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Commentary: This summer had me singing the Blues

August 26, 2015
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Brian Jennings

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It was Wednesday evening, June 10 at Muzzy Field in Bristol. The time was 6:30 p.m. and the Southington Blue Knights baseball team is getting ready to play the Amity Spartans in the semifinals of the Class LL high school baseball tournament. I had spent my first spring season as a…

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Sports Listings for the Aug. 28 edition

August 26, 2015
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APPLE HARVEST ROAD RACES All races are sponsored by the Southington Community YMCA. Forms are available for pre-registration (by Oct. 3 at noon) at the YMCA membership desk. All race info and on-line registration info can be found at sccymca.org/apple. Register by Sept. 23 to receive a free t-shirt. Plenty of refreshments for athletes with…

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Lightning celebrates Lucky 7

August 23, 2015
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SP Briefs - 12U Lightning wins 7th

Southington Lightning 02 softball team won its seventh U-12 championship of the season at the Summer Scorcher 12u Pony National Qualifier in Panthorn Park. The girls went 7-0 for the weekend and outscored their opponents, 78-9, to improve their overall record to 55-6. Front, from left, Callie Gendron, Kelsey Fernandez, Katie Gundersen, and Alex Rogers.…

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Pal’s Power Washing wins the title

August 22, 2015
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SP Briefs - Women's Softball Champs

Pal’s Power Washing women’s softball season rallied to a perfect, 18-0, record to capture the women’s softball title this summer. Front, from left, Kim Swarts, Steph Kowalec, Michele Lucas, and Brandy Celella. Back, Maggie Moniz, Philein Griffin, Deb Schwarz, Liz Collins, Julie Sopchak, Liz Piper, Denise Henninger, Shawna Baron, Danielle Cranin, Chris Robarge, Laura Barnard,…

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Locals storm the courts for the Kataria Classic

August 21, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Kataria Classic wrapped up its second year of tournament play with the final championship match on Monday, Aug. 17 at the high school’s tennis courts. The tournament started on Friday and continued throughout the weekend, ending with Matt Wayton defeating Eric Piuriski, 6-2, 6-4, in the Men’s B Singles Division.…

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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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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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