Posts Tagged ‘ American Legion ’

Going out with a laugh: Legion wraps up the season with a good time

July 24, 2015
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Coach Marc Verderame jogs home for Southington score during an off-beat finale against Unionville on July 17.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A couple losses, a couple rainouts, and a couple laughs brought Southington’s (7-15) American Legion season to a close this past week. Post 72 was scheduled to end their season with a doubleheader against Unionville (7-17) on Friday, July 17. However, both teams agreed to do things a little differently, playing…

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Legion salutes oratorical competition winners

April 8, 2015
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Competition judges State Rep. David Zoni and Councilwoman Dawn Micelli joined student participants at the recently-held American Legion District One oratorical competition in Rocky Hill. From left, Robert and Kathy Magnoli, parents of 2nd place winner Jennifer Magnoli; Rep. Zoni; competitive judge Steve Pintarich of Post 72; first place winner Gabriel Milluzzo (Post 133); second…

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American Legion oratorical contest at SHS on Jan. 26

January 10, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The American Legion Southington Post 72 is holding its annual oratorical contest at Southington High School on Monday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m., providing the opportunity for students to win cash prizes and possibly move on to compete both statewide and nationwide. The Post 72 contest is open to all…

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Legion looks to help police K-9s

July 25, 2014
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Southington Police K-9 Officer Arno. His handler is Officer John Mahon.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington American Legion is launching fundraising efforts in order to donate training and safety gear to help out a couple special officers at the Southington Police Department, the K-9s. Steve Pintarich, from the American Legion, said that he began the initiative earlier this year and it is finally taking…

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Southington Police Department honored by legion

July 25, 2014
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Southington Police Officer Tom Galo, center, was recently recognized as the Officer of the Year at the American Legion Department Convention.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Police Department was honored with the Annual Police Department of the Year award and Officer Tom Gallo was awarded Law Enforcement Officer of the Year at the recent American Legion Department Convention. Representing the Southington Police Department, Chief John Daly was presented the Police Department of the Year…

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American Legion honored with awards

July 25, 2014
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Robert Abbot receives an award.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The American Legion Kiltonic Post 72, Southington was honored at the American Legion 96th Department of Connecticut Convention with nine awards for their outstanding efforts in community service, leadership, youth outreach and membership. Post 72 also nominated the Southington Police Department for two additional awards, the American Legion Police Department…

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Good timing; Post 72 heats up just in time for the tournament

July 23, 2014
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By John Goralski
Zac Susi makes a diving tag at the plate to stop a run during a 7-0 win over South Windsor in the first round of the American Legion baseball Sectional Tournament on July 20.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Mike Rogalski didn’t slow as he scooped up the ball in right field and fired a perfect strike across the infield. The South Windsor runner tried to miss the tag, but a diving Zac Susi pushed him off the plate to end the fifth inning threat and protect the scoreless…

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Bound for the tournament; American Legion baseball rallies for 6 wins in 7 games

July 18, 2014
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By John Goralski
Austin Bumbera hurls a strike during his second win of the week against Bristol.

by John Goralski Sports Writer With a five-run rally in the third inning, Post 72 took the lead for good. With a five-run rally in the fifth inning, Wolcott signaled that they had enough. One week after falling to .500 with a double-header split at Terryville, a laid-back Southington team quietly celebrated their return to…

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Legion has no room for error

July 11, 2014
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By John Goralski
Josh Makles makes a stop at second base before the rain on Thursday, July 3. Southington was winning, 2-0, after one inning when thunderstorms stopped play.

By John Goralski Sports Writer As Avon’s players spilled onto the field, Marc Verderame gathered his team in a circle to lay down the gauntlet. Southington had lost four games in a row since dealing Avon their first loss of the season, but Verderame wasn’t about to give up on the summer season. The math…

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Soldiers of misfortune; Win over undefeated Avon sparks 4-game skid

July 3, 2014
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By John Goralski
Outfielder Brett Shaw takes the mound for the first game of a doubleheader. Shaw allowed only 3 runs in his American Legion debut, but Southington lost, 3-2.

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Thursday, June 26, Kyle Cole ended a sixth inning threat with a strikeout to end the inning. Avon battled for two runners in the final inning, but Cole and his defense came up with three outs and swarmed onto the Southington field. Avon entered the game with no losses…

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