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Kyle Lovern/WDNMikey Newsome, left, and Austin Brewer, right, are pictured with Tug Valley coach Garland “Rabbit” Thompson (center) during a pre-game ceremony before the Westside game on Tuesday night. The two former Panther stars had their jerseys retired and framed. They will be displayed at the school for future generations to see. The two are now playing at the University of Charleston.
Kyle Lovern/WDNMikey Newsome, left, and Austin Brewer, right, are pictured with Tug Valley coach Garland “Rabbit” Thompson (center) during a pre-game ceremony before the Westside game on Tuesday night. The two former Panther stars had their jerseys retired and framed. They will be displayed at the school for future generations to see. The two are now playing at the University of Charleston.
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By Kyle Lovern


klovern@civitasmedia.com


NAUGATUCK – Tug Valley High School retired the jerseys of former All-state players Mikey Newsome and Austin Brewer on Tuesday night.


The ceremony was held at halftime of the game with Westside.


The two, who played together since grade school, are now playing hoops with the Golden Eagles of the University of Charleston (UC).


The two drove down Corridor G for the ceremony, taking a break from studies and practice at UC.


Both Brewer and Newsome were Williamson Daily News All-Area first teamers. Brewer was the WDN Player of the Year in 2013.


Their jerseys were framed, along with a picture and their accomplishments and will be displayed in the TVHS cafeteria.


Also introduced were graduates Aaron Muncy and Corey Dillon, who were seniors on last year’s squad.


Principal Johnny Branch presented last year’s team with a new banner that will hang in the TVHS gym showing their 2013 Class A state title.


Two seasons ago, Tug Valley won the Class AA title.


(Kyle Lovern is the Sports Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at klovern@civtasmedia.com or at 304-235-4242, ext. 33)


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