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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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Blocked by Amity: Spartans squash Knight hopes…again

June 18, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Five runs in the top of the second inning of the Class LL semifinal game put the No.7-seed Blue Knights’ (18-6) hopes of making a third-straight finals appearance out of reach. No.14-seed Amity (18-7) defeated the Knights, 6-3, under the lights at Muzzy Field in Bristol on Wednesday night, June 10.…

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Lady Knights are champs…again

June 17, 2015
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Bella Russo stares down the ball during a 15-pitch at bat that helped spark Southington’s four-run comeback rally.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER STRATFORD—With her teammates pressed against the fence behind her, Lauren Zazzaro strolled up to the plate with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning. Her shallow pop fly barely made it into the grass between the infield and outfield, but it was enough. Cheshire’s right fielder, Mairaide O’Reilly, made…

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Cheshire Academy athletes playing at next level

June 14, 2015
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Nearly 30 Cheshire Academy seniors and postgraduate students have signed letters of commitment to play college sports at competitive schools ranging from Duke University to the University of Delaware and Salve Regina University. With sports ranging from baseball to lacrosse, soccer to tennis and football to basketball, the Academy’s student athletes will continue to reach…

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Lightning strikes out cancer

June 13, 2015
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SP Brief - Southington Lightning 12Us win Pony Qualifier

The 12u Southington Lightning 02s won the 6th Annual Strike Out Cancer 12u Pony Qualifier softball tournament on May 24 at Panthorn Park. The girls went 6-0 for the weekend and out-scored opponents, 66-6. Front, from left, Kelsey Fernandez, Lizzy Diorio, and Nicole Greco. Middle, Kristen Rose, Brianna Pearson, Alex Rogers, and Callie Gendron. Top,…

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Kataria brothers advance into the third round

June 12, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW HAVEN – Kunal Kataria and his brother, Rohan Kataria made it as far as the third round of the Class LL Boys Tennis Tournament in doubles, making it the farthest that any Southington boys’ tennis player(s) have advanced in the tournament under Southington coach Tony Mauro. The second round of…

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Track sets personal bests at Class LL Meet: Garrison and girls 4x800m advance to open

June 12, 2015
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Gabi Napoli battles for position at the Class LL championship during the 1600m race. Napoli won her heat and medaled at the meet.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW BRITAIN—The Knights qualified a relay team and an individual athlete for the Open Championship meet when they competed in the Class LL State Meet on Tuesday, June 2 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Willow Brook Park in New Britain. The girls (9) finished 19th out of 22 schools and the…

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Tourney loss can’t damper Knight success: Girls Tennis sends 6 players to the state open

June 12, 2015
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Angela Baloing returns a volley during her postseason win. Balaoing was the only Knight to win during the 6-1 loss to New Canaan.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights girls tennis team’s (17-1) spring season came to a close on Wednesday, June 3 with a 6-1 loss at home to No.14-seed New Canaan (11-5) in the first round of the Class L Tournament. New Canaan defeated No.19-seed North Haven, 7-0, in the qualifying round. The Knights received…

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