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Big Leagues come up big time

July 27, 2016
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Southington’s Big League baseball team represented Connecticut at the regional tournament in Dover, Del.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER For the second year in a row, Big League baseball manager Andy Levin was in a bind as he walked around town with one of his assistant coaches, going from business to business desperately seeking donations. “We really had to give them the whole we-don’t-know-yet explanation,” said Levin. “A lot of…

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Blues get back on track for tourney

July 27, 2016
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Frankie Gregoire makes a sliding catch during the Blues’ loss to the North Shore Navigators on Sunday, July 24.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues rebounded from the franchise’s worst week of the year to go 4-2 last week. After defeating the Pittsfield Suns twice and splitting games with the Seacoast Mavericks, the Blues finished the week with a total of 72 hits in six games. “We’ve been swinging the bat really well…

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Bees top Ducks

July 27, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: Behind seven strong innings from Shawn Haviland, the Bees took the opening game of the series 4-1. The Game Changed When…: …Shawn Haviland escaped a bases loaded, one out jam in the bottom of the seventh with the Bees ahead 4-0 with a pop out and ground out…

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Sports listings for the July 29 edition

July 27, 2016
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FUNDRAISERS PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and…

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Bees lose to Bluefish, 10-1

July 25, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The bats of the Bluefish proved to be too much for the Bees in 10-1 loss in series finale in Bridgeport. The Game Changed When…: …With the Bees just getting on the scoreboard to cut the lead to 4-1 in the top of the seventh, the Bluefish scored…

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Bees win in extra innings

July 25, 2016
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GOLSON DELIVERS TWO-RUN TRIPLE IN 11TH BOX SCORE In 140 Characters or Less: Greg Golson delivered the Bees’ to a thrilling 7-4 win in 11 innings on the road against the Bridgeport Bluefish. The Game Changed When…: …Greg Golson came up with a clutch two out, two-run triple in the top of the 11th inning…

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Bees drop series opener to Bluefish

July 23, 2016
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  In 140 Characters or Less: In the series opener from Bridgeport, the Bees were unable to hold onto an early lead as they fell 10-3 to the Bluefish. The Game Changed When…: …Bluefish right fielder Welington Dotel hit a grand slam in the bottom of the third, turning a 3-1 Bees’ lead into a…

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Bees head to Bridgeport for three-game series

July 22, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees head to Bridgeport tonight to open a three-game series with in-state rival Bluefish! 7:12PM first pitch! Series: New Britain and Bridgeport are 7-7 against each other so far in 2016. The two teams last played each other two weeks ago at New Britain Stadium, with the teams splitting…

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Hall of Fame: Southington’s Top Gun–Ted Wallace chose the Navy over the major leagues

July 22, 2016
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At the U.S. Naval Academy, Ted Wallace set a program record for his defense behind the plate, and the four year letterwinner is still ranked in the top 20 in three career categories.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Ted Wallace doesn’t know the name of the St. Paul football player that hit him first, but he remembers the avalanche of Falcons slamming into him at Muzzy Field. The sophomore running back’s head bounced off the dirt on the infield, and his peripheral vision faded to a blur. “I was just…

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Blues victorious over Pittsfield

July 22, 2016
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The Bristol Blues were victorious tonight, winning a close one over their western division foes, the Pittsfield Suns, by a score of 8-5. LIU-Brooklyn commit and 2016 ESPNBoston Mr. Baseball Scott Creedon made his first home start of the year for the Blues, tossing five scoreless before yielding four runs in the 6th. Christian Budzik…

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