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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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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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City of Brotherly Love: Knights score well at Philadelphia meet

September 24, 2015
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The Lady Knights pose with their trophies and medals after a second place performance at the Briarwood Invitational Meet in Philadelphia.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight cross country teams competed at the Briarwood Invitational at the historical Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia, Penn. on Saturday, Sept. 19. “We got a chance to run the course the night prior,” said Southington coach Dan Dachelet. “It was a good thing we did. When we turned the corner…

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Knights dive into the season: Swimmers edge EO Smith, Manchester in week one

September 23, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls swimming and diving team (2-0) just edged out E.O. Smith (1-1), 91-87, in their opening meet of the season on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Mansfield Community Center. The Lady Knights picked up right where they left off and had outstanding performances across the board. The 200 freestyle relay…

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Southington Sports Listings for the Sept. 25 edition

September 23, 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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Connecticut State Dental Association recommends mouth guards to prevent sports injuries

September 22, 2015
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With the new school year upon us and the fall sports season beginning, the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) reminds parents and coaches to require all student athletes to wear mouth guards in order to prevent sports-related dental injuries. Dental injuries are prevalent in all types of sports including contact sports, such as wrestling, as…

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Blue Devils welcome a pair of Blue Knights

September 18, 2015
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Photo courtesy of Central Connecticut State University.

Standout players on last season’s Blue Knight Championship football squad, Matt Maxwell, left, and Alex Jamele, right, are ready to play at Central Connecticut State this season. The Blue Devils are off to a slow start at 0-2, but Jamele has already made his first varsity catch during a loss at Stony Brook on Sept.…

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Soccer scores win in the opener

September 17, 2015
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Eric Schneider kicks the ball downfield during a 2-0 win over Windsor in the season opener on Friday, Sept. 11.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Ryan Burrill placed the ball just outside the box as he lined up his shot. The Windsor players stood in front of him like statues, but that didn’t affect him. After taking a few steps back, Burrill charged the ball and booted a screaming shot that curled right over the Windsor…

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Girls Volleyball sweeps Warriors

September 17, 2015
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The girl’s volleyball team (1-0) jumped out to a strong start to the 2015 season with a 3-0 shutout over Windsor (0-1) on the road on Friday afternoon, September 11. The Lady Knights only dropped 26 points in the match (25-9, 25-6, 25-11). Sylwia Lewkowicz just missed a perfect offensive percentage, leading the team in…

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