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Bees sting Patriots

September 16, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees are still alive in the playoff race after scoring four unanswered runs to top the Somerset Patriots 4-1. The Game Changed When…:…After a Jake McGuiggan double tied the game at one apiece in the second inning, Greg Golson singled which sent McGuiggan home to give the…

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Field hockey opens season with shutout on the road

September 15, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It took the Lady Knight field hockey team seven tries to achieve their first win last season, but temperatures ranging in the 90s wouldn’t stop them from winning this year’s season opener. Southington prevailed in a 2-0 shutout at Windsor on Friday, Sept. 9. “We got off to a rocky…

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Harriers score a pair of top 10 runners at Martha’s Vineyard

September 15, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington experienced the first round of out-of-state competition over the weekend as the cross country program traveled to the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest in Edgartown, Mass. for the 10th annual Martha’s Vineyard High School Cross Country Invitational. Southington coach Dan Dachelet said that Saturday, Sept. 10 made for a…

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Spikers lose season opener

September 15, 2016
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The Lady Knight volleyball team began last season with three consecutive wins and picked up an early victory over NW Catholic last year, but the Knights wouldn’t be as fortunate this fall. On Friday, Sept. 9, the girls suffered a 3-1 loss in their season opener. Southington took the first set, but went on to…

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Housewarming gift: Football delivers shutout for Enfield’s first home game

September 15, 2016
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Zack Smith sacks Enfield quarterback Mason Dumas during a first half blitz. The Knights held the Eagles to negative yardage at the half and just 7 total yards for the game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER When the Blue Knight football team prepared for their season opener against the Eagles at Enfield, there was no game film to review from the new co-op team. Southington didn’t know what they were going to get when they traveled north to the state’s border. All they knew was that…

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Boys soccer just misses 2 game-winners

September 15, 2016
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Southington goalie Evan Daddona makes one of his six saves to secure a tie against Conard in the season opener.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The score was tied, 1-1, late in the second half when Joseph Colaccino received a pass just outside of the box and fired a high arching shot in desperation. The ball clanged downward after hitting the bottom of the crossbar and deflected off of a diving goalkeeper’s hand. It was…

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Sports listings for the Sept. 19 edition

September 14, 2016
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FUNDRAISERS PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and…

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Home run leads Bees over Blue Crabs

September 14, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: Steve Carrillo launched a go-ahead home run in the top of the 11th, giving the Bees a big 4-3 win over the Blue Crabs. The Game Changed When…:…Steve Carrillo, with two outs and nobody on in the top of the 11th inning and former Bee Craig Stem on…

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Blue Crabs shut out Bees in series opener

September 13, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: For the second straight game, the Bees’ bats were held quiet as the Blue Crabs shut out the Bees 6-0 in the series opener. The Game Changed When…:…A Bees’ error with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning led to four unearned runs coming home for…

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Bees punctuate Barnstormer sweep with 14-3 victory

September 9, 2016
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BOX SCORE In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees set a new franchise high for runs in a game as they completed the sweep of the series vs. the Barnstormers with a 14-3 victory. The Game Changed When…:…the Bees pulled away from the Barnstormers with seven runs combined in the seventh and eighth innings to…

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