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Rising to great Heitz: Lady Knight coach inducted into CT volleyball hall of fame

December 4, 2015
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Lady Knight volleyball coach Rich Heitz, left, displays his induction plaque from the Connecticut Scholastic Women’s Volleyball hall of Fame, along with presenter and former SHS athletic director Dr. Robert Lehr.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, Nov. 24, Southington coach Rich Heitz was inducted into the Connecticut Scholastic Women’s Volleyball Hall of Fame. Former Southington athletic director, Dr. Robert Lehr, presented Heitz’s award to him in front of his wife, daughter, family, and friends at the eighth annual induction ceremony and dinner, which was held…

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Crean commits to Southern N.H.: St. Paul right-hander signs National Letter of Intent for baseball

December 3, 2015
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Southington’s Connor Crean committed to baseball at Southern New Hampshire University next year during a ceremony at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER St. Paul Catholic High School pitcher Connor Crean was surrounded by his family, teammates, and coaches at the Bristol school on Tuesday, Nov. 24 when he signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his baseball career at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), a Division II school that sits right on…

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The great escape: Knights survive Rams on Thanksgiving, improve to 10-0

December 2, 2015
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Jasen Rose leapfrogs a defender during a first half touchdown drive. The Knights trailed late in the game but capped a 10-0 regular season with a 36-29 win over Cheshire in the annual Apple Valley Classic.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With just under two minutes left in the game, the two-time state champion Knights were trailing a sub-.500 team. Southington was mired in penalties throughout much of the first half. The top-ranked Knights coughed up the ball an unprecedented five times, but Southington still managed to dominate the first three quarters…

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Knights split the annual powder puff series: Girls rebound from New Britain loss with a win over Cheshire

December 2, 2015
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Kelsea Allen plunges into the Cheshire secondary during the second game in the annual powder puff football series. Southington was shut out by New Britain in the first game but bounced back with a 10-0 win.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It was still a scoreless game in the beginning of the second half and the stadium was getting restless. Southington received a Cheshire punt on their own 38-yard line with just over two minutes remaining in the third quarter. After a loss of one yard on first down, Allen decided to…

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Sports listings for the Dec. 4 edition

December 2, 2015
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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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Grabbing the gold

December 1, 2015
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SP Briefs - Triathlon 3

Tyler Grabowski, 10, recently completed his seventh race in the 2015 kids triathlon season. Each race typically consists of 100 yards swimming, four miles biking, and one half mile running. Grabowski placed in the top 10 in every race and won three of his seven races, including victories at the New England Kids Triathlon in…

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Wolves win division

November 30, 2015
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SP Briefs - SSC U12 boys

The Southington Wolves U-12 boys soccer team rallied to a 7-1-1 record (5-0-1 division) to capture the division title for the Southington Soccer Club. Front, from left, L. Schroeder, J. Vuong, B Ferriera, E. Schmarr, T. Gage, T. Francis, and M. Ditota. Back, Asst. Coach Nesprido, N. Nesprido, R Matthews, E. Evjen, M. Messina, A.…

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Wildcats win division title

November 30, 2015
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SP Briefs - SSC U11 girls

The U-11 Wildcats girls soccer team rallied to a division title with an 11-3 record (6-0 division) and earned a victory at the U-11 Clinton Invitational Tournament. Front, from left, E. Paradis, S. Miranda, M. June, S. Scalise, and M. Bissoni. Back, N. Possidento, C. Bauman, J. Carr, A. Flanigan, A. Carr, S. Starrs, and…

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Striking down the competition

November 30, 2015
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SP Briefs - SSC Strikers

The Southington Strikers U-12 girls soccer cruised to a 10-2 record to capture the division, state, and regional titles for the Southington Soccer Club. The team was undefeated in the district and state competitions. From left, A. Sowa, M. Imme, M. Potamis, L. Verilli, S. Krom, L. Pizzitola, M. Hubert, L. Scalise, S. Litchfield, H.…

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Girls scramble to top of the region

November 30, 2015
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SP Briefs - SSC U12 girls

The Southington Soccer Club’s U-12 girls team scrambled to an 11-4-2 record and went undefeated in division play. The girls placed second in the Guilford Tournament and captured their division title, the State Cup championship, and the Northeast Regional tournament title in Pennsylvania. Front, from left, Faith K, Jordyn R, and Maddie S. Middle, Nina…

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