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Kataria Classic aims to help Southington Care Center

July 31, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Kataria family and friends will host the second annual Kataria Classic Tennis Tournament at the Southington High School tennis courts from Friday, Aug. 14 to Sunday, Aug. 16. Kunal Kataria, one of the founders and directors of the tournament, said that he started the Kataria Classic to replace the Kenny…

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All-Star Game is no break for the Blues: Local program sends 8 players and 2 coaches to FCBL All-Star Game

July 30, 2015
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Bristol Blues pitchers Troy Terzi, George Lund, Tim Cate, Rob Paccione, and Ty Robinson joined teammates Gerrad Rohan, Davis Strong, and Austin Chauvin at the inaugural Futures Collegiate Baseball League’s all-star game in Lynn, Mass. on Tuesday, July 21. Blues coaches Pat Riley and Jordan Scheiner were named to the West Division coaching staff.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Davis Strong, Davis Strong, Davis Strong. Although the Bristol Blues (25-18) struggled to build on their lead atop the West Division after going 2-2 on the week, Davis Strong made the week interesting for Blues fans and proved why he is one of the best players in the Futures Collegiate League.…

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In the director’s chair: Former Avon AD takes the helm for the Knights

July 30, 2015
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Greg Ferry, the former Athletic Director in Avon and a long time counselor at Cheshire High School, has been named as Southington’s new athletic director.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Greg Ferry paced back and forth in front of the phone, waiting for the call, and thinking about the interview and the possibilities that lay before him. “I think I wore out a good, 30-foot path in my house,” he said with a chuckle. “I was trying not to think about…

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Race4Chase event at Sloper: Youth triathlon honors Sandy Hook victim

July 30, 2015
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Southington triathletes, above, have been training all summer for the Race 4 Chase triathlon this Saturday at YMCA Camp Sloper. The event is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER YMCA Camp Sloper will host a youth triathlon this Saturday, sponsored by the CMAK Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation and the Race4Chase Kids’ Triathlon Program. Open to children ages 6 to 12 years old, the Race4Chase program began in memory of Chase Kowalski, who was a victim the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting…

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Hall of Fame: Towing the line: Pete Mongillo helped power the Knights to 3 perfect seasons

July 30, 2015
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Pete Mongillo tucked the game ball to his chest and sat in silence as his fellow captain stared down the team on the bus. Southington High School football was riding a two-year winning streak when Mongillo took the helm as co-captain in the fall of 1965, but the sting of a preseason…

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Sports Listings for the July 31 edition

July 29, 2015
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APPLE HARVEST ROAD RACES All races are sponsored by the Southington Community YMCA. Forms are available for pre-registration (by Oct. 3 at noon) at the YMCA membership desk. All race info and on-line registration info can be found at sccymca.org/apple. Register by Sept. 23 to receive a free t-shirt. Plenty of refreshments for athletes with…

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Blues continue to sit at FCBL summit

July 28, 2015
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By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER Here’s a quick look at the week that was for the first place Bristol Blues, still in first place of the West Division of the FCBL: Sunday, July 19 – Silver Knights 8, Bristol Blues 6 (from Holman Stadium) Nashua (19-18) got past the Bristol Blues (23-16) by a 8-6…

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Bristol Blues box scores for July 31

July 28, 2015
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East All-Stars 4, West All-Stars 3 Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Fraser Field, Lynn, MA WEST                        ab             r               h              bi Strom, CF                  2              0              0              0 Stanford, DH/PH         2              0              0              0 Kristoffersen, SS        2              1              1              0 Dauby, PH/SS            2              0              0              0 Rohan, 1B                  1              0              0              0 Chauvin, 1B               2              0              0              0…

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Lightning storm to their 5th title

July 25, 2015
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With a 5-0 win in the championship game, the 12u Southington Lightning 02s took home their fifth championship trophy of the season at the the Lightning Strikes 12u Pony National Qualifier at Panthorn Park. Front, from left, Kelsey Fernandez and Brianna Pearson. Middle, Lizzy Diorio, Jenna Hall, Alex Rogers, and Nikki Greco. Back, Katie Gundersen,…

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Staggered start; Bill Rodgers returns to the 2015 Apple Harvest Road Race

July 24, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The 36th annual Southington Apple Harvest Festival Road Race is set to kick off on Sunday, Oct. 4, but there are some changes to this year’s event. In previous years, the 5-mile road race and the 5K road race started at the same time. This year, however, the races will stagger…

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