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Accepting nothing less than perfection

May 4, 2013
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Accepting nothing less than perfection

By John Goralski Sports Writer One pitch got away from Jordyn Moquin in her first game last week, and the hit batsman cost her a perfect game. She still managed a no-hitter, but that’s nothing new. Two days later, Moquin proved that with her third no-hitter of the season. Hall managed to claw out two…

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Postseason bound; Knights qualify for state tournament

May 3, 2013
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Postseason bound; Knights qualify for state tournament

By John Goralski Sports Writer It’s official. The boys lacrosse team is back in the postseason. This week the Knights rebounded from an uncharacteristic loss in New Milford with a pair of hard-fought wins. At 8-3, Southington has clinched a postseason berth, but Coach Ron Chase brushed the accomplishment aside to focus on the team’s…

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Baseball clinches berth; Blue Knights are still looking for consistency

May 3, 2013
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Baseball clinches berth; Blue Knights are still looking for consistency

By John Goralski Sports Writer The previous week culminated in a 20-run performance, but Southington couldn’t buy a run at the start of last week. The Blue Knight baseball team rebounded from a tight loss riddled with errors with a pair of opportunistic shutouts. At 8-2, the Knights have continued a streak of postseason appearances…

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Boys win 2, still undefeated

May 3, 2013
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Boys win 2, still undefeated

By John Goralski Sports Writer Anthony Bonenfant (18’7”) edged Nathan Bonen-fant and Corbin Garry in a 1-2-3 finish against Simbury’s top jumpers on Tuesday. Garry (19’4.5”) edged the Bonenfants in a sweep at Bristol Central on Thursday. Stephen Barmore beat anyone who faced him in both meets with wins in the 100m (11.0, 11.13), the…

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SHS Alumni Track Meet; Registration is underway for summer series

April 30, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Former teammates competed on the track. Others were throwing the shot put for the first time since high school graduation. Last year, Blue Knight track coach Matt Shea decided to gather some of his old teammates to compete on the high school track as a sort of make-shift alumni track…

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How safe are our student-athletes?; Staying ahead of the steroids a problem at Southington High School

April 27, 2013
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How safe are our student-athletes?; Staying ahead of the steroids a problem at Southington High School

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington police recently arrested a student for possession of steroids at Southington High School and, in the age of technology and tweets, it didn’t take long for the news to spread. Almost immediately questions, rumors, and fears began to surface. Are our kids safe? How big is the problem? How…

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Overwhelming wins; Knights are winning easily at early meets

April 19, 2013
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Overwhelming wins; Knights are winning easily at early meets

By John Goralski Sports Writer Can it really be this easy? Are the Knights ready to rest on their laurels? Those are the very questions that Matt Shea is trying to caution against. With a 20-point victory over Hall, the Knights have raced out to a 2-0 record against a pair of good programs. Both…

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Boys volleyball still on a roll

April 19, 2013
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Boys volleyball still on a roll

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lou Gianacopolos was  a little worried about how his team would react after their big win over Staples, so he posed them a simple question. What was the most difficult stretch ahead of them? Gianacopolos expected someone to point at upcoming games against Glastonbury, Newington, or Farmington. He expected to…

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Ahead of the curve; Three more wins for young Lady Knights

April 18, 2013
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Ahead of the curve; Three more wins for young Lady Knights

By John Goralski Sports Writer Rianna Susco strolled to the fence between sets and flashed a wide grin up to her coach. On Wednesday, April 10, the girls tennis team had already clinched their third win of the season, but Coach Robin Thompson kept that fact from her sophomore player. After all, you can’t reproduce…

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Off and running; Boys lax dispatches Cheshire and Westhill to get a 2-0 start

April 12, 2013
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Off and running; Boys lax dispatches Cheshire and Westhill to get a 2-0 start

By John Goralski Sports Writer Kevin Cop scored twice in the first four minutes of the game. On Saturday, April 6, Southington scored seven times before Westhill finally tallied, and Cop had touched every Southington score. Coach Ron Chase was a little concerned about how his team would come out in their second contest after…

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