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Wildcats win division title

November 30, 2015
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The U-11 Wildcats girls soccer team rallied to a division title with an 11-3 record (6-0 division) and earned a victory at the U-11 Clinton Invitational Tournament. Front, from left, E. Paradis, S. Miranda, M. June, S. Scalise, and M. Bissoni. Back, N. Possidento, C. Bauman, J. Carr, A. Flanigan, A. Carr, S. Starrs, and…

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Striking down the competition

November 30, 2015
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The Southington Strikers U-12 girls soccer cruised to a 10-2 record to capture the division, state, and regional titles for the Southington Soccer Club. The team was undefeated in the district and state competitions. From left, A. Sowa, M. Imme, M. Potamis, L. Verilli, S. Krom, L. Pizzitola, M. Hubert, L. Scalise, S. Litchfield, H.…

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Girls scramble to top of the region

November 30, 2015
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The Southington Soccer Club’s U-12 girls team scrambled to an 11-4-2 record and went undefeated in division play. The girls placed second in the Guilford Tournament and captured their division title, the State Cup championship, and the Northeast Regional tournament title in Pennsylvania. Front, from left, Faith K, Jordyn R, and Maddie S. Middle, Nina…

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Unified Sports programs get a lift

November 26, 2015
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The Mill Foundation for Kids recently donated $2,400 to the DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools Unified Sports program. The program, which is part of the Special Olympics, allows for special needs students and peer partners to participate in sporting events. The money will be used to fund attendance and transportation to area Unified Sports events…

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Blue Knight trio commit to next level: Stublarec, Farkas, Wadolowski sign college letters of intent

November 25, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Wednesday, Nov. 18, three Southington student-athletes inked their names. Michelle Stublarec, Drew Farkas, and Natalie Wadolowski signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level in front of friends, families, coaches, and teammates in the Southington High School library. Stublarec chose to continue her volleyball career…

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Volleyball eliminated in semis

November 24, 2015
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Morgan Raymond attacks the net during a Class LL semifinal loss to Greenwich on Nov. 19.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights volleyball team returned to the semifinals of the Class LL state tournament for the first time since 2012, but came up short to the No.10-seed Greenwich (17-5), 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-18), at Trumbull High School on Thursday night, Nov. 19. Southington kept it close in the first set,…

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Surging into the state open: Fournier medals at the Class LL finals; Fournier and 400 free relay advance

November 24, 2015
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Olivia Fournier surveys the Yale pool before the start of the 100 freestyle race. The Lady Knight sophomore finished 14th at the state open.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights concluded their 2015 season with four girls advancing into the state opens to breaking even more program records. Southington finished 36th overall (15 points) out of 49 schools at the state open on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the state open on Saturday inside of the Payne Whitney Gymnasium…

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Knights blank Hartford: Thanksgiving and Powder Puff previews

November 19, 2015
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Jasen Rose looks for an open receiver during a 48-0 win over the Bulkeley Co-op on Saturday, Nov. 14 in Hartford.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Hartford players were backed up to their 20-year line when the Blue Knight defense poured into the backfield. The Bulkeley co-op quarterback looked downfield, but nothing was open. He looked to his left and saw his running back parallel to him as an outlet. The football caught a sudden gust of…

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On to the semifinals: Girls volleyball survives a quarterfinal scare

November 19, 2015
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Kelsea Allen scores a point during a 3-2 win over Ridgefield in the second round.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Points were tossed back and forth between Ridgefield and Southington in the fifth set, and the contest was tied, 6-6. A Tiger kill bounced just inside the line on the next serve to tip the scales, and Ridgefield went on a 4-1 run that threatened to end Southington’s volleyball season. Lady…

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Survive and advance: Boys beat NFA; eliminated in 2nd round

November 19, 2015
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Erik Schneider fights off a defender during Southington’s opening round victory over NFA.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Blue Knights boys soccer team battled through the rain to snap a four-year postseason drought. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the No. 12 Knights captured their first Class LL tournament victory since 2010 with a 3-1 win in the first round over No. 21 NFA (9-7-0). Bryan…

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