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The Sports Journal

The Sports Journal

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Red Sox Demise Not from Farm Team

In the perennial blame game that local baseball fans play when their favorite teams go into the kind of slumps that the Red Sox have recently experienced, I heard one recent theory from an erstwhile expert that the team’s “player…

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Pigskin Predictions

I am 29-15 with my picks after week 3. Week 4 holds some really difficult match-ups. The New York Giants are a 4 p.m. start at Arizona. I haven’t been right about the Giants all year. I’ve never been able…

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Garcia “Confident” in Season Opener

After 15 rollercoaster years of covering New Britain High football, you don’t just walk away without caring. The sounds of “Bingo,” as interpreted by the Golden Hurricanes Marching Band, begin to resonate in my mind as soon as the humid…

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ECHO Keeps New Britain Football Legacy

The phenomenon of New Britain High School football uniting the community is steeped in rich history, memories and story-telling, but its continuity was becoming endangered as the city changed. The factories at the center of a blue-collar culture that established…