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BE passes big test with flying colors

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER SOUTHINGTON – The Bristol Eastern volleyball team threw the preverbal kitchen sink at Southington on Friday night, Oct. 19. And in turn, the Knights threw it right back at the Lancers. In an exciting tit-for-tat,…

Gridiron preview for Oct. 19

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – Week 6 for the scholastic football teams in Bristol will see the squads contend with various levels of competition. First, Bristol Central continue its solid play in a match-up with Maloney from Bristol…

BE girls are on mission

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – The Bristol Eastern girls volleyball is on a mission in 2012 and, frankly, it doesn’t matter what team is in the Lancers’ way as the squad is rolling over everyone in its collective…

Chamber tells city, it does this or zilch to Memorial Blvd., either way it will cost

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER If no action is taken on what to do with the vacant Memorial Boulevard Middle School building, the city and taxpayers will continue to shell out $10,000 and $14,000 per month, said President and CEO…

Gridiron preview for Oct. 12

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER It’s the halfway mark of the season for all three of the Bristol football squads and each will have a unique challenge to overcome and out-duel three challenging opponents. The Mum City’s finest will be…

Gridiron preview for Oct. 5

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER This past week, all three scholastic football teams from Bristol faced some stern and tough challenges. Fortunately for those very same squads, Week 4 won’t see such heavy hitters. In fact, it might just be…

Rams keep a few steps ahead

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER MIDDLETOWN – When the Bristol Central volleyball team hit the court in Middletown, the Rams ran into a young and hungry Blue Dragons’ squad. And while Middletown put up a pretty good fight against Central,…

Riccinti, Davis win Mum-A-Thon

On Saturday, a cool, crisp fall morning, David Riccinti completed the 43rd Bristol Mum-A-Thon 5K and Fitness Walk in a time of 17 minutes and 48 seconds.  The top female runner was Desiree Davis completing the course in a time…

Gridiron preview for Sept. 28

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER Week 2 of the scholastic football season won’t be fondly remembered by any of the three Bristol squads this past year. The three schools combined to yield a total of 147 points as Eastern, giving…

105 points later, Falcons lose

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – The Crosby and St. Paul football teams combined to put 105 points on the scoreboard in its Naugatuck Valley League showdown from Bristol on Saturday, Sept. 22. And while past NVL showdowns have…

Rams slam Bulkeley, 29-0

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – Sometimes, week one of the scholastic football season isn’t the prettiest of times for its participants. But every team goes through those types of growing pains but if you’re the Bristol Central football…

Facing elimination, Yankees held on

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – Facing elimination, the Forestville Yankees would not be denied in its City Series showdown with the powerful Edgewood Pirates. And just when things looked its bleakest for Forestville, the squad willed its way…

City champs once again

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – The City Series championship once again belongs to Edgewood Little League. Over the last two seasons, that title was won back-to-back times by the Edgewood Rangers. This time around, it was earned by…

Little Leaguers take over Breen

by MICHAEL LETENDRE BRISTOL – Breen Field over on Mix Street has been a happening place over the past week or so as the 2012 Little League Eastern Regional baseball tournament saw its own home team from Connecticut making some…

Knights are knocked out of tourney

by MICHAEL LETENDRE SOUTH WINDSOR – This is not how the Bristol Knights, the 2011 Manchester Twilight League champions, envisioned its 2012 season finally ending. Last year, it was an exciting jaunt all the way through the postseason which resulted…

Greeners pick up pair of big wins

by MICHAEL LETENDRE BRISTOL – The Bristol Greeners of the Tri-State baseball league picked up two very important victories last week. On Sunday, July 8, the Greeners shutout the Tri-Town Trojans while two days later, Bristol picked up a big…

Post 2 impresses in Winsted

by MICHAEL LETENDRE WINSTED – Putting up crooked numbers on the scoreboard is what a successful baseball squad does on a routine basis. So when the Bristol Legion baseball team traveled to Winsted on Thursday, July 12, the visiting team…