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Bees beat Bluefish

July 9, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees scored four runs in the fourth inning to give them their second straight win over the Bridgeport Bluefish. The Game Changed When…: With the bases loaded, Jovan Rosa hit a single to left field allowing Michael Crouse and Jon Griffin to score which broke the tie,…

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Bees top Bluefish

July 8, 2016
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Box score   BOX SCORE In 140 Characters or Less: Behind strong nights for Bees’ pitchers and Jon Griffin, the Bees took the series opener from the Bluefish 5-2. The Game Changed When…: Clinging to a one-run lead in the bottom of the seventh, the Bees mounted a two-run rally (highlighted by Steve Carrillo’s RBI…

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The Mercy rule: Southington’s Ava Coleman left her mark with the Tigers

July 7, 2016
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Over the past four years, Southington’s Ava Coleman set the standard for the Mercy High School track & field program. Her efforts earned her a chance to compete for Villanova University’s division one track program.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Recent graduate Ava Coleman had been tearing up the high school competition as a track and field superstar for the Tigers of Mercy High School in Middletown. During her junior and senior years, the Southington athlete catapulted towards new heights and honed her skills to be a Division I, Tier I…

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Blues still on a skid

July 7, 2016
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The Bristol Blues were unable to snap out of their recent skid, dropping their third consecutive game to the North Shore Navigators by a score of 10-2, bringing their record to 13-16 on the season. This one was a tale of pitching defense (or a lack thereof), as the Blues tallied only two official errors…

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Scoreboard for the July 8 edition

July 7, 2016
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These are the scores for games played between Monday, June 27 and Monday, July 4. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. American Legion Post 72 Southington 1, Terryville 0 Tuesday, June 28 At Southington High School TERRYVILLE Player ab r h bi Levins, 2b 3 0 0 0 Kahn, p…

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The midseason Blues: New hitting coach hired to spark offense

July 6, 2016
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Michael Nocera hurls a strike during the second game of a double header against the Worcester Bravehearts last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues baseball team started the week at 2-1 and headed into the holiday weekend with an overall .500 record, but finished on a downward spiral by Tuesday, dropping five of their last six games. Whether it’s inconsistent hitting, struggles on the mound, mental errors, or a late sense of…

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Legion is peaking at just the right time

July 6, 2016
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Southington’s Matt Sciota connects with a pitch during a 9-4 road win over Torrington at Fuessenich Field.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington American Legion baseball team won all three of their games this past week, heading into the holiday weekend a game above .500 for the first time this year since winning their season opener. Southington manager Marc Verderame,said that all facets of the game are starting to come around for…

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Bees vie for edge against Skeeters

July 6, 2016
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NEW BRITAIN BEES (37-35) AT SUGAR LAND SKEETERS (36-36) ========== In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees and Skeeters wrap up their three-game series looking for the edge in the rubber match! First pitch 8:05PM! Series:New Britain shut out Sugar Land 5-0 in the second game of the series last night behind Cole Johnson’s six…

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Southington Sports Hall of Fame celebrates century-long sports legacy

July 6, 2016
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Jimmie Savage broke into the major leagues in the early 1900s, earning a spot as an everyday player with the Pittsburgh Rebels in 1914.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Commuters racing across town might not stop to think about the origins of Savage Street or the family that lent its name to the Southington landscape. Sports fans, boasting about the town’s rich sports history, might pass over James “Jimmie” Savage when they argue about which athlete launched Southington’s rich sports legacy. That’s…

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Southington sports listings for the July 8 edition

July 6, 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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