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Volleyball splits the week

May 8, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights boys volleyball team (7-2) rebounded from their second loss of the season to salvage the week with a win over Simsbury to split the week. Southington battled for every point in the first game at Newington, but they still came away with a two-point loss, 25-23. On Tuesday,…

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Letters of Intent: Football stars commit to college

May 8, 2015
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Dan Williams (Endicott College), Matt Koczera (Springfield College), and Peter Majchrzak (Mount Ida College) committed to play college football during a ceremony at the high school on April 30. Matt Thomson (not pictured) will be playing at Choate Rosemary Hall for a post graduate season. The event was followed by a ring ceremony where members of the Class LL champion team received their championship rings.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington had four football players sign their names to play at the collegiate level on Thursday, April 30. Matt Koczera, Dan Williams, Peter Majchrzak and Matt Thomson will be signing their intent to play football at the next level. Matt Koczera served as team captain and was a two-year starter for…

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Golf scores are dropping as temperatures rise

May 8, 2015
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Julian Cardozo chips onto the green during a loss to Simsbury on Wednesday, April 29. Southington split the week, but scores are beginning to fall as the temperatures rise.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A win and a loss during the week keep the Blue Knights (2-2) golf team in contention as the spring season nears the halfway point. The Knights took the Conard Chieftains (2-3) on at Rockledge Golf Course in West Hartford on Monday, April 27 that would be decided by a stroke.…

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Softball sets new standard: Lady Knights are riding a 53-game winning streak

May 8, 2015
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Dani Ahern makes a grab in left field during an 11-0 win over Bristol Eastern on April 30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (8-0) softball team is on a 53-game winning streak, the longest winning streak in program history. This week, the Knights rattled off three more wins in three consecutive days to clinch a post season berth and keep the winning streak alive. Southington’s previous winning streak record (52) was…

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Baseball bounces back from first loss

May 8, 2015
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Garrett Gugliotti hurls a pitch during a 7-1 victory over Hall.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight baseball team won two out of three games during the week, sandwiching their first loss of the season between a pair of lopsided victories. Southington (7-1) needs just one more win to secure a postseason return. Decking Hall The Knights started with the Hall Warriors (4-7) on Monday,…

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Girls Tennis clinches postseason, improve to 8-0

May 7, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (9-0) girls tennis team remained perfect after winning four matches out of the week, qualifying for the Class LL state tournament in the process. The Knights hosted the Windsor Warriors (1-6) on Monday, April, 27 and won the match handily, 7-0. “The conditions weren’t ideal and the wind…

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Boys Tennis surges to 7-0

May 7, 2015
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Luke Pfanzelt drives a serve across the net during a 6-1 win over Conard on May 1.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (7-0) remained undefeated this past week with two road wins and a homecoming conference triumph. The Knights started the week by sweeping the Blue Devils (2-5), 7-0, in Plainville on Monday, April 27. The Blue Devils are in their second year as a tennis program since 2003, coming…

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Lincoln College presents athletic awards at banquet

May 6, 2015
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On Saturday, April 18, Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) celebrated another successful winter season at their annual team banquets. The Wildcat program recognized a number of first-time awards at the regional and national level. Austin Mofunanya was recognized as the first Wildcat athlete to be named as the Region XXI Men’s Basketball Player of…

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Girls lacrosse loses to Simsbury, Farmington

May 6, 2015
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Nickolina Doran pushes past a Farmington defender during a 13-6 loss last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After winning their first two games of the season, despite starting 0-3, the Lady Knights (2-5) girls lacrosse team dropped two games during the week. Southington was defeated at home on Tuesday, April 28 by the Simsbury Trojans (6-2). Southington trailed by just three goals at the half, but fell, 13-7…

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Sports Listings for May 8

May 6, 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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