Thomaston’s Russo and Butkevicious return to form the best pitching duo in the Berkshire League

Thomaston is bringing back their top two pitchers from last season, Blaise Russo (left) and Brian Butkevicious (right)who combined to all 17 games for the Golden Bears last year, while pitching all but 17 innings last season.
Pete Paguaga - Register Citizen

THOMASTON >> Before last season Thomaston head coach Bob McMahon was confident in his hitting and wasn’t too sure about his pitching staff. Fast forward to June and the Golden Bears sported a 17-5 record overall, good for second place in the Berkshire League and reached the quarterfinals of the Class S State Tournament on […]

Connecticut poised to vote on stronger high school concussion bill

Connecticut High school players wearing 'Guardian Caps,' preventative padding atop helmets. Preventing concussions and head injuries in football have fast become primary focus of parents, coaches, schools and the state.

The concussion issue may soon be tackled at the state level in Connecticut. A proposed bill to raise concussion education and awareness has been referred to the house and could be voted on during this short session. The language of the bill, as currently proposed, would mandate concussion education for all student-athletes and parents at […]

CCC softball: Southington readies for title defense

First-year Southington softball coach Davina Hernandez hits her outfielder's fly balls Wednesday afternoon at practice.
Derek Turner - GameTimeCT

Coming off its 15th state title, the winningest softball program in the state has its eyes on yet another. Davina Hernandez enters her first season as Southington’s head coach, taking over for John Bores who retired after last season’s state championship. She has the team excited to get started. “Everyone just wants to be outside. […]