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The shutout; Knights hold Simsbury to 52 yards of offense

October 4, 2013
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The shutout; Knights hold Simsbury to 52 yards of offense

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington was forced to punt on their first drive. The Knights’ second possession ended with a fumble. Moments after recovering an interception late in the second quarter, the Blue Knights coughed it back up. Quarterback Stephen Barmore left the game for one play with a sore knee, and penalties backed…

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Airing it out; The receivers set the stage, and the defense delivers

September 27, 2013
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Airing it out; The receivers set the stage, and the defense delivers

By John Goralski Sports Writer In less than two minutes, Southington scored. One minute later, they had another chance to put points on the board. Last fall the Knights needed a miracle catch on the final play of the game to end Manchester’s hopes. This year it was over before it started…and over…and over. Southington…

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Surviving the course; Perkowski, Garrison pace the Knights at Sloper

September 27, 2013
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Surviving the course; Perkowski, Garrison pace the Knights at Sloper

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lauren Perkowski emerged from the woods in a sea of red jerseys and elbowed for position as they wound their way down one of the course’s steep hills. Her teammate, Sean Garrison, had already prevailed in the boys race, outlasting all but one on Southington’s new and improved cross-country course.…

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Chasing the lead; Membrino falls behind with one race to go

September 21, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The see saw battle continues in the SK Light division at Stafford Motor Speedway, and Southington’s driver has one more chance to make his bid as the top driver. On Sept. 6, Tony Membrino, Jr. regained the points lead with two races to go. On Friday, Sept. 13, the tables…

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Passing the test; Scott Otis defied the odds to make the NFL

September 20, 2013
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Passing the test; Scott Otis defied the odds to make the NFL

By John Goralski Sports Writer Scott Otis felt a twinge of satisfaction as he stood in the shadow of Fontana Field while track officials scrambled to measure his javelin throw at a cold spring meet in 1991. For three years of varsity football, he maintained that his arm could beat most teams. This throw certainly…

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Nowhere to Hyde; 4th quarter run clinched the win in Week 1

September 20, 2013
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Nowhere to Hyde; 4th quarter run clinched the win in Week 1

By John Goralski Sports Writer Stephen Barmore slipped the ball into Tyler Hyde’s gut with the skill of a con man, and the Blue Knight quarterback drew one Glastonbury defender with a pantomimed pass play. Two linemen wedged through the Tomahawk front line and another crashed into a blitzing linebacker to make a hole for…

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Swimmers off to fast start; Dean, Baribault qualify for states at opening meet

September 20, 2013
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Swimmers off to fast start; Dean, Baribault qualify for states at opening meet

By John Goralski Sports Writer Laurel Dean captured two victories and qualified for the postseason in both races. Aly Baribault won twice and qualified in one event even though the meet had already gone to exhibition. On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Lady Knight swim team opened their season with an easy 98-77 win in Plainville,…

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Membrino regains the lead at Stafford; The Southington driver is in a battle in the SK Light division with 2 races remaining

September 16, 2013
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Membrino regains the lead at Stafford; The Southington driver is in a battle in the SK Light division with 2 races remaining

By John Goralski Sports Writer Some of the point races at Stafford Motor Speedway have already been decided with such wide margins separating the top contenders. Others are locked in battles with just a few points separating the top drivers with two races remaining. None of the battles are as tight as the SK Light…

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Kid Dynamite; Luigi Camputaro will be inducted into the CT Boxing Hall of Fame

September 13, 2013
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Kid Dynamite; Luigi Camputaro will be inducted into the CT Boxing Hall of Fame

By John Goralski Sports Writer It was almost like a flashback when a figure darted from the crowd to confront Luigi Camputaro at a recent event at Mohegan Sun, and the former boxer almost broke into his stance in self-defense until he saw the smile from his old friend. A steady string of fans began…

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Protecting their turf; Field Hockey is ready for the next challenge

September 13, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Last year, the Lady Knights seemed to scowl each time the ball skipped off a tuft of grass to spark an official’s whistle. Each time an offensive rush was stalled by a string of whistles, the girls would glance longingly at the construction of Southington’s artificial turf field. It was…

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