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Bristol Blues are slumping to start the second half of the season

July 20, 2016
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Dylan Morris watches the baseball carry deep into the outfield at Muzzy Field.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues baseball team fell to their lowest point of the season after going 1-4 this past week, including a pair of losses to the Worcester Bravehearts and split games with the Torrington Titans. However, as Blues manager Pat Riley explains, the curving point is that the team has a…

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Early exit for Legion

July 20, 2016
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American Legion baseball

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER High hopes of making a deep run into the 19U state tournament came to an abrupt end on Saturday, July 16 at Zipadelli Field (Sage Park) after the Southington American Legion baseball team came up short, 1-0, to Berlin in extra innings of a first round matchup. Post 72 was in…

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Wayton Open crowns champs

July 20, 2016
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Joe Albiach leaps to save a rally during the Men’s A Singles championship of the Wayton Open tennis tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The 10th annual Wayton Open tennis tournament wrapped up with championship matches at Southington High School on Sunday, July 17. A player’s breakfast kicked off the morning before matches began at 9 a.m. and lasted until the late afternoon. Tournament director Matt Wayton, said that he felt the tournament ran well,…

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ESPN announces Little League coverage

July 20, 2016
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ESPN to Showcase 137 Little League Baseball and Softball World Series Games, the Most Games ESPN Has Ever Covered for the Tournament The 137 LLWS games includes 91 U.S. Regional Games, 14 Ancillary Games and 32 Williamsport Games ESPN MLB Analyst Jessica Mendoza Makes Her Little League World Series Debut in the TV Booth Karl…

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Bees take to the field at 12:05

July 20, 2016
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Bees take to the field at 12:05

In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees look to end losing streak as they take on Barnstormers in doubleheader today! First game starts at 12:05PM! Series: Lancaster took the opener game of the four-game series last night 12-2. After today’s doubleheader (with game one starting at 12:05 and the second game beginning at 6:35), the…

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Southington sports listings for the June 22 edition

July 20, 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 rally late but still fall

July 18, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: Despite a furious ninth inning rally to tie the game, the Bees dropped their third straight to York 5-4 in 13 innings. The Game Changed When…: Eric Fornataro, who had retired the first two batters of the 13th inning, allowed back-to-back baserunners before serving up the game-winning single to Jared…

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Blues drop second of home-and-home series

July 18, 2016
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Blues drop second of home-and-home series

The Blues dropped the second leg of a home-and-home series against the Torrington Titans by a score of 5-0 July 17. Blues starter Jared Gallagher (Central CT State) got the start for the Blues and struggled with his command from the get-go. He yielded five runs on seven hits in four innings of work, walking…

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North Angels win the majors

July 18, 2016
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SP Briefs - Angels win the title

The Wood n’ Tap Angels captured the major league division title at the Southington Northern Little League. Players, above, Bobby Lasbury, Connor Hamlin, Justin Chiulli, Cooper Budette, Connor Whitehead, Nick Bertola, Noah Watson, Alex Ortiz, Kyle Martin, Ryan, Teixeira, and Mario Ferreri. Coaches were Bob Lasbury, Mike Hamlin, and Rich Whitehead.

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Bees fall to Revolution in 1st game after break

July 16, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees could not solve James Simmons, dropping the opener of the three-game series vs. the Revolution 6-1. The Game Changed When…: With the Bees already down by three and trying to keep the game close, the Revolution broke out for another back-breaking three run inning in the fifth inning,…

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