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Boys Basketball snaps 25-game losing streak

January 23, 2015
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Boys Basketball snaps 25-game losing streak

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Mike Pagano wasn’t immune from the hushed whispers when he walked down the halls of the high school. The conversations in the cafeteria seemed to cut him to the core. Some were supportive. Some were outright rude, but no matter where he went, Pagano and his teammates weren’t able to escape the…

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Knights stay perfect: Swimmers beat Rocky Hill and Berlin

January 23, 2015
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Nick Brazil swims the 100 breaststroke during a 90-75 win over Berlin on Friday, Jan. 16.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Devils’ boys swimming team remained undefeated at the Southington Community YMCA on Friday, Jan. 16 after they swam past the Berlin Redcoats, 90-75. PJ Ramsey dominated the pool and was a two-time winner of the day in the 50 freestyle (24.26) and set a state-qualifying time in the 100…

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They’re in, but at what cost?: Injuries continue for girls basketball

January 23, 2015
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They’re in, but at what cost?: Injuries continue for girls basketball

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington Lady Knights varsity basketball team came into Friday night’s game battered and bruised without three of their starters, due to injuries. Although Maggie Meehan, Nicole Fischer, and Janette Wadolowski were all out, the Lady Knights still went out there and played hard for their town, team and coach, Mike…

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Warrior-Knights fall short in 2 close battles

January 22, 2015
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Warrior-Knights fall short in 2 close battles

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER WEST HARTFORD—It was cold outside of Veteran’s Memorial Ice Skating Rink in West Hartford on Wednesday night, with the temperature only in the teens. But inside the rink, play on the ice was hot for a high school boys varsity ice hockey thriller. The Lyman Hall-Haddam-Killingworth Trojans fired shots and exchanged…

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Indoor Track qualifies 9 for states at Yale Invite

January 22, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights track and field team traveled to the 33rd Yale Interscholastic Track and Field Classic to compete against high schools from a handful of states in the northeast from Friday, Jan. 16 to Saturday, Jan. 17. It’s a sprinter’s dream, on a gorgeous banked track, where runners lick their…

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Wrestlers beat Newington; Murillo wins at Eagle Classic

January 22, 2015
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  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Four Blue Knights muscled into the medal round at the Eagle Classic High School Wrestling Tournament on Saturday Jan. 17 in Manchester, finishing fifth overall out of 18 schools. Southington finished with a score of 110.5, behind South Windsor (145.0), Berlin (181.0), Windham (220.0), and Newtown (293.5). Zack Murillo led…

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Midseason measure: Lady Knights lose, but not without a fight

January 17, 2015
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Midseason measure: Lady Knights lose, but not without a fight

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Farmington’s first timeout came in the first minute of the second quarter, when a Southington layup gave the Lady Knights a 13-12 lead. On Friday, Jan. 9, four television cameras were whirring along the walls of the Southington High School gym. Fans were packed into the stands to watch the display. Few…

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Raising the bar: Indoor Track sets school record at Wesleyan

January 17, 2015
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Raising the bar: Indoor Track sets school record at Wesleyan

  By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Erin Angelillo took off like a soccer defender pouncing on a loose ball. Faith Ritchie, Jami Pliego, and Raquel Romano looked more like sprinters than former cross country runners as they surged across the Middletown track. The baton bounced between them like a game of hot potato as the four of…

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Youth Lacrosse announces registration at DePaolo

January 16, 2015
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The Southington Lacrosse Association (SLA) will hold their annual registration on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at DePaolo Middle School. The league is open to boys and girls from kindergarten to grade 8. Registration is also available on-line at: http://southingtonlacrosse.org Registration fees and divisions are as follows: Rising Stars (Formerly known as In-Town):…

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Wrestlers take their lumps against Simsbury

January 16, 2015
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Wrestlers take their lumps against Simsbury

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR When Austin Abacherli (120) drove his opponent off his feet in overtime, it was like a hungry shark sensing blood. The Southington sophomore scrambled over the top to score the takedown. He scored three more points trying to wrench his foe onto his back. “I always say that you’re just sort of…

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