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The CIAC had canceled spring sports tournament because of the COVID-19 pandemic and now the organization has decided that there will not be a 2020 spring sports season. The announcement came hours after the governor announced that schools will not return for in-person learning for the rest o…

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For those of us hungry for some college sports – any college sport – you’d think some college sports information departments would dust off video broadcasts of some of the great games of the past, football, field hockey, basketball, ice hockey, baseball, softball, why not? The NBA and NFL an…

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Agronomy comes into the world of sports as major golf tournaments get switched to different times of the year by the Covid-19 virus.

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BETHLHEM-WOODBURY — Nonnewaug recently released the names of athletes who earned recognition for their accomplishments in individual sports during the winter season, as well as in the classroom.

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The grass on baseball and lacrosse fields is really looking nice. And the stadiums that host track meets are pristine and ready to go. But this is the kind of silent spring Rachel Carlson never envisioned. We continue our review of the beginning of spring college sports seasons and the abort…

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There were quite a few comments last week when it was announced that Red Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale had Tommy John surgery for the flexor strain in his pitching elbow.

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First things first: I hope you and your loved ones are well and doing okay in these trying times. I’m not sure I like staying home all day, but I know it’s the right thing to do. My wife has made sure her honey-do list keeps popping up where I can see it when I roll out of bed. My fuzzy slip…

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SOUTHBURY — Winter athletes from Pomperaug, Newtown, Oxford, Shepaug and Nonnewaug were recently named to the South-West Conference All Star teams.

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We cannot look forward to high school baseball this spring, due to the virus that has changed every school’s plans. So for this column, I will look back to more than 50 years ago and to a strange coach and a strange team in the little town of Woodbury.

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OXFORD — Guard Mikayla Walton of Oxford had a fine basketball season and was the leading scorer of the five girls who were selected to the NVL All-Copper Division team that was chosen by coaches.

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MONROE — The Parks and Recreation Department at 7 Fan Hill Rd. is closed to the public but staff is available on site from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to provide assistance by phone at 203-452-2806 or email at parksandrec@monroect.org.

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With all college sports shut down for the 2019-20 season, we’re taking the opportunity to go through our list of local college athletes who played a spring sport and provide you with their season-ending stats. We’ll do this for a few weeks as we run through the whole list, then we’ll recap t…

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The big story this week is that Tom Brady signed to play quarterback with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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The Pomperaug High School boys’ swim and dive team won its eighth straight SWC Conference ChampionshipFriday, March 6, at Masuk High School in Monroe. Pomperaug’s swim program has won 18 state titles.

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The Bethlehem Elementary School karate program, sponsored by the Bethlehem Park and Recreation Department, held its first-ever grading on Monday, March 2 at the school. The grading was officiated by Grand Master Robert Cheezic and Master Doug Wilke. The students demonstrated skills in sparri…

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SOUTHBURY — The basketball season ended sooner than most area boys’ basketball players wanted, but there were still some very impressive numbers collected by individual athletes.

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Last week we warned that we would be seeing a big change in the sports world and that it would probably last for quite a while.

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MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY — Pomperaug topped New Milford and Sacred Heart Academy last week in CIAC girls’ basketball tournament games. A 60-22 victory over SWC foe New Milford started the week, as Cara McGettigan led the winners with 14 points and six steals. Also having good games were Marina L…

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WASHINGTON — The first two games of the CIAC Class L tournament were not at all difficult for the Shepaug girls’ basketball team. The 16-7 Spartans pummelled Litchfield, 72-33, in the first round, and Coventry, 52-17, in the second contest. Shepaug used balanced scoring to defeat the Cowgirl…

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We’re dancing in the NCAA Division III basketball tournament this week, waiting for the Division II dancers to be named, and getting ready for the NCAA ice hockey tourney. We also have a tale of blazing speed, a comprehensive pitching dominance, and some very effective lacrosse scorers…

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The Watertown Red Wings 10 U Squirt B hockey team finished second in the eight-team field at the recent season-ending Tier 4 Founders’ Tournament in Bolton over the course of four days. The Wings defeated Southeastern, 4-2, ECHO, 4-2, and Stamford, 4-3. 

