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Down to the wire: Blues lose in the finals

August 20, 2015
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Bristol Blues’ Christian Whigham reacts to the end of the FCBL season as the locals fell to Worcester in the league championship.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The No. 2 seeded Bristol Blues (36-25) capped their inaugural season with a run throughout the 2015 FCBL Playoffs that reached all the way to the final game of the championship series. The Blues took the No.6-seed Worcester Bravehearts (30-31) to a third game on Sunday, Aug. 16 at Muzzy Field…

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Hall of Fame: Tiger Lady: Kathy Conway launched the Lady Knights

August 20, 2015
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Hall of Fame

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR She was just a teenager at the time, but Val DePaolo can still remember that break from practice in the early 1970s. She was lapping at the water fountain outside the gym at St. Thomas Junior High School when she felt a shadow fall across her back. The future state basketball hall…

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Bristol Blues scoreboard for Aug. 21

August 18, 2015
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FCBL Playoffs   Quarterfinals Wednesday, August 12, 2015 #5 Nashua Silver Knights 5, #4 North Shore Navigators 2 #1 Marthas Vineyard Sharks 4, #8 Pittsfield Suns 1 #2 Bristol Blues 3, #7 Torrington Titans 1 #6 Worcester Bravehearts 3, #3 Brockton Rox 0   Semifinals Thursday, August 13, 2015 #6 Worcester Bravehearts 7, #1 Marthas…

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Blue Knight family passes and gold cards available for 2015-16

August 17, 2015
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Southington High School family passes and senior gold cards will be available for the 2015-16 school year beginning on Monday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Athletic Director’s office at Southington High School. Family passes cost $110 and covers admission for immediate family members to volleyball (boys and girls), football, basketball…

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Lightning wins 6th tourney title

August 16, 2015
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SP Brief - Lighning 02s 6th win

The Southington Lightning 02s 12U softball team captured their 6th tournament title at the Lightning Flash 12U Pony National Qualifier at Panthorn Park. The girls went undefeated over the weekend, outscoring opponents, 64-3. Front, from left, Callie Gendron, Kelsey Fernandez, Katie Gundersen, and Alex Rogers. Middle, Nicole Greco, Brianna Pearson, and Kristen Rose. Back, Kailyn…

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Locals compete at NE regional rugby tourney

August 15, 2015
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SP Brief - Rugby

Two members of the boys Southington High School rugby club were selected to represent Rugby CT at the Northeast Regional all-star tournament, sponsored by USA Rugby, from June 20-21 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass. From left, Richie Zayas, a junior at Southington High School and Ryan L. Pelligrinelli, who will be attending…

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‘The Hustlers’ gather at Shooter’s: Southington pool hall hosts the cast of truTV’s trick shot sensation

August 14, 2015
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Shooter's owner Sal Conti, left, welcomed the cast from truTV's "The Hustlers" at a meet-and-greet event at Shooter's Billiards on Spring Street. The event recognized the four Shooter's teams that will be among 13 Connecticut teams at the upcoming National Team Championships in Las Vegas.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Cast members of TruTV’s “The Hustlers” made an appearance at Shooters Billiards and Arcade in Southington on Saturday, Aug. 8. Shooters hosted a meet and greet with the members of the show during a sendoff party for numerous teams of the Connecticut American Poolplayers Association (APA) that will be heading to…

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Scafariello turns up the heat for the Blues: Southington slugger sits down with The Observer

August 13, 2015
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Liam Scafariello

Liam Scafariello had a rough start to his collegiate career, coming right from Southington High School to playing summer collegiate baseball with the Bristol Blues. However, since the all-star break, he has been breaking out and is becoming one of the leaders on the team. Liam Scafariello sat down with the Observer to talk about…

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Blues let Lyons go: Managerial change comes in the wake of winning the FCBL West Division title

August 12, 2015
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The Bristol Blues fired Coach Barry Lyons, center, after he missed two games last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues (33-23) played their last regular season game at home on Sunday, Aug. 9. They enter the postseason as the winners of the West Division and the No.2-seed in the league, but the celebration was tempered. The Blues will also enter the postseason with a new captain navigating the…

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SHS fall practice schedule is announced: Athletic forms, yellow cards must be presented to participate at first practices

August 12, 2015
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The Southington High School athletic department has announced the first practices for the fall sports teams along with suggestions for incoming freshmen and returning student-athletes. In order for a student to compete in sports at Southington High School, athletes must submit a Sports Participation Permission form or parent permission form, the Concussion Education Plan &…

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