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A hop, a skip, and a jump: Officials add some fun twists to the 2015 Sloper Relays

October 2, 2015
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Adam Theriault splashes through the mud pit.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER They dashed through the woods, sprinted around the lake, leapt over bails of hay, and trudged their way through the mud. Instead of running a standard race, high school and middle school cross country teams gathered to run in teams of two or four athletes in the fifth annual Sloper Relays…

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Knights rebound from first loss: Volleyball wins the Silver Bracket at the John Jay Invite

October 2, 2015
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Kelsea Allen scores a block during a loss to Glastonbury on Monday, Sept. 21. The Knights bounced back with a win over Hall.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights volleyball team (4-1) suffered their first loss of the season over the week, but managed to recover with a win and some fun at an invitational. Southington’s win came at Hall (2-3) on Thursday night in a 3-0 shutout (25-18, 25-15, 25-18). Sylwia Lewkowicz attacked the net with…

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Woes continue for Lady Knights

October 2, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights soccer team (1-3-1) took on two of the top teams in the Central region over the week, but Southington fell short in both contests. On Tuesday, the Knights traveled to Glastonbury (5-0), where they were defeated, 4-0. Glastonbury scored three goals in the first half, with their fourth…

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Knights surge past Simsbury

October 1, 2015
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Blue Knight quarterback Jasen Rose scrambles around a defender during a 55-13 win over Simsbury on Friday, Sept. 25.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Simsbury’s quarterback barked out his signals to his offense, and scrambled to get in the play with under two minutes to go in the first quarter, but when the snap came, it sailed right over his head. He made an attempt to reach for the ball, but couldn’t even get a…

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Hall of Fame: Hitting his stride: Chris Walsh went the distance

October 1, 2015
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Chris Walsh builds some distance at the front of the pack during a Blue Knight track meet in the early 1970s. Walsh went on to gain national success in college and as a high school coach in California.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Cheshire hearts rose when Chris Walsh’s opponent burst from the start of the two mile race at a dual meet in 1973. The Rams needed a win to capture the track meet, and Walsh was trailing by 10 yards when the frontrunners began their final lap. “Their coach threw his hat up…

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Soccer stays perfect

September 30, 2015
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The boy’s soccer team improved to 3-0-1 on the season with a 1-0 victory on the road at Simsbury (3-2) on Friday, Sept. 25. Through four games this season, Southington has yet to surrender a goal. Hayden Burbank scored the game’s only goal midway through the first half. Southington took 10 shots on goal. Evan…

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Southington Sports Listings for the Oct. 2 edition

September 30, 2015
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EVENTS NAMING OF THE SHS TURF WALKWAY IN HONOR OF DOM D’ANGELO—Wednesday, Oct. 30, 5 p.m., at the entrance to the SHS sports complex. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held to honor the renaming of the walkway for the late Dom D’Angelo, a combat medic in World War II, serving with the 8th Armored Division…

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Ribbon-cutting for the SHS Turf Field walkway

September 25, 2015
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The walkway into the SHS sports complex will be renamed in honor of the late Dom D'Angelo, a former Southington athletic director and football coach.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m., at the entrance to the Joseph Fontana sports complex at Southington High School. The ceremony will commemorate the renaming of the walkway to the Community Turf Field in honor of the late Dom D’Angelo. D’Angelo, a member of the 2010 inaugural class…

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Hall of Fame: A-‘Mazz’-ing: Gerry Massarelli helped build a field and a sport

September 24, 2015
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Gerry Massarelli signals a player during his reign atop the Northern Little League’s senior division, but Massarelli was just as dominant off the field, leading a project to build a baseball field that carries his name.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The children’s voices carried up the hill to Gerry Massarelli’s first home on Hill Street, and the siren song began to tug at the former bat boy. He could make out every little laugh, every hint of an argument, and every cheer as a player circled third base on the old Pexto…

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Rose heads for the Huskies: Blue Knight star headed for UConn

September 24, 2015
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Jasen Rose announced his commitment to play football at the University of Connecticut next year at a media event on Sept. 17.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington quarterback Jasen Rose stepped to the podium in workout shorts and a white Southington football shirt, surrounded by multiple news outlets, friends, family, and fellow teammates packed into the Southington High School library. On Thursday, Sept. 17, Rose announced that he will remain in blue and white as he will…

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