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Southington Observer Sports Section

Bees win over Patriots

Box score In 140 Characters or Less: Michael Crouse’s RBI triple in the top of the tenth delivered the Bees to a 4-3 win over the Somerset Patriots to knot the series. The Game Changed When…:…Michael Crouse tripled home pinch-runner…

Bees rally falls short

Box score In 140 Characters or Less: A ninth inning rally by the Bees fell just a run short as the Patriots took the series opener over the Bees 7-6. The Game Changed When…:…Patriots closer Jon Hunton, after allowing a…

SHS grad sets high standards at Bentley

Steve Maffiolini graduated from Bentley University with high honors and low times.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington High School alumni, Steve Maffiolini recently received All-Academic honors with three other members of the Bentley University men’s track and field team. Maffiolini was recognized by the United States Track & Field and Cross…

Cycling for the cause

Dave Rustico, right, stands with ERRACE.org co-founder Dr. Andrew Caputo, after completing his 300-mile cycling trek in July. Rustico raised over $7,600 for the cancer victim support organization.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The alarm went off at 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 16. David Rustico stuffed down a large breakfast and gathered his essentials for the long ride ahead of him. At 4 a.m., he climbed on…

Southington boy tees it up at TPC

SP Matthew Luponio

Thirteen-year-old Matthew Luponio hit the golf course for the thrill of a lifetime when he teed it up with some of golf’s elite players at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell. The youngster from Plantsville was one of 36 young golfers…

Bees drop rain-drenched finale

Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees’ hopes of salvaging the series finale vs. the Blue Crabs were swept away by rain as the Blue Crabs won 6-3 in seven innings. The Game Changed When…:…the Blue Crabs scored…