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Letters of Intent; Maxwell commits to play at Army; Stephen Barmore signs with Yale

February 15, 2014
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Letters of Intent; Maxwell commits to play at Army; Stephen Barmore signs with Yale

By John Goralski Sports Writer They played together as infants, and they’ve been friends ever since. They cut their teeth together in the town’s youth leagues. They played side-by-side on a state championship high school football team and will do it again this spring for track. Over this winter, they’ve cheered each other from the…

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Class LL Championship; Bennett wins the shot put, advances to open

February 14, 2014
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Class LL Championship; Bennett wins the shot put, advances to open

By John Goralski Sports Writer By the time that Matt Bennett entered the shot put circle for the championship heat of his event, the rest of his team was huddled at the edge of the throwing surface. Everyone else had finished their day’s competition at the Class LL championship meet. Every one else had fallen…

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Hunting for a home game

February 14, 2014
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Hunting for a home game

By John Goralski Sports Writer Farmington pushed their way to a double digit lead midway through the first quarter and stretched it to a 20-6 lead by the first break. Early in the second quarter, the Indians were doubling the Lady Knights, 22-11, and were threatening to put the game away by halftime. But the…

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Lincoln gets no respect

February 14, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Massasoit Community College was coming off a victory against a top 5 school in Division II, but Lincoln College NE never wavered. On Thursday, Feb. 6, the Wildcats battled to a two-point lead at the break and overwhelmed the Warriors in the second half. It was just another example of…

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He’s movin’ on up; Membrino prepares to make the jump to SK Modifieds at Stafford

February 8, 2014
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He’s movin’ on up; Membrino prepares to make the jump to SK Modifieds at Stafford

By John Goralski Sports Writer Tony Membrino Jr. lovingly strokes the bare chassis of his SK Modified racecar as it sits in a Bristol garage. The engine hasn’t been mounted. Hoses an array of hoses wind their way like snakes through a red skeleton frame. It looks more like a go-cart than a racecar, but…

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Gymnasts continue to roll; Lady Knights improve to 7-0 with win over Farmington

February 7, 2014
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Gymnasts continue to roll; Lady Knights improve to 7-0 with win over Farmington

By John Goralski Sports Writer It wasn’t spectacular. It wasn’t their highest score of the season, but on Saturday, Feb. 1, the Knights did what they had to do to win. Nagging injuries continued to plague the Lady Knight gymnasts. Many were tired after a night of club gymnastics just a few hours earlier, but…

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Hoops professor; The Blue Knights mourn the loss of their former basketball coach

February 7, 2014
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Hoops professor; The Blue Knights mourn the loss of their former basketball coach

By John Goralski Sports Writer If you wanted to showcase your shooting skills, Coach John Salerno was rarely impressed. The former Blue Knight basketball coach seemed to be more concerned with the little things in the games that usually go unnoticed. Salerno approached the game of basketball like a master at a chess board. So…

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Girls clinch tournament; Lady Knights still have hopes for home game

February 7, 2014
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Girls clinch tournament; Lady Knights still have hopes for home game

By John Goralski Sports Writer A Middletown defender managed to get her hands on the basketball, and it launched a Blue Dragon fast break in the waning minutes of the opening half. Middletown’s guard sprinted the length of the floor with nobody in front of her. But as she skipped toward the basket for an…

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Still something to prove; Lincoln College is riding an 8-game win streak

February 7, 2014
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Still something to prove; Lincoln College is riding an 8-game win streak

By John Goralski Sports Writer A trio of Wildcats were flirting with 10 points by the end of the first half. By the end of the game, all but two of Lincoln’s players were in double digits. The two that didn’t had scored nine points apiece. On Saturday, Feb. 1, fans packed the Bristol Eastern…

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Gaining national respect; Lincoln College is climbing the rankings in the polls

February 1, 2014
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Gaining national respect; Lincoln College is climbing the rankings in the polls

By John Goralski Sports Writer Critics beware. Lincoln College men’s basketball is no laughing matter. With wins over Springfield Tech and Bunker Hill Community College, the Wildcats are surging in the second half. The team has won four straight contests since returning from break. Their win streak has grown to six games, and it’s begun…

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