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Golfers heating up

May 22, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights golf team (7-2) shot their two lowest scores on the year over the week, en route to two solid wins through the halfway point of the season. The Knights handed the Newington Indians (8-1) their first loss of the season, 144-154, while shooting their lowest score on the…

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Girls Lacrosse has no margin for error over next 5 games

May 22, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights lacrosse team (2-9) sustained two road losses over the past week, and one of them came down to the final ticks on the clock. Just like how they defeated Trumbull 11-10 earlier in the season back in April, the Knights were on the other end this time, ending…

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Spikers shuffle in new faces

May 22, 2015
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Dan Normandin scores a kill during a loss to Newington on May 13.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A pair of losses and a win may have set the Blue Knights boys volleyball team (10-5) back in seeding for the Class L state tournament, but having a few new faces on the court is the bigger concern right now. The Knights lost their libero, Tom Del Buono, for the…

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Baseball stumbles in the CCC West race

May 22, 2015
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John Mikosz zeroes in on a pitch during a 4-1 win over Farmington on May 13.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Losses to Farmington and Hall followed a lopsided win over NW Catholic. Two wins and a loss might have set the Blue Knights baseball team (11-4, 8-3 in the CCC West) back a smidge, but it still didn’t knock them out of contention for the CCC West division title. The Knights…

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Girls tennis stays hot in the CCC West

May 22, 2015
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Natalia Gimenez returns a volley during a victory over Simsbury on May 15.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights tennis team (13-1) swept the week with three conference wins over Farmington, Hall, and Simsbury. Southington won easily in each contest, 5-2. The Knights started off the week by welcoming the Farmington Indians (10-1) to their home courts on Monday, May 11 with a 5-2 win. Angela Balaoing…

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Lady Knights stay perfect: Softball pushes winning streak to 62 games

May 21, 2015
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Dani Ahern races to third base during a double-header blowout over Hall on May 15.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After a week of five games in four days, the Lady Knights softball team (17-0) is still perfect and heading for yet another undefeated season. The Knights kicked off the week with a 13-0 win over the NW Catholic Indians (6-10) in West Hartford on Monday, May 11. Kaitlin Paterson went…

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Knights sweep 3 powers, control the CCC West

May 21, 2015
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No. 1 singles player Kunal Kataria returns a volley at a recent home meet.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Ever since the preseason when Southington coach Tony Mauro stated that this season’s team could be Southington’s strongest boys’ team in decades, his Knights have done nothing but backed their coach’s statement. With three wins this week, including two against perennial state powers, it’s pretty much carved in stone. The Blue…

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Boys Tennis wins the conference title

May 20, 2015
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On Friday, May 22, the Southington High School athletic department honored Blue Knight tennis coach Tony Mauro with a plaque and an oversized tennis ball signed by the boys and girls varsity teams. Earlier this season, Mauro earned his 100th win as a varsity coach. Southington Athletic Director Eric Swallow, left, presented the award to Mauro, right, in a ceremony on the high school courts.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (16-0) carried momentum from one of the most dramatic weeks in the boys tennis program’s history into the final full week of the season. The boys captured three more victories and clinched the CCC West division title. “On my way home after one of those matches, I said…

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SSC Strikers charge to a division title

May 17, 2015
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The Southington Soccer Club Strikers rallied to a 6-1 record during their indoor season to capture their U12 girls division title at the Farmington Soccer Association. They have earned entry into the upcoming Regional President’s Cup Tournament in Slippery Rock, Penn. Front, from left, Lily S, Mikayla P, Shannon L, Heather L, and Lauren V.…

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Struggles continue for girls lacrosse

May 15, 2015
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Struggles continue for girls lacrosse

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights lacrosse team (2-7) had a tough go this past week, losing both games they played in after spending a week of the field from game play. The Knights returned to their home turf on Friday, May 8 where they lost to the Berlin Redcoats, 12-7, but didn’t go…

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