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Hall of Fame: Lumbra-jack: Doreen Lumbra cut down opponents at every level

October 22, 2015
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Doreen Lumbra fires a throw to first base to score an out for the Lady Knights during the early 1980s. Lumbra is just the second softball position player to be inducted into the Southington Sports Hall of Fame.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The coach of Plainville’s all-star team gathered her players and pointed to Southington’s outfield at the small, under-aged fielder that looked out of place in a squad of teenaged all-stars. Doreen Lumbra wore her age, No. 8, on her chest like a badge of honor, but Plainville coaches saw an opportunity to…

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Knights settle for a tie

October 22, 2015
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Nick Falco splits a pair of Hall defenders during a loss on Friday, Oct. 16. With a tie earlier in the week against Simsbury, the boys keep pace in their quest for a tournament home game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The first shot hit off of the right post about three minutes into the second half. The second came off of a corner kick that bounced off of the left post with just over four minutes left in the game. The Blue Knights soccer team had their opportunities in Friday, Oct.…

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Cross country shuts out New Britain, Hartford Public in dual meet finale

October 22, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The boys teamed defeated the Golden Hurricanes 15-50 and they also defeated the Owls by the same score. For the Knights, the regular season dual meet finale served more as a workout than any sort of challenge. Twenty-two Southing-ton runners finished the race before New Britain’s frontrunner, and 25 Knights finished…

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Here they come: Field hockey starts their signature late-season rally

October 21, 2015
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Kaylee Graef races toward the goal during a game-winning score against Hall on Friday, Oct. 16.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Jen Briscoe poised herself with the ball at the corner and waited for the whistle. She saw Kaylee Graef cross the middle of the field and flung the ball in her direction. Graef received the feed on the inside, and before she could establish possession, met up with a defender. Both…

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Marathon week for the Knights: Spikers follow tourney with win over Simsbury

October 21, 2015
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Southington libero Nicole Groll receives a serve during a 3-0 win over Simsbury on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The volleyball careened toward the home stands after a dig, and Sam Lohneiss leapt toward the bleachers. Her dig kept the Southington volley alive, as she knocked it back in play and hit the deck. Her set came off flawlessly. Kelsea Allen for a slam over the net for a point.…

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Sports Listings for the Oct. 23 edition

October 21, 2015
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EVENTS NAMING OF THE SHS TURF WALKWAY IN HONOR OF DOM D’ANGELO—Wednesday, Oct. 30, 5 p.m., at the entrance to the SHS sports complex. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held to honor the renaming of the walkway for the late Dom D’Angelo, a combat medic in World War II, serving with the 8th Armored Division…

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Hall of Fame: Second to none: Art Secondo’s love for Southington drove him in the media and on the sidelines

October 15, 2015
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Secondo calls a strike during a Parks and Recreation softball game in 2011. Secondo has been umpiring local contests since 1973.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR When Art Secondo strolled onto the Southington football field in the late 1960s, he was hit by a wave of boos and taunts. Each time a Southington player danced into the end zone, he’d throw an angry glare at the young Southington sports writer. Secondo was pushed to the edge of the…

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The red hot Knights: Volleyball avenges only loss of the season

October 14, 2015
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Sylwia Lewkowicz, center, and Morgan Raymond, right, block a Glastonbury attack during an early season loss. The Lady Knights avenged their only loss of the season last week with a 3-0 win at Glastonbury.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls volleyball team (10-1, 4-1 in division) made the most of their road trip, dominating a trio of opponents, and not dropping a single game in three matches. However, the highlight of the week for the Lady Knights wouldn’t be their flawlessness. Instead, it was a chance to avenge their…

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Football pulls away from Hall: Knights improve to 5-0 with another lopsided victory

October 14, 2015
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Anthony Plantamuro zeroes in on a pass during a 61-26 win at Hall of Oct. 9.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Jasen Rose dropped took a second look as his target streaked down the middle of the field, and he launched the ball deep, looking for a big play. Austin Morin looked up at the last minute, cradled the football in his arms, and fell into the end zone in front of…

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Harriers get their first taste of Wickham Park: Knights sweep Simsbury; score well at Wickham Invite

October 14, 2015
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Sean Garrison pushes for the finish line at the 2015 Wickham Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 10.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Over the hills and through the open fields and woodlands of the 250 acre Manchester park, the boys and girls cross country teams got a preview to the postseason at the annual Wickham Invitational at Saturday, Oct. 10. It was the first chance to run the course at Wickham Park, which…

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