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Lightning thunders through Rhode Island invite

July 5, 2015
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The Southington Lightning 02’s went 6-0 over the weekend of June 12-14 and outscored opponents, 68-6, to capture the title at the 2015 Cranston Ravens Invitational in Rhode Island. The championship marked the team’s fourth tournament title in seven attempts with a pair of runner-up finishes. Front, from left, Lizzy Diorio, Jenna Hall, Brianna Pearson,…

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Pirates plunder the junior Little Leagues

July 5, 2015
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With a 14-10 win over the Northern Little League Phillies on June 7, the Pirates, champions of the Southington South Little League, captured the Southington junior division town title. Front, from left, Zach Doty, Matt Cahill, Jack Ringrose, Caleb Chesanow, and Niko Sophroniou. Back, Assistant Coach Jim Ringrose, Assistant Coach Bill Rodman, Nate Zmarlicki, Sam Johnson,…

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The future Lady Knights storm the court at SHS

July 3, 2015
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A simple pastime became an obsession: Sue Graziano has a passion for golf, 2 holes in one, and a lifetime of memorabilia

July 3, 2015
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Sue Graziano displays her collection of golf memorabilia from pictures to golf balls she collected, mainly from the Traveler’s championship at TPC Highlands in Cromwell where she has been volunteering for over a decade.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It started as a phone call about a hole-in-one and then led to something more. The TV is on in the living room and it’s Sunday, but it’s not just any old Sunday. It’s Masters Sunday. She sat at the table in one of her many red, Traveler’s collared shirts drinking…

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Bristol Blues continue their hot hand: Locals finish the week with a four-game winning streak

July 2, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A four-game winning streak this past week shot the Bristol Blues (12-8) into first place in the West Division. After a two-day break, the Blues hit the road for Fraser Field in Lynn, Mass. on Tuesday, June 23 where they suffered their only loss of the week to the North Shore…

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Legion baseball is off to a rocky start

July 2, 2015
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Kyle MacLean circles third base during an 11-4 loss to Wolcott on Wednesday, June 24.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s American Legion baseball team (2-6) may have lost four-straight games over the past week, but the big question is, where did all of the Southington players go? American Legion baseball has always been known as a source for great baseball talent at a highly competitive level during the summer. However,…

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Knights compete at Super 100

July 2, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Team Nutmeg defeated Team Constitution, 44-22, in the third annual Super 100 Senior All-Star Classic Game at Rentschler Field on Saturday, June 27. A 29-yard scoring reception from Windsor’s John Nolan to Glastonbury’s Chika Chukwu put the game out of reach for Team Constitution in the fourth quarter, even though the…

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Hall of Fame officials release the Class of 2015: Southington’s 6th class continues to break barriers

July 1, 2015
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This may be the sixth class to be inducted into the Southington Sports Hall of Fame, but 2015 will be remembered as a year of firsts. This week officials announced the 2015 inductees, but the selection committee continues to delve deeper and deeper into Southington’s rich sports history to find those pioneers, superstars, and people…

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Sports Listings for the July 3 edition

July 1, 2015
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FUNDRAISERS PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and…

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Knight trio named all-conference in the CCC

June 30, 2015
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A trio of Blue Knight players made the cut when the Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) named the 2015 all-conference boys volleyball team. From left, Adam Brush, Mark Horanzy, and Tom DelBuono were recognized for their efforts in 2015.

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