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Taking aim at the open: Swimmers embrace the postseason challenge

January 8, 2015
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Mack Golos, Captain

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR There must have been someone in the crowd that believed the Blue Knight swimmers didn’t belong at last year’s state open championship. After all, it took another team dropping out just to open up a spot for the Southington alternates. What they must have been thinking when Southington’s first swimmer stepped to…

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Closing in on the first goal: Lady Knights are still perfect at 7-0

January 8, 2015
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Maggie Meehan drives past a Suffield defender during a 56-47 win on Dec. 30.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Mike Forgione gathered his team on the sidelines, looked at the scoreboard, and sighed. His Lady Knight basketball team built an early lead on the road but saw it shrink to just one point at the half. When Manchester exploded out of the gates at the start of the third quarter, Southington’s…

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Southington Soccer Club dominates the fall

January 4, 2015
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The U12 girls ‘Swarm’ team went 11-1-0. Front, from left, Jennifer V, Romi B, Alexis V, Abby D, Faith K, and Katie C. Back, Coach Anthony Kosior, Callie K, Mary M, Jordan B, Audrey C, Mikayla M,  and Kira H.

Five Southington Soccer Club teams rallied to a total of 51 wins this fall, and no team suffered more than two losses over the course of the season. The U-12 ‘Swamp’ girls soccer team led the way with a perfect 8-0 record that culminated with a State Cup title.

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SHS softball honored at halftime

January 3, 2015
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The 2014 Lady Knight softball team was honored during halftime of the varsity girls basketball game against Conard on Saturday, Dec. 27 for winning their second straight Class LL championship title last spring . The 2014 Lady Knights went 20-0 during the regular season to earn the top seed in the postseason tournament. Southington scored…

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Ice Hockey wins in overtime

December 26, 2014
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Ice Hockey wins in overtime

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR For three periods, the Hall-Southington skaters were struggling to center the puck in front of Wethersfield’s net. But with less than two minutes elapsed in the overtime period, the young team executed the dance like a troupe of veteran artistes. The defense set the stage as the Warrior-Knights with a scoreless tie…

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Track is off and running: 3 Knights qualify for states in week one

December 26, 2014
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Track is off and running: 3 Knights qualify for states in week one

  By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR On Friday, Dec. 19, Bailey Kahl landed in a spray of sand at the New Haven Athletic Center, and for the third time in the competition, officials signaled a foul. Southington’s pole vaulter didn’t reach the opening height. Kahl fouled on all three long jumps, but Blue Knight sprinting and field…

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Lady Knights keep rolling: Girls Basketball improves to 3-0

December 25, 2014
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Lady Knights keep rolling: Girls Basketball improves to 3-0

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Rocky Hill never knew what hit them. Freshman Hartlee Meier came out of the gates shooting, converting three of her four baskets in the opening quarter. Maggie Meehan scored twice. Natalie Wadolowski scored twice, and Kaitlin Paterson finished with a free throw and a bucket. Rocky Hill shooters scrambled for nine points…

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Knights pin Cats: Wrestlers win opener and place 4th at Lancer Invite

December 25, 2014
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Gabe Purpura handles the baton in the 4x400m at the New Haven Invitational.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Kyle Solomon toyed with his South Windsor opponent like a cat with a ball of string. Southington’s 126-pounder matched the Bobcat’s 132-pounder through two rounds as the pair grappled under the heat of the light in the Southington gym. They were tied at the first whistle. Solomon trailed by one point after…

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SVMFL competes for the food pantry

December 21, 2014
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The Buccaneers collected over 200 pounds of food during their game-day food drive.

The Southington Valley Midget Football League’s recent food drive raised hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food for Southington Community Services during a week-long contest on the sidelines of league games. The Redskins won the contest, collecting over 489 pounds of food for the local food bank. The Buccaneers finished second with 207 pounds of food.…

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2014 Wrestling Preview

December 20, 2014
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Zach Bylykbashi

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR When last year’s football championship dragged into mid-December, it put an early strain on the Blue Knight wrestling team. Some decided to skip wrestling altogether. Injuries plagued some others, and Southington’s preseason hopes seemed to dwindle further and further with every passing week. Coaches emptied the benches. Freshmen were thrust into…

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