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SGSL announces 2015 scholarships

May 27, 2015
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The Southington Girls Softball League announced their 2015 scholarship recipients. From left, Gwen Gorman, Kayla Beaupre, and Emily Pestillo.

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Blues kick off season with away game; open at home next Friday

May 26, 2015
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The Bristol Blues, the local entry in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League team, opens up its 2015 season next Thursday, June 4 with an away game against the Brockton (Mass.) Rox. Their first home game, at historic Muzzy Field, will be held next Friday, June 5 with a ceremony honoring Babe Ruth (who once played…

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Lightning strike early

May 26, 2015
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The 12u Southington Lightning ‘02’s started their season off right with a first place trophy at the 7th Annual Sunrise Cottage Tournament in Ridgefield on April 25 to April 26. The team went 6-0 over the weekend, outscoring their opponents 76-7. Front, from left, Kristen Rose, Kelsey Henderson, Brianna Pearson, Nikki Greco, and Alex Rogers.…

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Showing their spirit

May 25, 2015
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Four local girls helped power the Connecticut Spirit AAU basketball team to a silver medal at the AAU state championship held at Hill House High School in New Haven in early May. Brianna Harris, Katie D’Agostino, Megan Mikosz, and Mikaela Spooner, above, are all students at DePaolo Middle School.

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Blue Knight track teams swarm past NW Catholic

May 22, 2015
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Track & Field

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Both of Southington’s track and field teams won big against the NW Catholic Indians at their home facilities on Tuesday, May 12, but it was the girls that qualified a relay team and two more athletes for the Class LL state meet. The boys track and field team (5-2) won their…

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Boys Lacrosse needs to go on a late run to keep tourney hopes alive

May 22, 2015
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Lacrosse

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights lacrosse team sustained two more losses on the road this past week as the boys tumbled to 4-9 overall. With three games remaining, Southington needs three more wins. The Knights traveled to Glastonbury on Monday, May 11 where they tied their largest deficit of the season with a…

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Girls Lacrosse has no margin for error over next 5 games

May 22, 2015
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Girls Lacrosse

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights lacrosse team (2-9) sustained two road losses over the past week, and one of them came down to the final ticks on the clock. Just like how they defeated Trumbull 11-10 earlier in the season back in April, the Knights were on the other end this time, ending…

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Golfers heating up

May 22, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights golf team (7-2) shot their two lowest scores on the year over the week, en route to two solid wins through the halfway point of the season. The Knights handed the Newington Indians (8-1) their first loss of the season, 144-154, while shooting their lowest score on the…

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Spikers shuffle in new faces

May 22, 2015
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Dan Normandin scores a kill during a loss to Newington on May 13.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A pair of losses and a win may have set the Blue Knights boys volleyball team (10-5) back in seeding for the Class L state tournament, but having a few new faces on the court is the bigger concern right now. The Knights lost their libero, Tom Del Buono, for the…

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Baseball stumbles in the CCC West race

May 22, 2015
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John Mikosz zeroes in on a pitch during a 4-1 win over Farmington on May 13.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Losses to Farmington and Hall followed a lopsided win over NW Catholic. Two wins and a loss might have set the Blue Knights baseball team (11-4, 8-3 in the CCC West) back a smidge, but it still didn’t knock them out of contention for the CCC West division title. The Knights…

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