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Sports listings for the April 22 edition

April 20, 2016
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FUNDRAISERS PSYCHIC READINGS FOR RUGBY—Friday, April 29, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. (6:30 p.m. registration), at Southington High School. A group reading with medium Karen Kilmartin. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Proceeds benefit the SHS rugby club. Contact: hdultra73@gmail.com. PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase…

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Opening triumph for Knights

April 15, 2016
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Jenna Garcia takes a shot on the goal against Bristol Co-Op.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Chemistry and comradeship were just some of the characteristics that were widely discussed by their head coach in the season preview, but the Lady Knights (1-0) made it a reality when they began their season with a 14-4 triumph over Bristol Co-op (0-1) at home in the rain on Thursday,…

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Knights open up with back-to-back victories

April 15, 2016
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Brian Durocher of Southington tries to stuff the ball over the net against Fermi.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (2-0) kicked off the 2016 season with back-to-back wins and a monumental mark in the program’s history. Knights get 200th win Southington hosted Newington (1-2) on Tuesday, April 5 and went the full five sets to earn a 3-2 victory (25-19, 23-25, 25-15, 24-26, 15-8). The Knights…

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Mobbing the state meet: Girls track hopes to qualify more than last year

April 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Last spring, the Lady Knights qualified 18 athletes to the Class LL meet in 13 different events and advanced six athletes to the state open, and the  4x800m relay team scored a top 10 finish at the state open. After sending a relay team to the state open in last year’s…

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Serious about the spring: Boys track will turn to the seniors at the start

April 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights placed 21st at last year’s Class LL state meet at Willow Brook Park in New Britain. Southington qualified 18 athletes in 11 different events, advancing one athlete, Sean Garrison, to the state open. Garrison finished 29th in the 3200m run at the open, after finishing 14th at the…

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Defending the CCC title: Boys tennis starts with a target on their backs

April 6, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights finished last year’s regular season with a 16-1 record (7-0 in division), beating out Hall (11-5, 6-1) by a match to claim the CCC West title for the first time in years. The Knights’ only loss came to Glastonbury in their regular season finale, 7-0. “We achieved the goals…

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Looking for redemption: Girls lacrosse missed the postseason by 1 game last year

April 6, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights finished last year’s regular season with 6-10 record (0-6 in division) placing seventh in the CCC North and missing the Class L state tournament by a game. Although the Knights just came up short on the postseason, Southington head coach Jill Pomposi still considers the regular season a…

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Answering the conference call: Girls tennis is poised for another run at a CCC banner

April 6, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights completed last year’s regular season with a 17-1 record (6-1 in division), sharing the CCC West title with Farmington (12-1, 6-1) and NW Catholic (14-2, 6-1) and putting a conference banner up in the high school’s gymnasium for the first time in the program’s history. The Knights’ only…

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Casale game is still going strong

April 6, 2016
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On Wednesday, March 30, school officials, teachers, administrators, and fans crowded the Derynoski Elementary School gym for the annual Michael Casale Memorial basketball game. Everyone was a winner since all proceeds benefit an annual scholarship fund. Photos by BRIAN JENNINGS Click to enlarge

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Boys lacrosse opens with a victory

April 6, 2016
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Michael Majchrzak shoots past defenders during a 5-3 win over North Haven to start the spring season.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington surged for three goals after the break, and that was the difference. After an even first half, the Blue Knights rallied to a 5-3 win over a respectable North Haven team (0-1) in the season opener at home on Saturday, April 2. The Indians were the top seed in the…

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