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Knights edged in CCC showdown: Volleyball hangs with perennial state powerhouse

November 4, 2015
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Sylwia Lewkowicz scores on of her 17 kills against RHAM in a CCC showdown on Oct. 30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The match was tied 9-9 in the fifth set, and both sides were putting on a show of great volleyball in front of a packed Walt Lozoski gymnasium. On Friday, Oct. 30, the Lady Knights built momentum at the start of the set, built a lead of at 9-5, but RHAM…

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Field hockey finishes on a strong note

November 4, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Despite a late run, the Lady Knights field hockey team came up just short of a state tournament bid, missing the postseason by one victory. Southington rebounded from a 0-6 start to the season to finish.500 down the stretch. The Knights finished the season just short of the six wins needed…

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Southington Sports listings for the Nov. 6 edition

November 4, 2015
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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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Dom’s Way

November 4, 2015
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Photo by BRIAN JENNINGS

On Friday, Oct. 30, Dom D’Angelo Way was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the entrance to Southington High School’s turf field. A rock with a plaque containing a passage of D’Angelo’s life was also unveiled. Members of D’Angelo’s family and the Southington board of education were present at the event.…

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Hall of Fame: The Bristol Bomber: Russ Laribee battled his way through the minors

October 29, 2015
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Russ Laribee was an outfielder by the time he reached the Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA) in 1981. Above is Laribee’s picture on his minor league baseball card.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Ted Williams recognized the pitch just before it was released, and he swung around in the Pawtucket dugout to face a wide-eyed Russ Laribee. The legendary hitter began hurling a litany of questions at the Southington star, and Laribee stumbled over himself to try to get out each answer. What do you…

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Football overcomes a slow start: Lopsided score only tells part of the story

October 29, 2015
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Alessio Diana strong arms a Conard defender during a 53-29 win.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Jasen Rose took the snap deep in Southington’s zone, turned, and looked for a running back to hand the ball off to. He found himself alone in the backfield. Rose rolled out to the left as the line started to disintegrate. Red jerseys closed in on the Southington quaterback as he…

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The postseason begins: Garrison sets the pace; runners surge into the CCC

October 29, 2015
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Adam Theriault charges up the hill toward the finish line at Wickham Park in Manchester during the CCC Championship boys race.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The herd stampeded through a small opening of a gate into the fields like raging bulls in rush hour traffic, kicking up dust and scattering it throughout the air. A vast sea of spectators leaned over the fences with anticipation to see what color jersey came around the bend first. On…

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Knights keep pace for home field advantage

October 29, 2015
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Ian Lawrence makes leaping save during a 2-1 win over Avon on Oct. 22.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington stormed downfield as they surrounded the Falcons goal like a swarm of killer bees. The ball was batted around between offensive and defensive players, so that Avon’s goalie looked as if he was trying to escape the hive. In the midst of all the confusion, Erik Kryzanski quick touched the…

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Knights eliminated: Girls soccer edged out of postseason

October 29, 2015
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Natalie Rickard squeezes between two Avon defenders during a 4-0 road loss on Oct. 22.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Although the girls soccer team was eliminated from the postseason after an 8-0 loss at home to Glastonbury (15-0-0) on Monday, Oct. 26, Southington coach Mike Linehan said that his future graduates still enjoyed their final experience as a Lady Knight on senior night. “It was all about the seniors,” said…

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Field hockey is eliminated from tourney

October 29, 2015
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Angie Zollo leads the attack during a 4-0 loss to Farmington on Oct. 20.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights field hockey team suffered two losses over the week, eliminated from postseason contention. Southington suffered a 4-0 loss at home to Farmington (9-2-0) on Tuesday, Oct. 20. All of Farmington’s goals came in the second half. The Knights took six shots on goal and nine penalty corners. Amanda…

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