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Guillette propels Oxford to Class M championship

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For the second time in three years, Oxford is a state champion. The Wolverines beat top-seeded St. Joseph 4-0 in the Class M final Friday behind Ashley Guillette, who hurled a three-hit shutout and struck out 10. Ashley Lombardi’s two-out single in the sixth inning off Nicole Williams scored Oxford’s first run. Guillette followed with a three-run double. […] [Read More]
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St. Joseph headed to Class M final

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Powered by home runs from Nicole Williams, Katie Gardella and Lauren Pitney, top-seeded St. Joseph beat Seymour 5-3 in Monday’s Class M semifinal at DeLuca Field in Stratford. One step from their first state title since 2010, the Cadets will face second-seeded Oxford in the final. “They’ve had that goal from Day One, back in March,” Cadets […] [Read More]
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Oxford bests Seymour for NVL title; will there be a 4th meeting?

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The third meeting this season between perennial powers Oxford and Seymour was the most important. Meghan Sastram’s walk-off single in the eighth inning Thursday gave Oxford a 2-1 win and an NVL championship in the Wolverines’ first year since leaving the SWC. Sastram, a junior, said she made a key adjustment before producing the game-winning hit […] [Read More]
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NVL championship postponed again

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The NVL championship game between Oxford and Seymour has been postponed until Friday at 6 p.m. at Naugatuck High with another batch of thunderstorms expected to roll through the area beginning at 4 p.m.. The game was stopped after 4 1/2 innings on Wednesday due to thunderstorms. The game is tied 0-0. [Read More]
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NVL Championship update

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The NVL championship showdown between Oxford and Seymour was postponed Wednesday afternoon due to thunderstorms with Oxford about to bat in the bottom of the fifth inning. The game is scheduled to resume Thursday at 4 p.m. at Naugatuck High. A number of conference games scheduled for today have already been pushed back to Friday […] [Read More]
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Video: Stamford shuts out Warde

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Stamford defeated Warde 3-0 in a big FCIAC matchup Friday.   [Read More]
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Update: Sheftz resigns at Masuk

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Jacqui Sheftz built Masuk High softball into one of the state’s premier programs, but she’s ready to move on. Sheftz, on Tuesday, announced her resignation as Masuk’s softball coach, ending her successful 14-year stint in Monroe. “This is a very difficult decision for me,” Sheftz said by phone. “This is a very emotional time. Masuk […] [Read More]
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Sheftz’s future uncertain at Masuk

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In terms of sustaining success, very few have compiled a resume like Masuk softball’s. With three state titles and six South-West Conference championships over the last decade, the Panthers have been a staple of the postseason. Yet, despite the run of dominance, could a significant change be on the horizon at Masuk? Sources said that […] [Read More]
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