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BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Plowboys, the “Boys of Summer,” have advanced to the Tri-State Baseball League Championships. The Plowboys, the third-seeded team in the playoffs, last week in the semi finals, swept that series against the second-seeded Amenia Monarchs by winning in two straight games. The Plowboys won the first game last Friday on the road at Amenia, 10-5, then finished off the sweep with a stunning 15-0 rout on their home field last Saturday. Read more

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For quite a few years there has been talk of having a shot clock in Connecticut high school boys’ and girls’ basketball games.

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Jane Doe No More will host the 15th annual “Who’s Your Caddy” 18-hole golf tournament, to benefit Jane Doe No More on Monday, September 12, at Western Hills Golf Course, 600 Park Rd., Waterbury. The event for men and women includes 18 holes of golf, cocktails, contests, prizes, raffles and m…

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The trading deadline is one of the most exciting times for true baseball fans, and this year is only slightly different.

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WASHINGTON — With the fourth pick of the 11th round of the Major League Baseball draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Dominic Perachi, a 21-year-old, left-handed pitcher from Washington Depot. Perachi, the son of Matt and Stacie Perachi, has played baseball at Salve Regina University in Rh…

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Word came out this past week that two veteran Berkshire League girls’ basketball coaches, Bob McMahon and Adam Brutting, were resigning their positions. Hmm?

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BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Plowboys rebounded last week from two tough losses the previous week with back-to-back solid victories. They beat the Southington Gamecocks, 12-2, and the Torrington Twisters, 12-1, to raise their record to 11-5. They currently sit alone in second place, but the Ame…

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When Cameron Smith made his 10-foot par putt on the 17th hole on Sunday, it became obvious that he was going to steal the British Open from Rory McIlroy, and once again the winner of a major tournament was going to be decided by putting.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library Youth Services department will welcome friends from Bring the Hoopla at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23 for ages 2-5 and at 10:30 a.m. for ages 5-11 in the Kingsley Room at 100 Poverty Rd.

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This week they will play the 150th British Open at St. Andrews in Scotland, and we can only hope that politics will not mar the occasion.

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — The Nonnewaug Athletic Department recently celebrated spring athletes and the outstanding accomplishments of spring sports’ teams. Four teams, baseball, softball, girls’ tennis and girls’ track and field all won or tied the Berkshire League championship crown. Nonnewaug …

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MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY — The spring athletic high school season has come to a close and Pomperaug High School had a slew of athletes earn honors in the South-West Conference for outstanding athletic performances during the season.

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This is our wrap-up column for the 2021-22 college sports year. We plan to pick things up again in September when the 2022-23 season has begun.

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As mid-season and the All-Star break are now on the horizon, we see that the two most dominant teams in major league baseball are from New York.

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Pomperaug High School boys’ swim Coach Fran Pentino (left), Jeffrey Gao, Sophia Zahran and PHS girls’ basketball Coach Joe Fortier attended the Connecticut Association of Schools and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet. The organizations recogni…

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Have you noticed the preponderance of beards on baseball players, basketball players and even professional golfers in the past few years?

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BETHLEHEM — After beginning the season with several big time victories, the Bethlehem Plowboys of the Tri-State Baseball League fell from the unbeaten ranks last week.

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Roxbury native and Olympic gold medal-winning snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis returned to her hometown elementary school, Booth Free School, on Wednesday, May 11, to share her experiences and the new children’s book she wrote entitled, “Sochi.” After an assembly where she read her new book to…

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — Nonnewaug and Northwestern were the co-champions in softball in the Berkshire League this season, so it was not surprising that the two teams had the most players on the league All-Star team.

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The Museum of Jewish Heritage of New York City hosted a virtual panel recently, entitled, “Defiance in Connecticut: When Southbury Said No,” The featured panelists included Arnie Bernstein, author of “Swastika Nation;” Rabbi Eric Polokoff (above, right) of B’nai Israel in Southbury; Ed Edels…

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OXFORD — The Somers baseball team knocked Oxford out of the state Class S tournament last week, defeating the Wolverines, 9-3, in a semi-final game played in Middletown.

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WASHINGTON — A fine softball season came to an end last week for the Shepaug team. After beating East Hampton and Housatonic in the first two rounds of the Class S tournament, North Branford eliminated the Spartans in the quarterfinals, 9-2. Shepaug was seeded seventh in the tourney, with a …

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We’re finally tracking local athletes whose teams have made it all the way to the NCAA playoffs in their sport and are still going, as well as teams that have finished their seasons. We have one more column slated for the 2021-22 collegiate sports year slated for June 22, and then I’m going …

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MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY — The Pomperaug baseball team rammed past RHAM, 6-2, in an opening round win in the CIAC Class L tournament, but the Panthers were then handed their end-of-season ticket, 7-5, by Daniel Hand in a second-round game.

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Oxford varsity baseball Coach Dom Merole is in a nice position. Not only is his team having its best season ever, he has quite a few underclassmen who are contributing and should keep the Wolverines near the top in the future.

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The Nonnewaug doubles team of Sofia Pagnamenta (left) and Marley Baker have been unstoppable all season and they continued their winning streak last Monday, May 23 by winning the doubles title at the Berkshire League Girls’ Tennis Tournament hosted by Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury. They …

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Shepaug senior Annie Kuck fights her way to earning league all-star status by defeating Nonnewaug’s Yasmene Tyles in a tiebreaker at the Berkshire League Girls’ Tennis Tournament finals on Monday, May 23 in Woodbury. Shepaug also had an all-star in Mary Katherine Eddy (not pictured), who fin…

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Nonnewaug’s Samantha Faull won both the 300 hurdles and the high jump at this year’s Berkshire League Track and Field Championship on May 21, leading the Nonnewaug girls to the team title with 168 points. Above, she attempts to clear five feet, two inches in the high jump after winning the e…

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Just about the only kids left on campus at this time of year are the athletes who have found themselves deep in NCAA playoffs and championships, and we feature some of those this week. There’s too much to cover in one column, so what we don’t have this week we’ll try to complete in two weeks…