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Rose makes it official: UConn bound

February 12, 2016
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Jasen Rose announced his intentions last fall, but on Wednesday, Feb. 3 he made it official by signing his National Letter of Intent to play football at the University of Connecticut. The former Blue Knight quarterback hopes to make an impact with the Husky offense. Photo by BRIAN JENNINGS

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Once a Knight, always a Knight

February 12, 2016
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The Lady Knights celebrated their third annual alumni game on Sunday, Jan. 31. The game was coordinated by Holly Coleman, and it featured former Lady Knight basketball players from the early 1990s through 2013. Photo by BRIAN JENNINGS

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Steve Fernandes to be inducted into the CT Wrestling Hall of Fame

February 11, 2016
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The late Steve Fernandes of Southington, a member of the first class of the Southington Sports Hall of Fame, is one of six Connecticut individuals to be inducted into the newly-formed Connecticut Wrestling Hall of Fame in April. Fernandes was a Class LL champion in 1997 and was co-captain on Southington’s 1978 Class LL championship…

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The second time around: Boys avenge earlier losses to Conard and Simsbury

February 10, 2016
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Mark Lindberg leads a fast break during a recent home game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A single digit win on the road and a four-point triumph at home against a top-10 Class LL team kept the Blue Knights’ (4-11) postseason hopes alive for another week. After opening the season with nine consecutive losses, Southington has been heating up. The boys have won four of their last…

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Lady Knights split the week

February 10, 2016
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Sarah Minkiewicz finds an open shot during a 47-43 win over Simsbury on Friday.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (14-3) suffered back-to-back losses, but ended their two-game skid with a six-point win, 45-39, at Simsbury (8-9) on Saturday, Feb. 6. The Knights took a 14-10 lead by the end of the first and extended their lead to nine by halftime, 27-18. The Trojans fought their way back,…

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Injuries plague Knights: Windham takes advantage of depleted lineup

February 10, 2016
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Josh Gravel takes down his opponent during the 145-pound bout on Feb. 3. Southington beat Conard, 46-30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (11-3) finished the week with three wins out of four matches, while battling through injuries and weaving through growing pains along the way. Southington competed at the Jerry Watkins Colonel Duals at Waterford High School on Saturday, Feb. 6 and came away with two team victories out of…

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Gymnasts edge Glastonbury: Focus shifts to fine-tuning routines for the postseason

February 10, 2016
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Vicky Castillo catapults over the vault during a win over Glastonbury on Feb. 6.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (7-0) may not have had their best meet of the season on senior night at C.A.T.S. on Saturday, Feb. 6, but it was just enough to take down longtime rival Glastonbury, 136.75-133.3, and keep their undefeated streak intact. Rachel Williams mounted the best overall all-around score (34.4), taking…

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Hall ends conference win streak

February 10, 2016
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Zack Blake, above at an earlier meet, was Southington’s only double-winner during a loss to Hall on Feb. 2.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights suffered their first conference loss of the season when they were defeated, 96-89, by Hall at the Cornerstone Aquatics Center in West Hartford on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The Knights placed first in four events, including three individual events and one relay. After three lead changes and a couple tie…

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Knights dispatch Fermi for 2nd win

February 4, 2016
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Brendan  Taylor fights off a double-team during a win over Fermi on Jan. 26.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With a 58-45 win over Fermi, the Blue Knight boys basketball team (2-11) earned their second win of the season at home on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The Falcons held a 9-7 by the end of the first quarter, but the Knights stormed back to take a nine-point lead, 28-19, lead heading…

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Knights battle at CT Challenge

February 4, 2016
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Richard Rivera tries to take down his opponent during the 220 pound championship bout of the CT Challenge tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (8-2) welcomed some of the best talent in the state to the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium when they hosted the seventh annual Connecticut Challenge on Saturday, Jan. 30. Trumbull captured the CT Challenge title for the first time with six finalists and three individual champions. Cumberland (R.I.) finished 18…

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