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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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Knights still looking for 1st win: Boys basketball struggles with 2 powers

January 9, 2015
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Knights still looking for 1st win: Boys basketball struggles with 2 powers

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Kyle Borawski stroked a perfect three pointer in the first quarter. Mike Pagano scrambled for 15 points in the second quarter. Five times, a Southington player drew a foul to step to the line for a free throw opportunity. On Friday, Jan. 2, the Blue Knight basketball team was throwing everything they…

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Wrestling wake up: Knights bounce back at SHS Duals

January 9, 2015
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Zack Murillo ties up an opponent at the SHS Duals on Jan. 3.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Derek Dion had already done the calculations long before the final bout on Saturday, Jan. 3. The coach had already predicted Zack Murillo’s technical fall in the second to the last match, and the decision by Shawn Wagner in the final match was a good finish, but the three-point loss to Branford…

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Ice hockey hits its stride in Bolton

January 9, 2015
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Ice hockey hits its stride in Bolton

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Kyler Cubbage tied the game with just under 12 minutes remaing in the second period, and for the next five minutes the Warrior-Knights scrambled to put the game out of reach. Jarod Florian scored the go-ahead goal, and Jeremy Fortin beat the goalie for the second time in the game to give…

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Taking aim at the open: Swimmers embrace the postseason challenge

January 8, 2015
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Mack Golos, Captain

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR There must have been someone in the crowd that believed the Blue Knight swimmers didn’t belong at last year’s state open championship. After all, it took another team dropping out just to open up a spot for the Southington alternates. What they must have been thinking when Southington’s first swimmer stepped to…

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