Tag: American Legion

American Legion prepping for new season

The Bristol American Legion Baseball program is preparing for the upcoming 91st season and tryouts are right around the corner. A new tryout procedure has been implemented by the national organization and all candidates must first register by using the…

Saluting veterans

Above, Joanne and Edward Riccio III, look on as a photograph of their father, Edward Riccio, Jr. is revealed on Dec. 7 at the American Legion Post 2. The post held a ceremony to honor all World War II veterans.…

Legion baseball dishes out awards

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – The Bristol American Legion Baseball program held its annual banquet on Friday, Nov. 23 from the American Legion Hall in Bristol. And per its usual, several players from the senior program earned postseason…

Savior steps up to the Legion mound

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER FARMINGTON – When the call to the bullpen for the Bristol American Legion baseball squad came before the first pitch was even thrown against Unionville on Monday, July 3, Shawn Savior was ready. Getting his…

Post 2 finally topples Torrington

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – It was only a matter of time before the Bristol American Legion baseball team would  hang  a loss on Torrington after two disappointing losses earlier in the campaign. And on Wednesday, July 17,…

Stakes high, but Post 2 pulls it off

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – This past weekend’s doubleheader against Terryville and Southington wouldn’t have amounted to a hill of beans if the Bristol Legion baseball team dropped its game against Unionville on Thursday night, July 10. Those…

LaPenta boosts Legion vs. Winsted

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – With Bristol American Legion pitcher Jerry LaPenta taking the mound for Post 2 against Winsted on Saturday, June 22, the squad was in more than capable hands. But midway through the fray, it…

Legion posts biggest win of season

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – After a tough 1-0 loss to Unionville the previous Saturday, the Bristol Legion baseball team was looking for a little payback at the expense of the squad from Torrington. And Bristol put up…