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Wolcott Tech VB, Thomaston softball, The Gold

POSTED June 08, 2015
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

Recipients of awards from the Torrington HS Varsity Club Gold T event outside of P-Sams in Torrington on Sunday. Mike C. Fritch, Debbi Schapp and Julie Beckwith won the Gold T awards.

TORRINGTON: Well, here we go.

The final week of the spring high school sports season is upon us with State Champions scheduled to be crowned later this week.

As has become the norm around here, the Thomaston girls will be playing for a spot in the finals on Tuesday night in West Haven when they take on Hale Ray at 7 p.m.

Tonight, the Oliver Wolcott Technical School will be in action tonight, making their fourth appearance in the Final Four and looking for their first trip to the finals.

The No. 2 ranked Wildcats face off against No. 2 Barlow at 7 p.m. at Shelton High School.

It’s been a remarkable season for the ‘Cats who didn’t come into the season with the highest of hopes but jelled as a team as the year went on and find themselves one win away from a chance at a championship.

Great effort by head coach Ray Tanguay, assistant coach Jim Pepper and the entire Tech team.

---Last night, the Torrington High School Varsity Club held their 39th Annual awards night and honored three more Raiders with the coveted Gold “T” Award.

Michael C Fritch, the THS boys’ soccer coach, Debbi Schapp and Julie Beckwith, valued members of the school system in Torrington, were all honored for their exceptional service to the youth of Torrington.

What is great about the Gold “T” event is that it is run by the students (under the watchful eye of RJ Poniatoski and Katie Gregory) who announce the winners and run the program.

A great job by all.

---The First Annual Litchfield County Sports All Torrington Team banquet is shaping up to be a great night.

The event will take place on Thursday, June 11 at Greenwoods Country Club at Bogey’s, which is their banquet facility.

Nearly 40 individuals from Torrington High School will be honored for their efforts in sports, the classroom and the community.

The student/athletes were chosen by their coaches with two eligible from each team from the fall of 2014 to the spring of 2015.

Unified Sports will be recognized along with 17 other teams that make up the sports scene for this school year.

Special thanks to Mayor Elinor Carbone and State Representative Michelle Cook for coming to the event and presenting each honoree with a certificate of achievement.

Celebrating what’s going right in our community.

It’s what we should all strive to do.

---It’s right up the road and coming fast.

The 39th running of the Litchfield Hills Road Race kicks off at 1 p.m. in Litchfield on Sunday, June 14.

Before that though, one of our favorite days of the year, Community Day in Litchfield rolls out on Saturday with the Kidsmarathon finish occurring at Plumb Hill in Litchfield.

The one and only Rod Dixon will lead a massive group from the surrounding towns as they finish the equivalent of a full 26.2 mile marathon.

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