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Reloading for another victory lap: Lady Knight swim team looks to build on their recent success

September 16, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Since Evan Tuttle took over the girl’s swimming and diving team as head coach in 2010, the program has been gradually improving. Over the past two seasons, the Knights have had their best performances at the Class LL meet under Tuttle with back-to-back, top 10 finishes and four swimmers advancing to…

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Hall of Fame: Captain Jack: Jack Barry anchored the Southington infield

September 10, 2015
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Jack Barry was an anchor behind the plate during Southington’s transition from Lewis High School to Southington High School. After graduation, he battled in the minor leagues.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR   Jack Barry never did get the chance to test his arm against the fastest runner at spring training in 1952, but the Southington catcher worked his way around the four fields in Myrtle Beach, S.C., hoping for a chance to take his shot. For a few weeks in early April, the…

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Reloading for another run: Girls Volleyball has new faces, same expectations

September 10, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER   Of their three state championship appearances, the girl’s volleyball team won their only title in 2009. The last time the Lady Knights made a state championship appearance was 2011, but every year they have been inching closer to the ultimate goal. The Knights finished last season with a 15-4 regular…

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The second round: Girls soccer expects to turn the corner and aim at the postseason

September 10, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knight soccer team ended the 2014 season with a 4-11-1 record (2-11-1 in the division) and a seventh-place finish in the CCC West. Although the Knights didn’t qualify for the Class LL tournament, Coach Mike Linehan said that he still learned a lot about the high school environment in…

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Setting their sights on the tourney: Boys Soccer preview

September 10, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER   The boy’s soccer team is still in search of a Class LL championship game appearance. Coach Dave Yanosy is entering his 10th year at the helm of the Blue Knights (15th year with the program) and has had success early on in his tenure, making an appearance in the state…

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Looking to build on last year: Cross country had stellar year in 2014

September 9, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER   The girl’s cross country team is coming off of a stellar 2014 season with a record of 11-3 (11-3 in the CCC West). The team finished fifth overall (second in the West Division) at the CCC Championship Meet, finishing four in the top 50. At the Class LL State Meet,…

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Field Hockey on the rise: The Lady Knights are focused on a return to the postseason

September 9, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girl’s field hockey team finished the 2014 season with an early exit out of the qualifying round of the Class L State Tournament, after being defeated 2-0 at home by No.19-seed Newtown, entering the tournament as a No.14-seed. This came after the Lady Knights captured the CCC East division title…

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They’re young but deep: Southington harriers coming into their own

September 9, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The boy’s cross country team may be young coming into the 2015 season, but they are deep. Depth is the word that came to the second year coach’s mind when he stepped back with his arms folded for a moment, observing his boys pacing in packs around Hubbard Park in Meriden,…

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Sports Listings for the Sept. 11 edition

September 9, 2015
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APPLE HARVEST ROAD RACES All races are sponsored by the Southington Community YMCA. Forms are available for pre-registration (by Oct. 3 at noon) at the YMCA membership desk. All race info and on-line registration info can be found at sccymca.org/apple. Register by Sept. 23 to receive a free t-shirt. Plenty of refreshments for athletes with…

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Football kicks off with Veteran’s Appreciation Night on 9-11

September 8, 2015
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  On Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 the Southington High School football program will be hosting a Veteran’s Appreciation Night on Fontana Field. This is an opportunity to acknowledge all those veterans, whether active duty, National Guard, or Reserve who have served on behalf of the United States of America. Veterans should arrive by 6:45 p.m.…

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