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Cliburn achieves 1,600th career victory

August 19, 2016
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(New Britain, Conn., August 18, 2016) – New Britain Bees Manager Stan Cliburn achieved his 1,600th career managerial victory tonight as the Bees defeated the Long Island Ducks 7-0 at New Britain Stadium. The win gives Cliburn 54 wins this season with the Bees. Cliburn began his managerial career in 1988 with the Watertown Pirates…

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Cliburn gets 1,600th win in victory over Ducks

August 19, 2016
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Box score   In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees delivered Stan Cliburn his 1,600th career win in style, completing the four-game sweep of the Ducks with a 7-0 shutout. The Game Changed When…:…Mike Lee escaped a second and third, one out jam in the fifth inning thanks to a 9-6 double play that prevented…

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Hall of Fame: The unstoppable force-Lisa Matukaitis was a blue collar, blue chipper

August 19, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR School officials must have been shocked by the crowds at the Kennedy boys soccer game in the fall of ‘82. Even the athletes paused their pre-game rituals as the St. Thomas boys wandered onto their field. Everybody—the fans, the players, and the coaches—scanned the sidelines for the Kennedy girl that dared…

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Bees win third straight

August 18, 2016
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Box score   In 140 Characters or Less: Dominant pitching by the Bees lead to the 3-1 win over the Ducks, putting Stan Cliburn one win away from 1,600. The Game Changed When…:…Rob Bryson struck out back to back batters to end the eighth inning after the Ducks got a run off Kevin Vance to…

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Kataria Classic crowns champions

August 17, 2016
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Alejandra Gimenez returns a volley during the women's singles final of the Kataria Classic. More at www.SouthingtonObserver.com.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER One of the big surprises about this year’s tournament was the ample number of close matches across every division. The Kataria Classic strives to offer a family-oriented experience rather than a more competitive atmosphere, like the Wayton Open Tennis Tournament. The Kataria Classic managed to attract better competition than in…

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SHS fall practice schedule is announced: Athletic forms, yellow cards must be presented to participate at first practices

August 17, 2016
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The Southington High School athletic department has announced the first practices for the fall sports teams along with suggestions for incoming freshmen and returning student-athletes. In order for a student to compete in sports at Southington High School, athletes must submit a Sports Participation Permission form or parent permission form, the Concussion Education Plan &…

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Bees go for number 3 vs. Ducks

August 17, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees go for their third consecutive win over the Ducks tonight! First pitch 6:35PM! Series: The Bees have taken the first two games of the four-game series to close the Ducks’ season series lead to 8-7. After tonight, the series wraps up tomorrow night with another 6:35PM start time.…

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Offense leads way for Bees

August 17, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: For the second straight game, the Bees rode a big second inning offensively to beat the Long Island Ducks 9-5 in game two of the series. The Game Changed When…:…the Bees broke out for six runs in the second inning, which forced the Ducks to play from way…

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Sports listings for the Aug. 19 edition

August 17, 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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St. Paul 5K coming Aug. 26

August 16, 2016
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St. Paul Catholic High School will host its 7th Annual Falcon 5K in memory of Michael Walsh ’07; on Friday, Aug. 26 with a start time of 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from this race will benefit the Father Edmund O’Brien Scholarship Fund and the Michael Walsh ‘07 Scholarship Fund, which supports students furthering their education. Falcon…

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