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Knights fall to Amity…again

June 8, 2016
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Drew Farkas held Amity off the scoreboard for three innings, but the Spartans ended Southington’s season for the fourth consecutive year.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight baseball season came to an end last weekend at the hands of Amity, and the Spartans seem to have Southington’s number. Southington’s last four losses in the state tournament all came against Amity, including a pair of runner-up finishes in the championship game. Amity has been dominating the…

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Softball stopped in the semifinals

June 8, 2016
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Sarah Myrick beats the throw to home during a semifinal loss to Amity on June 6. Myrick scored the only run of the game as the Knights fell, 4-1.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Critics said that this would be a rebuilding year, but the second-seeded Lady Knights softball team returned to the Class LL final four, falling just short of a fifth straight appearance in the championship game. Southington spring campaign came to an end with a 4-1 loss to No. 6 Amity at…

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Golfers struggle in tournaments

June 8, 2016
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Ryan Burrill putts at Tallwood Country Club in Hebron during the Division I championship.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights golf team may not have had their best day at the Division I tournament, but as Southington coach Jim DiNello explains, he has never had to question his team’s effort. When he thinks of his team, he said he thinks about a group of guys that are great…

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Sports listings for the June 10 edition

June 8, 2016
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EVENTS KNIGHTS CUP TRACK MEET—Saturday, June 11, 8 a.m. (check-in) and 9 a.m. (start), at the Southington High School track. (Rain date is Sunday, June 12, 4 p.m. check-in, 5 p.m. start). A community wide track and field series presented by the YMCA and SHS track and field teams. Open to boys, girls, men, and…

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Perfect finish in the finale

June 2, 2016
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Brenna Sarantides, above, closed out the regular season with a perfect game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights softball team ended their regular season at home on Monday, May 23, and they did it with style. The 26-0 triumph was their 12th shutout of the season. It was their sixth five-inning, mercy-rule drubbing. It was Brenna Sarantides’ first perfect game. Now, comes the fun part. Can…

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Southington Scoreboard for the June 3 edition

June 2, 2016
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Scoreboard - SHS

Southington High School These are the scores for games played between Monday, June 23 and Saturday, June 28. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. Girls Tennis Southington 7, Wethersfield 0 Monday, May 23 At Southington SINGLES 1, Angela Balaoing, SHS, def. Taylor Jones, WHS, 6-1, 6-2; 2, Natalia Gimenez, SHS,…

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Baseball clinches CCC title; poised for postseason run

June 2, 2016
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Baseball SHS

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After suffering a home defeat to the second-ranked team in Class M, East Catholic, the Blue Knights baseball team recovered with two, comfortable wins last week to close out their regular season, which accomplished the team’s second goal of securing a divisional title. “I think we’re playing good baseball right now,”…

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Relay breaks school record at conference championship

June 2, 2016
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Abby Connolly speeds toward the finish line in the 200m race.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s outdoor track and field teams began their postseason on Tuesday, May 24 at Simsbury High School when they competed at the CCC Central Championships. The Lady Knights placed fourth out of 10 schools. Glastonbury claimed the girls conference title, followed by Windsor and Simsbury. The 4x800m relay of Kate Kemnitz,…

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Golfers finish strong; top 10 at Chappa

June 2, 2016
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Golf balls and tees

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington golfers traveled to Rockledge Golf Club in West Hartford on Monday, May 23 where they settled with a 156-156 draw with Conard, but still managed to clinch the CCC Central title. Andrew Szandrocha medaled by a stroke with a 37 (1-over-par). Ryan Burrill backed Szandrocha with a 39, and Andrew…

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Girls tennis falls in state tourney opener

June 1, 2016
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Abby Roy chases down a rally during Southington’s qualifying round loss to Wilton. Roy was one of two Lady Knights to win her match.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Although the 17th-seeded Lady Knights tennis team fell short, 5-2, in the qualifying round of the Class L tournament at No. 16 Wilton on Saturday, May 28, Southington coach Robin Thompson said that she was still very happy with the team’s level of play and ability to handle themselves in unbearable…

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