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Canes Have High Hopes for Season

By at December 23, 2011 | 11:30 am |

Canes Have High Hopes for Season

Coach: Todd Stigliano (2nd year, 5-15) Last Year: 5-15; 3-11 CCC West (7th place) Key Losses: Matt Martinez, Kian Downes, Marquis Rivera, Mike Starr 2011-12 Roster: Muhammud Chislum (6’5 sr. C), Daniel Micael (6’0 sr. G), Devonne Nolan (6’0 sr. PG), Quadree Rollins (6’3 sr. capt. F), Daequone Clark (6’2 jr. F), Joseph Brown (6’2 jr. F), Kevin Tirado more...

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Pigskin Predictions

By at December 23, 2011 | 11:15 am |

Pigskin Predictions

I was 9-7 last week and 138-79 overall. Last week was tough. Who thought Green Bay would lose and Indianapolis would win? I feel much more confident this week. The New England Patriots play Miami at home on Saturday at 1 p.m. This is one of those games where anything can happen. The Patriots have clinched so there could be a let down. I sure hope not. New England 32, more...

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NBHS Girls Hoopsters Look for Improvement

By at December 16, 2011 | 11:15 am |

NBHS Girls Hoopsters Look for Improvement

The New Britain High girls basketball team came up empty after the first two games, but coach Tasha Manzie and her girls are confident that the season will produce a winner. A gaggle of quick guards along with a vastly improved center and some depth should afford the Hurricanes a shot at the CCC West penthouse. In senior guards Kayla Jones, Wilma Smith and Jessica more...

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Manzie Restructured Basketball Program

By at December 16, 2011 | 11:00 am |

Manzie Restructured Basketball Program

Tasha Manzie experiences that warm feeling of comfort as she prepares her 2011-12 New Britain High girls basketball team for the long winter campaign ahead. Her roots run deep. Her life changed after former New Britain High coach Beryl Piper convinced her to play. She graduated from NBHS in 1995, went on to play at Eastern Connecticut State University and had a more...

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Pigskin Predictions

By at December 16, 2011 | 10:45 am |

Pigskin Predictions

By Robin Vinci I went 13-3 last week putting my overall record for the year at 129-72. I wish I had picked the Eagles. I was also one point off in the Detroit game to the exact score. The New York Giants take on Washington at home Sunday and I fear a letdown. The G-Men need to play like it is the playoffs. I’ll still take the Giants in a close game because more...

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Darius Watson Shining at Albertus Magnus

By at December 9, 2011 | 11:00 am |

Darius Watson Shining at Albertus Magnus

Darius Watson became one of the most prolific players in New Britain High basketball history when Hurricanes coach Stan Glowiak used his multiple skill set to create severe matchup problems for opposing coaches. The 6-foot-5 Watson was a triple threat: slashing, spinning and creating off the dribble, posting up with a defender on his hip or positioning himself for his more...

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Canes’ Making Names on Campuses

By at December 9, 2011 | 10:45 am |

Canes’ Making Names on Campuses

Symone Roberts, New Britain High’s all-time leading scorer and fourth in state history, played in the first four games for Providence College this season and started twice. Roberts missed the Friars’ last two games due to a two-game suspension for what a university spokesman said was “a violation of institutional policy.” Jennifer Rynearson, director of more...

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Pigskin Predictions

By at December 9, 2011 | 10:30 am |

Pigskin Predictions

An 8-7 week puts me at 116-69 for the year. Week 14 has a lot of interesting games. New England travels to Washington for a 1 p.m. game. I expect this to start off close, but the Patriots pull away in the second half. New England 36, Washington 17 The New York Jets are at home against Kansas City at 1 p.m. The Chiefs are getting better each week. I think the Jets more...

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Football Officiating Fell Short

By at December 2, 2011 | 11:45 am |

Football Officiating Fell Short

The CIAC and school administrators expect high school coaches to keep any uncomplimentary thoughts about how games are officiated away from where the public can consume it. But there are times in the scholastic realm when the quality of officiating simply falls short. Officials are entitled to the same consideration everyone should receive in regard to human error. We more...

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Alumni Praises Gridders’ Progress in Jones’ 1st Year

By at December 2, 2011 | 11:30 am |

Alumni Praises Gridders’ Progress in Jones’ 1st Year

Tebucky Jones cuts an imposing figure in a number of ways. He gained local and regional attention as a superlative football player and outstanding basketball player at New Britain High in the early 1990s. We followed his ascent at Syracuse University and regaled him as one of the state’s greatest gridders when he put together a stellar seven-year career in the more...

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