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Ready for another run: Volleyball expects to compete for a state title

April 3, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Before winning their first Class L state title in 2010, the Southington Blue Knights boys volleyball team played the role of being a bride’s maid, never a bride. The spring of 2007 would feature the first championship appearance for the program, followed by consecutive appearances in 2008 and 2009. However, the…

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Keeping the streak alive: Softball is looking for another state championship

April 2, 2015
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Lauren Zazzaro

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Lady Knight softball coach Davina Hernandez yells across the high school gym during a pre-season practice. “Those aren’t short hops,” she yells between drills. “Those are high hops. You have to throw it underhand and skip it right before her glove. You don’t want that high hop at all. Don’t pull…

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Still trying to finish the job: Baseball expects another run at the state title

April 2, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, made an appearance in Gobbler’s Knob, Pennsylvania on Feb. 2 of this year. He saw his shadow, meaning that there would be six more weeks of winter. With most of the outdoor sports facility at Southington High School looking like a muddy swamp, six more weeks of…

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Pelligrinelli named lax captain at Southern Maine

March 31, 2015
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Former Lady Knight lacrosse captain (2012) Sarah Pelligrinelli was named as captain of the 2015 University of Southern Maine women’s lacrosse team. She is a junior majoring in therapeutic recreation, and she was also recipient of the William B. Wise Scholar-Athlete Award and the Shelby Turcotte Award.

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Hockey isn’t just for the boys

March 27, 2015
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With two state titles and a New England championship, Abby Lamson proves that hockey is a girls’ game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Although 14-year old Abby Lamson first picked up a hockey stick when she was five, it is hard to believe that a girl could have such passion for a masculine-dominant sport, labeled as one of the toughest sports around. Lamson learned to skate and prepared to play hockey for a travel…

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Barrel horse champion: Renn Abramczyk-Dubiel holds the 2015 youth 4D state title

March 27, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER She pulled gently on his reigns and he started to trot toward the barrel from the far end of the rink. He picked up speed as his trot quickly turned into a gallop. He reached the barrel and turned the corner like a speed racer on a street bike. The dirt…

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Swimmers finish in the top 20 at the Class LL finals

March 26, 2015
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Nick Brazil swims the 100 breaststroke at the Class LL finals on Tuesday, March 17 at Wesleyan University in Middletown.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER MIDDLETOWN—The air conditioning was turned on in the Wesleyan Natatorium in the Freeman Athletic Center at Wesleyan University in Middletown, forcing swimmers to cocoon themselves in towels after their time in the water, but the Southington Blue Knights boys swim team still managed to scramble for 100 points at the meet.…

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Barmore, Arduini, and Luponio sign college letters of intent

March 26, 2015
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On March 20, a trio of Lady Knights signed letters of intent to play sports at the collegiate level. Alexa Luponio, left, will play lacrosse at Plymouth State University. Alex Barmore (tennis), center, and Haley Arduini (softball), right, will play at Endicott College.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three girls, three sports, and three pens. On Friday, March 20, Alex Barmore, Hayley Arduini, and Alexa Luponio sat before their families and coaches to sign letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Barmore has committed to play tennis at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. The…

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Wrestlers storm into Mid-Atlantic tourney

March 23, 2015
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Four Southington High School wrestlers clawed their way into the medal round at the Middle Atlantic Wrestling Tournament held at Windham High School in Willimantic on Saturday, March 21. Paul Callo powered his way to the top of the podium as a division champion. Julian Robles wrestled into the finals for a second place finish. Austin…

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Warrior-Knights eliminated by Westhill in opening round

March 20, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The No. 14 ranked Hall-Southington Warrior-Knights ended their season early with a first-round exit out of the CIAC Division III ice hockey tournament with a 6-0 loss to the No. 3 ranked Westhill Vikings on Monday, Mar. 9 at Terry Conners Ice Rink in Stamford. “We didn’t play badly, but that…

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