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Softball win streak at 57 games

May 14, 2015
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Kendra Friedt winds up for a pitch during a 5-0 shutout ov Bristol Central on May 4.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights softball team (12-0) played on four of the five days this past week and carried on their perfection, extending their program-best win streak to 57 games. The Knights opened the week with a shutout over Southington coach Davina Hernandez’ alma mater. Three runs in the first inning and…

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Sports Listings for May 15 Edition

May 13, 2015
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Sports Listings for May 15 Edition

FUNDRAISERS ZUMBATHON FUNDRAISER FOR SHS WRESTLER—Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., at Zing Fitness, 447 North Main St. Cost is $10 per person for a Zumbathon. Proceeds will benefit an SHS sophomore wrestler, Richie Zayas Jr., who has been invited to represent Connecticut as a member of the East Coast Conference team for Down Under…

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Lax falls to .500 after midseason slump

May 8, 2015
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Jake Testa scoops up a ground ball at midfield during a 7-6 loss to Conard on April 29.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight lacrosse team all but erased their quick 4-1 start. With three straight losses to Fairfield Ludlowe, Conard, and Pomperaug this week, the Knights enter mid-season at 4-4. This is the first time since the second game of the season that the Knights have fallen to .500. Southington sustained…

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Volleyball splits the week

May 8, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights boys volleyball team (7-2) rebounded from their second loss of the season to salvage the week with a win over Simsbury to split the week. Southington battled for every point in the first game at Newington, but they still came away with a two-point loss, 25-23. On Tuesday,…

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Letters of Intent: Football stars commit to college

May 8, 2015
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Dan Williams (Endicott College), Matt Koczera (Springfield College), and Peter Majchrzak (Mount Ida College) committed to play college football during a ceremony at the high school on April 30. Matt Thomson (not pictured) will be playing at Choate Rosemary Hall for a post graduate season. The event was followed by a ring ceremony where members of the Class LL champion team received their championship rings.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington had four football players sign their names to play at the collegiate level on Thursday, April 30. Matt Koczera, Dan Williams, Peter Majchrzak and Matt Thomson will be signing their intent to play football at the next level. Matt Koczera served as team captain and was a two-year starter for…

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Golf scores are dropping as temperatures rise

May 8, 2015
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Julian Cardozo chips onto the green during a loss to Simsbury on Wednesday, April 29. Southington split the week, but scores are beginning to fall as the temperatures rise.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A win and a loss during the week keep the Blue Knights (2-2) golf team in contention as the spring season nears the halfway point. The Knights took the Conard Chieftains (2-3) on at Rockledge Golf Course in West Hartford on Monday, April 27 that would be decided by a stroke.…

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Softball sets new standard: Lady Knights are riding a 53-game winning streak

May 8, 2015
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Dani Ahern makes a grab in left field during an 11-0 win over Bristol Eastern on April 30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (8-0) softball team is on a 53-game winning streak, the longest winning streak in program history. This week, the Knights rattled off three more wins in three consecutive days to clinch a post season berth and keep the winning streak alive. Southington’s previous winning streak record (52) was…

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Baseball bounces back from first loss

May 8, 2015
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Garrett Gugliotti hurls a pitch during a 7-1 victory over Hall.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight baseball team won two out of three games during the week, sandwiching their first loss of the season between a pair of lopsided victories. Southington (7-1) needs just one more win to secure a postseason return. Decking Hall The Knights started with the Hall Warriors (4-7) on Monday,…

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Girls Tennis clinches postseason, improve to 8-0

May 7, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (9-0) girls tennis team remained perfect after winning four matches out of the week, qualifying for the Class LL state tournament in the process. The Knights hosted the Windsor Warriors (1-6) on Monday, April, 27 and won the match handily, 7-0. “The conditions weren’t ideal and the wind…

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Boys Tennis surges to 7-0

May 7, 2015
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Luke Pfanzelt drives a serve across the net during a 6-1 win over Conard on May 1.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (7-0) remained undefeated this past week with two road wins and a homecoming conference triumph. The Knights started the week by sweeping the Blue Devils (2-5), 7-0, in Plainville on Monday, April 27. The Blue Devils are in their second year as a tennis program since 2003, coming…

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