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The Lewis Mills boys lacrosse team celebrates a big 14-13 victory over Pomperaug on Saturday. John Nestor has the details.

Samantha Hall (front left) was honored on National Youth Service Day in Torrington for her efforts in bringing awareness to Kidney Disease. Sam is still awaiting her transplant.

She's a year older, somewhat taller, a touch faster and has a brutal change-up. Yes, Sydney Matzko is back on the hill for the Torrington Raiders..Sorry Naugatuck Valley League teams.

Torrington's own Chris DeBerry (5 in white) caused a fumble at the end of the UConn Spring Game to help the White (defensive) team hold on for a 46-37 win over the Blue.

UConn head coach Bob Diaco leads his team onto the field for their annual Blue-White Spring Game. Thomas Lucas (88) and Sean McQuillan (49) got the front row. White prevailed, 46-37.

It's time to head back to The Rent for the Blue-White UConn Spring Game on Saturday. Casey Cochran is scheduled to be behind center as the game begins after his strong 2013 finish.

Raider shortstop Stanley Rios reacts after launching a two-run triple in the top of the second inning on Wednesday at Fuessenich Park.

It was opening day at Fuessenich Park in Torrington as the Raiders took on St. Paul. Nathan Manchester got the start for the Raiders.

The walls at Gampel are filling up fast! Hang another banner for the UConn women, who knocked off Notre Dame by a 79-58 score to complete a 40-0 campaign.

UConn's championship run started with its coach, Kevin Ollie, writes Patrick Tiscia.

There is much joy in Storrs tonight as Shabazz Napier and the UConn men's basketball team beat Kentucky by a 60-54 score to win the NCAA Tournament, their fourth in four tries.

No, we're not really in the Mets locker room but we did get our hands on a foul ball! A day at Citi Field with Mrs. Gaffney and Skyy Elizabeth.

Sydney Matzko and the Torrington girls softball team will be back in action starting Wednesday, April 9 when they travel to face St Paul at 3:45.

UConn head basketball coach Kevin Ollie looks for a reaction from his team's fan base on Sunday after the Huskies beat Michigan State 60-54 to move to the Final Four.

Warm up at the Garden for the Elite Eight game between UConn and Michigan State.

UConn sophomore Tim Boyle throws during the team's practice on Saturday afternoon in Storrs. It's a toss up at QB so far this year. Boyle, Casey Cochran or Chandler Whitmer?

Despite high ticket prices, UConn fans flocked to Madison Square Garden Friday night. They saw their Huskies defeat Iowa State, 81-76.

DeAndre Daniels posted 27 points and 10 rebounds in leading UConn over Iowa State in the Sweet 16 Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

Fresh off their Class S State title on the hardwood, Thomaston softball star Abby Hurlbert and the Bears begin their regular season on Wednesday, April 9 when they host Gilbert.

Stefanie Dolson and the UConn women move on to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament with a 91-52 win over St. Joseph's. BYU is on deck on Saturday.

Former Shepaug standout Eric Hungerford is getting noticed for his work at Gettysburg College. John Torsiello has the story.

Pure Joy. The Senior and the Freshman. Abby Hurlbert and Casey Carangelo led the Golden Bears to the jar of honey that is the Class S girls basketball championship.

Bryttnie Thomas and Casey Carangelo celebrate the Thomaston Golden Bears' 61-57 double overtime win over St. Paul for the Class S title.

Her determination and grit went to a new level on Saturday in the Class S final. Thomaston's Abby Hurlbert turned in an MVP performance in her team's 61-57, 2-OT win over St. Paul.

The 2014 Class S State Champion Thomaston Golden Bears. The Bears won a thrilling 61-57 double overtime final against NVL foe St. Paul. Photo by Marianne Killackey.

The Lewis Mills boys dropped an 89-33 decision to Weaver in the Class M semi-finals on Wednesday night. Alexander Daigle (shooting) led his team with 15 points.

The Thomaston girls basketball team. The Golden Bears will be returning to Mohegan Sun this week for a match up with NVL rival St. Paul for the Class S crown.

John Nestor talks with St. Paul standout Kelly McMahon, whose Uncle Bob coaches the Thomaston Golden Bears. The two teams meet at Mohegan Sun on Saturday for the Class S title.

The Thomaston girls (and The Cave) are headed back to Mohegan Sun after their 43-32 win over Sacred Heart on Monday in Waterbury. Abby Hurlbert led the way with 15 points.

Lewis Mills guard Dan Kryzanski makes a pass in the second half of the Spartans' Class M quarterfinal win over St. Paul.

AAC Player of the Year, Shabazz Napier and the UConn Huskies face Saint Joseph in the second round of the NCAA East Regional on Thursday in Buffalo.

FCBL Commissioner Chris Hall, Bobby Valentine and Torrington Titans GM Joey Abis at the Titans Hot Stove Dinner Saturday night in Torrington. Photo by Marianne Killackey.

Rashana Siders of Holy Cross attempts a shot during her team's 44-32 loss to New London in the Class M semifinals.

Thomaston's Abby Hurlbert drives to the basket during her team's 55-49 win over Immaculate in the Class S quarters.

Breanna Stewart was named the AAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player. The sophomore scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the 72-52 win over Louisville.

Stefanie Dolson and her UConn teammates hold up the American Athletic Conference Tournament trophy after a 72-52 win over Louisville at Mohegan Sun.

Bria Hartley and the UConn women are heading to the AAC finals after dismantling Rutgers, 83-57 in the semi's. Louisville is on deck for the title.

UConn sophomore Breanna Stewart was named the AAC Player of the Year on Friday. Her head coach, Geno Auriemma was named Coach of the Year.

Terryville capped a perfect run through the Berkshire League with a 41-33 victory over Lewis Mills in the BL Tournament Final on Friday night.

Thomaston freshman Casey Carangelo scored 13 points in her teams 65-45 win over Old Lyme. The Bears move on in Class S to play Immaculate on Thursday, March 13.

Thomaston's Morgan Sanson (14) scored 19 points while teammate Abby Hurlbert (5) led all scorers with 22 in the Bears 65-45 win over Old Lyme in a Class S State contest.

Shabazz Napier scored 26 points on Senior Night in leading UConn past Rutgers by a 69-63 score Wednesday night.

Brie Pergola goes up for a shot during Torrington's 42-40 loss to Sheehan in a Class L first round game. Pergola led the Raiders with 12 points.

UConn senior Bria Hartley holds up her jersey during pre-game festivities. The Huskies beat Rutgers 72-35.

Niels Giffey, Ryan Boatright and the UConn men held on and beat Cincinnati, 51-45, Saturday in Hartford.

UConn Senior Stefanie Dolson was honored with head coach Geno Auriemma and her family on Senior Day at Storrs.

The Thomaston Golden Bears won their third straight Berkshire League Tournament title with a 46-37 win over Lewis Mills on Friday night. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

UConn's 1999 championship team was honored Sunday in Storrs. Pictured (L-R): Jim Calhoun, Kevin Freeman, Khalid El-Amin, Richard Hamilton, Ricky Moore, Jake Voskuhl, Richard Moore.

Travelers signs 10-year title agreement; extends marketing sponsorship with PGA TOUR. We will be on hand once again this June.

Meet Raymond Fracasso, pictured with Samantha Hall, the 10-year old Torrington girl who he will be donating his kidney to. A hero indeed. The transplant is scheduled for April 2, 2014.

2014 All-BL Team. (L-R) Morgan Sanson, Jess Fengler, Heather Kearns, Bailey Doran, Emma Beltrandi, Teagan Dunn, Abby Hurlbert. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Thomaston standout Abby Hurlbert and the Bears are back in the BL finals after a 51-42 win over Nonnewaug. Thomaston plays Mills on Friday in the Final. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Two subcontractors have been kicked off the UConn practice facility being built in Storrs and are suspected to have been paying cash wages below the State mandated levels.

Torrington's Caroline Teti (15), Paige Middleton (12) and Brie Pergola (13) were named to the NVL's All-Copper Division team.

Morgan Sanson (L) and the Thomaston Golden Bears take on Nonnewaug in the BL semifinals on Tuesday night at Northwestern at 6 p.m.

Mariah Jefferson and Bria Harley are among 22 finalists for the Nancy Liberman Award in 2014.

The UConn men talk strategy during its loss to SMU on Sunday. Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown looks on in the background.

The Terryville boys are the Berkshire League Champions after their 66-35 win over Lewis Mills. John Nestor has the story.

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Timmy Considine goes in for a layup during the Raiders' 69-40 win over rival Naugatuck. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Zak Mancini and Torrington beat Naugatuck, 69-40, on Senior Night. Mancini led the way with 18 points. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

John Torsiello has the story of Litchfield track star, Chelsea Hayward.

Kentan Facey battles for rebounding position in UConn's overtime win over Memphis on Saturday.

This week in LCS history: The Lewis Mills girls basketball team, behind Katherine Bayne and Nicole Bisson (pictured), complete a perfect 20-0 season with a 53-29 win over Housatonic.

UConn junior Kaleena Mosquada-Lewis will miss 3-6 weeks after coming down with mononucleosis. The #1 ranked Huskies take on USF on the road Sunday.

Shabazz Napier, Lasan Kromah and the UConn men rolled over USF Wednesday night. Patrick Tiscia has the story from Hartford.

Northwestern's Liz Newkirk and Emma Beltvandi defend against Thomaston's Morgan Sanson on Tuesday night. Picture by Mic Nicosia.

Northwestern's Kathleen Wysocki, left, defends Thomaston's Gabrielle Hulbert during the Bears' 42-33 win over the Highlanders. Picture by Mic Nicosia.

Thomaston's Abby Hurlbert led the Golden Bears to a 42-33 win over Northwestern with 20 points and seven rebounds. Picture by Mic Nicosia.

