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Sunday’s Blues game Veterans Appreciation Night

July 1, 2016
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The Sunday, July 3 Bristol Blues game is Veterans Appreciation Night. All veterans are admitted free. The game starts at 7 p.m. at Muzzy Field. You should arrive early for pregame Veterans Recognition ceremonies. A 50/50 with proceeds going to the “Jack Denehy Fund” at Shepard Meadows also will be held. The fund helps defray…

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Bees keep division hopes alive

July 1, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less:Thanks to big nights from Jon Griffin and seven doubles from their offense, the Bees took the series vs. Somerset with an 8-7 win. The Game Changed When…: ……No one could know it at the time, but the game changed when Michael Crouse scored on a wild pitch in…

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Bees set sights on series win

June 30, 2016
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NEW BRITAIN BEES (32-33) AT SOMERSET PATRIOTS (36-30) ========== In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees look to take their third straight game, and the series, against the the Somerset Patriots! First pitch 7:05PM! Series: In a wild back-and-forth third game of four from TD Bank Ballpark, the Bees came away with an 8-7 win…

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Bees take 2nd straight from Patriots

June 30, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less:The Bees’ kept their division hopes alive with a 8-7 victory over the Somerset Patriots in a wild back-and-forth contest from TD Bank Ballpark. The Game Changed When…: ……Greg Golson, who had tripled with one out in the eighth inning, scored after Somerset’s Jeremy McBryde unleashed a wild pitch,…

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Scoreboard for the July 1 edition

June 30, 2016
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Scoreboard - SHS

These are the scores for games played between Monday, June 20 and Sunday, June 26. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. American Legion Baseball Winsted 3, Southington 2 Wednesday, June 22 At Walker Field, Winsted SOUTHINGTON Player ab r h bi Parent, dh 2 1 0 0 Wadman, lf 0…

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Szandrocha ready to tee off at the next level

June 30, 2016
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SP golf - Andrew Szandrocha vs Hall 052016

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER SHS grad Andrew Szandrocha might be done swinging clubs for the Blue Knights, but he has chosen to continue his athletic career at the collegiate level, accepting an NCAA Division I golf scholarship from Central Connecticut State University. It came down to a decision between CCSU and Assumption College (D-II) in…

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Sports listings for the July 1 edition

June 29, 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 claim rain-shortened win against Patriots

June 29, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less:Michael Crouse’s bat, Josh Outman’s left arm, and Mother Nature helped the Bees secure an important 3-0 win over the Somerset Patriots. The Game Changed When…: ……With the bases loaded and one out in the fourth inning, Michael Crouse delivered in a huge way, giving the Bees the only…

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Legion builds to midseason

June 29, 2016
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Connor McDonough unleashes a strike during a double header at Unionville on June 26.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington American Legion baseball team went 2-3 over the week, and as the closing stretch of the season nears, Southington manager Marc Verderame explains that the team is improving, but is still experiencing difficulty in different areas on the field. They’re taking it game by game, not trying to look…

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Blues top Suns

June 28, 2016
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Blues top Suns

The Bristol Blues got back on track in a big way after three straight tough losses, taking the win over their western division rival, the Pittsfield Suns. Frankie Gregoire (Marist) had a huge day at the plate, coming only a triple short of the cycle, finishing the day 3-4 with five RBIs. The turning point…

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