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Gymnasts break 140 barrier

February 13, 2015
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Gymnasts break 140 barrier

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER CHESHIRE—Flowers were exchanged and pictures were taken by parents, families, and friends. The seniors gave their coach big hugs, revisiting the recollections of success they have built together throughout their four years. Saturday night, Feb. 7 was senior night for the Lady Knights gymnastics team at the C.A.T.S. Gymnastics Center in…

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Knights score perfect week; win back-to-back contests and 5 of last 10

February 12, 2015
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Knights score perfect week; win back-to-back contests and 5 of last 10

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER If you’re looking for a place that has buzzer-beating shots and last-second miracles, then the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium at Southington High School is the place to go. The Blue Knights boys basketball team rallied for their first perfect week with a pair of buzzer beating wins at home. Thursday night,…

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Blue Knight trio sign NCAA Division I Football Letters of Intent

February 12, 2015
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Blue Knight trio sign NCAA Division I Football Letters of Intent

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Click. Click. Flash. Flash. Cameras snapped pictures, capturing the smiles that filled the room. Audio recorders surrounded the blue helmet with the big “S” that sat on the table next to a football. The pens were out and they were ready to sign. Wednesday, Feb. 4 was the NCAA’s initial signing…

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Girls Basketball matches last season’s win total

February 6, 2015
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Austin Abacherli (120) manhandles his opponent in the consolation semifinals. Abacherli rallied to a third place finish at the Connecticut Challenge on Saturday, Jan. 31.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Pink filled the atmosphere in the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium at Southington High School on Friday night. Pink balloons and streamers hung high from the walls and railings of the bleachers while pink ribbons and flowers complemented gift baskets. Coaches, players, and fans were dressed in pink to honor the former North…

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Gymnasts win by more than 40 at Farmington; Improve to 4-0

February 6, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE—The Southington Lady Knights gymnastics team was at the Farmington Valley Gymnastics & More LLC Gymnastics Center in Plainville on Saturday night taking on the Farmington Indians. The TV monitor that displayed the vaulting routines in the center may have been behind, but the Lady Knights were not. They haven’t been…

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Walkway to the sports complex named for Coach Dom

February 5, 2015
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Walkway to the sports complex named for Coach Dom

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER If you walk by the entrance to the community turf field at Southington High School, you won’t see any signs, plaques, monuments, or names. You won’t see anything above the walkway, but that’s all changing. The Southington Board of Education passed a motion to rename the walkway that leads to the…

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Postseason begins: Track charges into the CCC Championships

February 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The runners hear the gun and sprint to their best times. The pole vaulters extend high off of the ground in hope of reaching heights they haven’t reached before. The jumpers jump for new records. And the throwers throw for long distances. It’s time for the CCC Championships. The boys and…

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Track is poised for the postseason

January 30, 2015
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Track is poised for the postseason

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW HAVEN—The Southington Blue Knights indoor track and field team was at the Floyd Little Athletic Center of Hillhouse High School on Sunday competing at the SCC Coaches Invitational. Blue Knights coach Dan Dachelet took about 25 of his varsity athletes to compete against about 30 schools from across the state.…

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Boys Basketball scores another win

January 30, 2015
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Boys Basketball scores another win

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights boys varsity basketball team was at home in the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium Friday night against the New Britain Golden Hurricanes. Southington earned their second win of the season, doing it in stunning fashion. The Blue Knights slowed the game down in the first half. Senior Mike Pagano stole…

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Injuries can’t stop the Lady Knight gymnasts

January 30, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER GLASTONBURY—The Lady Knights gymnastics team entered Friday night’s meet at the Gymnastics Express Too Gymnastics Center banged up with some injuries, but their hard work and determination are just some of the reasons why Coach Kaitlyn O’Donnell’s girls were still undefeated at the end of the meet. The Knights defeated Glastonbury,…

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