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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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Pigskin Predictions

By at October 21, 2011 | 10:38 am |

Pigskin Predictions

I went 8-5 last week putting my total at 57-29 for the year. This is the time of year teams seem to get tired and almost anything is possible. The New York Jets take on San Diego at home at 1 p.m. Sunday. I’m not convinced in the Jets. Philip Rivers can steal the show. A short week for the Jets, so I will go with a more consistent Charger team. San Diego 28, New more...

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Running Backs Among Those Churning Victories

By at October 14, 2011 | 10:45 am |

Running Backs Among Those Churning Victories

Avid sports fans, and contemporary sports writers with a similar provincial manner, tend to look beyond the moment at hand toward the day when they can celebrate a championship. The notion of savoring victory in one battle at a time before winning the war is the philosophy to which coaches subscribe. It requires much deeper thought than watching a ballgame and thinking more...

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Tebucky Enthusiastic Over Hurricane Wins

By at October 14, 2011 | 10:30 am |

Tebucky Enthusiastic Over Hurricane Wins

Devante Gardner gathered in the opening kickoff from Hall. The atmosphere on the New Britain sideline radiated concentration, a dedication to the task at hand with a certain festive air hovering above the fray. The Hurricanes, after two defeats in which they didn’t score a point, were fresh from a convincing win over East Hartford. In Hall, they were facing an more...

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Tebucky NBHS Strategy: “One Game at a Time”

By at October 7, 2011 | 11:15 am |

Tebucky NBHS Strategy: “One Game at a Time”

Golden Hurricanes Win First Game The New Britain High football reformation wasn’t going to happen overnight. No matter how much the alumni yearn for some sort of projection about a return to glory, Tebucky Jones and his coaching staff are compelled to look no further than the next game, as coaches well should. The Hurricanes spun themselves into virtual oblivion more...

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NBHS Basketball Coach Makes Connection with City Youth

By at October 7, 2011 | 11:00 am |

NBHS Basketball Coach Makes Connection with City Youth

The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department is combining forces with the NBHS athletic department to stage a boys basketball clinic that administrators feel has implications ranging far beyond sport. Mayor Timothy Stewart, commission chairman Jamie Giantonio and vice chairman Paul Shaker announced Sept. 27 that the Parks and Recreation Department is accepting more...

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Pigskin Predictions

By at October 7, 2011 | 10:45 am |

Pigskin Predictions

Last week I went 13 and 3 in my picks. So far this year I am 42-18. A lot of you don’t know that I started my journalism career as a sports editor. I never planned on leaving sports, but went where I was needed. The New York Giants play at home against Seattle at 1 p.m. The inconsistent play of the Giants is frustrating. This game should be all New York. I’m taking more...

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