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Wednesday Notes.........

POSTED December 05, 2012
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

TORRINGTON: Is it just me or does it seem like midnight at five o’clock everyday now? Can’t wait till December 20 when they days get a little better each day.
And while I’m on the subject of darkness, driving in the dark must take a special skill that far too many of my fellow drivers don’t possess, especially on the “Mix Master“ in Waterbury.
As soon as the sun sets behind the rolling hills, two or three cars, as if on queue, find the inner most workings of the others bumper causing a backup to the Jersey border.
Come on people, help me out!
……
As he enjoys his time away from the day to day coaching responsibilities he had for almost two decades as head coach of the Torrington boys basketball team, our good friend Tony Turina is watching his offense and defense live on in gyms throughout the area.
Turina has helped out many a school over the years if they asked and is currently helping Rico Brogna and the Shepaug girls basketball program.
The Thomaston girls and Holy Cross boys have also earned valuable knowledge from a guy who has a wealth of knowledge about the game and an eagerness to share it.
All without the long bus rides and forms to fill out! A win indeed for coach Turina.
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Looks like a wide-open race in both the NVL and BL in boys and girls basketball.
For the first time in a long time, there doesn’t seem to be a dominant team in either.
Should make for some good story lines as things get ready to tip off on Wednesday night on the girls side.
……
Still amazes me that we have more high school football left to talk about.
Used to be that Thanksgiving was the official end of the season but with local teams in the playoff picture, we have December football.
It was a sweet ride when the Gilbert Yellowjackets made a run to the semi-finals three years ago and worth every minute of bone crushing cold on the sidelines at Municipal for the experience. 
Standards have changed, no longer do our area team consider a 5-5 year a success. Making the playoffs is where the successful season line begins now.
Ansonia is a great program to follow, over the past 10-years we have witnessed Alex Thomas, Montrell Dobbs and now Arkeel Newsome all do incredible things on the gridiron.
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Speaking of former local greats on the gridiron, former Torrington running back, Brendan Lytton, just completed his season at Milford Academy in impressive fashion.
In his last two games, both wins, Lytton rushed for 169 yards on 30 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
For the year, the All-Time leading rusher in Raider history gained 461 yards on 85 attempts with five rushing and one receiving touchdown.
Milford Academy beat the Army JV by a 27-23 score on November 4 before finishing up a 7-3 campaign with a 23-17 victory over the Navy JV squad.
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TORRINGTON: Is it just me or does it seem like midnight at five o’clock everyday now?

Can’t wait till December 20 when they days get a little better each day.

And while I’m on the subject of darkness, driving in the dark must take a special skill that far too many of my fellow drivers don’t possess, especially on the “Mix Master“ in Waterbury.

As soon as the sun sets behind the rolling hills, two or three cars, as if on queue, find the inner most workings of the others bumper causing a backup to the Jersey border.

Come on people, help me out!

……

As he enjoys his time away from the day to day coaching responsibilities he had for almost two decades as head coach of the Torrington boys basketball team, our good friend Tony Turina is watching his offense and defense live on in gyms throughout the area.

Turina has helped out many a school over the years if they asked and is currently helping Rico Brogna and the Shepaug girls basketball program.

The Thomaston girls and Holy Cross boys have also earned valuable knowledge from a guy who has a wealth of knowledge about the game and an eagerness to share it.

All without the long bus rides and forms to fill out!

A win indeed for coach Turina

.……

Looks like a wide-open race in both the NVL and BL in boys and girls basketball.

For the first time in a long time, there doesn’t seem to be a dominant team in either.

Should make for some good story lines as things get ready to tip off on Wednesday night on the girls side.

……

Still amazes me that we have more high school football left to talk about.

Used to be that Thanksgiving was the official end of the season but with local teams in the playoff picture, we have December football.

It was a sweet ride when the Gilbert Yellowjackets made a run to the semi-finals three years ago and worth every minute of bone crushing cold on the sidelines at Municipal for the experience. 

Standards have changed, no longer do our area team consider a 5-5 year a success.

Making the playoffs is where the successful season line begins now.

Ansonia is a great program to follow. Over the past 10-years we have witnessed Alex Thomas, Montrell Dobbs and now Arkeel Newsome all do incredible things on the gridiron.

…….

Speaking of former local greats on the gridiron, former Torrington running back, Brendan Lytton, just completed his season at Milford Academy in impressive fashion.

In his last two games, both wins, Lytton rushed for 169 yards on 30 carries with two rushing touchdowns.

For the year, the All-Time leading rusher in Raider history gained 461 yards on 85 attempts with five rushing and one receiving touchdown.

Milford Academy beat the Army JV by a 27-23 score on November 4 before finishing up a 7-3 campaign with a 23-17 victory over the Navy JV squad.……      

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