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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…

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This time of year the culmination of the high school softball and baseball seasons begins. Not all schools will make it to post-season play, but Oxford, Shepaug, Nonnewaug and Pomperaug all have been successful this time around.

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DERBY — The National Public Safety Football League will host a benefit football game to honor Connecticut State Trooper Sgt. Brian Mohl at 2 p.m. June 4 at  the Lou DeFilippo football field just below Derby High School at 75 Chatfield St.

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — The Nonnewaug girls’ tennis team swept to a 7-0 victory over Northwestern last week. The Chiefs raised their overall record to 15-3 and are one match behind Litchfield in the league race for the title.

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MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY — Two Pomperaug High School Boys’ Track and Field school records were broken at the 40th O’Grady Relays held on April 29 to 30 at Danbury High School. The 4x1600 meter record was broken by Hunter Curcuruto, Michael Connelly, Ben Koobatian and Owen Martin, with a new reco…

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MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY — The Pomperaug baseball team pulled to within one victory of qualifying for the CIAC tournament two weeks ago, but a five-game losing streak has left the Panthers with needing one more win in their last two games with Joel Barlow and Notre Dame.

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From the Times of London to USA Today, there have been recent stories bashing the characters of former popular golf professionals named Greg Norman and Phil Mickelson.

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The Pomperaug boys’ track team easily defeated Stratford, 104-42, and Immaculate, 114-31, but was overpowered by Newtown, 63-86, during a track meet in Southbury last Tuesday, May 3. The Panthers had a strong showing in the 3200 with six of their long distance runners finishing in the top te…

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We’re at the stage in the college sports year where most spring sports are either into the playoffs already or are just finishing their conference schedules. By the time you read this, some sports have already had their selection shows for the NCAA national playoffs.

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OXFORD — Senior Rosie Reitmeyer rapped out the 100th base hit of her career last Tuesday in Oxford, but the Wolverines lost by a score of 8-3 to undefeated Woodland.

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — The Nonnewaug boys’ tennis team has slowly worked its way back into contention for the Berkshire League team title.

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Head instructor Lorraine Dunn-Laranetto (left) of Roxbury Recreation Karate presented Bradyn Boisseau with the 2021 Student of the Year this March. Bradyn demonstrated persistence and dedication to his training and journey towards black belt in Cheezic Tang Soo Do karate. 

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — The Nonnewaug girls’ tennis team is on a roll this season. The Chiefs have posted a record of 7-1 in the Berkshire League, after beating Litchfield 4-3 last week to avenge their only league loss from earlier in the season.

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The Shepaug boys’ tennis team snapped back from a tough loss to Litchfield last week with an easy 5-0 victory over Thomaston at home in Washington on Thursday, April 28. Above, Charlie VandenBosch (at left) and Kip Faison partnered for a win at first doubles, defeating Thomaston’s Dan Suave …

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The opinion of most NFL fans in the area seems to be that the two New York teams, the Jets and the Giants, did surprisingly well in the draft, and there is now optimism that both teams have set themselves up for a better future.