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Girls lacrosse is eliminated

May 18, 2016
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Addie Kilgore leads a Southington attack during a loss to Hall.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (2-11) were eliminated from the postseason after suffering two losses last week, but Southington coach Jill Pomposi said that the team is still looking to finish out the regular season strong to provide growth and varsity experience for next year’s team. “We just want to play our game,…

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Boys lacrosse team clinches tourney

May 18, 2016
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Jake Testa avoids a defender during a loss to Glastonbury. Despite the setback, the Knights clinched a postseason berth last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights qualified for the Class L tournament with a win over the week, but as Southington coach Ron Chase explains, there is still a lot of work to be done before the regular season concludes. “We made the playoffs, but we’re not competing in the big games,” the coach…

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Softball knocks off 3 more in their quest for No.1

May 18, 2016
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Softball - SHS

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (14-1) swept three games last week, but as the No. 2 team in Class LL fights for the top seed, Southington coach Davina Hernandez said that she has been noticing a strong progression. “I think the tournament is in the back of a lot of people’s minds,” she…

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Golfers bounce back quickly from first loss

May 18, 2016
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Ryan Burrill sinks a putt during a victory over Hall.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (10-1) suffered their first loss of the season in Glastonbury last week, but Southington coach Jim DiNello said the loss wasn’t that bad, falling by six strokes on a tough course, and that his guys rebounded very well with a pair of victories following the loss. “Glastonbury’s a…

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Southington girls open May with a three-game losing streak

May 18, 2016
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Tennis - SHS

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (7-4) walked into May with just one loss, but left the first week with three more after diving headfirst into the tough, conference schedule. Southington coach Robin Thompson had said that May would be the toughest stretch of the season, and rain in late April didn’t help. “What…

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Southington Scoreboard for the May 20 edition

May 18, 2016
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Scoreboard - SHS

Southington High School These are the scores for games played between Monday, May 9 and Saturday, May 14. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. Baseball EO Smith 1, Southington 0 Monday, May 9 At Southington EO SMITH Player ab r h bi Lafevre, c 3 0 1 0 Ziemba, 3b 2…

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Sports listings for the May 20 edition

May 18, 2016
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EVENTS KNIGHTS CUP TRACK MEET—Saturday, June 11, 8 a.m. (check-in) and 9 a.m. (start), at the Southington High School track. (Rain date is Sunday, June 12, 4 p.m. check-in, 5 p.m. start). A community wide track and field series presented by the YMCA and SHS track and field teams. Open to boys, girls, men, and…

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Outdoor track is heading into the final stretch

May 13, 2016
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Sean Garrison sets the pace in his 3200m heat at the Irv Black Invitational in New Britain on May 6-7.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington continues to add athletes to a growing list of state qualifiers as other continue to climb the rankings. With their only home meet of the season and an invitational meet just over the border, the Blue Knight track teams finally gave local fans a taste of things to come. With…

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Knight runners go the distance: Napoli, Garrison sign Letters of Intent

May 13, 2016
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Tracksters Gabi Napoli, left, and Sean Garrison, center, sign NCAA Division I National Letters of Intent during a ceremony at the high school.

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Seniors Gabi Napoli and Sean Garrison signed National Letters of Intent on Monday, May 2 in the library of Southington High School. Napoli will be attending the University of Rhode Island (URI), located in Kingston, R.I. in the fall to run for the Division I Rams cross country and track…

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Softball blanks Glastonbury

May 12, 2016
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Kara Zazzaro unleashes a pitch on a Glastonbury batter during an 8-0 win.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (11-1) extended their winning streak to four games with a 9-0 shutout against Glastonbury in their lone game of the week. The Knights have yet to give up a run in their last four games. On Thursday, May 5, the Knights posted four runs in the fourth and…

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