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Oxford High School junior Grace Mahmood finished fourth overall at the 2020 High School State Open Championships; she was second in Class S. The competition took place Monday, March 2, at Mount Southington Ski Area in Plantsville. She was named First Team All State, based on her regular-seas…

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Five junior black belts from USA Martial Arts in Woodbury were invited to grade for second Dan Black Belt at a karate grade scheduled on May 8 in Wolcott: (from left) Rachel and Lauren Anderson, Zach Berardis and Zach Yezierski, all from Middlebury, and Dean Montero of Woodbury.

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USA Martial Arts in Woodbury has announced the winners of the third annual planking contest for junior students. Charlie Clark of Oxford was the winner of the 7-9 year old division and Zach Yezierski of Middlebury was the winner of the of the 10-12 year old division. Charlie Clark now holds …

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Ryan McNerney of Sandy Hook, a senior at Immaculate High School in Danbury, has signed to compete in D3 cross country, track and distance running for Middlebury College, where he will major in political science. Captain of both the cross country and track teams at Immaculate, Ryan was a memb…

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Bethlehem Parks and Recreation Karate Club hosted its grading in January. Students demonstrated skills in sparring, board breaking, kicking sets, forms, one steps, shoulder throw, rolls and break falls. Participants included (front, from left) Kole Williamson, Katherine Searles, Matt William…

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We are going to see a large change in sports around the world in the coming weeks and months. The coronavirus is going to cause interruptions and cancellations of sports big and small.

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Our local basketball athletes paid rapt attention to the NCAA selection show Monday night because some of our kids did not know if they would be chosen to compete in the big dance or be left on the sideline. We have the results from conference playoffs, and there were some shockers, and spec…

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Members of the girls’ basketball team from Memorial Middle School in Middlebury prevailed over their counterparts from Rochambeau Middle School in Southbury at the inaugural “Battle of the Burys,” Wednesday, February 5, at Pomperaug High School. Players from both teams lined up for a photo b…

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MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY — The Pomperaug boys’ swimming and diving team wrapped up another undefeated regular season last week with a 92-85 victory at home against Newtown. The Panthers, 9-0 in dual meets this year, head into the South-West Conference championships on Friday, March 6, at Masuk a…

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Rich Pugliese (Pomperaug) - Roger Williams University starting senior guard ends season with 367 points scored.

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The Watertown-Pomperaug co-op ice hockey team honored its Class of 2020 during Senior Night ceremonies prior to the Indians’ game against the Eastern Connecticut Eagles on February 15 at the Mays Rink in Watertown; (from left) Ryan Furr, co-captains Sean Dunfee and Jake Oldham, and Brandon Mercede.

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WASHINGTON — In a quarterfinal game of the Berkshire League boys’ basketball tournament, the Shepaug team need to go to overtime to pull out a 68-66 win over Northwestern, a team they had previously beaten twice in the regular season.

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — Not content just to be the sole winners of the regular season Berkshire League tile for the first time since 2007, the Nonnewaug girls’ basketball team was determined to make it a clean sweep and win the league tournament as well.

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WATERTOWN — In what is best described as ice hockey played Wild West-style, the Watertown-Pomperaug Indians were outshot by visiting Joel Barlow-Weston-Abbott Tech, 9-7 in the final game of the season on Wednesday, February 26, at the Mays Rink.

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You may have heard last week that at least one girls’ basketball team was choosing not to accept an invitation into the CIAC state tournament.

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This week we present results from conference swimming and track championships and detail where basketball teams are headed as their playoffs begin, with several squads primed for an appearance in the NCAA big dance. We also chronicle the progress of Carly Sweirbut in rewriting the track reco…