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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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SHS student-athletes honored by CIAC

May 6, 2015
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CHESHIRE—Southington High School students Caitlin Young (field hockey) and James Hoder (boys tennis) were recognized among a list of 344 senior student-athletes at the 32nd Annual CAS-CIAC Scholar Athlete Banquet at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville on Sunday, May 3. The local pair were awarded the annual Student-Athlete Award. The Scholar Athlete program recognizes…

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Boys lacrosse scores a pair of lopsided victories

May 2, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights boys lacrosse team (4-2) outscored their opponents, 27-5, in two games this past week and Southington coach Ron Chase said he feels like his young team has come a long way in the past month or so. The Knights hit the road for Newington on Monday, April 20…

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The streak continues: Baseball scores wins over Farmington, BC

May 1, 2015
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Brett Shaw slides into home in the first inning to open the scoring during a 10-2 win over Bristol Central on April 24.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights baseball team was back in action this week with a pair of victories over Farmington and Bristol Central. The week began at Tunxis Mead Park on Wednesday, April 22 against the Farmington Indians (3-4) and did not stop the streak they had going. Drew Farkas took the mound…

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Blue Knight wrestlers commit to next level

May 1, 2015
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Blue Knight coach Derek Dion surveys his senior trio as they commit to wrestle at the next level during a ceremony on April 24 at the high school. From left, Zach Bylykbashi, Shawn Devin, and Zack Murillo.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three Southington Blue Knights wrestlers signed their college letters of intent at the high school to wrestle at the next level. On Friday, April 24, Zack Murillo, Zach Bylykbashi, and Shawn Devin committed to grapple for four more years. “Really, the story of all three of them starts with the parents…

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Boys tennis team continues to roll over opponents

May 1, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (4-0) boys tennis team showed their resiliency during the week with three wins in three days with a bump in the road along the way. After opening the season up with a shutout on the road at Windsor, the Knights returned back to their home court and kept…

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Golfers split week one

May 1, 2015
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Drew Szandrocha chips onto the seventh green during Southington’s 15-stroke victory over Farmington on April 23.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Cold, uncomfortable golfing weather was the forecast for the Knights’ two season-opening matches. Wednesday, April 22 brought the Knights’ first match against the Hall Warriors (2-1) at Rockledge Golf Club in West Hartford. The Warriors defeated the Knights, 167-175, but Southington coach Jim DiNello still thought his boys persevered through the…

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Softball survives first test: Knights beat Maloney with 2-run rally in the 9th

May 1, 2015
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Nicole White zeroes in on a pitch during a rain-shortened game against Farmington on April 22. The game has been suspended to a later date.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Friday, April 24, unpredictable weather, two runs in extra innings, and a solid pitching performance from Kendra Friedt helped secure a 3-1 win, keeping the Lady Knights (5-0) softball team undefeated. “It was a crazy day,” said Southington coach Davina Hernandez. “It was probably the strongest wind I had ever…

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Girls stay perfect: Tennis wins 3 more, improves to 5-0

May 1, 2015
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Cassidy Race keeps the rally alive during a doubles match on Thursday, April 23. Race won her match, and the Knights beat Bristol Central, 6-1.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Since the start of the season, the undefeated Lady Knights tennis team has only dropped three matches in five contests, even without their No.1 singles player for most of it. Southington rolled off three more wins last week to improve to 5-0, and now the Knights are back to full strength.…

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