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Boys open the season with 2 state powers

December 24, 2015
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Mark Lindberg fights through a block during a loss to Weaver on Monday, Dec. 21.

A very tough draw to kick off the 2015-16 season left the Blue Knights boys basketball team with an 0-2 record. Southington opened up their season on the road in West Hartford on Saturday, Dec. 19, where they fell short to the Lions of Northwest Catholic (2-0), 54-37. NW Catholic built a lead of 27-11…

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Knights surge to 2-0: Girls basketball steamrolls Rockville, Hall

December 24, 2015
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Maggie Meehan slips past the Hall defense during a 59-41 win over Hall in Southington’s road opener. The Lady Knights opened the season, 2-0.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Janette Wadolowski was ahead of the stampede as the Lady Knights stormed across the court at the season opener. Maggie Meehan threaded a perfect pass, and Wadolowski’s eyes widened with the joy of a child spying her presents on Christmas morning. Defenders closed in, but Wadolowski bounced off two Rockville defenders…

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Welch leads the Knights at the Lancer Invite

December 24, 2015
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Tagan Welch, above, secured the victory in the 113 pound bracket of the 2015 Lancer Invitational.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights wrestling team grappled with some of the best competition around the state and a couple teams from Rhode Island when they competed at the Lancer Invitation in Waterford on Saturday, Dec. 19. The Knights scored eight medals, including one division title. Southington finished fourth (142.5) out of 12…

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Hall-Southington ice hockey opens with a win on the road

December 24, 2015
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Warrior Knights

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Caelan Booth may have just missed the hat trick, but his two goals helped secure a 2-1 win over Woodstock Academy (0-2) at Jahn Hockey Rink at Pomfret School on Saturday, Dec. 19. The Hall-Southington Warrior-Knights opened the 2016-15 season with a win. The Centaurs hit the back of the net…

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Sports listings for the Dec. 25 edition

December 23, 2015
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FUNDRAISERS PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and…

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Developing the new talent: Indoor Track welcomes a large group of athletes

December 18, 2015
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Indoor Track

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Blue Knights coach Dan Dachelet took on the head coaching duties of the boys and girls track and field teams for the first time last season. The boys team finished 19th out of 27 schools in the CCC, while the girls team also finished 19th out of 23 schools in the…

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Rebuilding, season two: Boys Basketball looks to build on last year’s rally

December 18, 2015
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Basketball 2

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights basketball team just missed the Class LL tournament by two games, finishing the regular season with a 6-14 record, 5-9 in the CCC West (sixth) and 6-12 in the CCC, but fans haven’t forgotten the late rally that brought the 0-7 team to the brink of a postseason…

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Youth cheerleaders score at national meet

December 18, 2015
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Southington Travel Knights Football

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington Knights Travel Cheerleaders Division 10 and 14 squads competed at the National Cheerleading Championships in Kissimmee, Fla. on Thursday, Dec. 10, and both teams came away with trophies. The Division 14 squad placed second overall, and the Division 10 squad placed third. I’m so proud of them,” said Southington…

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The waiting is finally over: Knights looking for build on first New England title

December 16, 2015
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Wrestling headshots

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Blue Knights coach Derek Dion sat in an empty room in the high school that the Southington wrestling program likes to call “The Pit.” He was suited up in a t-shirt to wrestling shoes, waiting to see if any new kids would show up. As football and wrestling are very similar…

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Ice Hockey looks to score: Warrior-Knights welcome an influx of young talent

December 16, 2015
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Hockey head

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Warrior-Knights finished the 2014-15 regular season with a 5-16 record, 4-8 in the CCC South (fifth), but lost in the first round of the Division III State Tournament to No. 3 Westhill. “I think that we need to keep building on basic skills and that sort of thing,” said Hall-Southington…

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