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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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Girls tennis stays hot in the CCC West

May 22, 2015
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Natalia Gimenez returns a volley during a victory over Simsbury on May 15.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights tennis team (13-1) swept the week with three conference wins over Farmington, Hall, and Simsbury. Southington won easily in each contest, 5-2. The Knights started off the week by welcoming the Farmington Indians (10-1) to their home courts on Monday, May 11 with a 5-2 win. Angela Balaoing…

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Lady Knights stay perfect: Softball pushes winning streak to 62 games

May 21, 2015
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Dani Ahern races to third base during a double-header blowout over Hall on May 15.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After a week of five games in four days, the Lady Knights softball team (17-0) is still perfect and heading for yet another undefeated season. The Knights kicked off the week with a 13-0 win over the NW Catholic Indians (6-10) in West Hartford on Monday, May 11. Kaitlin Paterson went…

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Knights sweep 3 powers, control the CCC West

May 21, 2015
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No. 1 singles player Kunal Kataria returns a volley at a recent home meet.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Ever since the preseason when Southington coach Tony Mauro stated that this season’s team could be Southington’s strongest boys’ team in decades, his Knights have done nothing but backed their coach’s statement. With three wins this week, including two against perennial state powers, it’s pretty much carved in stone. The Blue…

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SSC Strikers charge to a division title

May 17, 2015
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The Southington Soccer Club Strikers rallied to a 6-1 record during their indoor season to capture their U12 girls division title at the Farmington Soccer Association. They have earned entry into the upcoming Regional President’s Cup Tournament in Slippery Rock, Penn. Front, from left, Lily S, Mikayla P, Shannon L, Heather L, and Lauren V.…

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Struggles continue for girls lacrosse

May 15, 2015
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Struggles continue for girls lacrosse

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights lacrosse team (2-7) had a tough go this past week, losing both games they played in after spending a week of the field from game play. The Knights returned to their home turf on Friday, May 8 where they lost to the Berlin Redcoats, 12-7, but didn’t go…

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Southington competes at Irv Black Invitational

May 15, 2015
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The Southington track teams competed against a strong field at the Irv Black Invitational in New Britain on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. Sean Garrison battles for position in the 3200m.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights outdoor track and field team competed in the 10th annual Irv Black Invitational on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 at Veterans’ Stadium inside Willowbrook Park in New Britain. The Knights qualified two male athletes for the Class LL State Meet. Vincent Zhang (2:03.94) qualified for the…

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Girls tennis suffers first loss

May 15, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights girls tennis team (10-1) put together a run of nine wins in a row, but that run came to an end on Monday, May 4 and the Knights were dealt their first loss of the season when they fell to NW Catholic Indians (8-2), 4-3. “I think some…

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Golfers shoot a season low

May 15, 2015
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Andrew Rogalski drives off the first tee during a won over St. Paul at Hawks Landing on May 7.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three solid wins and some benchmarks set this week put the Blue Knights golf team (5-2) in a good position as the season reaches the mid-way point. Southington scored lopsided wins over three opponents, but a 150 against St. Paul on Friday was the team’s lowest so far. Southington began the…

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