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Volleyball upsets Staples, falls to Darien

June 12, 2015
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Jack Dietz goes up for a block during a 3-1 upset of Staples in the opening round of the Class L tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights boys volleyball team (12-7) didn’t just lose to Darien (18-2) in the quarterfinal of the Class L Tournament, they barely lost, by two points in the fifth set. The No.10-seed Knights took the No.2-seed to five sets on Thursday night, June 4 at their place after winning the…

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Golfers place in the top 10: Southington was still in the hunt at the final green

June 11, 2015
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Jake D’Alessandro chips onto the 18th green at the Connecticut Division I championships at Timberlin Golf Club in Kensington.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The boys in gray, blue, and white battled and stayed in contention on the links all the way to the 18th hole at the Division I Boys’ Golf State Championship on Monday, June 8 at Timberlin Golf Club in Berlin. Southington (320) came into the clubhouse ranked eighth out of 20…

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The Knights Cup: Local athletes turn out to compete at youth track event

June 11, 2015
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A group of Southington runners race across the Southington High School track during a 100m race at the Knights Cup Track Summer Series.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The first ever Knights Cup was held at Southington High School’s track and field facilities this past week. The event is a community-wide track and field series for only elementary and middle school athletes that was hosted by the YMCA and Southington High School track and field teams. To ensure a…

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Back to the final four

June 10, 2015
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Emily Lippincott chases down a fly ball during a 10-0 win over Trumbull to catapult Southington to the Class LL semifinals.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It was another day at the office for the top-seeded Lady Knights softball team (22-0) as they cruised to a pair of lopsided wins in the Class LL state tournament. Southington out-scored opponents, 20-2, in the opening rounds to claim their spot in the Class LL final four. After receiving a…

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Baseball sweeps into the semis

June 10, 2015
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Brett Shaw tracks down an outfield ball during a 3-1 win over Stamford to send the Knights back to the final four.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER For the third year in a row, a series of postseason wins have driven Amity and Southington into a big-game match-up. Only this time, it’s in the semifinal. The No.7-seed Blue Knights baseball team (18-5) find themselves in familiar territory after winning their first three games of the Class LL State…

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Pelligrinelli leads Southern Maine to Little East semifinals

June 9, 2015
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Courtesy of the University of Southern Maine

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Former Lady Knight scorer Sarah Pelligrinelli helped lead the charge as Southern Maine rallied into the women’s lacrosse semifinals in the Little East conference tournament. The Huskies outlasted Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) in the first round before hitting the top seeded Plymouth State women in the semifinals. Pelligrinelli scored nine times…

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Bristol Blues take to the field for home opener

June 5, 2015
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Bristol Blues take to the field for home opener

Watch the Bristol Blues home opener from Muzzy Field live via stream tonight. Activities begin shortly. Game time at 7 p.m. Click here. Bristol Blues home opener from Muzzy Field

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Girls lacrosse team saves their best for last

June 5, 2015
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The Lady Knight seniors pose with their families before the 12-5 win over Newington in the regular season finale.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights were already eliminated from the postseason, but the Southington girls weren’t about to go quietly. The goal in the final week was to win both contest, and and that’s just what they did. Although they just missed making the Class L state tournament by a game, the Lady…

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Another perfect season: Softball enters tournament as state’s top seed

June 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, May 26, the Lady Knights softball team (20-0) finished out a perfect regular season with a 15-0 mercy-rule home win over New Britain (13-7) after five innings of play on senior night. Lauren Zazzaro went 3-for-4 with four runs, three RBI, two doubles, and a triple. Dani Ahern went…

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Girls tennis finishes 17-1

June 5, 2015
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The Lady Knights tennis team (17-1) wrapped up the regular season at home on Tuesday, May 26 with a 7-0 win over Bristol Eastern (9-9) on senior day. Alex Barmore, Angela Balaoing, Catie Wormer, and Natalia Gimenez swept singles play. Cassidy Race-Rianna Susco, Sam Lohneiss-Abby Roy, and Liz Costello-Julie Falk completed the sweep with wins…

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