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Coach Turina and Thomaston. A perfect second hometown

 Tony Turina wasn’t looking for a second home when friend John Ponte asked him to take over managerial duties at his Bess Eaton donut shop in Thomaston in January of 1996. He was a Torrington guy through and through. Born and bred with celebrity status nurtured through an athletic career that started as a fine …

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Stolle has Wamogo girls program on the rise

By Rick Wilson THOMASTON – Nobody brightened up the Thomaston High gym Saturday morning than Kerri Stolle. The Berkshire League Girls Basketball Tournament was in the house and Stolle had her Wamogo team on hand to do battle with league champion Thomaston. Looking resplendent and chic in a striking red suit jacket and a matching …

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Huskies survive Garden battle with St. John’s

NEW YORK – Tyrese Martin had enough. Following a frustrating loss at Xavier less than 48 hours earlier, the UConn senior was reliving the angst of that defeat in the first half against St. John’s. Martin, thanks to an ill-advised technical foul, found himself on the bench for nearly 12 minutes and the Huskies’ third-leading …

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McMahon and Bears’ winning Culture 300 wins and going strong

THOMASTON – “That’s a cultural win.” – On the surface it was an offhand comment from an area basketball fan about Thomaston’s overtime victory recently over Northwestern Regional in which the Bears had been outplayed for three quarters before rallying late to win. But the remark goes far beyond a one-game assessment from someone who …

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Raiders push Crusaders to the brink before falling, 64-62

TORRINGTON: When the unbeaten Holy Cross Crusaders jumped out to a 22-10 lead over the Raiders girls basketball team on Thursday night, head coach Mike Fritch had words of advice for them after the first eight minutes. “I told them that they were playing their (the Crusaders) game,” Fritch said. “They like to play the …

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UConn wins Big East war against Marquette

HARTFORD – Shaka Smart used the word “violence.” Dan Hurley called it “bloody.” Both words accurately described a crucial Big East game featuring two nationally ranked teams in Marquette and UConn. The 24th-ranked Huskies, on the backs of Adama Sanogo (24 points, 15 rebounds) and Tyrese Martin (18 points, 15 rebounds), left a rowdy XL …

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Key stretch upcoming for Raider girls basketball.

TORRINGTON: The next two weeks are important ones for the Torrington girls’ basketball team as they wrap up the regular season with six games over that stretch. Torrington has been playing some really good basketball after starting the season 1-2.  the Raiders have won nine of their last eleven. On Saturday, the Raiders used a …

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Torrington girls improve to 10-4 with 46-28 win over WCA

Torrington 46, WCA 28 At Torrington WCA 7 9 10 3  28 Torrington 10 11 12 13  46 WCA (28):  Malinna Figueroa 0-2-2, Kiyarah Watson 8-2-20. Jennelle Ellis 0-3-3, Chandler Bryant 0-1-1: Totals: 9-8-28 Torrington (46) Marissa Burger 2-3-7, Rachel Brewer-Karini 1-2-4, Amelia Boulli 3-0-8, Julianna Latina 5-0-10, Haley Burger 5-0-11, Brianna Murelli 3-0-6: Totals: …

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A huge off the court win for Torrington

TORRINGTON: Well done Torrington. On Tuesday, citizens of this community passed a referendum, in overwhelming fashion mind you, which will allow us to build a once in multiple generation High School/Middle School on the grounds of the current high school. It was something that had to happen and for the second time since November of …

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It makes sense. Let’s pass this referendum Torrington!

TORRINGTON: Tomorrow is a very important day in the City of Torrington as we citizens will be asked whether or not to approve a referendum that if passed, will continue the upward trend and gradual transformation of our fine city. By now, I hope you know the facts, but I’ll repeat them. Much like the …

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Brett Longobucco. Making a difference in the Big Apple

By, JOHN TORSIELLO Torrington native Brett Longobucco has always enjoyed the concept of sports training. “It goes back all the way to my playing days,” said the 29-year-old who now lives in Cortland Manor, New York. “The push to challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone with the intent to improve and take …

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A challenging January for local sports teams due to the Pandemic

TORRINGTON: As we begin (or try to) the 2022 portion of Winter sports in the Northwest Corner, the only thing we can be certain of is the uncertainty that surrounds everything. The Omicron variance of Covid-19 has raced through the US like a wildfire and will likely lead to as many cancelled games as games …

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Former Lewis Mills Star Martinotti Making His Mark in Maine.

BY, JOHN TORSIELLO Tommy Martinotti was looking for a fresh start, a place where he could grow as a person, student and athlete. He found it in the Pine Tree State. Martinotti, a 2020 graduate of Lewis Mills High School, is a member of the men’s basketball team at Southern Maine Community College and enjoying …

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UConn shows fight, but comeback falls short in Big East opener

HARTFORD – The two words kept circling back throughout the postgame press conferences of UConn coach Dan Hurley and Providence coach Ed Cooley: fight and battle. Back in the heart of Big East life, the Huskies, who got a taste of it in last year’s on-again, off-again schedule, know how difficult conference play is in …

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Rockville moves on to the Class M football finals

By GERRY deSIMAS, JR.Collinsville Press.com VERNON, Dec. 5, 2021 – The Torrington High football team’s ability to make plays fueled a successful campaign for the Raiders. It helped the Raiders beat Naugatuck in September, win the NVL Iron Division championship and earn a CIAC Class M tournament berth for just the third time in school …

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