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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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Scoring at will: Knights unload against Public

September 24, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It didn’t take long for the Blue Knights (2-0) to make a statement on Friday, Sept. 18. On the very first play from the line of scrimmage, the Knights’ defense swarmed the winless Hartford Public (0-2) quarterback, Shamar Richards, and stripped him of the ball. Logan LaRosa snatched up the ball…

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Sprinting from the gates: Blue Knight soccer is off to its best start in years

September 24, 2015
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Blue Knight goaltender Evan Daddona makes a stop during a recent contest. Daddona has already collected a trio of shutouts in the early season.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Erik Schneider brought the ball up just outside of the penalty box, swung his foot around, and booted it into the net with 22:15 to go in the first half. The goal gave the Blue Knights (2-0-1, 2-0-1 in division) the lead, but Southington was far from finished. Senior captain, Ryan…

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Field Hockey struggles continue

September 24, 2015
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The girl’s field hockey team (0-4, 0-2 in division) dropped two more games this week with a 10-0 loss to Glastonbury (4-0) on Tuesday, Sept. 15 and a 4-0 loss to Newington (1-2) on Friday, Sept. 18, both on the road. On Tuesday, Glaston-bury scored four goals in the first half and the other six…

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Soccer is halfway there: Defense allows just 1 goal

September 24, 2015
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Chelsea Cocozza takes a shot during during a 1-0 loss to Farmington on Sept. 16.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After opening the 2015 season up with a 1-0 win at Windsor (0-2-1), the girl’s soccer team (1-1-1, 1-1-1 in division) fell short to Farmington (3-0) at home Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1-0. Even though they didn’t win the game, Southington coach Mike Linehan said that he thought the Lady Knights won…

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Volleyball sweeps two foes

September 24, 2015
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Sylwia Lewkowicz delivers a kill during a 3-0 victory over Weaver on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Sylwia Lewkowicz waited at the net like a six-foot-one python, coiled and ready to strike. The volleyball hung over the net, and Lewkowicz pounced. She leapt into the air and swatted the ball over the net for an easy kill. The girls volleyball team (3-0, 3-0 in division) picked up right…

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