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Holliday to be Inducted in THS Sports Hall of Fame. Ciesco to coach freshman team this fall.

POSTED March 27, 2014
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


TORRINGTON: There’s news coming out of the Torrington Letterman’s Football Club, a sure sign better weather days are ahead.

One of the greatest Raiders ever to rumble through the Naugatuck Valley League during his days, David Holliday (Class of ’88), will be inducted into the THS Hall of fame on Sunday, April 27 at the Cornucopia Banquet Hall in Torrington.

Rob Bottass, who played with Holliday during his dominant years, spoke of his classmate.

“A well-deserved honor,” Bottass said. “I am proud to have opened some marginally big holes for him to sprint through during our years at THS.”

The group is also planning the 4th Annual Torrington Letterman’s Football Club Golf Outing for Saturday, June 28 at Fairview Farms in Harwinton, starting at 2 p.m.

Registration for the event opens at 12:30 with dinner being served 45 minutes after the last golfer makes their way back to the clubhouse.

This is their first try at holding the outing on a Saturday with the hope that by holding it on a weekend, they may attract larger numbers.

After a long wait, the group has also gained 501 C3 status as a not-for profit organization.

In other football related news, a former Raider great will be headed up the freshman program this fall.

Michael Ciesco will be on the field this fall as head man for the freshman team. Ciseco has worked with most of the players through the Pee-Wee and youth football leagues at the Torrington Middle School.

Having a young man who understands the importance of history in Raider athletics can only be a good thing.

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