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Softball keeps rolling

May 29, 2015
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Baseball - Softball

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights softball team (19-0) spent their first week away from home, but remained unblemished in their travels with two more wins, locking up the CCC West Division and extending their streak to 64 wins in a row. The Knights defeated Simsbury (9-9), 11-2, at Memorial Park on Monday, May…

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Learning to recognize the signs of mental illness

May 29, 2015
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Mental Illness

From the Plainville-Southington Health District: The Plainville-Southington Health District wants to make residents aware of the signs and symptoms of mental illness. Mental illness is any disease or condition that influences the way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and/or relates to others and to his…

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Girls Tennis ties atop the CCC West standings

May 29, 2015
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The girls tennis team celebrates their first conference title. (Submitted)

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights girls tennis team (16-1) earned three more wins last week to put themselves in uncharted waters. They may have to share the CCC West Title with NW Catholic and Farmington, but the Lady Knights will be hanging their…

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Coyotes and bobcats and bears, oh my

May 29, 2015
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Tom Pepe of Suburban Wildlife Solutions with a trapped coyote.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When Dave Denino began seeing packs of coyotes along the wood line of his property near Panthorn Park, he was concerned that the coyote community had grown in his neighborhood. He heard reports of neighborhood children encountering the dogs, heard howls from…

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Lessons learned, accomplishments achieved

May 28, 2015
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Southington’s Brendan Carroll, left, is this year’s valedictorian at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol. Carroll and salutatorian Sydney Riddick, right, will deliver speeches at the school’s graduation ceremony on June 2.

By LISA CAPOBIANCOSTAFF WRITER Sydney Riddick and Brendan Carroll learned some of the greatest life lessons over the past four years at St. Paul Catholic High School. For Sydney, the biggest lesson she ever learned throughout high school was “Keep trying” and “don’t give up.” For…

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Baseball keeps pace in CCC race

May 28, 2015
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Adam Wilson drives the ball during a 7-5 win over Simsbury on Monday, May 18.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights baseball team (14-4) kept the door open to one of the team’s goals on the season with three wins this past week. Five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning lift the Knights past Simsbury (15-4) in…

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Golfers shoot into the top 3

May 28, 2015
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Julian Cardozo sinks a birdie putt on the 7th green of Hawks Landing.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights golf team (9-4) finished even par on the week by taking two out of four matches in four days as they strive for first place of the CCC West Division. The Knights had their second closest match of…

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Track launches 10 more into the postseason

May 28, 2015
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Sarah Palko leaps into first place in long jump with a distance of 15.07.05

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington boys and girls track and field teams celebrated senior day on Tuesday, May 19 in their last meet of the regular season against New Britain. Parents and families posed for pictures with the seniors at midfield during a portion…

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Mike Fasulo wears UNICO’s 70th Gold Medal Award

May 28, 2015
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Mike Fasulo with sister Patti Boissonneault after she presented him with  the 70th annual Southington UNICO Gold Medal of Honor during an award banquet at The Aquaturf on May 20.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Mike Fasulo was awarded UNICO’s 70th Gold Medal of Honor on Wednesday evening, after twenty-four years of service with the organization. “I am in awe of you,” said his tearful sister, Patty Boissonneault, as she pinched her younger brother’s cheeks and wrapped…

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