Olivia Morrison and the Torrington girls came back to beat Kennedy Tuesday night by a 44-40 score to improve to 15-3. The Raiders travel to take on NCCC foe Avon tonight.

Dan Hall (father of Samantha), Joey Abis (Titans GM) and Timothy Gaffney (LCS) at the CT Diesel fundraiser for Samantha that raised $5500.00.

Avery Thurston takes to flight at the Salisbury Ski Jump Championships on Sunday. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Mountaineer goalie, Will Slohm. John Torsiello has the story of a sizzling Housy season on the ice.

Samantha Hall and her father, Dan, share a laugh at a benefit held for the 10-year old on Sunday at the Son's of Italy Club. Hall holds an autographed UConn women's basketball.

In our "This Week in LCS History" spot, former Raider Sarah Royals owns two from 2011-2014. Photo by Jen Royals.

Breanna Stewart and the UConn Huskies pulled away in the second half and defeated Louisville at home on Sunday. Rick Wilson has the story.

Eric Gamari's Torrington boys basketball team fell to state power Crosby, 96-75, Friday night at home.

Caroline Teti and the Torrington girls basketball team defeated Crosby, 60-41, Friday night.

It's official. Former Ansonia Charger great, Arkeel Newsome, is now a member of the University of Connecticut football team after signing with the Huskies today.

The story of how and why former St. Paul QB Logan Marchi lost his four-year ride to UConn is a curious one, according to Tim Gaffney.

Special thanks to the University of Connecticut for this ball, autographed by the undefeated women's team. The ball will be part of the fundraiser for Samantha Hall on Sunday, February 9.

Wow, that was certainly not a game for the ages! The Seattle Seahawks made Met Life Stadium their own in a 43-8 win over Denver. Picture: Patrick Tiscia

While he may not be the Athletic Director at Thomaston High School anymore, Billy Ryan will always have a special place in his heart for the Golden Bears. Picture by Mic Nicosia

Thomaston's Abby Hurlbert scored 24 points as the Bears took care of Litchfield by a 67-40 score. Picture by Mic Nicosia.

Phil Nolan and the UConn men have a big challenge on Thursday when they travel to take on # 7 Cincinnati. The Huskies are now back in the Top 25 at # 22.

Kendra Covington of Torrington goes up for a shot during the Raiders' 63-23 win over Naugatuck on Wednesday night. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

The THS girls basketball team took care of Naugatuck on Wednesday night. The Raiders' Shelby Howe is guarded by Greyhound Jessica Case. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Mark Fowler's Terryville Kangaroos improved to 11-0 with a 50-44 win over Northwestern Tuesday night. Shea Tracy and Jacob Johnson had 12 points apiece for Terryville.

Who do you like to win the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium? Send us your score and the reason why and we will post it. Picture: Patrick Tiscia

The unlikely Alex Rodriguez and Torrington Titans marriage is probably not in the best interest of Torrington's players, says Patrick Tiscia. File photo: Patrick Tiscia in 2010 at Cleveland

Breanna Stewart (seen here against Hartford) led the Huskies with 29 points in an 81-53 win over South Florida. UConn improves to 21-0 with the win. Bria Hartley added 26 points.

Former Lewis Mills swimming star Luke Zalewski is now a key member of the UConn Huskies swim team. Feature by John Torsiello.

Thomaston's Shane Obar (L) and Devin Donofrio (R), work for a loose ball with Wamogo's Matt Rollins. Picture by Mic Nicosia.

Thomaston boys basketball head coach Gary Franklin talks with his team during the Golden Bears' 55-37 win over Wamogo. Picture by Mic Nicosia.

Mustapha Heron showed off his all-around game in leading Sacred Heart over Torrington on Thursday. Picture: Marianne Killackey

Connor Finn drives to the hoop in the Raiders' loss to Sacred Heart Thursday night. Picture: Marianne Killackey

Torrington head coach Eric Gamari with captains John McCarthy and Spencer Mourges. John Torsiello stopped in at a Raiders practice this week and filed a report.

Kevin Ollie's Huskies will look to build on their win from Tuesday when they visit Rutgers Saturday night. Picture: Patrick Tiscia

Shabazz Napier's 30 points was not enough as UConn fell to Louisville in Storrs Saturday night.

The "GN" football team was honored with a banner prior to G/N basketball game Friday night at Gilbert.

Yorharkey Sarmiento with Gilbert head coach Mark Douglass.

Amanda Bertrandi (R) scored 15 points in leading the Northwestern Highlanders to a 39-11 win over Gilbert. The Highlanders improve to 9-2 with a big game on Saturday at Lewis Mills (8-1). Picture by Marianne Killackey.

The Master at work. Northwestern girls basketball coach Fred Williams talks to his team during the Highlanders' 39-11 win over Gilbert on Thursday night. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

The Terryville boys basketball team is on one of the better runs in recent memory, says Patrick Tiscia.

The Shepaug swim team is hard at work, looking to get back to the top spot in the Berkshire League. Head coach Todd Dyer (m) is surrounded by two of his best, Colin Decker (L) and Freddie Pitcher (R). John Torsiello has the story.

There will be a fundraiser for 10-year old Torrington resident Samantha Hall on Sunday, February 9 at the Son's of Italy in Torrington. Hall needs a kidney transplant as both of her's are failing.

Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright, Niels Giffey, Kevin Ollie and Warde Manuel join members of Central Florida to commemorate the first AAC game held at UConn. The Huskies prevailed Saturday, 84-61.

Shea Tracy hit seven three-pointers and finished with 24 points in Terryville's win over Lewis Mills Friday night. Patrick Tiscia covered the game.

Amida Brimah blocked three shots in helping UConn to a 61-56 win over Harvard Wednesday night. Patrick Tiscia has the story.

The Torrington football '29 Club added another member on Monday night. Ernie Tracy III is joined by his father Ernie Tracy Jr. and his mother Tracy at the banquet held at P-Sams in Torrington.

Rick Wilson reports on the UConn women, who beat Cincinnati by a 67-34 score but have some rotation issues that came up during their AAC opening game at Gampel. The Huskies improve to 13-0 and are still ranked # 1 in the country.

An arena-record 9,274 was on hand for UConn's win over Eastern Washington on Saturday afternoon at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. Patrick Tiscia has the story.

The decision to move the high school football championship games to Central Connecticut State University was the right one, writes Patrick Tiscia.

This is Samantha Hall. She is in need of a kidney transplant. Both of hers have failed. The family is looking for potential donors. If you can help, contact Coleen Smart at Hartford Hospital at 860-972-4219.

Breanna Stewart goes up for two of her game-high 29 points in the Huskies' 80-47 win over California in the Maggie Dixon Classic held at Madison Square Garden. UConn improves to 12-0 with the win.

The starting lineup for the #1 UConn women before the start of their 80-47 win over #21 California. (Left to right) Moriah Jefferson, Bria Hartley, Brianna Banks, Breanna Stewart and Stefanie Dolson. The Huskies were playing in the Maggie Dixon Classic held at Madison Square Garden.

2013 Year in Review. May. Sydney Matzko led the Torrington Red Raiders to a perfect 20-0 record. Bad news for the Naugatuck Valley League is that Matzko has one more season on the softball field.

The Torrington boys basketball team is off to a 2-0 start for head coach Eric Gamari. The Raiders face a tough Holy Cross team on Monday night at "The Pit" at 7 p.m. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Chasson Randle scored a game-high 22 points as Stanford defeated UConn in Hartford Wednesday night. Patrick Tiscia covered the game and has the story.

Connor Finn is a big reason the Torrington football team seems headed in the right direction in 2014 and beyond. Rick Wilson takes a look at how the Raiders and head coach Gaitan Rodriguez helped turn the attention back to the football field in 2013.

In his last game at the high school level, Ansonia mega-star Arkeel Newsome helped lead his team to a 51-12 win over Woodland in the Class S State Championship game played at CCSU. Newsome ran for 259 yards and four touchdowns and threw for a TD as well. Four tremendous years running up and down the Valley.

Make that 19 State Championships, 43 straight wins and counting. Ansonia head coach Tom Brockett celebrates with his team after its 51-12 win over Woodland in the Class S title game.

New UConn football head coach Bob Diaco was introduced to a throng of friends, media, players and school administrators on Thursday afternoon in the Burton Family Football Facility. Diaco won the first press conference, Tim Gaffney reports.

Remember this face and his skill set. We may not see anyone run like Ansonia senior Arkeel Newsome has in his amazing four year career with the Chargers in which he has run for over 10,000 yards. Newsome and Ansonia take on Woodland on Friday night at CCSU for the Class S championship.

Sarah Royals and the Albany Great Danes continue to play outstanding basketball. The Danes improved to 8-0 with a 75-64 win over NJIT on Tuesday night in Newark. Royals picked up her first career double-double with 13 points and 10 assists in the win.

It was one special day for UConn quarterback Casey Cochran, who established a new single-game passing record with his 461-yard performance in a 45-10 win over Memphis. The win allows the Huskies to finish the season on a three-game winning streak as they end 2013 with a 3-9 record.

The Gilbert/Northwestern football team may have lost in the Class M quarterfinals Tuesday, but that does not take away from the remarkable rise of the program, writes Patrick Tiscia.

"GN" kick returner Tony Ortiz returned the second half kickoff 99 yards for a score during the Yellowjackets' Class M playoff game against Joel Barlow.

John Lippincott and the Gilbert/Northwestern Yellowjackets get ready to play in their Class M quarterfinal game against Joel Barlow. Tim Gaffney, Rick Wilson and Gerry deSimas are on hand.

UConn's Shabazz Napier celebrates with fans after hitting a buzzer-beating jumper to defeat Florida, 65-64, in Storrs Monday night.

