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Big Leaguers stopped in the championship round…again

July 15, 2016
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Angelo Calandra throws a pitch against Edgewood in Game 2 of the championship series.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s Big League baseball team’s postseason rally was finally halted during a late, sixth-inning rally in game three of the District 5 state championship series on Monday, July 11. The Southington South Little League team just missed a chance to represent Connecticut at Dover, Del. in the regional tournament. For the…

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Scoreboard for the June 15 edition

July 14, 2016
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These are the scores for games played between July 4 and July 10. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. 2016 Wayton Open Tennis Tournament July 8-July 10 At Southington High School, Memorial Park, Panthorn Park, and Recreation Park tennis courts Men’s Singles (A) Division First Round—Grant Ogrin def. Christian Perez,…

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Southington legion team is ready for the final week

July 13, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Things are turning around for the Southington American Legion baseball team after they went 3-1 this past week, moving into the final week of the regular season to gear up for the playoffs. “We’ve come together as a team well,” said Southington manager Marc Verderame. “We’ve talked about it all year.…

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Blues battle to .500 at the all-star break

July 13, 2016
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Izzy Fuentes bears down on a batter during an 8-inning, 10 strikeout performance on July 9. Fuentes is one of five Blues to earn a spot on the all-star roster.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After dropping five of their last six games through the holiday weekend, including a doubleheader loss to the Worcester Bravehearts at home on the Fourth of July, the Bristol Blues baseball team has since bounced back to reach a.500 overall record and momentum heading into the all-star break. “These guys are…

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Wayton Open spills onto local tennis courts

July 13, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Wayton Open tennis tournament kicked off on Friday, July 8 with matches taking place all over town, from the Southington High School and Memorial Park tennis courts to the ones at Panthorn Park and Recreation Park. Now in its 10th year, the annual tournament drew an increase of about 20…

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Sports listings for the July 15 edition

July 13, 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 drop Bluefish finale

July 11, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees could muster very little against David Kubiak and the Bluefish, falling 5-1 in the series finale. The Game Changed When…: The Bees were only down by one entering the ninth, but the Bluefish put together a three run inning to give them some breathing room entering…

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Bees go for number 3 against Bluefish

July 10, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees look to take three of four from the Bluefish in the final game before the All-Star break! First pitch 1:35PM! Series:It took 11 innings and 11 runs for the Bluefish to win their first game of the series- and first game at New Britain Stadium- in last night’s…

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Bees fall to Bluefish in extra innings

July 10, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: A home run by Craig Maddox in the 11th inning wasn’t enough for the Bees to spark another comeback as they fell to the Bluefish 11-8. The Game Changed When…: The Bees were closing in on a win in the 8th but a single to centerfield by Bridgeport’s…

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Help send Frankie Gregoire to FCBL All-Star Game

July 9, 2016
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The Bristol Blues have sent out this message to fans to help get one of their players on the FCBL All-Star team. “Local kid (Simsbury High School Grad), Marist All-American and Bristol Blues Outfielder Frankie Gregoire needs your help! There was a last second change in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game Rosters and…

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