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Murillo, Maxwell win at Timberlane; Four Knights win in the medal round at the elite New Hampshire meet

January 31, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Two Knights finished the weekend undefeated. Two more scored medals with victories in the consolation finals. One would have been able to wrestle a fifth place bout, but tournament officials limited the medal rounds to just four places. On Saturday, Jan. 25, the Knights took only nine wrestlers to the…

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Passing the midterm exam; Swim coach hands down a midseason challenge

January 31, 2014
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Passing the midterm exam; Swim coach hands down a midseason challenge

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington never trailed as they flirted with an almost 50-point lead against Plainville. Eight Knights won, and the contest switched to exhibition races long before it was finished. Mack Golos was a double winner in the 200 freestyle (2:04.22) and the 500 free (5:46.82). Joe Taglia was a double winner…

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RHAM tough; Gymnasts break the 140 barrier

January 31, 2014
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RHAM tough; Gymnasts break the 140 barrier

By John Goralski Sports Writer Marilyn Sporbert twisted and turned through the air for a 9.25 on vault just moments after Kayla Nati secured a 9.1. Nati led the Knights on bars (8.75). Lexi Rothstein led a string of dancers across the beam (8.85), and the trio each posted nine-point-something scores on the floor. On…

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The postseason begins; Bennett, Garrison medal at conference meet

January 31, 2014
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The postseason begins; Bennett, Garrison medal at conference meet

By John Goralski Sports Writer For two weeks, Matt Bennett has tried to battle through a winter illness. His practices were limited. His strength was depleted, and the shot put seemed to weigh 300 pounds. But on Saturday, Jan. 25, Bennett tried to push it all behind him at the CCC Championship meet as he…

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Area gym hosts gymnastics competition at XL Center this weekend; Alicia Sacramone appears Friday

January 29, 2014
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HARTFORD – One of the most prestigious and one of the biggest co-ed New England regional youth gymnastics events will be held in Connecticut as American Gymnastics of Southington will host the 21st annual American Invitational at the XL Center’s Exhibition Hall  in a two-day event on Friday and Saturday. There are 835 boys and…

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Area gymnasts to compete at XL Center this weekend

January 29, 2014
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HARTFORD – One of the most prestigious and one of the biggest co-ed New England regional youth gymnastics events will be held in Connecticut as American Gymnastics of Southington will host the 21st annual American Invitational at the XL Center’s Exhibition Hall  in a two-day event on Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1. There…

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Training Day; SHS trainers Sabia and Martin receive President’s Award for keeping athletes safe and sound

January 26, 2014
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Training Day; SHS trainers Sabia and Martin receive President’s Award for keeping athletes safe and sound

By John Goralski Sports Writer Laurie Martin and Alex Sabia entered the Mill Restaurant to a sea of friendly faces. They were expecting a short dinner with their boss. Instead, they were greeted by a small crowd of Southington High School coaches and officials. Select Physical Therapy Regional President David DeGumbia met them at the…

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Lincoln picks up where they left off; Wildcats open 2nd semester with 2 convincing wins

January 25, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Wildcat shooters converted just two three pointers in the contest, so the 55-33 surge in the second half was a testament to their fundamental play. Lincoln College New England picked right up where they started this week with a pair of lopsided victories to launch their second semester, but it…

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The Head of the Class; Knights edge Glastonbury in Class L rivalry

January 24, 2014
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The Head of the Class; Knights edge Glastonbury in Class L rivalry

By John Goralski Sports Writer Fan packed into the seats alongside the beam and crowded into the spaces between mats. Spectators huddled in every open space just to catch a glimpse of the regular season rivalry between Glastonbury gymnasts and  the Lady Knights. Most pundits predict that the Class L title will come down to…

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Yale Invitational Meet; Knights take advantage of regular season finale

January 24, 2014
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Yale Invitational Meet; Knights take advantage of regular season finale

By John Goralski Sports Writer Every minute, a whistle rented the air at Coxe Cage in New Haven as wave after wave of sprinters circled the Yale track. On Friday, Jan. 17, five Southington girls and six local boys were sprinkled into 28 heats of the 300m in a field of over 300 sprinters. On…

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