The UConn women improved to 9-0 with a 70-49 win over Ohio State in the final game of the Hall of Fame Classic.

Two of the best coaches on the local gridiron scene. Scott Salius (left, "GN") and Deron Bayer (R, Housy), shake hands after the 29th Annual Berkshire Bowl won by the Yellowjackets, 27-22.

It was a happy day in Winsted on Thursday as the "Berkshire Bowl" trophy stayed in town thanks to the Yellowjackets 27-20 win over rival Housatoinc. "GN" starts the post season with a Tuesday meeting with Joel Barlow in Class M action.

Lasan Kromah's strong play off the bench was a big difference in UConn's win over Loyola Tuesday night in Hartford. The Huskies are now 7-0.

Caroline Teti and the Torrington girls basketball team started practice on Monday night as they get ready to defend their Naugatuck Valley League Championship title in 2013-2014. Teti will be counted on in a big way this year by head coach Mike Fritch.

Ernie Tracy (#60) and the Torrington football team will try for their third win of the year when they take on Watertown on Thanksgiving Day. Look for a special feature on this outstanding Raider two-way player as he wraps up his THS career.

Congrats to John Lippincott and the Gilbert/Northwestern football team for qualifying for the 2013 State Playoffs for the second time in four years. The Yellowjackets play Housatonic on Thursday in Winsted.

Ryan Boatright and the UConn men will be back in action on Tuesday night when they host Loyola-MD at the XL Center at 7 p.m. UConn has started the year 6-0 and took the 2K Classic title this past weekend at MSG. Patrick Tiscia will have the story from Hartford.

The weekend trip to NYC and Madison Square Garden was one for the books. Tim Gaffney will have the story on what it was like in "The Worlds Greatest Arena" and how UConn is winning in many different ways.

It was a memorable night for UConn senior Stefanie Dolson, who recorded just the second triple-double in the program's storied history. The Huskies ran away from Oregon by a 114-68 score with Dolson scoring 26 points while pulling down 14 rebounds and handing out 11 assists.

Bria Hartley and the UConn woman have not missed a beat this weekend when they are playing three times in three days. They averaged 107 points over the fisrt two games of the Hall Of Fame Classic and jumped out to a 27-0 lead Sunday night against St Bonaventure.

Coach Deron Bayer is looking to rebuild the Housatonic football program and that includes playing a JV schedule in 2014.

It was senior night at Torrington High School for the Raiders football team as they took on Sacred Heart. This display was on th side of the school building saluting the seniors who would be playing their last home game at THS.

Surrounded by her parents (Scott and Lisa), Torrington senior Sydney Matzko signed her letter of intent to play at the University Of North Carolina in the Torrington High School library. That's good news for the Tar Heels, bad news for the NVL who will need to face her one more season. Photo by Desmond Langs.

Rick Wilson takes a look at the depth of the UConn women’s basketball team, which it will have to rely on after losing Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis for an unknown period of time. Morgan Tuck is also out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery.

UConn's Niels Giffey continued his strong start with 15 more points in an easy 101-55 win over Detroit Thursday night in Storrs. The Huskies are now 3-0.

How far she has come!!! Former Torrington High School star Sarah Royals takes on an even more important role as co-captain and leader of the Albany Great Danes for the 2013-2104 campaign. Picture courtesy of Jennifer Royals.

"30 Features in 30 days". Former Terryville cross country star, Tyler Raymond is making a name for himself at CCSU. John Torsiello has the story of the former Kangaroo who is now an All-NEC runner.

UConn junior center Kiah Stokes posted a double-double (10 points, 13 rebounds) in her teams 76-57 win over Stanford on Monday night in Storrs.

Bria Hartley was the star of the night for the UConn Huskies woman, who rolled over Stanford by a 76-57 score. The senior guard led her team with 20-points.

Stefanie Dolson and the UConn woman warming up before their game against Stanford on Monday night in Storrs. It's #1 versus # 3 in this early season big game.

Breanna Stewart and the UConn Huskies kicked off the 2013-2014 campaign with a 89-34 win over the Hartford Hawks at the XL Center in Hartford. The Huskies have a bigger test coming on Monday to Storrs when the highly ranked Stanford Cardinals come to town

The Gilbert/Northwestern Yellowjackets improved their record to 7-1 with a 34-13 win over Enfield on Saturday at Van Why Field in Winsted. The win keeps the "GN" playoff chances good at the moment. They currently sit in fourth place in the Class M rankings with the top eight making the post-season.

Jen Rizzotti and her Hartford Hawks came to the XL Center to play the UConn Huskies on Saturday. To this day, the former Huskie star gets a tremendous ovation from the Hartford fan base. UConn won, 89-34.

Shabazz Napier and the Huskies squeezed past Maryland, 78-77, in the season opener Friday night in Brooklyn. Napier had 18 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

The #1 ranked team in Class M, Lewis Mills, fell to the #16 ranked team from Weston by a 3-1 score. Spartan Mackenzie Bergstrom looks to get something going at Nassahegan Field. Photo by Marianne Killackey.

Former Lewis Mills soccer star Shannon Larkin is now playing D1.

The UConn men are ready to kick off the 2013-2014 campaign on Friday when it takes on Maryland at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Pictured: Terrence Samuel drives for a layup during the Huskies' 98-38 win over Concordia at the XL Center.

Joe Columbie kicks one of his four extra points on Saturday during the "GN" 34-33 win over rival Avon. The win leaves the 'Jackets ranked fourth in the Class M state tournament standings with four games left.

Tony Ortiz fights for yardage in the Gilbert/Northwestern 34-33 win over Avon. Seth Dayton picked off a two-point conversion attempt with no time left to secure the win.

This was a good sight for Torrington Raider football fans to see on Friday night. The home team posted their first win of the year, beating Kennedy by a 21-0 score.

"30 Features in 30 Days". Meet the Campbell Family. (l-r) Christopher, Brian, Jennifer and Isaac. Read their remarkable story on how their faith helped them overcome two premature babies who are growing up to be fine young men.

The Naugatuck Greyhounds won the Naugatuck Valley League Championship with a 4-1 win over Torrington on Wednesday night at Municipal Stadium. Igor Silva (R) battles Kevin Vaca (L) during first half action.

Shane Bierfeldt and the Torrington soccer team go for the Naugatuck Valley League Tournament title on Wednesday when they take on Naugatuck at 5 p.m. at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

John Lippincott celebrates one of his two rushing touchdowns against Canton on Saturday. "GN" beat the Warriors by a 28-15 score to improve to 5-1. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Tony Ortiz takes off on a 49-yard run during first half action in Canton. "GN" beat the Warriors by a 28-15 score behind a 297-yard effort from Ortiz. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Mills senior Bailey Pace had a hat trick for the Spartans in their 6-1 win over Nonnewaug. The win gives Mills the Berkshire League title with a 15-0 mark. Here, Bailey leaps to avoid Chiefs goalie Megan Mitchell during first half action.

The Torrington football team played well for three quarters on Thursday night against Holy Cross before falling 41-21. Pictured: Zack Mancini caught four passes good for 58-yards including a 28-yard TD pass from Connor Finn in the third quarter. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

The Senior Class of the 2013 Torrington girls volleyball team. (l-r) Kiley Rosengrant, Jenna Gyuricsko, Rosa Hernandez, Shelby Consolini, Brianna Henry, and Carmen Cruz. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

The Torrington boys soccer team have met their first goal of 2013 by setting a school record with 15 wins. The Raiders beat Kennedy by 7-0 score. Ethan Barbieri (17) celebrates a goal by Griffen Pelkey (18).

Torrington kicker P.J. Kilmartin has been a bright spot in an otherwise tough season for the Torrington football program. The Raiders take on Holy Cross on Thursday night at Municipal Stadium.

2013 THS girls soccer: Dakotah Manson, Olivia Morrison, Olivia Roberge, Micaela Bottari, Phoebe Ivain, Taylor Pestritto, Abigail Whalen, Salma Malik, Deisy Campoverde, Aunchlee Reilly. The Raiders fell to Holy Cross 5-3 on Senior Night.

Two of the most important players from their respective teams played on the same team Friday night for the annual First Night festivities. (L) Shabazz Napier and (R) Breanna Stewart are being counted on for great things this season but on this night, it was all about the fun and the fans.

It was all fun and games at Gampel Pavilion on Friday night as both team participated in First Night. Team Geno came back from 16 down in the second half to beat Team Kevin by a 51-49 score. A packed house got their lungs ready for the upcoming season.

UConn defensive back Byron Jones and the Huskies take on Cincinnati on Saturday at noon in search of their first win in 2013. Jones had an interception against USF on October 12.

Joe Zone and Rick Wilson before the taping of the CPTV "Game Time" program at the WFSB studios in Rocky Hill. Tune in tonight (Thursday) to watch the fastest 30-minute show on television. Cablevision 139, Comcast 966. Fairfield Prep and Middletown football also on the program.

The 2013 Torrington boy's soccer team on Senior Night. (L-R) Shane Walker, Juan Munoz, Shane Bierfeldt, Chris Parrotta, Griffen Pelkey, Zack Paniatti, Nick Mancini, Dennis Cardenas, John McCarthy, Seth Gesmondi. Photo by Marianne Killackey.

UConn offensive lineman, Steve Greene (left) and Jimmy Bennett on the sidelines during the Huskies 13-10 loss to USF on Saturday. The offensive line played their best game of the year on Saturday and will try and duplicate that effort on Saturday at Cincinnati.

Lyle McCombs leaps into the end zone at the end of his 52-yard touchdown run in the second quarter against USF on Saturday. UConn fell, 13-10.

