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Bees fall in 12

June 20, 2016
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Bees fall in 12

Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees made yet another late inning rally to force extras for the second straight day, but ultimately fall to the Sugar Land Skeeters 9-6 in 12 innings. The Game Changed When…: …Patrick Palmiero, who had pinch hit in the 10th inning, delivered the eventual game-winning runs with…

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Bees look to light more fireworks vs. Skeeters tonight

June 18, 2016
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Bees look to light more fireworks vs. Skeeters tonight

In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees go for their second straight win tonight against the Sugar Land Skeeters! First pitch 6:35PM! Series: With a 9-5 win last night, the Bees took the series opener against the Skeeters. New Britain has now won three straight games overall vs. Sugar Land. Bees Tickets | Available at…

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Three home runs power Bees to 9-5 win over Skeeters

June 18, 2016
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Three home runs power Bees to 9-5 win over Skeeters

Box Score In 140 Characters or Less: Backed by three home runs, the Bees took the opener of their series with the Sugar Land Skeeters 9-5. The Game Changed When…: …Jon Jones’ grand slam in the third inning off Skeeters’ starter Parker Frazier was the highlight of a six-run inning, which opened up the ball…

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Bees return home tomorrow to start six-game homestan

June 17, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees’ bats struggled once again to cash in with runners in scoring position as the team dropped its third straight to the Long Island Ducks 3-1. The Game Changed When…: …With the game tied at one in the eighth inning, Dan Johnson, who the Ducks acquired from Bridgeport earlier…

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‘Putting’ it all in perspective: Ryan Burrill is the 2016 Observer Male Athlete of the Year

June 16, 2016
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Ryan Burrill, 
2016 Observer Male Athlete of the Year

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight soccer team got off to a pretty good start during the 2015 fall season in West Hartford where it’s always a tough road game on NW Catholic’s postage stamp field. The Knights already had a target on their back after tying Farmington and beating Simsbury. NWC took an…

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The ‘Angel’ of the Lady Knights: Erin Angelillo is the 2016 Observer Female Athlete of the Year

June 16, 2016
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Erin Angelillo,
2016 Observer Female Athlete of the Year

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Erin Angelillo never flinched when she saw the soccer ball floating toward midfield. Top-ranked Glastonbury sent shivers down most opponents’ backs, but Angelillo isn’t most opponents. She sprinted toward the ball, launched herself in the air, and the echo from the collision reverberated across the field. Angelillo was laying on the…

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Making the call: Selecting the 2016 Observer Athletes of the Year

June 16, 2016
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Athletes of the Year

It was all too familiar. Flashes of last year’s selection process flooded my head as déjà vu set in. The conference table was covered with charts and spreadsheets. Torn pages from a notebook, newspaper clippings, and box scores were scattered across the floor. The arguments grew louder and the gap widened. “That team needed her,”…

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Blues fall from perfection

June 16, 2016
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Jimmy Titus turns a double play during a game against the Pittsfield Suns on June 17 at Muzzy Field in Bristol.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After opening their second season as a franchise with a 4-0 record, the Bristol Blues… At Torrington Titans (Tuesday, June 7) The Blues suffered their first loss of the season in Torrington on Tuesday after falling to the Titans, 3-1. The Titans took a 1-0 lead with a run off of…

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Legion baseball gets back to basics this summer

June 15, 2016
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Post 72 legion baseball team opened its summer season with a win and a pair of losses on the road last week, but as Southington coach Marc Verderame explains, this season looks a lot different than last year. “This is a totally different team,” the coach said. “We made a…

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Howe places in top 10

June 15, 2016
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Amanda Howe

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Amanda Howe competed in the 71st annual New England interscholastic track and field championship on Saturday, June 11 at Willow Brook Park in New Britain. Howe’s throw of 117’3” landed her in third out of 36 athletes in the discus, behind Katey Comstock of Windsor, VT (127’7”) and Adelaide Cook of…

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