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Hall of Fame: The professor-Pete Sepko was more like a teacher than a coach

September 7, 2016
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Pete Sepko on the sidelines of a Blue Knight wrestling match during one of his 22 seasons from 1981 to 2003.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Pete Sepko charged toward the throwing line at Southington High School’s 1967 regular season finale, and somewhere during his approach things went horribly wrong. The high school senior had to stretch his stride to make up for his poor position, and he was forced to throw his plant foot forward in…

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Bees open 9 game road trip at Lancaster

September 6, 2016
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NEW BRITAIN BEES (64-63) AT LANCASTER BARNSTORMERS (60-66) ========== In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees hit the road for their final road trip of the season, taking on Lancaster in the first of three! First pitch is 7PM! Series: The two teams enter their final series against each other this season with Lancaster holding…

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Eight game winning streak snapped in double header

September 6, 2016
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LEE FIRES SIX STRONG INNINGS IN GAME 1 WIN GAME 1 BOX SCORE | GAME 2 BOX SCORE In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees’ eight game winning streak came to an end after they won the first game 3-2 but lost the second game 4-0. The Game Changed When…:…In game one with the game…

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Bees complete sweep of Skeeters

September 2, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees held on in the 9th inning to beat the Skeeters 11-9, sweeping the four-game series and winning their sixth straight overall. The Game Changed When…:…Bees’ closer Shawn Gilblair, summoned after four runs for the Skeeters tightened the lead to just two in the bottom of the…

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Bees swat Skeeters

September 1, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees won their fifth consecutive contest, besting the Skeeters 5-2 in game three of four from Texas. The Game Changed When…:…New Britain broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the seventh with three runs in the inning, highlighted by Cole Garner’s two-run single to put the Bees up…

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Bees win 4th straight

August 31, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees picked up their fourth consecutive win 8-6 over the Skeeters thanks to a big night for the Bees’ offense. The Game Changed When…:…the Bees scored what turned out to be two huge insurance runs in the top of the ninth to go up 8-5. The runs would come…

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Bees seek 4th straight win

August 30, 2016
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  NEW BRITAIN BEES (59-62) AT SUGAR LAND SKEETERS (66-55) ========== In 140 Characters or Less: Looking for their fourth consecutive win, the Bees take on the Skeeters in game two of four from Texas! 8:05PM first pitch! Series: The Bees took the series opener last night 3-0 and now hold a 10-7 edge in…

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Bees shut out Skeeters

August 30, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: Behind eight shutout innings from Mike Lee and timely hitting by the bottom of the order, the Bees shut out the Skeeters 3-0. The Game Changed When…:…the Bees, with the game scoreless in the of the seventh, broke out for three runs thanks to Jonathan Roof’s RBI single and Jake…

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Compounce hosting 5K, 10K races; roller coaster option available

August 29, 2016
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by BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER     Whether you’re running for a charity, running for health awareness, or walking with family members and friends, Lake Compounce is hosting 5K and 10K races inside of its theme park on Sunday morning, Sept. 4. The races may be scheduled to start on Sunday, but the fun begins…

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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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