The Torrington football team broke out a new offense against Naugatuck on Friday night. Because of injuries to their first and second string quarterbacks, the Raiders used Nathan Manchester and three backs in a mostly running offensive set. The Greyhounds won by a 33-3 score.

Shabazz Napier and the UConn men's basketball team are heating up their prep work for the upcoming campaign in Storrs. We will be front and center for both the men and women's team this year and look forward to bringing you behind the scenes coverage.

Torrington goalie Kasey Roscello makes a great save on Friday afternoon against Naugatuck. The Raiders fell to the Greyhounds by a 2-0 score. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Olivia Morrison of the Torrington girls soccer team, is a three-sport, student athlete in every sense of the words. You want drive and dedication? Dial up Morrison on th pitch, the hardwood or the track.

The Torrington boys soccer team beat rival Holy Cross by a 3-1 score on Wednesday night. Here, Shane Walker celebrates after scoring a Torrington goal. The Raiders now sport a 11-1 record, second only to Naugatuck (12-0) in the NVL. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Woodland got the best of Torrington in girls soccer on Tuesday with a 3-2 win in Torrington. Here, Torrington's Courtney Dell'Agnese battles Woodland forward Savanah Aviz during first half action.

The Thomaston field hockey team has ruled the Berkshire League so far this year. On Tuesday, Morgan Jenson (to right of goalie) reacts to scoring the teams first goal against Northwestern. The Bears improve to 10-0 with a 3-0 win over the Highlanders.

The most popular guy at the UConn weekly press conference who former Xavier star, Tim Boyle who will make his first start on Saturday for the Huskies. USF will be in town with a game time of noon. The Huskies are searching for their first win of 2013.

UConn sideline reporter Emily Noonan works hard at her craft and it shows in the details. Her work doesn't begin and end on the field as the UConn graduate prepares with purpose and dedication, much like the teams she covers.

Tyler Marens on the way to his 60-yard touchdown run on Friday vs Wolcott. Marens ran for 108 yards on the night. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

Shane Bierfeldt (in white) and the Torrington boys soccer team won for the ninth time Thursday night with a 6-0 shutout of Sacred Heart. Bierfeldt added a second half goal for the home team. Picture by Marianne Killackey

It was a Hat Trick kind of night for Torrington forward Amar Suljic on Thursday night in Torrington. His three goal effort helped the Raiders beat up on Sacred Heart by a 6-0 score. Photo by Marianne Killackey.

Former New York Met's catcher, Mike Piazza, throws out the first pitch before the teams 3-2 win over the Brewers on a day in which the slugger was inducted into the Met's Hall of Fame.

The UConn Huskies introduced T.J. Weist as their interim coach on Monday afternoon in Storrs. Weist takes over for Paul Pasqualoni who was let go on Monday morning. UConn is off to an 0-4 start going into their bye-week. Weist is pictured with his wife Karen and son James.

Connor Finn and the Torrington Red Raiders put up a good fight before falling to Logan Marchi and St Paul by a 52-37 score. Finn threw for 278 yards and four touchdowns in the loss.

Yellowjacket quarterback John Lippincott makes his way towards the end zone during first quarter action on Friday night at North Branford. Lippincott would fumble on the one but the ball landed in the end zone and was recovered by teammate Paxton Franklin. "GN" dropped a 42-25 decision to North Branford to fall to 2-1 in 2013.

Meet Emily Noonan, the voice of the UConn Huskies sideline and court-side reports. Rick Wilson will have the story of how the Huskies All-Access host turned an internship into a full-time gig during the Huskies bye-week.

P.J. Kilmartin and the Torrington Red Raiders football team travels to take on St Paul in Bristol on Saturday afternoon in search of their first win of the 2013 season. St Paul comes in with a 1-1 record behind quarterback Logan Marchi.

Max Delorenze (l) and Lyle McCombs (r), hope to get the UConn Huskies running came on track as they travel on Saturday to take on Buffalo. The Bulls sport a 1-2 record with the Huskies are still in search of their first win of 2013 (0-3).

John McCarthy had one of two Torrington goals in a 3-2 loss to Naugatuck on Wednesday night at the Robert H Frost complex. The Raiders fall to 5-1 while the Greyhounds improve to 6-0. Picture by Marianne Killackey.

It's an early season showdown between the top two teams in the NVL tonight in Torrington. Naugatuck (5-0) invades THS on Wednesday night at 6 p.m. Pictured for the Raiders (5-0) are (l-r) Luke Calabrese, John McCarthy (with ball) and Chris Parrotta.

Late in the second half of the Litchfield/Lewis Mills boys match on Tuesday in Litchfield, Jordan Sokol looked to have the go ahead goal in his sights but Cowboys goalie Nick Andro had other ideas and made a superb safe. Mills last three games have ended in ties.

Litchfield goalie Nick Andro, goes up high in traffic to make a save during the Cowboys 1-1 tie with Lewis Mills at Plumb Hill. Cole Farrey (16) looks to be in position for a rebound. Mills is now 2-0-3, Litchfield 1-3-1.

Rick Wilson ran into former Torrington High School star, Chris DeBerry on Saturday night before the UConn/Michigan game. The Huskies fell 24-21 but not before scaring the Wolverines by leading 21-7 at one point. The Huskies visit Buffalo on Saturday in a must-win situation.

UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni and his Huskies nearly pulled off the impossible against nationally ranked Michigan before falling 24-21 Saturday night in front of 42,000 fans at The Rent. UConn falls to 0-3 with a road trip to Buffalo on tap next Saturday.

It was a magnificent day at Fairview Farms Country Club on Friday for the Tim Considine Golf Tournament. 144 golfers and well over 200 dinner guests soaked in the course, the company and the cause.

Shane Walker (21 on right) of Torrington looks to disrupt Seymour Wildcat Selim Kalici (10 on left) during first half action in Torrington on Wednesday night. The Raiders scored two late second half goals to pull out a 2-0 win over Seymour to improve to 3-0 on the year.

Members of the Turf Committee got together on Tuesday night to discus progress on plans for using the 2.72 million dollar grant the City of Torrington was granted for installing a turf field, new track and bleachers. Press boys rejoice, a new press box is part of the mix....

He's right there. Bottom row, middle picture. Former Torrington standout Chris DeBerry is a member of the UConn huskies football team. Tim Gaffney caught up with the former play-making Raider at the Huskies weekly press conference and will have his story on Wednesday.

Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs caught five balls, good for 110 yards and a score on Saturday night against the UConn Huskies in East Hartford. Randy Edsall came back to the program he helped build and became the first coach to ever win a game as the Huskies head coach and a visiting teams head man at The Rent.

The much anticipated homecoming of former UConn coach Randy Edsall went the way of his Terrapins by a 33-21 score. Here, current Huskie coach Paul Pasqualoni and Edsall meet at midfield before the game.

Torrington's Paige Middleton tries to make something happen late in her teams 1-0 loss to St Paul on Thursday afternoon at home. The Raiders fall to 1-1 on the year. The Raider boys came away with a hard fought 2-1 road win over the Falcons in Bristol.

State Representative, Michelle Cook, spoke in front of the Torrington Board of Education on Tuesday night about the $2.72 million dollar grant she garnered for the THS athletic fields. The main project calls for a new track, turf field and bleachers.

Field Hockey preparations were well under way for the Housatonic girls on Wednesday as well. The Mountaineers open the 2013 season on Tuesday, September 10 when they host Nonnewaug.

Ever the master motivator, Mountaineer head coach Deron Bayer talks to his 2013 team about what it takes to bring the wins back to Falls Village on the gridiron.

Members of the Housatonic girls soccer team stretch before practice on Wednesday afternoon in Falls Village. It was a afternoon filled with sports action from five different teams preparing for the upcoming season.

Senior goal keep, Zack Paniatti and the Raiders boys soccer team kick off their regular season a week from now on Tuesday, September 10 at home against Kennedy at 6:00 p.m. This looks to be a strong year for Torrington and Paniatti will play a big part in how the season goes.

Yeah, that's not normal. one of many storm drain covers sits in play on the Torrington High School soccer field recently. A 2.73 million dollar grant has been given to the City. Should not everyone be happy to have such a gift? Tim Gaffney takes a look.

All Torrington native Conor Bierfeldt wanted was a chance to show he could hit. The former Raider star is doing just that with the Aberdeen Ironbirds in the Class A NY Penn League. Bierfeldt and Aberdeen have three games left in the regular season and hold a 1.5 game lead over the Brooklyn Cyclones as they try and clinch their division and head to the playoffs.

Desmond Lang and the Torrington football team are getting in high gear as they prepare to take on Ansonia in the 2013 season opener on the road, Friday, September 13. Lang and Ernie Tracy have emerged as two of the leaders for first year head coach Gaitan Rodriguez.

Torrington senior Nick Mancini is congratulated after scoring a goal during the Raiders scrimmage against Bristol Eastern on Friday afternoon at Torrington High School. The Raiders open their season on September 10 when they host Kennedy at 6 p.m.

Lyle McCombs gained 80 yards on the night, 22 on this astounding run that ended at the Tigers one-yard line late in the second quarter. A penalty forced UConn to settle for a field goal.

UConn wide receiver Shakim Phillips, comes down with an eventual 31-yard touchdown pass from Chandler Whitmer in the first quarter of the Huskies 33-18 loss to Towson. Phillips would add a 21-yard score in the fourth quarter.

UConn strong safety Obi Melifonwu gets ready to pick off a pass during first quarter action against Towson on Thursday night at Rentschler Field. The Huskies dropped their season opener by a 33-18 score to a hungry Tiger team.

Live from Rentschler Field in East Hartford. UConn takes on Towson at 7:30 p.m. in the opening game for both teams in the brand new American Athletic Conference.

