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NBHS Soccer Loses First Round Tournament Game

By at November 18, 2011 | 10:44 am |

NBHS Soccer Loses First Round Tournament Game

New Britain High senior forward Edin Duric floated into Farmington’s lair on an air of confidence. The 27th-seeded Golden Hurricanes, savoring their first postseason action in three seasons, knew they could play with the defending Class LL champions. Just two weeks earlier, Duric had scored two goals in the first three minutes to give New Britain a lead more...

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Pigskin Predictions

By at November 18, 2011 | 10:30 am |

Pigskin Predictions

Last week left me at 7-8 with one game to go putting me overall at 87-54. Not as good as I hoped. Let’s see what this week looks like. The New York Giants play Sunday night at home against Philadelphia. A nice division game. The Giants are playing better than the Eagles and get the nod in this one. New York 24, Philadelphia 20 The New England Patriots take on more...

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Pigskin Predictions

By at November 12, 2011 | 3:04 pm |

Pigskin Predictions

I was 9-5 last week if you checked out my picks online. For the year I am 80-46. This week looks really tough. I can only offer my best opinion. Here goes: The New York Giants play the San Francisco 49ers away at 4:15 p.m. Sunday. It is so difficult to play a game across the country. The 49ers are also better than most people think. I have to take San Francisco. I more...

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NBHS vs. Pulaski Not the Only Football Tradition

By at November 11, 2011 | 4:37 pm |

NBHS vs. Pulaski Not the Only Football Tradition

Do you remember the days when the whole City would turn out to see New Britain High School play Pulaski High School Football on Thanksgiving Day? New Britain won most, if not all of those games (I’m still waiting for someone to tell me otherwise). NBHS was a bigger school than Pulaski and was more known for its athleticism. Residents always took sides, but most, due more...

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Pigskin Predictions

By at November 4, 2011 | 10:45 am |

Pigskin Predictions

I was 9-4 last week and am 71-41 for the year. I have to admit there have been some very big surprises the last two weeks. My confidence is a bit shaken, but I am still way above.500. The New York Jets take on Buffalo away at 1 p.m. Sunday. This game could be very close. Playing away should not affect the Jets too much. A nice division game. I will take the Bills by more...

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Bad Call Hinders Canes Victory

By at October 28, 2011 | 12:45 pm |

Bad Call Hinders Canes Victory

Momentum had switched to New Britain’s side in a game that could have been a definitive turning point in head coach Tebucky Jones’ program reclamation project. Conard held onto a 22-14 early in the fourth quarter when a 22-yard punt return by Garrett Shaw gave the ’Canes first-and-10 at the Conard 44. Devante Gardner ran for nine yards. Explosive Martez more...

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Believing you Can Win Makes Difference

By at October 28, 2011 | 12:30 pm |

Believing you Can Win Makes Difference

While a possibly blown call on an apparent touchdown didn’t help, New Britain High football coach Tebucky Jones cited defensive mistakes in the first quarter as the primary reason why the Hurricanes failed to come up with a landmark win over undefeated Conard on Oct. 21. Conard received the opening kickoff and drove 65 yards in 12 plays to take the lead. After New more...

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Pigskin Predictions

By at October 28, 2011 | 12:15 pm |

Pigskin Predictions

Last week was not one of my best, but for the season I am still 62-37. This week is in the bag. The New York Giants play at 1 p.m. at home against the Miami Dolphins. This is a home game after a bye week. The Giants should be energized and win easily. New York 28, Miami 6 The New England Patriots are also coming off a bye week and travel to Pittsburgh to take on more...

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Cross Country Running in the Right Direction

By at October 21, 2011 | 11:00 am |

Cross Country Running in the Right Direction

The New Britain High girls cross country team began the season with three runners. Now it’s down to two. In order to have any chance of winning meets, a team has to have five runners so the Golden Hurricanes entered their four regular-season competitions with absolutely no chance for team victory. The plight of the program is the case-in-point why the new Athletic more...

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The Shoe Fits for New Britain Cross Country Star

By at October 21, 2011 | 10:45 am |

The Shoe Fits for New Britain Cross Country Star

New Britain High cross country runner Aneta Strumilowska was competing in a meet against Northwest Catholic and Farmington October 4 when potential disaster struck two miles into the race. The junior looked over at Coach John Richard, anxiously told him that her shoe was falling off and that she didn’t know what to do. But her instinct kicked in, and for more...

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