. Daniel Hand (Field 2)