The 2013 Tri-State Hall of Fame inductees. (L-R) Ed Gadomski, Bill Leifert, Tim Hamel, Rich Thompson, Pat Murphy, Jay Rocca, Chris Clark, D.J. Reese.

He threw a mean spiral while behind center for the Torrington Raiders football team in his day. Today, Michael Ciesco is working with his brother Bruce as the coach the Torrington Warriors eighth grade program. The farm system for THS is in great shape with these two guys at the helm.

It was time for football at the Robert H. Frost complex on Wednesday afternoon as first year head coach Gaitan Rodriguez took his Raiders through their first practice in preparation for the 2013 NVL campaign. Torrington kicks off their season on the road against Ansonia on Friday, September 13.

The 2013 Litchfield County Sports Torrington Titan Most Valuable Player Award goes to Goshen native, Michael Odenwaelder. The former Warrior led the Titans in home runs (5) and runs batted in (31) while playing in all 50 Torrington games.

It's almost time for the fall high school sports season. Pictured is the Robert H. Frost complex in Torrington. The Raiders football team takes the field on Wednesday for their first practice. Torrington kicks off their 2013 campaign on Friday, September 13 at Ansonia.

The Torrington Varsity Alumni Club held their annual scholarship dinner on Wednesday night at P-Sams in Torrington. The 2013 winners are: (left to right) Matt Scoville, Ben Mckenna, Austin Kelson, Kevin Finn, Nicole Kozlak and Megan Calabrese. A great night with six of the best kids from THS.

One of the bright spots for the 2013 Torrington Titans has been the play of Michael Odenwaelder who leads the team in home runs (5) and RBI's (30). The Goshen native went 3 for 4 with a pair of RBI's and three runs scored on Tuesday night when the Titans beat North Shore, 11-5. Torrington is just a game out of the last playoff spot as they play at OOB tonight.

Kids, parents, coaches and reporters who were on hand on Saturday and Sunday at his camp came away truly impressed with one Ray Allen of the NBA champion Miami Heat. Down to earth and into every minute of the two day event, Allen took time to sit with some campers during the session held on Sunday at Hall High School in West Hartford.

Ray Allen of the Miami Heat held a two-day camp in West Hartford on Saturday and Sunday. He spoke to the more than 100 campers about how he got himself into the #23 Nike's he sported during the camp. Unlike some other pro athletes who simply show up for a cameo, Allen was active throughout. A class act all the way.

It's never too early to start preparing for life as a Thomaston Golden Bear basketball player. Bears boys coach Gary Franklin held his camp this past week and these two youngsters (Aurelia Barker is on the right) got right in the flow of things in a hurry. Winning Breeds Winning!

The team from Harwinton-Burlington won the Torrington Babe Ruth Minors Championship. Front Co-Mgr Jim Baiardi, Gavin LaPenta, Connor Meissner, Tim Mazerolle, Cam,Baiardi, Jarrod Correll, Henry Cooper, Back Coach Tom Madden, Griffin Ursin, Bill Willett, Jacob Lyga, Tom Comerford, Skylar Woodin, Jim Romano, Andrew Madden, Chris Romano and Coach Lev Cooper. Back Mgr. Bill Willett. Not in picture Gavin Doyle.

Mr Palladino and Mr. Wilson I presume? The local legends met on the TCC course Wednesday afternoon covering the CT Open. Nice stogie Joseph.

Rick Wilson (left) followed Bob Gage and Ken Green throughout their final round in the CT Open at the Torrington Country Club on Wednesday afternoon. Gage finished the day +4 and finished tied for 27th with a 220 overall mark. Wilson will have the story on both golfers days plus their future goals.

The story of Ken Green is a remarkable one and Rick Wilson tells it in his story from the CT Open Championship. Green finished the final round +2 with a 218 overall score, good for 23rd in the Tournament.

The action at the Torrington Armory is always fast and furious. On Saturday afternoon, the classic venue where future local hoops stars are made, the Torrington Police Athletic League was in action.

It's American Legion State Tournament time and Fuessenich Park is the place to be for North Sectional action. Southington pitcher, Brett Susi faced off against New London in game one on Saturday. Southington came away with a 4-1 win to advance to second round action on Sunday in Torrington.

The fans at Wahconah Park in Pittsfield MA, home of the Sun, are used to looking at their team play with arms raised to shade the sun. Wahconah Park see's the sun set directly behind center field, making it a challenge for batters and fans alike.

Two of the four Torrington Titans who appeared in the 2013 FCBL All Star Game on Thursday night in Pittsfield. Michael Odenwaelder (L) was 0-1 at the plate while Nick Fuller (R) started the game for the New England Team and pitched a perfect first inning. Team Massachusetts won by a 2-0 score.

Showing the speed of a wounded gazzelle, Litchfield County Sports.com's own Tim Gaffney legs out a hit during the FCBL Celebrity Kick-Ball game, Thursday night in Pittsfield. A 1-2 night without any injuries? A win for sure....

Phil Pepe (far right), legendary sports reporter and author, was at Fuessenich Park on Wednesday night as the Torrington Titans beat the Brockton Rox by a 4-3 score in 10 innings. Pictured with Pepe are Titans principal owner Alan Seraita and Marc Klee.

For the third time in the club's elaborate history, Torrington Country Club will open its doors to the state's top amateur and professional golfers for the 79th playing of the Connecticut Open Championship on July 29th - 31st, 2013. John Torsiello will be on scene all three days with a preview running Sunday.

Kyle Decker (far right) was a guest on the Litchfield County Sports pre-game show on the field before the Titans beat the Nashua Silver Knights by a 6-2 score. Chris McKenna (L) and Tim Gaffney (middle) hosted the hour show that featured interviews with Jake McGuiggan, Alex Disanto and GM Eddie Gadomski.

Torrington's own, Patrick Austin was all business on Tuesday night at Fuessenich Park. Austin pitched five effective innings against the Nashua Silver Knights, allowing just two hits while striking out five. Torrington beat the Knights, 6-2 to improve to 13-17 on the year.

You never know who you will see at Fuessenich Park as your watching a baseball game. Titans GM Ed Gadomski ran into former MLB All-Star Craig Biggio on Sunday during the Titans 5-2 win over the Navigators. Biggio, a 20-year Houston Astro, has a son, Conor playing for North Shore.

Litchfield County Sports.com paid a visit to New Britain Stadium to see our good friend, Dan Lovallo and the NB Rock Cats. Rick Wilson (with Jonathon Wilson) will have the story of how Lovallo got back to doing what he love best. Calling baseball games. Thanks to all who made our trip a great one. First class operation...

Torrington Mayor Ryan Bingham (left), who threw out the first pitch before the Titans Tuesday night game, stands with Titan assistant GM Malory Jenson and GM Eddie Gadomski. For the record, the pitch may have been a high strike...

Paul McLaughlin of Litchfield Bancorp talks with Tim Gaffney during the LCS pre-game show Tuesday night at Fuessenich Park. Litchfield Bancorp has been a big supporter of local events, including the Raider 5K run, Rod Dixon's KiDSMARATHON along with others throughout the year.

Torrington Titans pitcher, Chris Hatfield, talks with Tim Gaffney during the LCS pre-game show live from the field at Fuessenich Park. Hatfield had thrown a gem on Monday night, allowing just one hit over seven innings in a 3-0 Torrington win.

Members of "Team Daniel" gather at Fuessenich Park on Monday night to support Daniel Kolukisa (holding baseball). Kolukisa was diagnosed with Epilepsy in July of 2012 and has been treated since. Despite the rain, "Team Daniel" came through in a big way.

Daniel Kolukisa, a student at Torrington Middle School who suffers from Epilepsy , gets ready to throw out the first pitch on Monday night at Fuessenich Park before the start of the Titans/Sun game. "Team Daniel" was on hand to help raise awareness about the affliction.

Newcomer, Zach Taylor, pitched three scoreless innings for the Torrington Titans in a 1-0 victory over the Canadian Junior National Team at Fuessenich Park on Friday night. Taylor gave up just three hits to a powerful Canadian team while striking out a pair.

Cal Quantrill, son of former major league pitcher Paul, was in Torrington Friday night throwing for the Canadian Junior National Team. Quantrill pitched six innings, striking out 8 but took the loss as the Titans pulled out a 1-0 win. The senior in high school hit 88 miles per hour on the radar gun.

Former Torrington Titan, Michael Joseph, is playing with the Aberdeen IronBirds in the New York Penn League. The IronBirds are a Single A franchise of the Baltimore Orioles. Joseph pitching 1.2 innings of scoreless relief on Wednesday night at Hudson Valley.

All Torrington native Conor Bierfeldt ever wanted was to get a chance to show he could hit. Well, the Aberdeen Ironbirds are reaping the benefits of the former Raiders ability to flat out hit the ball. Bierfeldt slammed a pair of two-run homers on Wednesday night at Hudson Valley in a 9-2 Ironbird win.

The Harwinton Indians put the finishing touches on a memorable season last week by winning the Terryville/Harwinton/Torrington/Burlington AAA World Series title to cap an undefeated season (17-0).

Flashing back to two weeks ago when we were at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell. Great event, lots to do no matter what your age was.

With how lousy the weather has been here of late, that San Diego weather is looking better and better every day!!!

Part of the display at Citi Field, paying tribute to the Brooklyn Dodgers and one Jackie Robinson. Great teams, great times, one remarkably brave man who changed our country for the good. And a terrific baseball player.

While the training is going well with Mr. Gaffney (down 10 pounds in June) the prediction of running with these guys next year at the LHRR has not been brought up......YET.

Nick Fuller (Soph, UMass Dartmouth) led the Torrington Titans to a 5-2 win in game two of their doubleheader against the Seacoast Mavericks. Fuller allowed two runs on four hits in 6 1/3 innings of work. The Titans got to the .500 mark for the first time with the win.

