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A snowy Closer Look

POSTED February 10, 2013
BY Rick Wilson
Twitter: @scribewilson


A Closer Look

           If the roads get cleared and don’t count on it, there is a pretty big game in Thomaston Monday night. Nonnewaug and the Golden Bears will meet for the Berkshire League girls title.

            Actually there is a still a chance Lewis Mills could grab a piece of the pie if it wins out, Thomaston (16-2, 14-2 BL) beats Nonnewaug (16-3, 15-2 BL) and then loses to Housatonic. That would create a tri-champion scenario. If Nonnewaug wins the Chiefs own the crown all by themselves since this is their last game.

            All the math aside, this is virtually one game, winner take all. Thomaston rode a clutch 22-point effort from Maggie Eberhardt to win the first meeting between the two teams, 46-41.

            Both teams have their horses the Bears with Eberhardt and Abby Hurlbert and Nonnewaug with Katie Burke. Maybe this one comes down to everybody else. Who can get the most help?

            If should be fun, the Thomaston gym should have more than a touch of electricity in it. 

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            Does my sister really have to call from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. to say that the azaleas are blooming even though it is a little cool (65 degrees)? You know, those Florida people just like to rub it in sometimes.

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            Good to see former Wolcott girls basketball coach Rick LaFerriere at the Torrington-Crosby girls game Tuesday night. LaFerriere was kind of pushed out of the Wolcott job but has landed on his feet, coaching the Crosby girls freshman team this season. He looked good and said it has been a lot of fun.

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            I humbly admit that I did not cancel my subscription to this week’s Sports Illustrated’s Swim Suit Issue. I must have forgotten and now it is too late. Oh well.

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            Congratulations to the Waterbury Republican’s Roger Cleavland who won a first place award in the annual New England Newspaper and Press Association’s Better Newspaper contest. Roger’s story was about Wilby football player Andy Duval’s effort to stay in school after the death of both of his parents.

            Roger does a great job covering the UConn women and is a first class guy and writer. Hats off to him. He was also a pretty good pulling guard in his old flag football days.

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            New General Manager of the Torrington Titans, Commissioner of the Tri-State League, high school umpire. Ed Gadomski is clearly the czar of baseball in this area and maybe Connecticut. The Titans couldn’t have made a better choice in finding a replacement for Sander Stotland.

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            As we head towards league and state tournament time, a couple of teams are still on the bubble. On the girls side, Litchfield needs to win one of its final three games while Wamogo needs two of three. On the boys side, Lewis Mills needs to win three of four.

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            Thomaston High junior Alex Gagne now has four dunks in games this year. Not bad in a league where you can go a whole season without seeing a jam.

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            Good to see Torrington’s most prolific runner ever, Brendan Lytton, sign a letter of intent to go to Central Connecticut this past week. Lytton gave us a ton of thrills during his days as a Raider and we wish him well.

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