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Bees stun Patriots

August 29, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: Behind a five-run ninth inning, the Bees fought back to stun the Somerset Patriots 11-9 and walk away with the series win. The Game Changed When…:…Jake McGuiggan came up with a two out double with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, turning a 9-8 deficit into a…

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Bees win over Patriots

August 29, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: Michael Crouse’s RBI triple in the top of the tenth delivered the Bees to a 4-3 win over the Somerset Patriots to knot the series. The Game Changed When…:…Michael Crouse tripled home pinch-runner Anthony Hewitt with two outs in the top of the tenth inning to put the…

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Bees rally falls short

August 29, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: A ninth inning rally by the Bees fell just a run short as the Patriots took the series opener over the Bees 7-6. The Game Changed When…:…Patriots closer Jon Hunton, after allowing a one-out RBI single to Jon Griffin to get the Bees within a run, stranded the…

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SHS grad sets high standards at Bentley

August 26, 2016
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Steve Maffiolini graduated from Bentley University with high honors and low times.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington High School alumni, Steve Maffiolini recently received All-Academic honors with three other members of the Bentley University men’s track and field team. Maffiolini was recognized by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for his combined success academically and athletically. In order to qualify…

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Cycling for the cause

August 24, 2016
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Dave Rustico, right, stands with ERRACE.org co-founder Dr. Andrew Caputo, after completing his 300-mile cycling trek in July. Rustico raised over $7,600 for the cancer victim support organization.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The alarm went off at 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 16. David Rustico stuffed down a large breakfast and gathered his essentials for the long ride ahead of him. At 4 a.m., he climbed on his bicycle for an 18-mile trip to the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center in…

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Southington boy tees it up at TPC

August 24, 2016
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SP Matthew Luponio

Thirteen-year-old Matthew Luponio hit the golf course for the thrill of a lifetime when he teed it up with some of golf’s elite players at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell. The youngster from Plantsville was one of 36 young golfers selected to participate in the Eversource PGA Tour Player Experience for Junior Golfers at the…

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Southington sports listings for the Aug. 26 edition

August 24, 2016
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If you would like to your event announced in The Observer, please e-mail information to jgoralski@southingtonobserver.com. The Observer reserves the right to edit for content and space.

APPLE HARVEST ROAD RACES All races are sponsored by the Southington Community YMCA. Forms are available for pre-registration (by Oct. 1 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. 19 to receive a free t-shirt. Plenty of refreshments for athletes with…

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Blue Crabs snap Bees’ win streak at 4

August 22, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees were unable to extend their winning streak to a season-high five games as they dropped the series opener to the Blue Crabs 9-6. The Game Changed When…:…Crabs’ first baseman Michael Snyder launched a two-run home run in the eighth inning to turn a one-run deficit into…

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Bees rally late but drop 2nd straight to Blue Crabs

August 22, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: Despite rallying to get the tying run to second in the ninth, the Bees dropped their second straight to the Blue Crabs 5-3. The Game Changed When…:…the Blue Crabs, already leading 3-1 in the eighth, scored two more runs that inning thanks to a Michael Snyder home run…

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Bees drop rain-drenched finale

August 22, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees’ hopes of salvaging the series finale vs. the Blue Crabs were swept away by rain as the Blue Crabs won 6-3 in seven innings. The Game Changed When…:…the Blue Crabs scored four times in the bottom of the second (highlighted by a Jamar Walton three-run home…

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