Posts Tagged ‘ pool ’

Taking the leap at the Recreation Park pool

July 9, 2015
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Aiden Rand, Juliette Marcuccio, and Maddi Turner coordinate a leap to beat the heat.

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS On Monday, July 6, Recreation Park was a great place to beat the heat or recharge after the holidays. A host of local residents to enjoy the community pool after the holiday weekend.

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YMCA to use $900,000 grant to renovate its pool

June 5, 2014
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From left, Tony Palmieri, Director of Operations, Southington YMCA,  Dave Donnelly, Board Member, Bread for Life, Southington State Repre-sentative David Zoni, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, John Myers, executive director, Southington – Cheshire Community YMCAs, Melissa Sheffy, president, Southington – Cheshire Community YMCAs’ Board of Directors, and Donna Ayer, director of Community Development, Southington YMCA, receive a $900,000 grant-in-aid to the town of Southington to finance renovations and improvements to the Southington YMCA.

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA will use a $900,000 grant from the State Bond Commission to renovate its pool. Since its installation in 1968, the pool has only received minimal renovations, funded from the YMCA reserves. “This is such a critical resource for our community,” YMCA Executive Director John Myers said about the…

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Masters of Trick Shot Championship; Andy ‘Magic Man’ Segal wins the world trick-shot title at Shooter’s Billiards

March 13, 2014
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By Mike Connnolly
Andy Segal lines up a shot during the Masters of Trick Shot tournament at Shooter’s Billiards in Southington, March 8-9.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Jamie ‘Sharpshooter” Gray aimed his pools stick in one hand like a dart and began stabbing at cue balls to make them jump in quick succession over a perched pool stick. Andy “The Magic Man” Segal bantered after each shot with the confidence that comes from being the top ranked…

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Trick shot tournament this weekend; Shooter’s Billiards will host the Masters of Trick Shot Championships

March 7, 2014
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Andy Segal, above, is one of a host of world ranked players to show off their talents at the Masters of Trick Shot championships at Shooter’s Billiards in Southington.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Sal Conti has been very busy since he last hosted an international championship at Shooter’s Billiards in Southington. He was inducted into the Billiards Hall of Fame. He built a billiards league in Massachusetts that swelled to hundreds of players before he sold it two months ago. He was ranked…

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Knights set best times in back-to-back meets

February 21, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Evan Tuttle knew that his team’s midseason schedule was like getting hit in the face by a 2×4. He knew that most teams would shrink from the challenge of two West Hartford schools followed by a late night meet in Simsbury. Winning? A long shot. But when his team failed…

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Swimmers off to fast start; Dean, Baribault qualify for states at opening meet

September 20, 2013
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By John Goralski
Allie Schroeder swims the backstroke leg of the 200 individual medley during a win in Plainville.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Laurel Dean captured two victories and qualified for the postseason in both races. Aly Baribault won twice and qualified in one event even though the meet had already gone to exhibition. On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Lady Knight swim team opened their season with an easy 98-77 win in Plainville,…

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‘Cool Cat’ Conti; Local pool hall owner and former world champ inducted into the NE Pool & Billiard Hall of Fame

March 29, 2013
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Sal “Cool Cat” Conti, owner of Shooter’s Billiards on Spring Street, was inducted into the New England Billiards Hall of Fame on Friday, March 1.  Hall of Fame President Tom McGonagle, left, poses with Conti at the induction ceremony at Snooker Billiards in Providence, RI.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Sal Conti stood up to address the crowd that was packed into the pool hall annex in Providence, RI, as he stared across the room at a framed photo of him and his father. A handful of others had already spoken about their long careers in pool halls and competition,…

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Overwhelming win; Swimmers cruise past Plainville

February 9, 2013
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By John Goralski
Kolton Jankowski swims the backstroke during the 200 individual medley race on Friday, Feb. 1. Southington beat Plainville, 92-85.

By John Goralski Sports Writer It was clear right from the start that the 50 freestyle was going to come down to  two people. They hit the water at the same time. At the turn, nobody was even close. Southington swimmers cheered on the deck as the two raced for the finish, and why wouldn’t…

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