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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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Bees return from break to take on Revolution

July 15, 2016
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Bees return from break to take on Revolution

NEW BRITAIN BEES (39-38) AT YORK REVOLUTION (42-35) ========== In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees return from the All-Star break to take on the Revolution in York! First pitch 6:30PM! Series:Through the first ten games between the two teams this season, the Revolution hold a 6-4 edge on the Bees. The remaining two games…

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Hall of Fame: He was the ‘Tops’–Doug Topshe was one of Southington’s biggest supporters

July 15, 2016
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Former Tops Market owner, Doug Topshe, will be inducted posthumously into the Southington Sports Hall of Fame for his efforts as a booster for local athletes, teams, and leagues.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR It’s been more than three decades, but Al Rousseau can still remember the late Doug Topshe taking a left out of Recreation Park. The owner of Tops Market never even glanced at his rear view mirror as his grocery store—and his home—vanished from view. Instead, Topshe was focused on his young passenger,…

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