The scoreboard says it all. No hits by the Seacoast Mavericks thanks to the outstanding effort by Mike Gibbons (Soph, Wheaton College) who walked just two batters.

Torrington Titan Jim Topps slides in safely after stealing second during first inning action on Wednesday night at Fuessenich Park. Topps would later score on a Michael Odenwaelder two-run triple to give the Titans a 2-0 lead.

Torrington native Connor Bierfledt had a huge day for the Aberdeen IronBirds ina 10-4 win over Staten Island on Sunday. The former THS star went 3-4 with two doubles and a home run.

Members of the Thomaston High School girls basketball team stand with Titus, the Torrington Titan mascot on Sunday night at Fuessenich Park. The Titans honored the team that made a run to the Class S finals this spring. Head coach Bob McMahon threw out the first pitch.

Bubba Watson is tied with Charley Hoffman and Graham DeLaet at -10 going into Sunday's final round of the 2013 Travelers Championship in Cromwell. Watson shot an even par 70 on Saturday while Delaet (65, -5) and Hoffman (66, -4) played their way into the top spot tie.

Charley Hoffman on the tenth hole of the Travelers Championship on Saturday afternoon at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. Hoffman is now tied with two others going into final round action on Sunday.

Litchfield County Sports.com made the trip to Cromwell for the 2013 Travelers Championship on Saturday afternoon. Tim Gaffney reports Sunday on a top flight operation with some pretty terrific golf to boot.

Titans catcher, Kolten Yamaguchi (talking with pitcher Pedro Escafullery) has handled a pitching staff in 2013 that is starting to hit their stride.

The Titans got a five out save from Alex DiSanto on Thursday night as they held off the Nashua Silver Knights by a 4-2 score. Torrington improve to 3-5 on the year. Mike Odenwaelder homered and scored two runs in the win.

Brian Fay connects on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning on Thursday night at Fuessenich Park to give the Torrington Titans an insurance run during their 4-2 win over Nashua.

These three Lewis Mills athletes took home a combined 31 Letters over their four year careers with various Spartan teams. Stephanie Deccy (10), Hope Shevchuk (11) and Patrick Claffey (10) were honored by the school for their efforts.

Frank Crinella of the Pittsfield Sun, gets back safely during Monday action at Fuessenich Park against the Titans. Stephen Eldridge of the Titans makes the late tag. The Sun beat the Titans by a 4-2 score to fall to 2-5 on the year.

Sean Labbe, Mateo Tiul, Peyton Mello and Gavin Woodward are the 2013 USATF CT Association State Champions in the 4 x 800 Medley Relay. The foursome made their mark this spring in the Junior Olympics. The last Litchfield team to do so was a girls 13-14 year old team in 2003. Congrats!

Pat Austin and the Torrington Titans have won two in a row after a 5-1 win over Wachusett on Saturday night at Fuessenich Park. Torrington travels to take on North Shore Sunday and will be home on Monday night with Austin on the hill when they take on Pittsfield at 7:05 p.m.

Esther Erb crosses the finish line of the 37 running of the Litchfield Hills Road race on Sunday in a time of 40:28. Erb finished second in 2011 with a time of 40:16.

This picture of Eliud Ngetich sums up the competition he saw on Sunday while winning the 37th Annual Litchfield Hills Road Race in the ninth ever finishing time of 33:53.

Torrington's Kaleb Holbrook was ruled out during a first inning steal attempt against the Pittsfield Sun. Rob Mclam makes the tag. The Sun shut out the Titans by a 10-0 score as Torrington falls to 0-2 on the year.

A bad wheel isn't enough to stop this young lady from finishing the 2013 KiDSMARATHON on Saturday afternoon at Plumb Hill track in Litchfield. Children from 12 area schools took part in this years event, created by Rod Dixon.

To say this gentleman has boundless energy and as big a heart as they come would be an understatement. Rod Dixon leads the way at the 2013 KiDSMARATHON in Litchfield on Saturday morning. His efforts towards getting the young people of the world in shape has no limits, neither does his smile.

Another year and another win for the KiDSMARATHON in Litchfield. (Left to right) Steve Jones, Leo Paul, Rod Dixon. The skies parted, the sun came out and the runners finished their 26 mile journey with the final mile at Plum Hill in Litchfield.

Torrington catcher Kolten Yamaguchi gunned down Wachucett base runner, Alec Paradowski trying to steal in he second inning of the Titans 7-4 opening night loss to the Dirt Dawgs. Jake McGuiggan makes the tag.

Jim Topps of the Torrington Titans, gets hit with a pitch during first inning action on Wednesday night at Fuessenich Park. The Titans fell, 7-4 to the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs in the Futures Collegiate Baseball Leagues season opener.

The Terryville softball team is heading to the Class S title game after beating BL rival, Thomaston by a 7-6 score. The 'Roos celebrate after the final out. They face Oxford on Saturday at DeLuca Field in Stratford at 3 p.m.

Jamie Bridge and the Terryville Kangaroos are heading to the Class S finals after holding of a late Thomaston rally to win by a 7-6 score. Bridge struck out 14 in the win.

The Northwestern baseball coaching staff is all smiles after the final out in Tuesday's 8-5 victory over Holy Cross in the Class M semifinals. Jimi Phillips went the distance and struck out seven and Mike Jeffko had three hits for top seeded Northwestern, which faces No. 11 St. Joseph for the title Saturday afternoon.

Abby Hurlbert and the Thomaston Golden Bears get ready for their showdown with BL rival Terryville.

Abby Hurlbert and the Thomaston Golden Bears get one more crack at Berkshire League rival Terryville tonight in Stratford. The two BL foes face off in the Class S semi-finals at 7 p.m. We will be on hand to bring you live updates.

Torrington Titans manager, Misha Dworken (center) works with his catchers during the teams first practice on Saturday afternoon at Fuessenich Park. The Titans open their 2013 season on Wednesday night at 7:05 against the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs.

Ashlynn Cook was the top female finisher in the Second Annual Raider 5K Run on Saturday. Cook won in a time of 25:20.

The winner of the Second Annual 5 K Raider Run was Adonys Langual with a time of 19.01. Langual and last years winner, John Pirla, crossed the line together but Langual was given the win by .01 seconds. Great race by both Raiders.

While Sydney Matzko and the Torrington girls had a terrific season, going 23-0 and earning their first NVL title in 30 years, losing in their second round game to Bunnell by a 2-1 score certainly was not the way the Raiders expected to end their season.

On the play that cost the Torrington Raiders their Class L second round game, a wild throw to third allows Bunnell's Lora Walsh to score the eventual winning run. Third baseman Baylee Vinisko and pitcher Sydney Matzko can only watch as the ball goes out of play, allowing Walsh to score.

Abby Hurlbert and the Thomaston Golden Bears demolished Canton by a 14-2 score on Friday in their quarterfinal game. The Bears get another shot at BL league foes, Terryville in the Class S semi-finals either Monday or Tuesday. The Kangaroos moved on with a 3-0 win over Old Saybrook.

Brian Butkevicius deals during the Thomaston Golden Bears 3-2 win over Morgan on Wednesday afternoon in Thomaston. Butkevicius went all the way to get the win and move the Bears into the quarterfinals against Oxford on Saturday, June 1 at home.

Lewis Mills senior Emma Murray (17) looks to move past Northwest Catholic's Lauren Cenci in Tuesday's Class S first-round game in Harwinton. The Spartans fell to the defending state champs, 20-12. The loss ended Mills' season at 11-6 and the program is moving in the right direction.

This sign kind of says it all at the Torrington Memorial Day Parade. Proud to be an American on this and every day.....

The Torrington Titans were in town on Monday to march in the Torrington Memorial Day Parade. The 2013 season kicks off Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m.

Remember to say thanks to a vet today and everyday. We really do rock as a country, issues and all. We The People. Be proud and celebrate the freedoms we have because of the efforts of those in uniform...Thank You.

Torrington's Ben Stone scores the fourth run in the bottom of the sixth inning against Middletown on a John McCarthy double. The Raiders staged a remarkable rally after being down 5-0 to win their qualifying game, 6-5 over Middletown.

Torrington's John McCarthy connects on a double during a five-run Raider rally in the top of the sixth against Middletown at Fuessenich Park. Torrington beat Middletown 6-5 in the bottom of the seventh on a wild pitch to move on to the first round of the Class L State Tournament.

What a great site in Boston as runners who did not get to finish the race due to the bombings got their chance to cross the finish line. Brent Hawkins from the LHRR was on hand.

Torrington native Michael Fabiaschi returned to the Midland Rockhounds lineup on Friday night and had the game winning RBI double off Roy Oswalt.

The Torrington High softball team captured the NVL title Wednesday with a 3-1 victory over Seymour at Wolcott High. Sydney Matzko struck out 11 and was named the game's MVP and Nicole Jameson added an RBI single.

They do stand alone. Sydney Matzko and the Torrington girls softball team beat defending champion Seymour by a 3-1 score to take their first ever Naugatuck Valley League Championship. Torrington runs the table with a perfect 23-0 record.

As you gather with friends and family this holiday weekend, keep in mind why we are able to do what we do. Salute those who protect our way of life every day all around the world. Pictured: The USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego.....

Brittany Anderson and the Torrington girls softball team are going for their first ever Naugatuck Valley League title as they get ready to take on Seymour at 6 p.m. at Wolcott High School. Big day for the Raiders as they look to take the program to the next level.

The Thomaston girls basketball team celebrated their remarkable season at Tony's Coffee Express on Sunday afternoon. Turina (far right) organized the day and named an iced coffee for each player with a portion of the sales of those drinks going back to the team.

