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Thanksgiving Football Will Play on Saturday

November 25, 2014
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School officials have announced that the Apple Valley Classic Football Game has been moved from Thanksgiving Day because of the threat of winter weather. The game has been rescheduled to Saturday, Nov. 29 at noon on Fontana Field. “They are predicting that it will be 40 degrees and sunny,” said Southington Athletic Director Eric Swallow.…

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Back to the Open: Matthews advances to state open; Lady Knights finish 10th at Class LL

November 21, 2014
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Marisa Matthews swims the 100 breaststroke at the state open championships in New Haven on Saturday, Nov. 15.

By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER A small group of Southington swimmers burst out in giggles between races at the CT state open, and Marisa Matthews joined in the lighthearted laughter. At times, the Southington girls dragged Matthews into the halls of the Yale facility. At other times, they cheered the championship heats, but they never…

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The brink of perfection: Knights blast South Windsor; Cheshire is next

November 21, 2014
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Jasen Rose stays steady in the pocket as Southington receivers scramble to get open. Rose completed 10 of 14 passes for 191 yards and five scores during a 48-0 win over South Windsor.

By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Kyle Borawski ripped the ball from the air and surveyed the field in front of him as his teammates shifted into position like an army of chessmen preparing to strike. Austin Morin stumbled out of the backfield to throw the first block. Matt Maxwell swept another defenseman out of the…

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UConn No. 1 in women’s poll for 22nd straight week

November 19, 2014
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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Not much changed atop The Associated Press’ women’s basketball poll this week. UConn remained No. 1 on Monday for the 22nd straight week. That’s the fifth longest streak in Top 25 history, passing Baylor’s 21-week run in 2011-12. The only change in the first 10 was Maryland and Texas…

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Rally to the quarterfinals

November 14, 2014
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Maryssa Romano attacks the net during a 3-0 win over Bristol Central in the opening round of the Class LL tournament.

By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Caroline Barry served five straight points in the middle of game two as the Knights scrambled to tie the score. Maryssa Romano pounded out nine kills from the outside, and Sylwia Lewkowicz held her own in the middle with 12 kills. Southington coaches shuffled underclassmen in and out of the…

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Swimmers raise the bar for finals: Knights set 2 school records; advance 5 swimmers, 3 relays to finals

November 14, 2014
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Marisa Matthews, above, was one of two Lady Knights to set a school record and advance to the medal round at the Class LL finals. Matthews set a record in the 50 freestyle (25.89), and Olivia Fournier set a new record in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.56).

By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Ally Schroeder cut almost five seconds off her personal best in the 200 individual medley to claw her way into the top 30. In her final race, she climbed over eight swimmers and dropped her time by almost three seconds to break into the top 20 in the 100 backstroke.…

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Midget Football League championship games this Saturday

November 12, 2014
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Southington Valley Midget Football League will be having its championship games this Saturday at the Southington High School field.  Games are as follows: Flag, 11 a.m.; Powder Puff, 1 p.m., C Division Tackle, 3 p.m.; B Division Tackle, 5 p.m.; and A Division Tackle at 7 p.m.

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Hall of Fame: The thrill of victory

November 7, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Kristin-Wilcox Astiasaran didn’t know much about women’s sports when her grandparents dragged her to the state championship game in 1982, but she watched it unfold before her like a Hollywood film. For the first three quarters, Westhill High School deliberately constructed a 15-point lead. In the final eight minutes, the…

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Lincoln College fall to Sullivan County

November 7, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER The first of three Wildcats fouled out, but not before he broke up a Sullivan County fast break. A few moments later, two Lincoln College players slid across the floor to smother a loose ball like soldiers hurling themselves on a live grenade. On Saturday, Nov. 1, Lincoln College trailed…

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Knights qualify for CCC Tournament

October 31, 2014
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By John Goralski
Senior hitter Caroline Barry scores a kill during a recent contest.

by John Goralski Sporst Writer With a 17-9 lead in game three, Coach Rich Heitz signaled for the curtain call. Over the next five minutes, he paraded his seniors off the court in pairs as the underclassmen finished what the upperclassmen started. Speculation about the postseason is just beginning. Questions about the upcoming CCC tournament…

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