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New format for CT all-star football game

December 30, 2012
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By Mark Jaffee Special to The Observer Big changes are upon us in terms of the Connecticut High School All-Star football games. The Hall of Fame Classic, set for June 29 at Rentschler Field, will feature 110 of the state’s best players, by position, and eventually divided into two teams by a draft in April,…

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Horanzy signs with Hartford Hawks

December 29, 2012
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Horanzy signs with Hartford Hawks

By John Goralski Sports Writer Corinne Horanzy grabbed the pen, and her parents smiled with pride. She began to scrawl her signature across the page before her, and her high school coach beamed as much as her family. For four years, Lady Knight fans have watched Horanzy bloom into a division one college prospect. For…

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Just enough to win; Hockey survives twice, improves to 3-0

December 28, 2012
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Just enough to win; Hockey survives twice, improves to 3-0

By John Goralski Sports writer With less than two minutes left, Wethersfield pulled their goalie and pinned the puck deep in Hall-Southington’s zone. A strong attack in the final minute almost scored. At 30 seconds left, they forced the Warrior-Knight goalie to make another stop. With less than 10 seconds, it looked like a rugby…

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Playing together as a team; Forgione lays down the gauntlet for the Lady Knights

December 28, 2012
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Playing together as a team; Forgione lays down the gauntlet for the Lady Knights

By John Goralski Sports Writer Maeghan Chapman dove at a loose ball, her elbow immediately started to swell, but she waved off her coach’s substitution. Freshman forward Natalie Wadolowski took an elbow to her face, came away with a bloody lip, but continued to battle for rebounds in the paint. On Friday, Dec. 21, the…

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Watching records fall; Lombardi, Gibbons break school records at the New Haven Invitational track meet

December 21, 2012
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Watching records fall; Lombardi, Gibbons break school records at the New Haven Invitational track meet

By John Goralski Sports Writer A Lady Knight foursome cheered the boys team as they circled the track just moments before their heat was called onto the track. On the balcony of the New Haven Athletic Center, another group of Knights cheered the Southington relay. On Friday, Dec. 14, the indoor track season opened with…

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7 seconds to score; Blue Knight opener comes down to the final shot

December 19, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Track coaches know that 7.7 seconds is a good time in the 55m dash. Wrestling coaches dread the final 7.7 seconds as a straining grappler tries to hold on to a slim lead. In swimming, it can be the difference between placing first or last in the 100 freestyle, and…

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Taking care of business; Knights hold Plainville scoreless for 11 minutes

December 19, 2012
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Taking care of business; Knights hold Plainville scoreless for 11 minutes

By John Goralski Sports Writer Plainville scored twice to take a 4-0 lead in the opening minutes, and that was enough to kick the Lady Knights into another gear. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the girls shifted into a full court press, and Plainville guards never knew what hit them. “Plainville’s very young, so we wanted…

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Picking up steam; Knights bounce back from slow start

December 19, 2012
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Picking up steam; Knights bounce back from slow start

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Wednesday, Dec. 12, Travis Daly was tossing around his opponent like a cat with a ball of string, but that wasn’t enough. The defending state champion had to score a pin late in the meet if his team had a chance to win. Bristol Eastern was consistently out-wrestling the…

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Lincoln College faces former teammate; Conrad Booker scores 9 for Post; Wildcats drop 3 in a row to fall below .500

December 16, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Lincoln College needed a player to come up big as they took on the junior varsity team at Post University. The Eagles are a division two team in the NCAA, while Lincoln College competes in the third division of junior college programs. So Conrad Booker  scoring a couple of baskets…

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Learning their lessons; Lady Knights use first week as an early measure

December 13, 2012
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Learning their lessons; Lady Knights use first week as an early measure

By John Goralski Sports Writer You’re never as good as your wins or as bad as your losses. That’s the lesson that Coach Mike Forgione wants his Lady Knight basketball team to take out of the first week of the winter season. Southington manhandled Bloomfield for a lopsided win on opening day, but they squandered…

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