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Gymnasts edge Glastonbury: Focus shifts to fine-tuning routines for the postseason

February 10, 2016
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Vicky Castillo catapults over the vault during a win over Glastonbury on Feb. 6.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (7-0) may not have had their best meet of the season on senior night at C.A.T.S. on Saturday, Feb. 6, but it was just enough to take down longtime rival Glastonbury, 136.75-133.3, and keep their undefeated streak intact. Rachel Williams mounted the best overall all-around score (34.4), taking…

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Hall ends conference win streak

February 10, 2016
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Zack Blake, above at an earlier meet, was Southington’s only double-winner during a loss to Hall on Feb. 2.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights suffered their first conference loss of the season when they were defeated, 96-89, by Hall at the Cornerstone Aquatics Center in West Hartford on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The Knights placed first in four events, including three individual events and one relay. After three lead changes and a couple tie…

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Knights dispatch Fermi for 2nd win

February 4, 2016
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Brendan  Taylor fights off a double-team during a win over Fermi on Jan. 26.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With a 58-45 win over Fermi, the Blue Knight boys basketball team (2-11) earned their second win of the season at home on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The Falcons held a 9-7 by the end of the first quarter, but the Knights stormed back to take a nine-point lead, 28-19, lead heading…

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Knights battle at CT Challenge

February 4, 2016
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Richard Rivera tries to take down his opponent during the 220 pound championship bout of the CT Challenge tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (8-2) welcomed some of the best talent in the state to the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium when they hosted the seventh annual Connecticut Challenge on Saturday, Jan. 30. Trumbull captured the CT Challenge title for the first time with six finalists and three individual champions. Cumberland (R.I.) finished 18…

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Gymnasts are flirting with 140

February 3, 2016
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Megan Walsh springs off the mat during her floor routine. Southington beat Farmington by more than 25 points.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (6-0) emulated a repeat performance of last week’s meet by just missing their highest team score of the regular season by less than a point in a home win, over Farmington on Saturday, Jan. 30., 137.05-111.1. The Knights scored a season high of 137.8 in a home win…

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Let the postseason begin: Indoor track sets a school record at CCC championship

February 3, 2016
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Isabella Scalise circles the track during the 3200m event at the CCC Championships. Scalise was one of three Lady Knights to finish in the top 20 of the distance race.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s indoor track and field team kicked off the winter postseason in style at the CCC Championships on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Hillhouse High School in New Haven. The Knights broke a school records while qualifying a few more athletes for the upcoming Class LL state meet. The girls team placed…

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Swimmers surge past Conard on the road

February 3, 2016
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Austin Bull swims a freestyle race at a recent Blue Knight swim meet. Southington took to the road last week but came away with a rare win in West Hartford.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (5-2) defeated Conard for the first time in 12 years with a 97-86 conference triumph over Conard at the Cornerstone Aquatics Center in West Hartford on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Southington wasted no time and jumped out in front of the Chieftains, 12-2, with first and second place finishes…

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Strikers win the President’s Cup

February 3, 2016
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The Southington Strikers 12-U girls soccer team was honored during the Jan. 25 Town Council meeting. The Southington Soccer Club team went undefeated during the fall to earn their second consecutive division championship before claiming the state title to earn the club’s first visit to the US Youth Soccer Regional President’s Cup. The team scored five wins over two days, culminating in a 3-0 win over Virginia to win the President’s Cup. The team received proclamations from the town and the state for going 56-10 over the past two years. (Photo by BRIAN JENNINGS)

Skaters beat E.O. Smith

February 3, 2016
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Jarod Florian tries to beat a Woodstock defender during a 7-3 loss on Jan. 27. The Warrior-Knights bounced back with a win over EO Smith.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Warrior-Knights (9-3-0) split the week with a win and a loss, but were able to come away with their first victory of the season against a division II team. Hall-Southington ventured out across the Connecticut River to the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum in Storrs on Saturday, Jan. 30 where…

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Sports listings for the Feb. 5 edition

February 3, 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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