Torrington's Alexa Potter drops down a bunt during the Raiders 2-1 win over Naugatuck on Thursday afternoon. With the win, the Raiders finish with a perfect 20-0 mark. The remarkable Sydney Matzko finished with 11 strikeouts, giving her 295 for the season.

The sign says it all..Fans of the Thomaston girls basketball team are invited down to celebrate the teams amazing 2012/2013 campaign that featured a run to the Class S finals....

Litchfield County Sports.com made a trip to Citi Field on Wednesday and while neither Gaffney or Wilson (pictured) earned a spot on the roster, they had a great day touring the inside of the new ball ballpark in Queens. Thanks to Jason Valez of the Mets for his hospitality and the guided tour.

Kudos to the City of Torrington and the Park and Recreation Department for a fine looking bleacher section at Fuessenich Park. The "Gem of Litchfield County" looks better and better every day..

Thomaston starting pitcher Abbie Hurlbert delivers a pitch during the Golden Bears 5-0 win over Lewis Mills on Friday afternoon in THomaston. Hurlbert struck out 6 and gave up just 4 hits in going the distance.

Torrington native Patrick Austin returns to his old stomping grounds this summer to begin his first full season as a member of the Torrington Titans in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. Austin is a sophomore at U-Mass. He appeared in five games in 2012 for the Titans after starting the year with the P-38's in American Legion ball.

30 Titans in 30 Days. Day 2. Mike Odenwaelder, seen here playing this spring for Amherst College, has had a monster spring in his sophomore year and hopes it translates into a successful 2013 summer with the Titans.

Sydney Matzko and the Torrington softball team are just two wins away from perfection at 18-0. Matzko just turned in back-to-back 20 strikeout performances in her last two games, giving her 265 for the year. While Matzko is the "Rock Star", Tim Gaffney takes a look at the rest of the Raiders who have made this season such a special one to date.

Thomaston's Jack Hartle has been a bright spot for the Bears at first singles so far this season.

Gaffney Vacation Picture # 1. The USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego Harbor. A visit to the USS Midway Museum was a highlight of this magnificent vacation to date...Much more to come.

Four Thomaston High School athletes announced their college plans Thursday at a signing ceremony held at Thomaston High School. The Bears that are taking their talents to the next level are (from left) Maggie Eberhardt: Basketball, Post University. Ryan Scarfo: Soccer, Rhode Island College. Joe Foschini: Soccer, Post University. Cameron Chaplan: Cross Country and Track, Quinnipiac University.

The Torrington High School Hall of Fame inducted its newest class Sunday evening. The Class of 2013 included Nick Giampaolo, Jim Zeller, Bill Dranginis, Casey Kasenetz Hill, Rich Scott and Joe Minutillo (from left). C.J. Giampaolo, who lives in California was also inducted but was not in attendance.

Two Connecticut legends were on hand for the 72nd CSWA Gold Key dinner on Sunday night. Gary Liberatore, the all-time New England College scoring champion (3176 points in 100 games) and former Kolbe Cathedral star Walter Lunkin (over 2000 points) found the bottom of the rim with the best of them. Liberatore was inducted Sunday, Lunkin was honored in 2002.

Litchfield County Sports.com's own Rick Wilson was on hand when UCONN womans basketball coach Geno Auriemma, his assistant Chris Dailey and Thomaston's own Amy Matthews were inducted into the CT Hall of Fame.

The bleachers at Fuessenich Park are coming along and looking good! Work has progressed quickly since the weather broke in early April. Work is expected to be done by early June. An enclosure is also in the works that will give protection from the elements.

Wolcott Tech starting pitcher, Jason Tyrell, pitches during the Wildcats game against Wilcox Tech at Fuessenich Park on Friday afternoon. Wilcox Tech came away with a 16-6 win.

Amy Matthews (right) was hanging out with some terrific company on Wednesday night. Uconn Assistant head coach Chris Dailey was also honored with induction into the Connecticut Hall of Fame along with Matthews..Rick Wilson has the story of the remarkable Thomaston legend.

Torrington second basemen, John McCarthy, makes the tag on Ansonia's Robert Schyver on an attempted steal attempt during the Raiders and Chargers contest at Fuessenich Park on Wednesday afternoon in Torrington. The Chargers came away with a hard fought 3-2 win over Torrington.

Torrington freshman, Nathan Manchester, delivers a pitch during the Raiders game against Ansonia on Wednesday afternoon at Fuessenich Park in Torrington. Manchester pitched well, gaving up just three hits in a 3-2 loss to the Chargers.

Drew Gagne of the Thomaston Golden Bears slides into third safely into third base on a passed ball during first inning action against Nonnewaug on Wednesday afternoon in Thomaston. Chief's third basemen Owen Kane takes the late throw. The Bears won big, 10-0.

Nonnewaug starting pitcher, Aaron Williams, delivers during first inning action in Thomaston on Wednesday afternoon. The Golden Bears won by a 10-0 score.

Lewis Mills pitcher Amy Powers had eight strikeouts Friday to help lead the Spartans to a 4-3 victory over previously unbeaten Terryville in a key Berkshire League matchup. The Spartans and Kangaroos are tied with Thomaston atop the BL with one league loss each.

Gaffney granddaughter, Skyy Elizabeth, showing some good form during a recent practice for her team, the Bumble-Bee's. Swings a mean bat as well, read Gaffney's story that reminds us to stop and catch the softball....

When you have this kind of sunrise, you have no choice but to attack! Make this a great day, I know we will.

Mykala O'Hara of Seymour, swings and misses for the final out of the Torrington/Seymour battle on Wednesday in Torrington. Raider starter Sydney Matzko struck out 14, gave up 10 hits and got herself out of trouble when she needed to.

Dakotah Manson rounds third en route to a home run during the Torrington Raiders 3-0 win over rival Seymour on Wednesday afternoon in Torrington.

Nonnewaug starting pitcher, Aaron Williams, pitches to Highlander right fielder Mac Keeper during first inning action in Winsted. Williams pitched a complete game but came away on the short end of a 4-3 score.

Northwestern first basemen, Conor Guiheen, takes a late throw as Nonnewaug pitcher Aaron Williams reaches during first inning action in Winsted. The Highlanders hung on for a 4-3 win. Guiheen got the save, pitching the final two frames.

The Torrington girls basketball team celebrated an amazing season that included an NVL Championship. (Left to right) Megan Calabrese, Kelli Balnis and Nicole Kozlak. A great year, a great group of student/athletes.

Torrington pitcher Sydney Matzko struck out 15 and Sam Pelow hit a home run to lead the Red Raiders to a 3-2 victory over Holy Cross in the season opener for both teams on Wednesday afternoon.

As the 2013 baseball season gets underway this Wednesday, fans who head to Fuessenich Park will take notice of a bleacher face-lift. The diamond gem of Litchfield County getting a much deserved makeover!!!

The Plum Hill softball complex in Litchfield is set for action later this week as the 2013 Berkshire League season gets underway on Wednesday. The Cowboys host Lewis Mills on Friday afternoon in their home opener after beginning the year at Shepaug.

Sydney Keith, Abby Hurlbert and Maggie Eberhardt were key parts of the Thomaston Golden Bears team that took an entire town on a mystical ride to Mohegan Sun. Hurlbert and Eberhardt earned All-State honors, an amazing feat for any team.

It was celebration time on Saturday night at the Black Rock Thomaston as the Golden Bears girls basketball team was honored. Seniors Sydney Keith (left) and Maggie Eberhardt were presented with special basketballs for their tremendous careers on the hardwood.

Former Torrington Twister Steve Geltz, a former house guest of Tim and Deb Gaffney, was traded Wednesday from the Anaheim Angels to the Tampa Bay Rays. Geltz made his major league debut in August of 2012 and is scheduled to start the year at AAA.

Sarah Royals and the Albany Great Danes put a scare into North Carolina on Sunday before falling, 59-54. Royals will lead a young team in 2014 as the lone returning starter.

Okay, we just needed this. With winter continuing to hold it's windy grip on the local outdoor sports scene, rest assured that while delayed at the moment, warmer weather will be here at some point.

Litchfield County Sports was front and center on CPTV on Saturday during halftime of the Thomaston/Capital Prep Class S contest. (L-R) Tim Gaffney, CPTV host Glenn Conticello and Rick Wilson.

Thomaston junior Abby Hurlbert led the Bears with 28 points and 10 rebounds on Saturday afternoon in the Class S finals against Capital Prep. Hurlbert appears ready to take the reigns as a senior when the 2013/2014 campaign kicks off in December.

While the Thomaston Golden Bears may not have come away with the Class S championship, you would not know it from this photo. The Bears carried seniors Maggie Eberhardt (left) and Sydney Keith off the Mohegan Court hardwood on Saturday afternoon.

The Thomaston girls basketball teams starting five....(left to right) Morgan Sanson, Abby Hurlbert, Bryttnie Thomas, Maggie Eberhardt and Sydney Keith. The Bears attended the CIAC State Finals luncheon on Wednesday at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville.

These three Thomaston girls basketball players (left to right) Morgan Sanson, Abby Hurlbert and Gabby Hurlbert are not only key parts to the Golden Bears Mohegan Sun bound team, they are also cousins. John Nestor has the story.

Sydney Keith and the Thomaston Golden Bears are heading to the finals of the Class S girls basketball at Mohegan Sun next weekend. Thomaston beat East Windsor by a 46-34 score at New Britain High School on Saturday night.

Northwestern senior Connor Guiheen and his Highlanders may have been eliminated from the Class S state tournament with their 81-65 loss to Bloomfield but this will still go down as one of the best seasons by a local team at 24-1.

Maggie Eberhardt (with ball) and her Thomaston Golden Bears are going to Mohegan Sun. The Bears take on the top team in Class S, Capital Prep this coming weekend. Look for exclusive, in depth stories from a team of reporters this week. We will be on hand at Mohegan Sun as well.

