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Hall of Fame: Southington’s Top Gun–Ted Wallace chose the Navy over the major leagues

July 22, 2016
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At the U.S. Naval Academy, Ted Wallace set a program record for his defense behind the plate, and the four year letterwinner is still ranked in the top 20 in three career categories.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Ted Wallace doesn’t know the name of the St. Paul football player that hit him first, but he remembers the avalanche of Falcons slamming into him at Muzzy Field. The sophomore running back’s head bounced off the dirt on the infield, and his peripheral vision faded to a blur. “I was just…

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Blues victorious over Pittsfield

July 22, 2016
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The Bristol Blues were victorious tonight, winning a close one over their western division foes, the Pittsfield Suns, by a score of 8-5. LIU-Brooklyn commit and 2016 ESPNBoston Mr. Baseball Scott Creedon made his first home start of the year for the Blues, tossing five scoreless before yielding four runs in the 6th. Christian Budzik…

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Bees earn split of series against Lancaster

July 22, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees exploded for five runs in the first and 17 hits altogether to get the 7-3 win over the Barnstormers. The Game Changed When…: …The Bees took control in the first inning with five runs, highlighted by Jonathan Roof’s three run home run. Pitchers of Record: W: Kyle Simon…

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Bees look for series split

July 21, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees and Barnstormers wrap up their four-game series tonight! First pitch 6:35PM! Series: The two teams split yesterday’s doubleheader, with the Bees winning game one in 7-6 in extra innings and the Barnstormers taking game two 10-5. Bees Tickets: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box…

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Bees split doubleheader

July 21, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: In Game 1, Anthony Hewitt hit a two-run double to tie the game, leading to the eventual game winner. In Game 2, the Barnstormers had 3 runs in the 6th inning, highlighted by Mike McDade’s 2-run single. The Game Changed When…: …In Game 1, Anthony Hewitt hit a two-run double…

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Southington scoreboard for the June 22 edition

July 21, 2016
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These are the scores for games played between July 11 and July 17. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. 2016 Wayton Open Tennis Tournament July 8-July 17 At Southington High School, Memorial Park, Panthorn Park, and Recreation Park tennis courts Men’s A Singles First Round—Grant Ogrin def. Christian Perez, 6-2,…

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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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