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Runners start season at Shamrock Run

March 19, 2013
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By Kaitllyn Naples Staff Writer Runners and walkers are gearing up for the 11th annual Shamrock Run and Walk next weekend, which is a fundraiser for three causes this year. For the last 11 years, the run has donated over $100,000 to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Patrick Collins, event director, said. St. Vincent DePaul…

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The best of the best; Erin Malone wins New England title, Lady Knight gymnasts finish 4th overall

March 15, 2013
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The best of the best; Erin Malone wins New England title, Lady Knight gymnasts finish 4th overall

by John Goralski Sports Writer Kayla Nati crashed into the vault and tumbled to the floor in a tangled heap, and Southington’s hopes for a top five finish at the New England championship meet seemed to evaporate as their junior captain clutched at her ankle and knee while blood poured from her nose like a…

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Huskies bite Wildcats; Lincoln college falls in NJCAA tournament opener

March 10, 2013
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Huskies bite Wildcats; Lincoln college falls in NJCAA tournament opener

By John Goralski Sports Writer For most of the season, Lincoln College coach John Wasielewski has challenged his defense. The Wildcats averaged nearly 80 points per game, but it was the defense that seemed to struggle. So why was he forced to take an early timeout when his defense held UConn Avery Point to 0-for-9…

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Knights claim 13 top 10 finishes at CCC meet

March 9, 2013
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Knights claim 13 top 10 finishes at CCC meet

By John Goralski Sports Writer Bryan Adie set the pace with the first leg of the 200 freestyle relay, and it became clear that it was a three-team race with Farmington and Conard. Adam Sokolowski and Kolton Jankowski kept the pace through the next two legs, but as Joe Taglia flipped at the turn of…

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Back to New Englands; Gymnasts place second at State Open meet; advance to regional championships as a team

March 8, 2013
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Back to New Englands; Gymnasts place second at State Open meet;  advance to regional championships as a team

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lexi Rothstein shrugged off her typical handspring and corkscrew twist off the vault to embrace a more difficult Tsukahara tuck. Marilyn Sporbert switched her dismount on the beam to squeeze out another tenth of a point from the judges, and Erin Malone continued to evolve her routines with tougher skills…

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Leaving it on the court; Cinderella season ends in the second round

March 8, 2013
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Leaving it on the court; Cinderella season ends in the second round

By John Goralski Sports Writer Over the last two decades, Coach Mike Forgione has coached more than his fair share of top athletes. He’s captured conference titles and made deep tournament runs, but the Lady Knight coach had to stop and gather himself moments after the Lady Knight basketball team suffered a season-ending loss at…

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Slalom Shootout; Four Knights qualify for Team CT

March 7, 2013
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Slalom Shootout; Four Knights qualify for Team CT

By John Goralski Sports Writer At the end of their first run, Erika Florian finished one breath faster than Casey Abraham for third place at the Slalom Shootout. When the teammates finished their second run, they had flipped positions at the top of the standings. On Monday, Feb. 25, the competition for Team Connecticut had…

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Unlikely heroes; Knights upset Owls to clinch postseason

March 2, 2013
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Unlikely heroes; Knights upset Owls to clinch postseason

By John Goralski Sports Writer Hartford Public shooters struggled at times in the first half, but the Owls entered the break with a two point lead. Hartford rolled out to a seven point lead midway through the second half, but Southington still wasn’t done. On Friday, Feb. 15, the Blue Knight basketball team entered the…

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Ready for the title run?; Hall-Southington to face nemesis in CCC final

March 2, 2013
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Ready for the title run?; Hall-Southington to face nemesis in CCC final

By John Goralski Sports Writer In the final week of the season, Hall-Southington completed the season sweep of last year’s division III champion, but Coach Brian Cannon isn’t ready to discuss this year’s brackets. The Warrior-Knights lost a tight battle against Conard in the regular season finale. One game earlier, they edged Newington-Berlin for the…

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Reclaiming their throne; Gymnasts floor Glastonbury to claim Class L title

March 1, 2013
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Reclaiming their throne; Gymnasts floor Glastonbury to claim Class L title

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington gymnasts launched themselves across the vault in perfect precision to set the tone for the Class L championships and carried that momentum onto the bars. On Saturday, Feb. 23 the Lady Knights held a comfortable lead after two events, but it all came crashing down as one-by-one the Lady…

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