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Field hockey, Wamogo, Olsen, Morrow and more

POSTED October 28, 2013
BY Rick Wilson
Twitter: @scribewilson


                          Field hockey, Wamogo, Olsen, Morrow and more

 

            Thomaston and Nonnewaug will play in Thomaston today (Monday) afternoon to decide the Berkshire League field hockey title. There is an unusual quirk to this game depending on the outcome.

            Thomaston won the first matchup, 1-0, in overtime and that is the rub. According to the rule, if Nonnewaug wins in regulation this time around the Chiefs will win the title despite the fact that the two teams will have the same record and split their games with one another.

            So now we are deciding titles on how quick you win the game. I beat you in 60 minutes, you beat me in 63 minutes so I win. Please tell you are kidding. This is absolutely ludicrous and will do nothing to endear a sport that a good part of half the population doesn’t understand anyway.

            Hey BL field hockey people, you need to fix this quickly.  This is a travesty.

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            It is okay to ask what is going on at Wamogo with the soccer programs. Neither the  boys or girls teams will end the season with the same head coach they started with. There are problems in Warrior-land.

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            You think T.J. Weist might reconsider if he was offered the UConn head coaching job now? What is happening at Storrs or the Rent or wherever the Huskies’ football team is these days, is nothing short of embarrassing, especially after the 62-17 drubbing at the hands of Central Florida Saturday. UConn might have done Paul Pasqualoni a favor when it fired him several weeks ago.

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Nice job by the respective Berkshire League cross country champions, Sabrina Olsen of Thomaston and Jackson Morrow of Lewis Mills at the CIAC Cross Country Championships Saturday at Wickham Park in Manchester. Olsen finished second in the Class S girls race and in four years finished first, fourth, second and second. Morrow placed fourth in the Class M race.

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            The World Series has been marvelously exciting entertainment but it would be nice if more people could watch it. The ridiculous finishing times don’t allow for young people to watch the game (like my son) or many that are a little older. “I went to bed in the 7th inning” is a common refrain I’ve been hearing.

            I know money talks and I’m barking at a wall here, but can we please play a couple of games in the afternoon at some point? Too bad it won’t happen. So much for the fan.

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            The high school football season has a way to go yet, although we’re heading into November. But it is not too early to say `Nice job’ to Gilbert-Northwestern and coach Scott Salius. The Yellowjackets seemed to hit a high-water mark a couple of years when they reached the state semifinals with Bobby Lippincott at quarterback.

            But it has hardly proved to be a one-season wonder has it? G-N is 5-1 after Saturday’s 28-15 win over Canton and has a true stud in Tony Ortiz.  The team has given the northwest corner something to root for this fall.

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            As long as were on football I’m starting my Thanksgiving Day whine now: Memo to Watertown A.D. Roberto Medic. Hi Roberto. Any Chance the lean-to masquerading as a press box might be expanded. Just asking in case it snows, rains or is cold.

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            If you are a soccer fan, root for Torrington and Naugatuck boys to meet in the NVL finals. The two powerhouses have been the best all season long with one loss to between them and played a dandy early in the season won by Naugatuck on almost a fluke goal off the shoulder of a Torrington player in the final minute.

            Coaches Art Nunes of Naugatuck and Mike Fritch of Torrington and their teams put on a good show. Both have to get by semifinal opponents with the Greyhounds taking on Watertown and the Red Raiders battling St. Paul, both games today (Monday).

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