Sports

Southington Observer Sports Section

Battling the CCC West; Golfers hold their own at home and on the road

May 2, 2014
By
Battling the CCC West; Golfers hold their own at home and on the road

By John Goralski Sports Writer The wind whistled across the front window of the clubhouse and four wind-burned Knights stared at the door, waiting for the final golfer. The senior co-captains matched NW Catholic’s top guns over nine holes. The sophomore phenoms had actually built a nice lead in the second foursome. On most days,…

Read more »

Lady Knights post an almost perfect week

May 1, 2014
By

By John Goralski Sports Writer In the bottom of the fifth inning a Lady Knight fielder misplayed the softball, and a Farmington runner raced out the ball to second. She advanced to third base on a passed ball, but that’s as far as she got. An infield ground ball and two strikeouts secured the no-hitter.…

Read more »

Boys Volleyball sweeps early road trip

April 26, 2014
By

By John Goralski Sports Writer Two weeks in, and the Knights have yet to lose a game. Two weeks in, and the Knights have yet to play at home. Southington swept past Bloomfield and Daniel Hand last week to improve to 3-0 in the early season. Now, the Knights will turn their sights to their…

Read more »

Golfers open with a win; Knights score first ever win over NW Catholic

April 26, 2014
By

By John Goralski Sports Writer Over the last two seasons it’s taken the Blue Knight golfers six contests to break the 160-point barrier. In 2012, it took the team 11 tries to cross that first hurdle, but the Knights are off and running in 2014. And they’re doing it on the road. On Thursday, April…

Read more »

Baseball wraps up road trip with two more wins

April 25, 2014
By

By John Goralski Sports Writer The early road trip came to a close with Southington’s first perfect week of the early season. With convincing wins over Tolland and Conard, the Blue Knight baseball team improved to 3-1. “Guys stepped up,” said  Southington coach Charlie Lembo. “We had two games where we executed both offensively and…

Read more »

Fighting for every point; Girls Tennis overcomes adversity to start 2-0

April 25, 2014
By
Fighting for every point; Girls Tennis overcomes adversity to start 2-0

By John Goralski Sports Writer Alex Barmore struggled against the wind and the cold as her Cheshire opponent rallied for a win in the first set. Susan Murphy and Rianna Susco looked out of rhythm as their Ram counterparts dismantled them in the opening set at No. 2 doubles. On Wednesday, April 16, Lady Knight…

Read more »

Softball stays perfect with three shutouts

April 25, 2014
By
Softball stays perfect with three shutouts

By John Goralski Sports Writer If there were any questions remaining about the Lady Knight softball team, those critics have been quieted. With a trio of shutouts in the second week, Southington has surged out to an early 5-0 record during their Class LL title defense. So far, the Knights have out-scored opponents, 43-2. A…

Read more »

Spring vacation; Boys Lax cruises to 3 lopsided wins

April 25, 2014
By
Spring vacation; Boys Lax cruises to 3 lopsided wins

By John Goralski Sports Writer It wasn’t a good week for Southington’s starters in the second half. It wasn’t a great week to practice a last minute stand or a comeback charge. The Blue Knight lacrosse team raced out to double digit scores in all three games last week. In three lopsided victories, Southington’s starters…

Read more »

Attacking the cage; Wins are already piling up for girls lacrosse

April 25, 2014
By
Attacking the cage; Wins are already piling up for girls lacrosse

By John Goralski Sports Writer Last season the Lady Knight lacrosse team didn’t get their fourth win until May. This year, it took just two weeks. Southington has come out swinging in 2014, with four straight double-digit scoring efforts and their first shutout in years. First-year coach Jill Pomposi isn’t ready to celebrate yet. Southington’s…

Read more »

Smick’s kicks; Knight kicker is far from finished

April 19, 2014
By
Smick’s kicks; Knight kicker is far from finished

By John Goralski Sports Writer Kyle Smick was just fooling around with some friends when his first kick split the uprights from 40 yards. He never expected to be a high school kicker. He never expected to become one of the central figures on Southington’s charge toward a Class LL state championship. He broke records.…

Read more »