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Knights beat Staples; Volleyball starts 2-0

April 12, 2013
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Knights beat Staples; Volleyball starts 2-0

By John Goralski Sports Writers Lou Gianacopolos turned his back to the scoreboard and gathered his team in a huddle. Sure, the Knights had lost the first game to their Staples nemesis, but it could have just as easily been a win. The Knights controlled the pace. Mistakes determined the outcome. The coach scanned his…

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Softball overpowers Eagles, Lancers ; Moquin scores no-hitter in opener

April 12, 2013
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Softball overpowers Eagles, Lancers ; Moquin scores no-hitter in opener

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington’s 5-0 lead shrank to three runs when a Southington error sparked a two-run rally by Bristol Eastern. Lancer batters followed with a pair of singles and a double. Southington’s once-secure lead seemed to shrink to nothing as a Lancer dropped down a bunt. But Southington’s defense jumped into gear.…

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Alexander the Great;Borofsky commits to hoops at Eastern

April 8, 2013
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Alexander the Great;Borofsky commits to hoops at Eastern

By John Goralski Sports Writer As a senior, Alex Borofsky scored almost half his shots inside the three-point arc and almost one third of his shots from beyond. Nobody scored more points in the paint. Nobody scored more on the perimeter. He led the team in assists, rebounds, and blocked shots. In his final game…

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‘Cool Cat’ Conti; Local pool hall owner and former world champ inducted into the NE Pool & Billiard Hall of Fame

March 29, 2013
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‘Cool Cat’ Conti; Local pool hall owner and former world champ inducted into the NE Pool & Billiard Hall of Fame

By John Goralski Sports Writer Sal Conti stood up to address the crowd that was packed into the pool hall annex in Providence, RI, as he stared across the room at a framed photo of him and his father. A handful of others had already spoken about their long careers in pool halls and competition,…

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Best for last; Swimmers continue to set best times at Class LL finals

March 22, 2013
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Best for last; Swimmers continue to set best times at Class LL finals

By John Goralski Sports Writer Joe Taglia trimmed more than a tenth of a second off his qualifying time in the 400 freestyle relay, and Adam Sokolowski beat his time by almost a second and a half on the very next leg. Kolton Jankowski trimmed nearly five seconds in the third leg, and Bryan Adie…

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Team CT wins title; Abraham wins Giant Slalom at NE Race

March 22, 2013
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Team CT wins title; Abraham wins Giant Slalom at NE Race

By John Goralski Sports Writer Casey Abraham set the fastest time on her first run as she led a small list of just five skiers to navigate the Giant Slalom at Cannon Mountain in less than a minute. The Lady Knight skier finished both runs in less than two minutes to capture the overall title…

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ESPN will continue to cover Big East sports

March 20, 2013
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ESPN and the current Big East Conference, soon to be renamed, will continue their relationship of more than three decades with a multiyear, multimedia rights agreement. The agreement grants ESPN exclusive worldwide distribution rights across all media and will continue ESPN’s coverage of the conference’s football, basketball and more through 2019-20. In addition, video subscribers…

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Runners start season at Shamrock Run

March 19, 2013
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By Kaitllyn Naples Staff Writer Runners and walkers are gearing up for the 11th annual Shamrock Run and Walk next weekend, which is a fundraiser for three causes this year. For the last 11 years, the run has donated over $100,000 to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Patrick Collins, event director, said. St. Vincent DePaul…

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The best of the best; Erin Malone wins New England title, Lady Knight gymnasts finish 4th overall

March 15, 2013
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The best of the best; Erin Malone wins New England title, Lady Knight gymnasts finish 4th overall

by John Goralski Sports Writer Kayla Nati crashed into the vault and tumbled to the floor in a tangled heap, and Southington’s hopes for a top five finish at the New England championship meet seemed to evaporate as their junior captain clutched at her ankle and knee while blood poured from her nose like a…

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Huskies bite Wildcats; Lincoln college falls in NJCAA tournament opener

March 10, 2013
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Huskies bite Wildcats; Lincoln college falls in NJCAA tournament opener

By John Goralski Sports Writer For most of the season, Lincoln College coach John Wasielewski has challenged his defense. The Wildcats averaged nearly 80 points per game, but it was the defense that seemed to struggle. So why was he forced to take an early timeout when his defense held UConn Avery Point to 0-for-9…

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