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Indoor Track qualifies 9 for states at Yale Invite

January 22, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights track and field team traveled to the 33rd Yale Interscholastic Track and Field Classic to compete against high schools from a handful of states in the northeast from Friday, Jan. 16 to Saturday, Jan. 17. It’s a sprinter’s dream, on a gorgeous banked track, where runners lick their…

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Wrestlers beat Newington; Murillo wins at Eagle Classic

January 22, 2015
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  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Four Blue Knights muscled into the medal round at the Eagle Classic High School Wrestling Tournament on Saturday Jan. 17 in Manchester, finishing fifth overall out of 18 schools. Southington finished with a score of 110.5, behind South Windsor (145.0), Berlin (181.0), Windham (220.0), and Newtown (293.5). Zack Murillo led…

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Midseason measure: Lady Knights lose, but not without a fight

January 17, 2015
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Midseason measure: Lady Knights lose, but not without a fight

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Farmington’s first timeout came in the first minute of the second quarter, when a Southington layup gave the Lady Knights a 13-12 lead. On Friday, Jan. 9, four television cameras were whirring along the walls of the Southington High School gym. Fans were packed into the stands to watch the display. Few…

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Raising the bar: Indoor Track sets school record at Wesleyan

January 17, 2015
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Raising the bar: Indoor Track sets school record at Wesleyan

  By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Erin Angelillo took off like a soccer defender pouncing on a loose ball. Faith Ritchie, Jami Pliego, and Raquel Romano looked more like sprinters than former cross country runners as they surged across the Middletown track. The baton bounced between them like a game of hot potato as the four of…

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Youth Lacrosse announces registration at DePaolo

January 16, 2015
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The Southington Lacrosse Association (SLA) will hold their annual registration on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at DePaolo Middle School. The league is open to boys and girls from kindergarten to grade 8. Registration is also available on-line at: http://southingtonlacrosse.org Registration fees and divisions are as follows: Rising Stars (Formerly known as In-Town):…

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Wrestlers take their lumps against Simsbury

January 16, 2015
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Wrestlers take their lumps against Simsbury

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR When Austin Abacherli (120) drove his opponent off his feet in overtime, it was like a hungry shark sensing blood. The Southington sophomore scrambled over the top to score the takedown. He scored three more points trying to wrench his foe onto his back. “I always say that you’re just sort of…

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Getting back on the beam: Gymnasts survive falls at season opener

January 16, 2015
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Getting back on the beam: Gymnasts survive falls at season opener

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR One after another, the Lady Knight gymnasts slipped off the beam in competition. It only takes a tiny mistake, a shift in body position, or a misplaced hand or foot across the four-inch surface. On Saturday, Jan. 10, the Lady Knights opened their season in their home gym, and nobody walked away…

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From the depths: Swimmers beat Manchester with numbers

January 16, 2015
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Matt Duszak swims the 100 breaststroke during a 94-71 win over Platt-Maloney on Jan. 7 at the Southington YMCA pool.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Evan Tuttle has been championing his team’s depth in the preseason. He has been talking about match-up problems for opponents, and his team’s ability to beat you with their numbers. On Friday, Jan. 9, that theory was put to the test in Manchester. The Indians return three seniors and a junior…

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Enjoying a day on the slopes

January 15, 2015
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Courtney Feldman and Jameson (age 2) enjoy Jameson’s first trip down the mountain.

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS With temperatures dropping last week, the snow bunnies came out at Mt. Southington Ski Area.  

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Red Dogs claim fall ball title

January 10, 2015
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SP Brief - Red Dog baseball

The Southington Red Dogs baseball team rallied to a 12-0 win over a Hartford team to claim their third Central Connecticut Fall Baseball League 15u Blue Division Championship. To reach the championship game, the Red Dogs dispatched Cheshire, 18-7, in the semifinals to reach the title game for the fifth time in six years. Members…

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