Around the SWC: Week 9

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One more week remains in the regular season. There are a few HUGE games on Thanksgiving. No time to waste — lets get to it. Here’s the Week 9 rundown: SWC Championship Game: Masuk at Newtown, Wednesday, Nov. 24@ 7 p.m. Word is Blue and Gold Stadium will be ready to go for this one. Newtown (8-1) survived […] [Read More]

My take on D.J.

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By now, you’ve probably read (and heard) plenty about Southington coach D.J. Hernandez. The skinny: The former UConn quarterback/wide receiver, now in his first season as head football coach at Southington High School, “admitted to having possession of a card containing coded Manchester plays and attempted to use the card during Manchester’s first offensive drive […] [Read More]

High school football chat at 8 p.m.

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Join Sean Patrick Bowley and yours truly as we discuss the upcoming week in HS football. High School Football Live Chat, Wednesday, 8 p.m. [Read More]
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In Memory of Joe South

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Six years ago today, former New Milford football captain Joe South was killed in a car crash on Route 7 in New Milford. The Green Wave lost one of its best players, New Milford high school lost one its most well-liked students and, most importantly, Joe lost a life that was filled with promise. I had known […] [Read More]
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Around the SWC: Week 8

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The SWC playoff picture (and state playoff picture) really took shape after Week 8. Here’s the rundown:     Big surprise: In what was essentially an “elimination game” from the state playoffs, Brookfield took advantage of five Pomperaug turnovers and took care of the Panthers 27-14 on Friday night. Is it a surprise that Brookfield […] [Read More]

New Fairfield’s John Raneri checks in from UNC

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I recently got in touch with former New Fairfield distance runner John Raneri, who I selected as the Greater Danbury area’s top athlete in the Class of 2010. Raneri will be checking in periodically and telling us about his experience at the University of North Carolina. Here’s his first installment: Dear News-Times, It’s been awhile […] [Read More]

Masuk is No. 1 (kind of)

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State football polls were released yesterday and, for the first time all season, the Masuk Panthers found themselves in the top spot. Masuk leap-frogged previous No. 1 Xavier in The Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance poll, but still sits behind Xavier in The New Haven Register Poll and The coaches poll of The New London Day. The […] [Read More]
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Around the SWC: Week 7

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Got an email from a Bethel player this week. Here’s what it said: “In reaction to your article on Masuk being the team of the frickin decade I only got one thing to say… WATCH BETHEL TOMORROW NIGHT!!!!” I did not watch Masuk-Bethel on Friday. I have learned my lesson. And, after a 45-0 blowout […] [Read More]

Weekly HS football chat tonight at 8 p.m.

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Got any questions about Week 7 in high school football? I’ll try my best to answer them. Or, if it’s about the FCIAC, I’ll just sit here and watch Sean Patrick Bowley and Dave Ruden answer them. Anyway, see you at 8! High School Football Live Chat, Wednesday, 8 p.m. [Read More]
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Around the SWC: Week 6

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Unfortunately, I didn’t get to cover an SWC game this past weekend. I did, however, get to watch Pomperaug vs. Stratford on MyTV9 until my roommates forced me to put on Oklahoma-Missouri, which wasn’t cool at all. Anyway, here’s what I’ve got from Week 6. Big surprise: Matt Datin and Newtown rumbled to a 21-12 […] [Read More]