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Southington native runs for funds at Boston Marathon

January 29, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Marathons have become a special way of giving back to the community and making a difference in people’s lives over the years. One such running event is the Boston Marathon. The 120th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 18, and one person that plans to run in the event…

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Knight swimmers break 2-game skid

January 27, 2016
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Anthony Sagnella crashes through the water during the 100 butterfly during a 90-61 win over East Catholic that snapped a two-game losing streak.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Friday, Jan. 22, Southington (3-2) bounced back from two straight defeats with a 90-61 win over East Catholic at the Southington YMCA. Blue Knight swimmers posted 20 best times for the second meet in a row during the victory. “They were a competitive team, despite being small,” said Southington coach…

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Knights finish 4th at Timberlane

January 27, 2016
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Logan LaRosa wrestles his opponent to the mat during a win at Hall High School. LaRosa went on to become one of six Southington wrestlers to medal at the Timberlane Invitational.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (8-1) spent some time away from home, but still managed to find success while out in the road, finishing in the top five at the Timberlane Invitational over the weekend, as well as cruising to a comfortable win over a divisional opponent during the week. Southington scored 121…

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Gymnasts close in on 140

January 27, 2016
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Rachel Williams leaps across the beam during a victory over RHAM on Friday, Jan. 22.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The weekend snowstorm may have pushed the weekend gymnastics meet to Friday, Jan. 22, but having one less day to practice did not impose any adverse effects on the Lady Knights (5-0). If anything, it made them stronger. The Knights reached their highest mark of the season in a 137.8-130.4 win…

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Warrior-Knights shut out by D-II foe

January 27, 2016
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Jack Rivers leads an offensive surge during a 4-0 loss to the Generals on Friday, Jan. 22.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Hall-Southington ice hockey team (7-2-0) fell in their only game of the week at home to Farmington-Avon-Windsor-Lewis Mills (7-3-0) on Friday, 4-0. The Generals are sixth in the CIAC’s Division II standings. The game was originally scheduled to be played on Saturday, but was moved to Friday, Jan. 22 due…

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Boys basketball suffers 10th loss

January 27, 2016
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After coming off of their first win of the season in a four-point win, 44-40, at Plainville (2-10) last week, the Blue Knights basketball team (1-10) remained out on the road this past week and suffered their 10th loss of the season at South Windsor (4-6) on Friday, Jan. 22. Southington fell short to the…

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7 games and counting: Girls basketball team is on top of the Class LL rankings

January 27, 2016
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Maggie Meehan leads a fast break during an early-season home game. The Lady Knights currently sit atop the Class LL rankings.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights basketball team (11-1) pushed their current winning streak to seven games with a 16-point win at Manchester (5-8) on Friday, Jan. 22. The Knights led the Indians by as much as 14 points, 21-7, by the end of the first quarter and sailed to a 35-19 lead heading…

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Sports listings for the Jan. 29 edition

January 27, 2016
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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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Wrestlers hold off Platt; Knights battle at Eastern States

January 22, 2016
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Tagan Welch looks for points during a bout against Platt on Jan. 13.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Tagan Welch (113) threw his opponent down to the mat to score the takedown and crawled up his back to position himself for a pin. Welch strangled his opponent’s arms towards his body and shifted forward. On Wednesday, Jan. 13, Welch couldn’t quite score the pin, but the referee signaled three…

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Swimmers hit the wall: Times drop as competition heats up in the pool

January 22, 2016
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Austin Bull swims the breaststroke during a loss to Avon last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Cheshire had built a comfortable 80-30 lead heading into the 200 freestyle relay. The second heat of the 200 freestyle relay gets up on the blocks. All of a sudden, a thunderous roar came from Southington (2-2) corner. “It’s the team keeping themselves in the meet,” said Southington coach Evan Tuttle.…

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