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Gymnasts fall short of 4th straight title

March 2, 2016
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Taryn Meenan finishes with a flourish at the Class L Championship.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights’ (134.45) three year state title streak came to an end when they finished as runner-ups to Greenwich (140.425) at the Class L state meet at Pomperaug High School on Saturday, Feb. 27. The Knights, ranked fourth in the state with a 135.85 scoring average, came into the state…

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Knights wrestle into top 20 at state open

March 2, 2016
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Paul Calo, above at the 126-pound Class LL finals, capped his stellar freshman season with a medal at the state open.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Six Blue Knight wrestlers carried their momentum into the second round of the postseason. After placing fifth at the Class LL state tournament at Trumbull High School last weekend, Southington scrambled into the top 20 at the state open. With just one week of training and preparation for the state’s best…

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Lady Knights save their best for last: 4x800m relay team shatters their own record at the NE championship

March 2, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington history was made once again on Sunday, Feb. 28 at the 29th annual New England Indoor Track and Field Championships, held at the historic Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Facility in Roxbury Crossing, Mass. Not only was the girls 4x800m relay team the first relay team to represent Southington at…

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Girls hold off the Bears: Knights will face Greenwich in second round

March 2, 2016
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Janette Wadolowski leads a fast break during a first round victory over Norwalk in the first round of the Class LL tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The No. 7 Lady Knights (18-3) are moving on to the second round of the Class LL state tournament after defeating No.26 Norwalk (10-11), 62-51, at home on Saturday, Feb. 27. But the victory didn’t come easily. The Knights came out quickly, building a a nine-point lead by the end of…

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Running Club meeting March 6

March 2, 2016
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On Tuesday, March 6 at 6 pm, there will be an open meeting to discuss the creation of a running club in Southington. The meeting is open to the general public, and the club has the potential to be for youths and adults. The Meeting will be held in the administrative building of the YMCA,…

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Sports listings for the March 4 edition

March 2, 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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Boys finish with 5 wins

February 24, 2016
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Mike DeFeo shoots over a block during a loss to Platt High School on Feb. 16.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After the Blue Knights were eliminated from the Class LL state tournament from their 62-47 loss at Bulkeley (9-11) the week before, Southington coach John Cessario stated that his guys were not going to write off the final three regular season games remaining on their schedule. They didn’t. The Knights were…

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Lady Knights edged in the final 4: CCC tourney prepares girls for the state competition

February 24, 2016
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Janette Wadolowski fights off a triple-team to get off a shot against EO Smith in the CCC semifinals in Glastonbury.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It took two overtimes before the Lady Knights (17-3) were eliminated from the CCC Tournament on Monday, Feb. 22. The Knights advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament, where they fell short, 66-62, to No.2-seed E.O. Smith (18-2) at Glastonbury High School. E.O. Smith is currently ranked third in Class…

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Knights battle the LL brackets: Abacherli, Calo advance to finals; 6 advance to state open

February 24, 2016
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Austin Abacherli grapples with Timmy Kane of Fairfield Warde during the final round of the Class LL tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (147.5) competed at the Class LL state tournament over the weekend and placed fifth out of 25 schools with two finalists and six medalists that will be moving on to the state open. Southington entered a total of 14 wrestlers in the tournament, which was held at Trumbull…

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Relay sets record; advances to New England

February 24, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington sent five athletes to the state 2016 CIAC Boys and Girls Indoor Track and Field Open Championship at Hillhouse High School on Saturday, Feb. 20 to compete amongst the state’s top athletes. Four of those five athletes were part of the girls 4x800m relay team, who continued to break barriers…

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