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A look ahead at a busy week for LCS.

POSTED May 27, 2015
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

TORRINGTON: Strap in and hold on tight folks.

With the un-official start of summer (Memorial Day) now behind us, it’s time for busy to take on an entirely new meaning around the desks of LCS.

Speaking of Memorial Day, it was a great day in many local towns on the parade route and the Torrington event was one terrific display of saluting the men and women who are or who have served in our military.

It’s so important for folks to keep in mind that while it may be a holiday filled with barbeques and the like, the true reason is to remember those who put themselves in harm’s way so we can enjoy that back yard event.

As usual, a great crowd lined the streets of Torrington from Coe Park, down Main Street and eventually back to the grand park in the heart of the city.

Thank you to all who participated and for those who cheered them on from the sidewalks.

Here is a look at the short week ahead.

---On Tuesday, the Naugatuck Valley League Tournament continues with the Torrington girls in action as they face rival Seymour at 4 p.m. at Naugatuck High School.

It’s the #2 seeded Wildcats against the #3 ranked Raiders for a spot in the final, which will take place on Wednesday night at the home of the Greyhounds at 6:30 p.m.

Oxford, the top seed, will battle it out against Holy Cross (#4) in the second game on Tuesday, which will start at approximately 6 p.m.

Torrington disposed of the Greyhounds by a 6-0 score on Saturday morning at THS to make it to the semis.

Seymour got the best of the Raiders in their first meeting by a 3-0 score. Tim Gaffney will be on hand.

John Nestor will be in Thomaston as the Golden Bears softball team looks to run the table at 19-0 as they face off with Lewis Mills at home at 3:45 p.m. 

---The NVL baseball tournament will play their final two rounds at Fuessenich Park in Torrington on Tuesday and Wednesday night.

The home standing Raiders were knocked out by Watertown on Saturday so it will be the Indians versus St Paul in game one at 4 p.m. with the second game between Wolcott and Holy Cross scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday night will feature the finals at the big ball park at 6:00 p.m.

---Look for stories this week on a wide range of topics from a Vietnam veteran to a new player in the baseball bat making business to a new Wednesday feature, “Celebrating Excellence”.

The CE feature will run every Wednesday and will spotlight somebody doing something right, one of our core believes at LCS.

---The Torrington Titans 2015 team is in town and practices began on Sunday morning and after an appearance in the Torrington Memorial Day Parade, will be back on the field for day two of their 10-day spring training, leading up to their season opener on Thursday, June 4 when they host Pittsfield at 7:00 p.m.

Media Day is Wednesday and look for stories throughout the next ten days on what you can expect from the Futures Collegiate Baseball League team in 2015.

---Thursday night we will be in the Cable 5 studios taping a trio of thirty minute segments that will air over the follow couple of weeks.

We have the great John Bongiorno behind the glass making it all happen Billy Neller, Mike McKenna and a surprise guest or two stopping by to be part of the shows.

---Friday is when the local high school teams find out who they will be playing as the State Tournament rankings come out.

Our friends at the CIAC do a great job of keeping everyone updated on what’s going on as teams battle for State Championships across the State.

Joel Cookson and company are simply the best.

---That’s an early look at what’s cooking on your site for local coverage on every media level out there!

See you out there…..       

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