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Knights battle the LL brackets: Abacherli, Calo advance to finals; 6 advance to state open

February 24, 2016
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Austin Abacherli grapples with Timmy Kane of Fairfield Warde during the final round of the Class LL tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (147.5) competed at the Class LL state tournament over the weekend and placed fifth out of 25 schools with two finalists and six medalists that will be moving on to the state open. Southington entered a total of 14 wrestlers in the tournament, which was held at Trumbull…

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Relay sets record; advances to New England

February 24, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington sent five athletes to the state 2016 CIAC Boys and Girls Indoor Track and Field Open Championship at Hillhouse High School on Saturday, Feb. 20 to compete amongst the state’s top athletes. Four of those five athletes were part of the girls 4x800m relay team, who continued to break barriers…

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The final stretch: Warrior-Knights prepare for postseason

February 24, 2016
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Jeremy Fortin breaks toward the net during a 3-1 victory over Wethersfield-Rocky Hill-Middletown on Feb. 17.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The physical play continued for the Warrior-Knights (11-6) as they split the week with a home win and a road loss. With two games remaining on their regular season schedule, Hall-Southington will host Conard (7-9-2) on Saturday, Feb. 27 and E.O. Smith-Tolland (11-4-1) on Wednesday, March 2. “We still have to…

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Southington swimmers steamroll NW Catholic

February 24, 2016
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PJ Ramsey flies through the pool during the 100 butterfly race. Southington swept past NW Catholic, 90-72.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (7-4) emerged victorious over NW Catholic in their regular season finale at home on Wednesday, Feb. 17 with a 90-72 conference victory over the Lions. The Knights finished with a 3-2 conference record, second to Farmington in the White Division of the CCC South. The Knights celebrated senior…

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Sports listings for the Feb. 26 edition

February 24, 2016
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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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Testa to play lax at St. Rose

February 19, 2016
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Jake Testa has committed to play lacrosse at St. Rose, a division two program in upstate New York.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Blue Knight midfield Jake Testa signed a recent letter of intent to play lacrosse at the collegiate level for the Division II Golden Knights at the College of St. Rose in Albany, N.Y. “I think it’s a great decision for Jake,” said Southington boys lacrosse coach Ron Chase. “It’s a newer…

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Bulkeley ends Knights’ quest for the postseason

February 18, 2016
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Jeremy Mercier fights off a defender during a loss to Avon last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight journey to the Class LL state tournament made its final stop on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Bulkeley High School when they fell short to the Bulldogs (7-9), 62-47. The loss ended Southington’s hopes for a postseason berth with three games remaining. “They never give up no matter what,”…

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Indoor Track takes on Class LL: Garrison and the girls 4x800m advance to the state open

February 17, 2016
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Sean Garrison circles the track at the Class LL championship. The senior runner is the only Knight to advance as an individual.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington advanced one individual and a relay to the state open when they competed at the Class LL Championships at Hillhouse High School in New Haven on Thursday, Feb. 11. “The goal is obviously to run as fast as you can at the end of the year,” said Southington coach Dan…

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Warrior-Knights win in OT

February 17, 2016
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Caelan Booth breaks through the Newington defense for an overtime game-winner.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A couple defenders surrounded the puck against the boards near the blue line of their territory. One of them attempted a pass up the ice, but the puck was deflected, and spinning out of control to an unguarded Caelan Booth. With no defenders in front of him and an open lane…

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Ready for the Unified season

February 17, 2016
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Andrew Gallagher passes the ball during a White Team possession during the Blue Knight Unified Sports annual scrimmage during halftime of the varsity girls basketball game on Feb. 9. The Southington High School co-ed team is ready to start their winter season, and fans were treated to an early look. Photos by BRIAN JENNINGS Click…

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