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Field hockey scores second victory

October 14, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls field hockey team (2-7-0, 1-4-0 in division) continues to improve as the postseason draws nearer, going 1-1 on the week. The Lady Knights earned their second win, 3-0, of the season when they hosted Wethersfield (2-5-0, 1-3-0 in division) on Tuesday. Jen Briscoe found the cage with 4:07 in…

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Knights bounce back: First loss doesn’t stop soccer’s momentum

October 14, 2015
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Erik Schneider leads a Southington attack during a 3-1 loss to Glastonbury in a battle of unbeaten teams. The Knights bounced back with two wins on the road.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After a very successful start to the season, the boys soccer team (8-1-1, 4-1-0 in division) lost their first game of the season to Glastonbury (9-1-0, 4-1-0 in division) at home on Monday, Oct. 5, 3-1, but managed to bounce back with two wins on the road. Glastonbury jumped on the…

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Soccer battles back into the hunt: Lady Knights win 3 out of 4 to keep playoff hopes alive

October 14, 2015
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Kelly Doyle leads an offensive charge during a 1-0 win over New Britain to start the week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER For two halves of regulation and most of the double overtime competition, the Lady Knights took turns shooting at the goal but just couldn’t find the net. But with time winding down in the second overtime period, the ball was getting batted around by the defense and New Britain’s goalie had…

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Millerick aces 2nd Hole at Hawks Landing

October 10, 2015
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On Tuesday, Sept. 29, 12-year-old Chris Millerick, center, aced the second hole at Hawks Landing Country Club. Chris is playing in “CT PGA Teacher of the Year” John Vitale’s advanced junior program. He was playing from the red tees which play 125 yards. He used a 3-wood, and his playing partners were, Alyssa Polverari and…

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Field hockey gets first win

October 8, 2015
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Players from Southington and Lyman Hall converge on a loose ball during Southington's 4-1 victory on Oct. 1.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The field hockey team (1-7) achieved their first win of the season when they defeated Lyman Hall (1-5-1), 4-1, at home on Thursday, Oct. 1. Kayla Carrera scored the Lady Knights’ first goal midway through the first half. Kaylee Graef scored the next goal before the end of the first period…

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Apple Harvest Road Race: Rains hold off for the start of the annual event

October 8, 2015
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Bill Rodgers, center, congratulates the 2015 Dave Gworek Award winners Jim Rosenberger, left, and Tessa Mah, right, for being the top Southington runners in the 5-mile race. Rosenberger finished 3rd overall, and Mah captured the women's title.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After a cold and rainy Saturday at the Apple Harvest Festival, the Sunday morning of Oct. 4 brought plenty of sunshine and a slight autumn chill, which was the ideal weather for the 36th annual Apple Harvest Festival Road Race and identical to last year’s road race. “We woke up today…

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Lady Knight swimmers stay perfect

October 8, 2015
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Bethany Greenlaw knifes through the water during the 100 breaststroke during a 95-69 win over Rocky Hill on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls swimming and diving team (4-0) keeps rolling on, protecting their perfect season on Wednesday, Sept. 30 with a 95-69 win over Rocky Hill (1-4) at the Southington YMCA’s newly, designed pool facility. The Lady Knights began the meet with a first-place finish (2:09.28) from their 200 medley relay team…

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Knights out-gun Glastonbury in battle of unbeatens

October 8, 2015
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Alessio Diana charges into the Glastonbury secondary during a 61-41 victory on Friday, Oct. 2. Southington runners combined for 500 yards in the victory.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Jasen Rose snapped the ball. He looked downfield, but nothing was available. His receivers were covered. The defense was closing in, so he rolled out of the pocket and took off down the sidelines. Rose sidestepped one defender, stiff-armed another in the red zone, and ran untouched the rest of the…

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Spikers are on a roll

October 8, 2015
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Michelle Stublarec goes for a kill during a 3-1 victory over Farmington on Sept. 30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls volleyball team (8-1) did something against Farmington (7-2) at home on Wednesday night, Sept. 30 that none of Farmington’s opponents were able to do against them in their first seven matches. Coming into the match, the Indians hadn’t surrendered a single game against their first seven opponents, but Southington…

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Knights are still fighting for respect

October 8, 2015
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Kate Kemnitz passes away from a defender during a loss to NW Catholic.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girl’s soccer team (1-5-1) continued to battle for a spot in the postseason over the past week, but dropped two games in the process. The Lady Knights hosted NW Catholic (7-1) on Monday, Sept. 28 in a 7-0 loss. NW Catholic scored four goals in the first half and three…

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