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Injuries continue to mount for Lady Knight hoopsters

December 10, 2014
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Injuries continue to mount for Lady Knight hoopsters

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Still reeling from their first major injury of the season, things haven’t gotten any easier for the Lady Knights. In the days leading up to the season opener, Southington was hit with the second major injury to a projected starter. Senior co-captain Nicole Fischer suffered a fractured leg, and will miss…

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Football returns to the championship game

December 6, 2014
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Glastonbury recovered the game’s first fumble and quickly took a 7-0 lead, but that was as close as they would get to a win in the Class LL-Large semifinal match-up this afternoon. Heavy rain limited the passing attacks for both teams, but Southington’s running game was the difference. Vance Upham powered the Blue Knights with three…

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Lady Knights girls basketball preview

December 6, 2014
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Lady Knights girls basketball preview

  The screech of basketball shoes echoes through the gym as Lady Knight coach Mike Forgione shuffles his players through a preseason drill like a con artist in a shell game. The offense weaves through the sea of changing faces. The defense is drawn one way. The ball goes the other, and a smooth lay-up…

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Saturday’s semifinal football game will be broadcast on-line

December 5, 2014
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Saturday’s semifinal football game will be broadcast on-line

CHESHIRE—The CIAC has announced that the Class LL-Large semifinal football game between No. 1 Southington and No. 4 Glastonbury on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m., will have a live internet broadcast at the NFHS network on Saturday at 2 p.m. The game will be among four live broadcasts on the web service. The network will…

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Southington Elites snatch fall ball title

December 4, 2014
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Southington Elites snatch fall ball title

On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Southington Elites baseball team rallied to a Red Division 12-U title in the Central Connecticut Fall Baseball League. The championship game was played at the Southington Western Little League facility. Front, from left, Landon Carmody, Noah Crafts, Michael Martin, Eric Carrier, John O’Connor, and Devin McKnerney. Middle, Cameron Desteph, Dante…

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Local All Stars compete on state stage

December 4, 2014
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Local All Stars compete on state stage

On Saturday, Dec. 6, Southington football players Dylan Rodriguez and Tommy Nardi will be playing the FBU 6th grade CT Allstars in Fairfield for a chance to advance to the national championship in Naples, Fla. on the weekend of Dec. 21.

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Town-wide registration announced for Little League and girls softball

December 4, 2014
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Town-wide registration has been announced for players interested in the Southington Girls Softball League (SGSL) and any of the three local Little Leagues. Registration will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Southington High School cafeteria. The leagues are only open to Southington residents over…

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Lady Knights sweep Powder Puff series

December 3, 2014
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Lady Knights sweep Powder Puff series

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Opposing fans were left with their mouths wide open in surprise as the Lady Knight offense picked them apart with a record-setting 419 passing yards in two games. New Britain’s high-scoring offense was left scratching their heads as Southington’s rush held them to just 110 yards of total offense. Southington beat…

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The Perfect Finish: Knights elminate Rams in Apple Valley Classic

December 3, 2014
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The Perfect Finish: Knights elminate Rams in Apple Valley Classic

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Blue Knight offense used a pair of runs to space out three passes on the opening drive as the Knights steamrolled 74 yards across the field in the opening two minutes. On the fifth play of the game, Jasen Rose connected a 51-yard pass to Alex Jamele, and Southington took…

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Tickets are available for Class LL football semifinals

December 1, 2014
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Tickets are available for the Class LL-Large school semifinal between top-seeded Southington High School (10-0) and No. 4 Glastonbury (8-3). The game is scheduled to kick-off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 on Fontana Field in Southington. Tickets are $10 for adults ($5 for students and seniors). Advance tickets are available for purchase at http://ciacsports.ticketleap.com.

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