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Hall of Fame–Jumpin’ Jessie: Gianatti was Southington’s perfect 10

July 29, 2016
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Jessica Gianatti sticks her landing at the Class L championship during her freshman year. Southington’s second place finish signaled a turning point for the Lady Knights.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Jessie Gianatti exploded across the gym like a bullet, and she didn’t waste her time with dazzling spins or corkscrew twists. The collision with the vault seemed to hurtle her like shrapnel into the air and she tucked into a dizzying tumble. When she struck the mat, the singular thump echoed through the…

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The man behind Southington’s stats: SHS statistician recognized by local chapter of the National Football Foundation

July 28, 2016
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SHS statistician Steve Daniels was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Football award by the National Football Foundation’s local chapter. (File photo circa 2001)

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER You can see him high above the bleachers in the press box of Fontana Field at every football game during the fall. You find him right behind the Blue Knights’ bench at every basketball game during the winter, and you can spot him out in the dugout wearing his white Southington…

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Scoreboard for the June 29 edition

July 28, 2016
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Scoreboard - SHS

These are the scores for games played between Monday, July 18 and Sunday, July 24. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. Bristol Blues Bristol Blues 3, Brockton Rox 2 Tuesday, July 19 Muzzy Field, Bristol ROX Player ab r h bi Shaver, cf 3 0 0 0 Cooper, 2b 5…

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Big Leagues come up big time

July 27, 2016
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Southington’s Big League baseball team represented Connecticut at the regional tournament in Dover, Del.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER For the second year in a row, Big League baseball manager Andy Levin was in a bind as he walked around town with one of his assistant coaches, going from business to business desperately seeking donations. “We really had to give them the whole we-don’t-know-yet explanation,” said Levin. “A lot of…

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Blues get back on track for tourney

July 27, 2016
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Frankie Gregoire makes a sliding catch during the Blues’ loss to the North Shore Navigators on Sunday, July 24.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues rebounded from the franchise’s worst week of the year to go 4-2 last week. After defeating the Pittsfield Suns twice and splitting games with the Seacoast Mavericks, the Blues finished the week with a total of 72 hits in six games. “We’ve been swinging the bat really well…

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Bees top Ducks

July 27, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: Behind seven strong innings from Shawn Haviland, the Bees took the opening game of the series 4-1. The Game Changed When…: …Shawn Haviland escaped a bases loaded, one out jam in the bottom of the seventh with the Bees ahead 4-0 with a pop out and ground out…

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Sports listings for the July 29 edition

July 27, 2016
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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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Bees lose to Bluefish, 10-1

July 25, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The bats of the Bluefish proved to be too much for the Bees in 10-1 loss in series finale in Bridgeport. The Game Changed When…: …With the Bees just getting on the scoreboard to cut the lead to 4-1 in the top of the seventh, the Bluefish scored…

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Bees win in extra innings

July 25, 2016
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GOLSON DELIVERS TWO-RUN TRIPLE IN 11TH BOX SCORE In 140 Characters or Less: Greg Golson delivered the Bees’ to a thrilling 7-4 win in 11 innings on the road against the Bridgeport Bluefish. The Game Changed When…: …Greg Golson came up with a clutch two out, two-run triple in the top of the 11th inning…

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Bees drop series opener to Bluefish

July 23, 2016
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  In 140 Characters or Less: In the series opener from Bridgeport, the Bees were unable to hold onto an early lead as they fell 10-3 to the Bluefish. The Game Changed When…: …Bluefish right fielder Welington Dotel hit a grand slam in the bottom of the third, turning a 3-1 Bees’ lead into a…

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