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Girls are poised for CCC tourney

February 20, 2015
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Kaitlin Paterson strokes a three pointer during a 44-40 win over Hall.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After coming home from two tough losses on road, The Southington Lady Knights (13-6) basketball team were looking to get back on the horse and fight for better seeding in the CCC tournament on Wednesday night, Feb. 11 against the Hall Warriors (6-13). “We talked on Friday after the two games…

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Ice Hockey struggles continue: Warrior-Knights drop 2 contests at home

February 20, 2015
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Ice Hockey struggles continue: Warrior-Knights drop 2 contests at home

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER WEST HARTFORD—The Warrior-Knights hockey team were looking for a winning record in overtime games heading into the extra period against Shepaug-Litchfield-Nonnewaug on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at Veteran’s Memorial Rink, but Christian Stuart ended that hope with 2:30 left in overtime. Erich Bender finished with 31 saves, but Hall-Southington fell, 3-2, in…

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Postseason begins: Angelillo medals in 1000m at Class LL meet

February 19, 2015
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Postseason begins: Angelillo medals in 1000m at Class LL meet

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW HAVEN—The snow storm pushed the Class LL Championship from Saturday to Monday, Feb. 16, but it didn’t stop the excitement and competition that was presented in the event. The Blue Knights track and field team traveled to the Floyd Little Athletic Center at Hillhouse High School in New Haven to…

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Peaking at the perfect time: Boys basketball needs just 2 wins to clinch a tourney berth

February 19, 2015
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Peaking at the perfect time: Boys basketball needs just 2 wins to clinch a tourney berth

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Hall led by six points at the first break, but Southington slowly chipped away the lead. On Saturday, Feb. 14, the Blue Knight basketball team rallied for one dozen points in each of the final three quarters as they eked out a two-point win at the buzzer. The 45-43 victory…

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Lady Knights lose twice on the road

February 13, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER FARMINGTON—After the Southington Lady Knights (12-5) won two solid games at home against Conard (10-7) and Plainville (6-11), the girls hit the road for what would be matchups against two solid teams on the road. Wednesday night, Feb. 4, the Lady Knights traveled to Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford…

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Hockey falls to Rockville

February 13, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER WEST HARTFORD—The Hall-Southington Warrior-Knights (4-9) ice hockey team was home at the Veterans Memorial Ice Rink on Wednesday night, Feb. 4 taking on Coventry-Bolton-Rockville (4-9) in the third of the six-game home stretch. CBR got it going first, with a goal by Nick LeGeyt with 13:08 in the first period and…

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Blue Knight swimmers score their first loss, drop to 6-1

February 13, 2015
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Blue Knight swimmers score their first loss, drop to 6-1

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER When you walk downstairs and into the swimming area at the Southington Community YMCA, you will notice that a scissors lift, tools, and some steel beams surround the pool deck. However, ongoing construction wouldn’t delay the momentous swimming meet between the Southington Blue Knights and Conard Chieftains. The Knights (6-1) suffered…

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Wrestlers go 0-2 midweek and 2-2 at the Ledyard Duals

February 13, 2015
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Wrestlers go 0-2 midweek and 2-2 at the Ledyard Duals

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The lights went off, and the colored lights lit up the walls throughout the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium. The spotlight came down and fog filled the room. And the music played. “I can feel it co-ming in the air to-night, oh Lord.” The wrestlers came running out around the mat to start…

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Southington Western Little League makes the jump to wooden bats

February 13, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington West Little League will be switching from aluminum bats to wood bats for the upcoming season for safety purposes and also to add more challenge to the game. The board of Southington West Little League voted 10 to 5 in support of the change. Skip Griffin, President of…

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Gymnasts break 140 barrier

February 13, 2015
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Gymnasts break 140 barrier

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER CHESHIRE—Flowers were exchanged and pictures were taken by parents, families, and friends. The seniors gave their coach big hugs, revisiting the recollections of success they have built together throughout their four years. Saturday night, Feb. 7 was senior night for the Lady Knights gymnastics team at the C.A.T.S. Gymnastics Center in…

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