Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) tournaments kick off this week as Southington High School teams prepare for their final push toward a state title. Fill out your brackets. Get ready to hoist the banner. The postseason begins this week for three Southington teams.
Boys and girls track and field opens the tournament week on Monday, May 24 with the CCC Central Championships at Simsbury High School. Southington’s top athletes will test their mettle against the blue division (Glastonbury, Simsbury, Hall, and Conard), along with athletes from the white division (Windsor, Avon, Farmington, NW Catholic, Weaver, and Bulkeley).
Who will improve her seeding for the postseason? Which bubble athlete will battle his way onto the state championship roster?
This is their final chance, and competition begins at 4 p.m.
As one of the top teams in the state, Southington has high expectations at the state level, and this is their first tournament test. Is this the year that the Knights capture their second state title? Southington won its first title in 2010 and were runners up in 2014. Can they get back on top this spring?
On Tuesday, May 24, the Knights will host a quarterfinal game. If they win, they will advance to the semifinals in Glastonbury on Wednesday, May 25 (5 p.m. or 7 p.m.). The championship game will be held at Glastonbury on May 26 at 6 p.m.
This is their final chance to work out any kinks for the state tournament.
The Boys Lacrosse team will get to see if their difficult out-of-conference schedule will pay off as they take on the top team, Simsbury, in the opening round of the CCC Central boys lacrosse tournament on Tuesday. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Westminster School in Simsbury.
Winners will take on the winner of the other semifinal game (No. 3 Conard vs. No. 2 Glastonbury) in the finals on Thursday.
The Knights have been struggling lately. Can they turn it around for the postseason? Are they battle-hardened after the regular season? Will this lead to a spectacular spring finish?
Southington is second only to top-ranked Darien (9.84) in the Division I standings with an 11.24 course differential during the regular season, but throw the records out the window. This is tournament time.
How will the Knights handle the pressure of a winner-take-all, one-day challenge? This is the final test before Southington turns its focus on winning the program’s third state title (first since 1987).
The Knights have finished as runners up in 2006 and 2007. Is this the year that they finally break through? The CCC Championship is the first step toward the ultimate goal.
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