CANTON – It’s been a summer tradition in Torrington for three decades now – summer basketball at the state armory in Torrington.
It’s hot. Fans sit at both ends of the gym but it doesn’t help much. Players race up and down the court, which shines under the lights.
It is the place where players want to play. The Torrington Summer Basketball League has games six nights a week in various locations around the city including the Armory, Torrington High, Torrington Middle School and the Forman School in Litchfield.
But the kids want to play on the Armory floor where Torrington High’s boys basketball team used to entertain the citizens of Torrington in the first half of the 20th century. In fact, you can still see a radio booth where the announcers had to climb up the side of the wall into a small booth to broadcast about 12 feet above the floor.Continue Reading