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SVMFL collects over a ton of food for SCS

January 17, 2016
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Southington Valley Midget Football League’s third annual food drive collected 2,669 items, weighing 2,246 pounds, which will benefit the Southington Community Services food pantry. The drive, led by Shari Kohl and her son Dillon, above, ran from Sept. 7 through Oct. 10. Teams in each division competed against each other to be the drive’s “Top…

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Knights edge Wethersfield: Williams tips the scale for the Lady Knight gymnasts

January 13, 2016
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Vicky Castillo  leaps across the beam during a meet against Wethersfield on Jan. 9. Castillo led the Knights in the event with a 9.3.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Rachel Williams hopped onto the bars and gracefully swung from the low bar to the high bar. She extended into a handstand position, shifted direction with a pirouette, and switched back to the low bar. On Saturday, Jan. 9, Williams danced around the bars, flipped into a dismount, and landed softly…

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Lady Knights keep on rolling: Girls clinch a postseason berth with 8th win of the season

January 13, 2016
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Janette Wadolowski looks for an open teammate during a  56-39 win over Windsor.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights kept rolling with two double-digit road wins, sandwiching a 17-point victory at home. At 8-1, the Lady Knights clinched a postseason berth. Southington began the week with a road trip across the Connecticut River to Glastonbury (5-2) on Monday, Jan. 4, where they won by 12 points over…

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Knights crown 2 champs: Abacherli, Calo win in Hartford

January 13, 2016
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Austin Abacherli takes down an opponent during the Greater Hartford Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 9. Abacherli was one of two division champions for the Knights.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Austin Abacherli grabbed his opponent in a bear hug and slammed him to the mat, locking onto his arms and legs to make sure that he had nowhere to go. The result was another Southington pin. Team co-captain Abacherli and freshman sensation Paul Calo made all the right moves over the…

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Knights keep on pace for the postseason: Track qualifies 5 more for the state meet; 4x800m relay breaks a school record

January 13, 2016
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Adam Dorau, above, at an earlier meet. Dorau placed third overall in the 55m hurdles at the Elm City Coaches Invitational in New Haven.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington indoor track and field teams returned to Hillhouse High School in New Haven for the second time this season to compete at the Elm City Coaches Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 9. The Knights had quite the day in the Elm City, qualifying five more athletes for the state meet,…

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Hockey wins fourth in a row

January 13, 2016
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Caelan Booth leads a charge during a recent Warrior-Knight contest. Booth had two assists in a 5-0 win over Trinity Catholic.

Four wins in a row spells a 5-1-0 regular season record for the Hall-Southington ice hockey team. On Wednesday, Jan. 6, the Warrior-Knights continued their momentum with a 5-0 shut out over Division III Trinity Catholic, 5-0, at Terry Conners Ice Rink in Stamford. Jarod Florian paced the attack with two goals and two assists.…

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Cross-town rivalry: Swimmers, divers excel in Plainville; Knights poised for upcoming challenge

January 13, 2016
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Brendon Egan swims his leg of the 400 freestyle relay to cap Southington’s 101-71 win over Plainville.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Chase Galayda paused, took a deep breath, bent his knees, and leaped inward into the air with the fear of a natural-born cliff diver. His arms were extended straight out above his head. His trajectory and elevation were a thing of beauty. When he glided straight through the water head first,…

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Sports listings for the Jan. 15 edition

January 13, 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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Gymnasts leap into winter competition

January 7, 2016
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Taryn Meenan leaps across the beam during the Lady Knights’ 18-point victory over South Windsor in the season opener.

Taryn Meenan leaps across the beam during the Lady Knights’ 18-point victory over South Windsor in the season opener. By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (1-0) stepped into the new year with new faces and new hopes, looking to continue building on the success they achieved last season. The girls opened with a 132.3-114.7…

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Girls split back-to-back games

January 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights basketball team (4-1) split the week out on the road by picking up their fourth conference victory before suffering a loss to a state championship contender. Southington began their journey at New Britain (3-3) on Tuesday, Dec. 29 where they outlasted the Golden Hurricanes by 13 points, 54-41.…

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