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Knights battle Ludlowe

April 27, 2016
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Mike Majchrzak absorbes a hit during a win over Farmington. Southington sandwiched a loss to No. 9 Fairfield Ludlowe with a pair of lopsided victories.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (5-3) won two of three games this past week, including a matchup with one of the toughest opponents on their schedule. Southington coach Ron Case said that the team still has a long way to go, but he is still impressed with the amount of effort his guys…

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Boys volleyball outlasts Farmington

April 27, 2016
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Louis Gianacopolis Jr. and Jack Dietz combine for a block during a 3-2 win over Farmington last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Don’t call it a comeback because Southington coach Lou Gianacopolos has been here for years, and his Blue Knights (5-1) have been in these types of situations before. Southington won its only match of the week, 3-2, at home on Friday, April 22 against a rebuilding Farmington (2-5) team, but this…

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Girls lax is closing the gap

April 27, 2016
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Sydney Brault speeds past a Windsor defender on Friday, April 22.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Focusing at the the beginning of the game and being the aggressors right from the first whistle are just some of the things Southington coach Jill Pomposi is preaching to her Lady Knights (2-4). To end a four-game losing streak with grueling, come-from-behind victory this past week helped the Knights inch…

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Girls Tennis beats Newington and Manchester, remain unbeaten

April 27, 2016
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Kristen Mathew returns a rally during a conference victory over Newington on Wednesday.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (5-0) picked off two more opponents this week to remain undefeated with wins at home and on the road. But as Southington coach Robin Thompson explains, the strategy of singles and doubles play shifts towards a tougher schedule as the month of May approaches. Doubles stay dominant Southington…

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Boys tennis sweeps past Blue Devils

April 27, 2016
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The Blue Knights (5-2) hosted Plainville (1-3) in their lone match of the week on Tuesday, April 19 where they swept the Blue Devils, 7-0. Mike Balaoing, Matt Balaoing, Ben Chasse, Jacob Chasse won in straight sets. Jacob Chasse went undefeated, and Mike Balaoing dropped just one game. Doubles Ian Lawrence-Erik Kryzanski won in straight…

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Sports Listings for the April 29 edition

April 27, 2016
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FUNDRAISERS RED SOX-YANKEES BUS TRIP—Saturday, May 7, bus leaves St. Paul Catholic HS in Bristol at 9 a.m. Cost is $125 per person, includes tickets to Yankee Stadium and beverages on the bus. Proceeds benefit the St. Paul Catholic girls softball booster club. Contact: Gary Hovhanessian, (860) 690-5959 or at garyhov@aol.com. PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE…

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Registration is underway for Ben’s Fun Run

April 21, 2016
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Running (young kids)

Registration is underway for a Ben’s Run Run, a unique one-mile cross country race for boys and girls in grade 4 and 5 to be held on Saturday, May 28 at YMCA Camp Sloper. The race is sponsored by YMCA Camp Sloper and Ben Was Here, Inc, will host Ben’s Fun Run, and offers young…

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Girls tennis is on a roll

April 21, 2016
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Natalia Gimenez tracks down a shot during a win over Mercy.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER While the Lady Knights escaped South Windsor (1-1) with a 4-3 victory off of strong doubles play last week, it was the singles players that experienced a much tougher time. The Knights fine-tuned their game, made some adjustments, and got back on track by dropping just one match in two victories…

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Luck runs out in Avon; Long road trip continues

April 21, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (3-1) continued their eight-game road stretch and went 2-1 over the week. Extra inning win The Knights jumped out to a commanding 7-0 lead after the third inning, but it took extra innings to put away Conard on April 11. The Chieftains cut the deficit to four runs…

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Girls lose twice on the road

April 21, 2016
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Girls Lacrosse

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After drawing the curtains to the 2016 season with a reassuring, 10-point home win over Bristol Co-op (0-2), the Lady Knights (1-2) fell twice in two road games. One of those games came down to the final minutes. Edged by Berlin Southington set out for Sage Park in Berlin (2-2) on…

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