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It’s Game Time for the THS/TMS Referendum on November 3. Why we should vote Yes!

TORRINGTON: Alright Torrington. It’s game time. Call it Championship Tuesday, otherwise known as Election Day, November 3, 2020. As I write this story on Saturday morning, we have less than three days before the polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning around our fine city. While there is much at stake both nationally and locally …

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John Torsiello ‘s story on Raider coach Mario Longobucco from the LCS magazine

Mario Longobucco was like most American kids growing up back in the 1960’s and 1970’s; he was a baseball junkie. He was also into ice hockey, which was making inroads in the Torrington area at the time. But once he turned his attention fully to soccer his life has swirled around the game ever since. …

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Raider Sean Clinkscales – The making of a great defensive back

Sean Clinkscales When did you start playing sports and what sports have you played? I started playing sports at a pretty young age. I played baseball, basketball, and soccer originally until second grade when I started playing football instead of soccer. Then I stopped playing baseball in fourth grade and picked up track in sixth …

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Jerry Beach. From THS to the Big Time. From the LCS Magazine

Like every one of the more than 1,000 students at Torrington High School, Jerry Beach spent his lunchtime in the overstuffed, teenage- energized cafeteria. Or at least that was the usual scenario. Except on this late fall day in 1990. The venue this time around was the Principal’s office with a couple of friends, the …

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The Mike Fritch Jr story – A family coaching tradition rolls on

It can a bit intimidating for a fellow when he takes over the head coaching duties of a program that has had one coach at the helm for over 30 years and enjoyed a high level of sustained success. When that veteran coach you’re assuming command from is your dad, well, it can be doubly …

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Raiders earn first win behind Nietch and Seville in 3-1 victory over St Paul

TORRINGTON: As the chances kept coming and going for the Torrington boys’ soccer team in the first half of their match against visiting St Paul, you had to wonder how the missed opportunities might catch up to them. After all, the home standing Raiders were dominating play in the Falcons end with shot after shot …

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Raider Girls Soccer Shows Promise in Opener

TORRINGTON: It seemed to take forever but they did it. The Torrington girls’ soccer team played a match on Wednesday night at the Robert H Frost Complex on the grounds of Torrington High School. Their 2020 campaign, delayed by Covid-19 once again this past Monday when their game against Sacred Heart was postponed because of …

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Why I’m Voting Yes to the New THS on November 3

By now, most of you who have been keeping up with the proposed Torrington High School/Torrington Middle School project know the basics. On November 3rd, voters in Torrington will be asked to vote yes or no on a referendum question. Do you want to support the building of a $159.6-million-dollar project to build a new …

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Strange Fall Season Schedules are out for Raiders

TORRINGTON: After what seems like an eternity, it appears the fall sports season might soon get underway, without one of its biggest sports, football.   It has been a hellish time for coaches, players and parents as the balance between playing the sports they love and keeping everyone safe from Covid-19 has been debated long and hard.   Torrington High …

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Wilson: An empty feeling with no Litchfield Hills Road Race

My wife is seriously threatening to pitch a tent on the Litchfield Green this morning (Sunday, June 14) and sit there with a cooler with a stop at the Village Restaurant thrown in even if it is just to sit in front. Hey, that’s one of the things you do on Road Race Sunday, right? …

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Flashback to this date in 2015. Raiders baseball pounds Seymour, 19-5. Sabia goes 5-5, drives in 8.

TORRINGTON: I guess the only way you could describe it is scary. Really scary. The Torrington High School baseball team is pounding out runs like they grow on that preverbal tree. Like they don’t want to stop until their opposition cries uncle or develops a mercy rule. Their latest victim, the Seymour Wildcats, came into …

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Flashback to 4/4/13. Just How Good Can Torrington’s Sydney Matzko Get?

When you have set the bar as high as Torrington lefthander Sydney Matzko has in her first two seasons of high school softball, what can she do for an encore? Get better? Well, Matzko, now a junior, thinks she can. Listen to the Raider star hurler. “I’ve worked hard to get stronger and gain speed …

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Flashback to 3/31/2011. A sister act on the mound has Torrington softball feeling good about 2011.

TORRINGTON-To have one hard throwing, tall, athletic workhorse of a pitcher is a blessing for any girls softball team. To have as many as four is an absolute blessing. For Torrington girls softball coach, Maryann Musselman, the latter is a luxury she now sees herself possessing. Musselman, who enter her eleventh season at the helm …

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