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WINSTED —   In American Legion baseball action on Tuesday, June 20, Winsted Post 43 (6-3) overcame an early four-run deficit in a hard-fought, emotional game against Bristol (5-2-1), coming back to seize a an eventual 5-4 victory.

Lasting over two hours, with officials having to warn coaches and players on both sides as things got testy in later innings, it was Winsted who would keep their composure and rally for the win while normally steady Bristol fell apart late.

On a team made up of area all-stars, it was fitting that both The Gilbert School and Northwestern...

Winsted Journal Sports

Gilbert raises money for athletics with 5K race, golf tournament

WINSTED —  The Gilbert School held its third annual Blue and Gold Golf Outing Tournament on Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, in conjunction with its second annual 5K race at the Van Why Memorial Field.
The golf tournament was held at Fairview Farm Golf Course in Harwinton on May 6, while the 5K race was held at Van Why Memorial Field at Gilbert on May 7.
During the May 7 race, Gilbert School students, faculty, and community members came out to run with cross country and 5K runners from all over the state.

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Wamogo whams Gilbert in softball

WINSTED – Taking on Wamogo in a double header on Monday, May 8, a depleted Yellowjackets squad (2-11) was swept unceremoniously by the Warriors (11-2), losing 16-0 in the early game and 15-0 in the nightcap. 
With their most experienced and talented pitcher, sophomore Anna King, still out with a concussion, and facing one of the most dynamic athletes in the league in Wamogo’s Cyrena Zemaitis, Gilbert could offer little resistance to the league frontrunners.

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Children show off their baseball skills

Children show off their baseball skills
WINSTED — Fifteen children ages 7 to 14 took part in the Pitch, Hit and Run competition on Sunday, April 30, at the Little League baseball field on Willow Street.
The event was organized by the Winchester Recreation Department in cooperation with Major League Baseball (MLB), which organizes the competition on a national level.
Participants threw six baseballs at a target within the MLB strike zone.

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NWR7 triumphant in track meet

WINSTED —  Northwestern Regional High School hosted Thomaston and Housatonic for both varsity boys and girls outdoor track and field on Tuesday, May 9, winning handily over both Berkshire League rivals.
The girls took the overall victory with scores of 84-66 over Thomaston and 114-36 over Housatonic, while the boys scored a 131-19 win against Housatonic and 125-24 versus Thomaston. 

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A perfect pitch

Robbie Nellson, 8, was All Around Champion for his age group in the Pitch, Hit and Run competition on Saturday, April 28, at the Little League baseball field on Willow Street. See Children show off their baseball skills for full story.

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Northwestern seniors go to the next level

WINSTED —  Northwestern Regional High School seniors Molly Clarke and Gavin Woodward officially signed their national letters of intent on Wednesday, April 26, accepting athletic scholarships to take their skills to the next level.

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Gilbert tennis scores win over Thomaston

WINSTED — The Gilbert School girls tennis team (2-7) dropped Thomaston (0-8) 4-3, on Friday, April 28, giving the burgeoning Yellowjackets a shot of confidence as the program continues to grow.
Gilbert’s top singles player, junior Ava Christensen, led the Yellowjackets by winning her match with Thomaston’s Jessica Ciavarella 6-2, 6-2, and Gilbert’s doubles teams won three out of four matches to pull out the victory.

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Spring sports season a washout so far

WINSTED — Though April showers ostensibly will result in May flowers, there is one thing they are not allowing to happen.
Baseball.
Both The Gilbert School and Northwestern Regional High School were forced to reschedule games this week due to inclement weather, and spring sports around the Northwest Corner have been hard-pressed to get teams out on the field, dating back to the the vestiges of a cold and snowy March.

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Northwestern topples Gilbert in varsity baseball

WINSTED — In an early-season matchup of two league favorites, crosstown rivals The Gilbert School (2-2) and Northwestern Regional High School (3-1) faced off on Monday, April 17, at Northwestern, with the Highlanders scratching out an eventual 3-1 victory.
Northwestern righty Vinny Tancreti out-dueled Yellowjacket’s senior ace Ryan Sholtis, not allowing a baserunner after the first inning en route to a three-hit, nine-strikeout complete-game victory.

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NWR7 varsity girls fall to Nonnewaug in tennis

WINSTED — The Northwestern Regional High School varsity girls’ tennis team fell to Nonnewaug 1-7 in a match at Northwestern on Tuesday, April 18.
The still undefeated Chiefs (6-0) looked every bit a league favorite, while the Highlanders (3-3), a still developing program under experienced head coach Turi Rostad, never quite showed the tennis acumen to pull off the upset.
“Tennis is a lifetime sport,” said Rostad. “Players do improve. I just want to see them move their feet.”

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