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Redemption song; Knights blank Hall in battle of unbeatens

October 22, 2014
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Redemption song; Knights blank Hall in battle of unbeatens

By Jon Goralski Sports Writer On the second play from scrimmage, Jasen Rose connected with Alex Jamele for a 64-yard touchdown pass. On the next play from scrimmage, Zack Spooner pounced on a loose ball deep in Hall’s zone to set up a second Southington score just two plays later. Last season, Hall spoiled Southington’s…

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Seven in a row; Swimmers sink Farmington

October 17, 2014
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Seven in a row; Swimmers sink Farmington

By John Goralski Sports Writer Farmington swimmers battled for first place in the opening relay, but it was already clear that Southington was the team to beat. The Indian anchor tipped the wall at the end of the medley relay, but there were Lady Knight swimmers on either side of her at the finish. Sure,…

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Second time around; Volleyball loses to Farmington in rematch

October 17, 2014
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Second time around; Volleyball loses to Farmington in rematch

By John Goralski Sports Writer The best thing about the Farmington loss is that Southington won’t see them in the postseason. On Wednesday, Oct. 8, the Indians dismantles the Knights again, with a three-game sweep for the second time this season. Of course, that’s nothing new. Farmington hasn’t lost a single game this season, but…

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Knights are closing in on the goal; Win over Farmington keeps Southington’s tournament hopes alive

October 17, 2014
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Knights are closing in on the goal; Win over Farmington keeps Southington’s tournament hopes alive

By John Goralski Sports Writer Eric Schneider hurled the ball from the sidelines in the opening minute of the game, and Southington players scrambled to the net. On Wednesday, Oct. 8, the Knights were hungry to kickstart the scoring, but nobody could have predicted this. NW Catholic’s goaltender snatched the ball out of the air,…

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New kids in town; Field hockey scores shutout in Farmington

October 17, 2014
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New kids in town; Field hockey scores shutout in Farmington

By John Goralski Sports Writer Erin Luddy tried to conceal her excitement as she gathered her field hockey team at the half. The Lady Knights had surged to a 2-0 lead over Farmington off a penalty corner and an all out blitz with eight minutes to go before the break. Now, Luddy said, it was…

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Crossing the line; Knights are winning in the trenches

October 17, 2014
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Crossing the line; Knights are winning in the trenches

By John Goralski Sports Writer Matt Steeves lurched forward into a mob of maroon jerseys, and Jasen Rose stood calmly behind him surveying the field. The Southington quarterback seemed to have all the time in the world as Steeves and his lineman drove back the New Britain blitz. Steeves wasn’t alone. The center was flanked…

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Rebounding; Field hockey bounces right back from each early loss

October 10, 2014
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Rebounding; Field hockey bounces right back from each early loss

By John Goralski Sports Writer Erin Luddy scowled as her players lined up for postgame handshakes on Tuesday. The Lady Knights battled toe-to-toe against Conard for 80 minutes but came up short in a 1-0 loss. In most years, Luddy would be celebrating another moral victory, but this isn’t most years. The coach didn’t smile.…

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Spikers clinch the postseason

October 10, 2014
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Spikers clinch the postseason

By John Goralski Sports Writer When the Lady Knight volleyball team dropped the first set during games against Simsbury and Maloney, it ended up costing them a win, so now that Southington has survived their toughest stretch, coaches aren’t ready to rest on their laurels. Instead, coaches have turned up the heat for pregame workouts.…

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Still perfect at 6-0; Knights beat East Hartford, Meriden

October 10, 2014
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Still perfect at 6-0; Knights beat East Hartford, Meriden

By John Goralski Sports Writer Six up. Six down. With two more victories last week, the Lady Knights swim team has surged to a perfect, 6-0 start. Now, as the girls dive into the start of their powerhouse conference schedule, Coach Evan Tuttle thinks his team is ready to make some noise. “We’re as ready…

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Turning the corner; Girls soccer snaps six game losing streak

October 10, 2014
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Turning the corner; Girls soccer snaps six game losing streak

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington outscored opponents in every half last week. For 160 minutes in regulation, the Lady Knight soccer team held opponents off the board. Since cruising by Platt, 5-1, in the season opener, the Lady Knights have struggled with a six-game losing streak that stretches back to Sept. 12. But a…

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