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Jordyn Nappi helps lift Eastern into the Sweet 16

March 20, 2015
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Jordyn Nappi helps lift Eastern into the Sweet 16

WILLIMANTIC—Southington’s Jordyn Nappi is bound for the Sweet 16. As a sophomore guard at Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU), the former Southington High School and NW Catholic player, is making waves in the NCAA Division III brackets. Eastern is the only team remaining in the NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament which did not receive…

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Gymnasts place 5th in New England

March 19, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A fifth-place finish out of 12 schools at the 2015 New England Interscholastic Girl’s Gymnastics Championships on Saturday, Mar. 14 at the Pinkerton Academy Field House in Derry, N.H. brought nothing, but smiles to the faces of the Southington Lady Knights, even when a couple obstacles were thrown their way. The…

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Swimmers send 9 to Class LL finals: Knights set best times at qualifier

March 19, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER HAMDEN—The Southington Blue Knights qualified nine swimmers and dropped times across the board to achieve personal best times at the Class LL State Qualifiers on Saturday, Mar. 14 at Hamden High School. The Knights walked into the meet ranked 17th overall (1:50.81) out of 22 schools with a high number of…

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Chili Cook Off to support SVMFL repairs

March 13, 2015
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Chili Cook Off to support SVMFL repairs

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Southington Valley Midget Football (SVMF) recently suffered a major financial blow when water damage from a broken pipe resulted in over $100,000 of damage between the youth league’s field house, kitchen, and equipment room. SVMF President Dave Schneider said that the league is already in the process of making the repairs…

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Knights break 140: Gymnasts battle to 2nd place at state open

March 12, 2015
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Knights break 140: Gymnasts battle to 2nd place at state open

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW MILFORD—A second-place finish for the Southington Lady Knights in the 2015 CIAC State Open gymnastics championships at New Milford High School on Saturday, Mar. 7 secured a spot in the upcoming New England Championships. “We had a rough start, but we ended really well,” said Southington coach Kaitlyn O’Donnell. “The…

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Swimmers finish 2nd in CCC West

March 12, 2015
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Swimmers finish 2nd in CCC West

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER WEST HARTFORD—Blue Knight swimmers scored 31 personal best times as Southington rallied for 264 to capture second place behind the Conard Chieftains (277) at the 2015 CCC West conference championship on Tuesday, Mar. 3 at the Cornerstone Aquatic Center in West Hartford. Southington suffered their only regular season losses to Conard…

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Our first King of New England: Zack Murillo is crowned as the first Blue Knight regional champ

March 12, 2015
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR On Saturday, Feb. 7, Zack Murillo deflected his opponent’s first attack with the flair of a bullfighter and countered with a move of his own. Southington’s 106-pounder pushed his opponent face first into the mat and started to apply a relentless pressure. It didn’t seem to matter that the New England…

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UConn wins WBB championship

March 10, 2015
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The University of Connecticut played in the WBB conference championship on Monday night at the Mohegan Sun. The UConn women topped South Florida, 84-70. PHOTOS COURTESY OF MOHEGAN SUN ARENA

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Swimmers sink Farmington in season finale

March 6, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER FARMINGTON—The Southington Blue Knights (9-2) boys swimming and diving team traveled to Farmington High School on Tuesday, Feb. 24 to end their regular season in the final dual meet with a comfortable, divisional win over the Indians (4-8), 98-77. It wasn’t just a win, though. The Blue Knights were able to…

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Hockey is bound for the postseason

March 6, 2015
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Zack Murillo (106) keeps the Blue Knight streak alive with Southington’s third state open title in as many years.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER WEST HARTFORD—The Warrior-Knights ice hockey team finished out their regular season with back-to-back losses against the division two Conard Chieftains at Veterans Memorial Ice Rink in West Hartford, but Hall-Southington is still poised for the postseason. On Monday, Feb. 23, Conard opened the two-game series with a 6-0 shutout of their…

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