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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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Letter of intent; Moquin signs with Mercy College

December 10, 2012
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Letter of intent; Moquin signs with Mercy College

By John Goralski Sports Writer Jordyn Moquin smiled as she gripped the pen and began scrawling her signature across the pages of the contract. Her family and friends lined the wall of the conference room, and a look of relief washed across her parents’ faces. With a flick of her pen, Moquin secured her dreams…

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Last stand; Knights lose rematch with Glastonbury

December 6, 2012
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Last stand; Knights lose rematch with Glastonbury

By John Goralski Sports Writer A fumble on the first play from scrimmage allowed Glastonbury to take the early lead. Soft coverage after a successful goal line stance set up a Tomahawk field goal at the end of the first half, and defensive breakdown enabled an 85-yard scored in the second half that pushed the…

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Good Intentions; Knights commit to college athletics

November 23, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Four baseball players sat at a table in the high school and shifted in their seats as they studied the contracts before them. A small collection of hats was scattered in front of them. Each one was a different color, and each one marked a different destination. With a collective…

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Buzzer Beater; Knights take their first lead on the final play of the game

November 15, 2012
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Buzzer Beater; Knights take their first lead on the final play of the game

By John Goralski Sports Writer Nobody’s going to remember Southington’s trio of interceptions in the first half or the 12-0 deficit. No one’s going to remember the four Southington drives in the second half that were pushed back or stalled by Manchester defenders. Fans won’t remember the final two-minute drill plagued by incomplete passes, a…

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Playmaker; Pete Gulli could score, but winning was the true goal

November 9, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The shadows had already stretched across the high school field as Pete Gulli set the soccer ball down on the ground. Southington fans mingled with Simsbury fans on the hill behind the goal. Gulli had already forced overtime with his score during regulation, but there was no room for error…

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Knights win conference; Southington sinks Simsbury with 2nd half surge

November 9, 2012
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Knights win conference; Southington sinks Simsbury with 2nd half surge

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Simsbury’s first possession, they took the lead. Midway through the second quarter, they did it again. On Saturday, Nov. 3, Southington limped into the break with the score knotted, 14-14. Once again, the second half was a different story. Southington scored in the last minute of the first half,…

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