Robert Skinner (23) played his final game as a Gilbert Yellowjacket on Tuesday night in a 94-81 loss to Weaver in a Class S first round game. Skinner has supplied fans at "The Hive" with four years of tremendous action.

Keep an eye on this young man. Ke'Andre Fair, a freshman from Weaver High School, scored 44 points in his teams 94-81 win over Gilbert in Class S opening round action.

While she may be soft spoken off the court, Thomaston Golden Bear guard, Sydney Keith has been a force for her team this year. The Bears are heading to Plainville on Friday night to play in the semi-finals of Class S against East Windsor.

The Thomaston girls get ready to do battle with Hyde Leadership at Thomaston High School. Maggie Eberhardt (shooting) and the Golden Bears are looking to get to the semi-finals, something that escaped them the past three years.

The Northwestern Highlanders (22-0) captured the Berkshire League regular season and tournament titles and have their sights set on a deep run in the Class M state tournament.

Northwestern's John Stevens goes up over Terryville's Arthur Trent for two points in Friday night's Berkshire League Tournament title game.

As the clock ran down on the Torrington girls basketball season on Thursday night in a 50-35 loss to Ledyard. head coach Mike Fritch enjoys a moment with his seniors. (left to right) Megan Calabrese, Kelli Balnis, Allison Reardon and Nicole Kozlak.

Avon guard Ryan Marioni drives to the hoop against Enfield in Wednesday night's NCCC Tournament semifinal. Marioni scored 21 points and hit some clutch free throws to help the Falcons to an 81-73 triple-overtime victory over the Raiders. Avon bounced back to pound Granby, 71-36, for the NCCC title Thursday night.

Sydney Keith and the Thomaston Golden Bears will take on the Lyman Memorial on Thursday night at home. Lyman beat Terryville by a 69-40 score on Monday night. It's a rematch from a year ago when the Bears won by a 53-34 score in second round action.

Megan Calabrese (51 in white) and Olivia Morrison (30 in white) will travel to Ledyard on Thursday night to take on the Colonels in second round action. The Raiders beat up on NVL mate Crosby by a 66-29 score on Monday night.

Maggie Eberhardt and the Thomaston girls basketball team dominated Lewis Mills in the Berkshire League Final, 50-35. Eberhardt led her team with 17 points while Abby Hurlbert added 15 and Sydney Keith 12.

The Torrington girls are the 2012/2013 Naugatuck Valley League Champions thanks to their 40-38 win over Watertown.

Thomaston's Maggie Eberhardt (left) and Abby Hurlbert celebrate after Eberhardt scored her 1,000th career point to help the Bears knock off Northwestern, 55-42, in the Berkshire League Tourney semi's. Thomaston goes for two straight BL Tournament titles Friday night against Lewis Mills.

Caroline Teti and the Torrington girls will face off against Watertown on Thursday night for the Naugatuck Valley League Championship. The Indians beat Ansonia by a 42-25 score to set the stage for the top two teams in the finals.

Caroline Teti (All Copper) and Nicole Kozlak (All NVL) were honored on Tuesday night for a terrific regular season in between the NVL semifinals at Kennedy High School. The Raiders moved into the finals with a 40-34 win over rival Holy Cross.

Torrington's own Sarah Royals put on a show in West Hartford on Sunday afternoon against the Hartford Hawks. The former Raider was named "Player of the Game", scoring 16 points as the Great Danes beat the Hawks by a 69-55 score.

It was late in the fourth quarter with the BL title on the line. Thomaston head coach Bob McMahon talks with Maggie Eberhardt and Sydney Keith, both of whom came up large down the stretch in the Bears 55-48 win over Nonnewaug.

Abby Hurlburt of Thomaston gets ahead of the pack on a fast break during first half action in Thomaston. The Golden Bears won the Berkshire League regular season title with a 55-48 win over Nonnewaug.

With her team down big at the half, Nonnewaug standout Katie Burke willed her team back into the game with 15 third quarter points. It wasn't enough though as Thomaston held on to win the Berkshire League regular season title with a 55-48 win. Burke finished with 20 points.

Katie Burke (Nonnewaug, left) and Maggie Eberhardt (Thomaston, right) squared off on Friday night with the Berkshire League regular season title on the line. Eberhardt was the difference down the stretch, scoring her teams final 11 points in a 55-48 win in Thomaston.

Torrington's Paige Middleton makes her way for a bucket on Thursday in the Connie Donahue Gymnasium. The Raiders rolled over Sacred Heart as they prepared for the upcoming Naugatuck Valley League Tournament on Monday.

Torrington point guard, CarolineTeti, scores on a fast break during second quarter action on Thursday night in Torrington on Senior Night. Kelli, Balnis, Megan Calabrese, Nicole Kozlak and Allie Reardon were honored before the game, their last regular season home contest of their careers.

Wolcott Tech Athletic Director, Ray Tanguay, welcomes fans to the "Hoops for a Hero" event, held in Torrington on Thursday night. The night belonged to the late Tim Considine and his family including his wife, Cheryl who thanked the Wildcat crowd for their support in her husbands memory.

The Wolcott Tech boys basketball team honored the memory of Tim Considine. The idea came from sophomore Matt DellAgnes (pictured), a sophomore who brought the idea to the attention of his Athletic Director, Ray Tanguay. All proceed from the game went towards the Tim Considine Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Fairview Farms head PGA Professional Bob Sparks brought the game of golf to Torringford School this week through the PE2Tee Program.

A talented and highly ranked Crosby team beat Torrington by a 80-66 score on Tuesday night in Torrington. Devin Stallings (12 points) goes up for a shot during first quarter action.

Crosby standout Tyshon Rogers goes for two of his game high 39 points during the Bulldogs 80-66 win over Torrington on Tuesday night. John McCarthy defends for the Raiders who got the visitors lead down to four twice in the second half but could not come all the way back.

David Canny (left) and Austin Kelson grab a rebound during the Raiders 80-66 loss to Crosby on Tuesday night in Torrington. The duo combined for 50 of their teams points (Canny 33, Kelson 17).

Lewis Mills senior, Hope Shevchuck drives to the basket during the Spartans 66-50 loss to Thomaston. The Spartans stayed close in the first half but could not figure out an aggressive Golden Bear defense in a critical third quarter.

Gabby Hurlburt of Thomaston, goes to the basket during first half action on Friday night in her teams 66-50 win over Lewis Mills. The win puts the Golden Bears (15-1) one step closer to the Berkshire League regular season title.

It was the Maggie Eberhardt show in Thomaston on Friday night. The senior guard led the Golden Bears to a 66-50 win over Lewis Mills with a 29-point effort. Thomaston improves to 15-1 while the Spartans fall to 10-5.

Okay, as the weather turns lousy again, let's take a look at some warmth from Orlando, Florida. Shot taken during the Gaffney/Wilson ESPN Wide World of Sports visit in October of 2012. Can't wait to go back....

It's going to be a big night on Friday night as Maggie Eberhardt and the Thomaston girls basketball team host Lewis Mills. The Spartans (11-4) are looking for the upset while the Golden Bears (14-1) look to get one step closer to a Berkshire League title.

Congrats to Eric Gamari and the Torrington boys basketball team for making the State Tournament this season after a 4-16 campaign a year ago. The Raiders (8-7) travel to Waterbury on Friday night to take on Kennedy (10-3).

Long time Tri-State Baseball League commissioner, Ed Gadomski, has signed on to be the new General Manager of the Torrington Titans of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. Gadomski replaces Sander Stotland, who has been elevated to the position of Senior Adviser to the GM.

Hope Shevchuck (seen here driving against Terryville earlier this season) and the Lewis Mills girls have made it a three team race in the Berkshire League thanks to their 57-40 win over Nonnewaug on Friday night. The Spartans travel to take on Thomaston on Friday night in a huge game.

Head coach Mike Fritch and the Torrington (12-4) girls basketball team have a big week on tap with games against Holy Cross (10-5, Tuesday in Waterbury) and Friday when they host Kennedy (10-4). The Raiders beat the Crusaders by 30 in Torrington earlier this season but lost to Kennedy by five in Waterbury.

Lewis Mills softball standout, CC Murphy, signed a letter of intent to play at Florida State College in Jacksonville, Florida. The Spartan senior catcher had a great career with a batting average of .503 and a slugging percentage of .908.

The scoreboard at the Connie Donahue Gymnasium on Wednesday night shows a rare but welcome sight for the Torrington boys basketball team. A blowout. The Raiders improved to 7-6 with an 81-47 final over visiting Derby.

Jennifer Hislop of the Wolcott Tech Wildcats girls basketball team, looks to convert on an offensive rebound during the 'Cats battle with Windham Tech on Wednesday night in Torrington. The Wildcats fell by a 37-23 score.

Wolcott Tech guard, Michaelanne Albreada drives towards the basket during her team game against Windham Tech on Wednesday night in Torrington. Look for John Nestor's in-depth look at a Wildcat program looking to take their game to the next level on Thursday.

Torrington boys basketball head coach, Eric Gamari, talks with WAPJ play-by-play host, Art Benedict after Torrington's 81-47 dismantling of Derby on Wednesday night at the Connie Donahue Gymnasium. Gamari and his Raiders have now won six of their last seven after starting the year 1-5.

Robert Skinner (right, battling with John Stevens of NW earlier this month) scored 41 points on Saturday night as his Gilbert Yellowjackets battled Torrington down to the wire before falling 81-80.

David Canny (seen here in a game versus Naugatuck) scored 33 points on Tuesday night as the Raiders beat up on Ansonia by a 73-57 score. Canny led the Raiders again on Friday night with 32 points in a 84-66 win over St Paul.

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