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Playing the waiting game

POSTED January 07, 2011
BY Patrick Tiscia
Twitter: @PatrickTiscia

Thanks to another ugly batch of weather, tonight’s winter sports schedule has been wiped away, including two massive Berkshire League basketball matchups.

On the boys side, the battle of unbeatens between Gilbert and Nonnewaug in Woodbury has been called off and we’re still waiting on a rescheduled date. It appears the game will be played on Jan. 24, but no official word has been made.

Nonnewaug will now look to extend its 28-game BL winning streak Tuesday at Wamogo, while the Yellowjackets will look to remain undefeated Monday night against Wolcott Tech in Torrington.

Meanwhile, the BL girls clash of the undefeated, Lewis Mills at Thomaston, has been switched to Monday at 7 p.m.

The Torrington girls game against Crosby will now be played Saturday at the Connie Donahue Gymnasium. Make note of the new 5:45 p.m, tip-off time.

- On the subject of waiting around, we’re still waiting to hear from the Torrington Titans on the success of its membership drive.

According to the Titans, they still needed 177 members to sign up by the close of buisness tonight to ensure they come back for the 2011 season. Since that’s a longshot, the team is planning on contacting its members to go over the next steps.

Hopefully, something can be worked out for the Titans to come back, but sadly, it looks like another team may be heading out of town.

We’ll keep you posted on any further developments.

- Tim Gaffney will not be happy about me saying this, but I can’t see how the Jets will lose to the Colts on Saturday. With the injuries they suffered this season, it’s almost a miracle the Colts are in the playoffs, but then again they have Peyton Manning. The better rounded team will win this one – Jets 24, Colts 14. We’ll have some fun with this on Monday’s show.

- And come Super Bowl time, keep an eye out for the the first annual Super Bowl Contest. Like the one I ran when I was at The Register Citizen, we’ll get Super Bowl predictions from readers at local games and on Facebook and we’ll come up with some sort of prize for the winner. A trip to Hawaii, an autographed Rick Wilson 1987 column headshot, you never know…

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