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Knights eliminated: Girls soccer edged out of postseason

October 29, 2015
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Natalie Rickard squeezes between two Avon defenders during a 4-0 road loss on Oct. 22.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Although the girls soccer team was eliminated from the postseason after an 8-0 loss at home to Glastonbury (15-0-0) on Monday, Oct. 26, Southington coach Mike Linehan said that his future graduates still enjoyed their final experience as a Lady Knight on senior night. “It was all about the seniors,” said…

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Field hockey is eliminated from tourney

October 29, 2015
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Angie Zollo leads the attack during a 4-0 loss to Farmington on Oct. 20.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights field hockey team suffered two losses over the week, eliminated from postseason contention. Southington suffered a 4-0 loss at home to Farmington (9-2-0) on Tuesday, Oct. 20. All of Farmington’s goals came in the second half. The Knights took six shots on goal and nine penalty corners. Amanda…

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Girls volleyball continues to roll

October 29, 2015
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Morgan Raymon serves the ball during a win over Avon on Oct. 21.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Sam Lohneiss crouched, waiting for the Avon spike. When it came hurtling toward her, she joined her fists together and deflected the ball high into the ceiling. The ball floated slightly towards one of the hanging basketball hoops at the side of the gym, and fell through as if Loehneiss was…

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Swimming keeps winning

October 28, 2015
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Ally Schroeder swims her leg of the 400 freestyle relay during Southington’s 92-83 win at East Hartford.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls swimming and diving team spent the week on the road, but managed to return home unscathed with two wins. The Lady Knights began their week with a 92-83 conference victory at Newington on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The 200 Medley relay team of Ally Schroeder-Bethany Greenlaw-Sam Sagnella-Hannah Olsen took first…

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Plantsville college student volunteers at Hartford Marathon

October 26, 2015
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Megan Albert

Former Lady Knight Megan Albert was among a number of cross-country runners from Eastern Connecticut State University to volunteer at the Hartford Marathon on Saturday, Oct. 10. Albert served as a course marshal, assisting blind athletes and those with wheel chairs through the races. “I love to do meaningful community service projects with the team,…

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Cheshire Academy honors local

October 25, 2015
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SP Brief - McMahon Hall of Fame

On Saturday, Oct. 3, Ed McMahon of Southington was inducted into the Cheshire Academy Kevin Slaughter Memorial Hall of Fame during homecoming facilities at the Cheshire campus. McMahon, a member of the Class of 1965, played an end position on the undefeated 1964 Fighting Cats high school football team. The squad was victorious against college…

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Local cheerleaders participating in Cheer for Dana-Farber fundraiser

October 23, 2015
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Cheer for Dana-Farber

  Southington cheerleaders are participating in the third annual Cheer for Dana-Farber presented by Walmart, which supports adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Southington Valley Midget Football League cheerleaders and Southington High School cheerleaders are fundraising until Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, Nov. 26. To participate in Cheer for…

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SYBA looks to grow basketball at the youth level

October 23, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER There is a new face in the world of Southington youth basketball, and his name is Mike DeFeo. DeFeo stepped in as the new president of the Southington Youth Basketball Association (SYBA) last April after 25 years of service from Bill Cekovsky. “I’m very passionate about the game of basketball,” said…

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Lady Knight swimmers push Hall to the limit

October 22, 2015
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Allie Schroeder swims the backstroke leg for the 200 individual medley during a tight loss to Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Kerry Buchanan clawed across the pool like a lifeguard and had a pretty decent lead by the first turn. She was out in front from start to finish. In the final leg, it wasn’t even close. Buchanan (2:11.16) won by about two lengths, and her first-place finish in the 200 freestyle…

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Hall of Fame: Lumbra-jack: Doreen Lumbra cut down opponents at every level

October 22, 2015
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Doreen Lumbra fires a throw to first base to score an out for the Lady Knights during the early 1980s. Lumbra is just the second softball position player to be inducted into the Southington Sports Hall of Fame.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The coach of Plainville’s all-star team gathered her players and pointed to Southington’s outfield at the small, under-aged fielder that looked out of place in a squad of teenaged all-stars. Doreen Lumbra wore her age, No. 8, on her chest like a badge of honor, but Plainville coaches saw an opportunity to…

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