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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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Figuring things out: Boys lacrosse is not slowed by losses

April 20, 2016
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Nick Zukauskas leads a Southington fast break during a tight, 3-2 loss in Norwalk on Saturday.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (3-2) dropped two home games over the past week, but also turned in a win against a lower-ranked Class M team. Despite the losses, Southington coach Ron Chase said that his tough-nosed group is starting to figure things out and gel. Chase also said that the team is…

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Volleyball stung by Hornets

April 20, 2016
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Devin Prive attacks the net during a loss to East Hartford

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (4-1) were undefeated walking into Friday’s match, set to square off with arguably one of the top teams in the state: East Hartford (5-0). But the mishaps of surrendering a 24-21 lead in the second game pestered Southington throughout the rest of the match. And the high-flying, athletic…

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Boys sweep through the week

April 20, 2016
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Kays Cetin keeps a rally alive during doubles play on Monday. The boys went 4-0 last week, sweeping each opponent, 7-0.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Since dropping their first match of the season, the Blue Knights (4-1) have bounced back to win their next four matches, but they did so without dropping a singles or doubles match. Singles pounce on the Panthers The Knights began the week by sweeping Platt (0-2), 7-0, in their only home…

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Softball’s still streaking

April 20, 2016
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Brenna Sarantides hurls a strike during a lopsided win over Simsbury last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It may have been nerves, as Southington coach Davina Hernandez explains, that factored into a slow start for them, but the Lady Knights (4-0) battled through cold bats and a slump to keep their win-streak of 74 games alive after this week. Hernandez said that patience at the plate helped them…

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Road race set for June 11 in Kensington

April 20, 2016
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The Kensington Congregational Church’s first Lobster Loop 5K will be held on Saturday, June 11. This race will start at 8:30 am. It will start and finish at Kensington Congregational Church, 312 Percival Avenue, Kensington, Connecticut. After, the annual Festival on the Hill, featuring Lobster rolls and strawberry shortcake and other food, and live entertainment…

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Sports listings for the April 22 edition

April 20, 2016
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FUNDRAISERS PSYCHIC READINGS FOR RUGBY—Friday, April 29, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. (6:30 p.m. registration), at Southington High School. A group reading with medium Karen Kilmartin. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Proceeds benefit the SHS rugby club. Contact: hdultra73@gmail.com. PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase…

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Opening triumph for Knights

April 15, 2016
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Jenna Garcia takes a shot on the goal against Bristol Co-Op.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Chemistry and comradeship were just some of the characteristics that were widely discussed by their head coach in the season preview, but the Lady Knights (1-0) made it a reality when they began their season with a 14-4 triumph over Bristol Co-op (0-1) at home in the rain on Thursday,…

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Knights open up with back-to-back victories

April 15, 2016
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Brian Durocher of Southington tries to stuff the ball over the net against Fermi.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (2-0) kicked off the 2016 season with back-to-back wins and a monumental mark in the program’s history. Knights get 200th win Southington hosted Newington (1-2) on Tuesday, April 5 and went the full five sets to earn a 3-2 victory (25-19, 23-25, 25-15, 24-26, 15-8). The Knights…

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Mobbing the state meet: Girls track hopes to qualify more than last year

April 7, 2016
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gtrack heads

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Last spring, the Lady Knights qualified 18 athletes to the Class LL meet in 13 different events and advanced six athletes to the state open, and the  4x800m relay team scored a top 10 finish at the state open. After sending a relay team to the state open in last year’s…

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