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Bears Take Control of Berkshire League Girls Hoops Race

WOODBURY – Maybe you already thought that the road to the Berkshire League girls’ basketball title was going to have to go through Thomaston. Fair enough because, well, there is the defending champion status and that is what Thomaston does – win titles. But just in case you were wondering and had some doubts. Stop …

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Tremendous season comes to an end for Thomaston Field Hockey in Class S semi’s

BRANFORD – On the green football carpet in the crisp atmosphere of Branford High School, the Thomaston High field hockey team saw its dream of a state title die Tuesday night. But while painful, it was a noble ending. The No. 3 Bears battled No. 2 Stonington toe-to-toe, Bear-to-Bear, before bowing on an early fourth …

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Golden Bears field hockey downs Old Saybrook, 1-0. On to the semifinals.

WATERTOWN – It was an ecstatic cheer from a jubilant huddle – “WHY NOT US.” And why not the Thomaston High field hockey team? After a 1-0 take down of No. 6 Old Saybrook in the Class S quarterfinals Watertown High’s chilled John Mills complex Thursday night the Bears are believing’. You can’t blame them. …

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Ed Daigneault. Brewing success in his new venture

From night to day. From Gampej Pavilion and Rentschler Field to an iconic old clock factory. From writing deadlines to brewing deadlines. From basketball and football to barley and hops.  From happy readers to glowing customers (or customers with a glow). Meet Ed Daigneault, a youthful 52-year-old in happy transition. For 22-years a top-notch sportswriter …

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Thomaston softball gets by East Granby behind Johnson, key hits and defense

THOMASTON: When the ball left the bat, it looked like trouble. It was the first batter in the opening inning of the Thomaston Golden Bears Second Round Class S game against East Granby and Crusaders junior Taylor Andrews had gotten a hold of the offering dealt by Bears junior Kaya Johnson. As the ball came …

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No gym, no game, no fun – A season lost for a couple of lifelong fans

Gene McMahon and Fred Foster are hoop guys. Gentlemanly gym rats to the utmost. They fell in love with the game a long time ago lured in by the high school hardwood and pulsating energy generated by forever young dreamers on frosty winter nights in steamy basketball arenas. Yeah, basketball grabbed these guys a long …

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Thomaston Girls Basketball Back On Top

THOMASTON – The Bears are back. Not that they were gone that long but they are back in prime time now. Coach Bob McMahon’s relentless band grabbed its first Berkshire League girls basketball title since 2017 and seventh in the last 10 seasons with a 54-29 dismantling of Northwestern Regional Saturday afternoon. Thomaston is 8-0 …

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Thomaston’s field hockey perfection

THOMASTON – Title winning, history making. Now, that’s a season. The Thomaston High field hockey season. In a season that almost never happened narrowly becoming another victim to Covid-19, the Bears made it their season and one that will long be remembered for brilliance on the field and not conditions off the field. Maybe nobody …

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Desmarais, Bears are golden again

WATERTOWN –  Senior Maegan Desmarais knew what she was running for Monday in the Berkshire League Cross Country Championships at Black Rock State Park – a little Thomaston running immortality. Mission accomplished. On a bright, crisp afternoon, Desmarais ran her way to the top of the Golden Bears’ running book by becoming the first runner …

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From Route 8 to the Vegas Strip and MMA, Brian “Soup” Campbell is on his way

Who knew that good old Route 8 would lead right into thousands of ear drums, living rooms and bedrooms. Brian “Soup” Campbell sure didn’t. For more than a decade, Campbell traversed large chunks of the 68-mile highway that starts in Bridgeport and ends in Massachusetts bisecting the western side of Connecticut. He got to know …

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That Season In The Sun. The 1970 Thomaston Baseball Bears

“It wasn’t a team that was loaded with a lot of standout players. It was a team of what you might call….average to above average players that put their collective talents together during a magical history-making season.” Ray Wells THOMASTON – Billy Rado is about as far away from Thomaston High School as you can …

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Olson and Sanson – Their story from the LCS Magazine

BRISTOL – Wally Olson is one of those people that has you thinking maybe time kind of gave him a pass. At the very least for the octogenarian, age is truly but a number. On a rather bone-chilling early Monday recently you could find the 81-year- old Olson at the Bristol Sports Amory helping former …

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