Peter Wallace, Register Citizen

Peter Wallace

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Torrington, CT, United States

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Torrington Athletics Hall of Famer Traub carried on family’s success in the water

Former Torrington standout swimmer is one of this year's Torrington Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. → Read More

Family always important part of Fritch’s life

When 2020 Torrington Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Chris Fritch and his family moved from Portland, Maine to Saratoga Springs, New York a year-and-a-half ago, they had no idea they'd be getting early practice in the now-universal concept of quarantining. "The hard part of a move is meeting people," says Chris, one of this year's four Hall of Fame selections, along with Jacob Eanniello, Jack… → Read More

Torrington Hall of Famer Jack Fitzgerald reflects on a lifetime of success

When time has slowed to a crawl for many in the Northwest Corner and around the world in separate bubbles of waiting for restarts - schools, jobs, restaurants, sports...life - soon-to-be-92-year-old Jack Fitzgerald is celebrating. He's one of four 2020 inductees into the Torrington Athletic Hall of Fame, along with Jacob Eanniello, Chris Fritch and Eric Traub. "My feet were off the ground for… → Read More

Torrington Athletic HOF honoree Jacob Eanniello a source of inspiration

In addition to his athletic prowess, Eanniello overcame a dislocated hip and a broken leg to earn the CIAC's Red Badge of Courage in 2004. → Read More

Celebrating Torrington’s past, achievement brings joy to Hall of Fame committee

TORRINGTON - Officials of the Torrington Athletic Hall of Fame announced its 24th class - Jake Eanniello, Jack Fitzgerald, Chris Fritch and Eric Traub - amidst a familiar statement that the planned April 26 induction banquet will now include them next year instead, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. It may or may not be consolation for hundreds of athletes in Torrington and elsewhere waiting… → Read More

East Lyme stuns Northwestern

In a game of present and future stars, Viking senior point guard Sophie Dubreuil had 20 of East Lyme's 27 points at the half with only sophomore Sachi Vora joining her in double figures (10) for the game on Dubreuil's way to a game-high 25. → Read More

Class L girls basketball

Northwestern coach Fred Williams had his team primed for a big win over Stratford in the Class L Girls Basketball Tournament Tuesday night at Northwestern High School. → Read More

Brian Ballesteros’ two free throws help Torrington sink Derby

TORRINGTON - Torrington's Brian Ballesteros sank two foul shots with a second left for a 63-62 Raider win over Derby Tuesday night in the best argument there is for the CIAC's boys basketball requirement for 40 percent wins for qualification in the state tournaments. Both teams came in needing a win to keep their hopes alive. Unlike the new girls basketball system in which almost everyone… → Read More

Naugatuck pulls away from Torrington

Naugatuck, No. 10 in this week's GameTimeCT/New Haven Register boys basketball state poll, showed its stuff in a 76-52 win over Torrington at Torrington High School Friday night. → Read More

Torrington gets to .500

Bouyed by a new attitude the Torrington girls volleyball team reached .500 with a hard-fought victory over Crosby on Thursday. → Read More

Brooks Belter’s world broadened by baseball

TORRINGTON - Play baseball and see the world. Most people see high-level baseball as a trajectory. You climb the ranks and reach the top - or you don't. Brooks Belter, a 6-foot-2 inch 200-pound All-Berkshire League pitcher from Housatonic High School (2006), breaks that mold with ease. "I don't mind doing my own thing," he says. Belter, now 31, started proving it with his choice of colleges… → Read More

Litchfield’s Chris Blazek still enjoying the game of baseball

TORRINGTON - School's in session; area summer baseball leagues are done; Red Sox fans stopped caring a while ago. Is there a better way to stretch summer a little longer than talking baseball with someone who's been there and back? Chris Blazek is one of the best athletes ever to graduate from Litchfield High School - class of 2002. "The best thing for me was playing three sports (soccer,… → Read More

Terryville Black Sox top Naugatuck to claim Tri-State championship

TORRINGTON - The Terryville Black Sox beat the Naugatuck Dogs 5-1 for the Tri-State Baseball League Championship Friday night at Fuessenich Park behind the strong right arm of complete-game winner Kody Kerski. Kerski, just two years out the Seattle Mariner organization, allowed three Naugatuck hits in nine innings, backed by 15 strikeouts and two walks, one of them intentional. "The point was to… → Read More

Terryville rallies past Litchfield, advances to Tri-State finals

TORRINGTON - The Terryville Black Sox proved that no lead is safe late in the Tri-State Baseball League tournament with a 12-10 come-from-behind win over the Litchfield Cowoboys at Fuessenich Park Wednesday night, sweeping their way into next week's league finals. Terryville starter Jake Kawicki had the other league lesson, tucking away the win: One bad inning doesn't mean you're done. The Black… → Read More

Torrington Varsity Alumni Club celebrates scholarships recipients

TORRINGTON - The 10 scholarships awarded by the Torrington Varsity Alumni Club Sunday night at Chatterly's Banquet Facility were the most bestowed by the organization in 15 years. "We had some of the best applications in a long time and just couldn't leave any of these kids out," board member Mark Reichenberg said. So Ashiepal Bharara, Kevin Dixon, Alyssa Dowd, Michael Ivain, Alyssa Kreuzer,… → Read More

Litchfield closes out Tri-State quarterfinal series win over Wolcott

LITCHFIELD - The Litchfield Cowboys finished off a three-game Tri-State Baseball League Tournament quarterfinal series with a 5-4 win over the Wolcott Scrappers Monday evening at Litchfield High School in the kind of game that turns baseball cynics into banner-waving fans. The No. 4 seed Cowboys (15-5) and No. 5 Scrappers (13-8) split a pair of slugfests over the weekend in the best-of-three… → Read More

Bethlehem powers past Terryville, evens up quarterfinal series

BETHLEHEM - Home runs and defense decided a 10-7 Bethlehem Plowboy win over the Terryville Black Sox at Bethlehem's Gallup Field Sunday afternoon, tying a Tri-State Baseball League Tournament best-of-three quarterfinal series at a game apiece. Terryville, 18-3, the top seed out of the 17-team league's regular season, won Saturday's Game One in the series 8-2, but a three-run homer and 4 RBI by… → Read More

Washington gets past Greenwich in Legion tourney

WASHINGTON DEPOT - Washington's Austin Swanson put an end to a day of teases, if not outright frustration, with a line drive to right center field that brought C.J. Brito racing in for a 4-3 walk-off win over Greenwich in the bottom of the seventh inning at Ted Alex Field Tuesday evening. The third-round American Legion State Baseball Tournament game followed a steaming-hot first two rounds… → Read More

Livingston, defense lead Tri-Town past Wolcott

LITCHFIELD - The Tri-Town Trojans had their winning 5-3 margin over the Wolcott Scrappers after four innings of a Tri-State Baseball League game at Litchfield's Community Field Tuesday evening. The defending league champion Trojans (14-2) scored all five of their runs in the first three innings. Then reliever Brendan Clark (2 hits, 4 strikeouts, 2 walks) shut them down for the next 3 1/2 while… → Read More

Terryville Black Sox top Tri-Town Trojans

TERRYVILLE - Two of the Tri-State Baseball League's best pitchers faced off for the second time this season in a battle for first place in the high-powered 17-team league Thursday evening at the Old Terryville High School. This time, Terryville Black Sox ace Kody Kerski came away smiling with a 7-1 win over the defending league champion Tri-Town Trojans. Earlier this season, the same two… → Read More