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The red hot Knights: Volleyball avenges only loss of the season

October 14, 2015
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Sylwia Lewkowicz, center, and Morgan Raymond, right, block a Glastonbury attack during an early season loss. The Lady Knights avenged their only loss of the season last week with a 3-0 win at Glastonbury.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls volleyball team (10-1, 4-1 in division) made the most of their road trip, dominating a trio of opponents, and not dropping a single game in three matches. However, the highlight of the week for the Lady Knights wouldn’t be their flawlessness. Instead, it was a chance to avenge their…

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Football pulls away from Hall: Knights improve to 5-0 with another lopsided victory

October 14, 2015
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Anthony Plantamuro zeroes in on a pass during a 61-26 win at Hall of Oct. 9.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Jasen Rose dropped took a second look as his target streaked down the middle of the field, and he launched the ball deep, looking for a big play. Austin Morin looked up at the last minute, cradled the football in his arms, and fell into the end zone in front of…

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Harriers get their first taste of Wickham Park: Knights sweep Simsbury; score well at Wickham Invite

October 14, 2015
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Sean Garrison pushes for the finish line at the 2015 Wickham Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 10.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Over the hills and through the open fields and woodlands of the 250 acre Manchester park, the boys and girls cross country teams got a preview to the postseason at the annual Wickham Invitational at Saturday, Oct. 10. It was the first chance to run the course at Wickham Park, which…

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Swimmers face their first test of the season

October 14, 2015
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Julia Mularczyk battles during the freestyle leg of the 200 IM during a loss to Conard.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls swimming and diving team (5-1) suffered their first loss of the season, but jumped back in the pool to finish the week with a win. On Friday, October 9, the Lady Knights traveled to Miss Porter’s School where they defeated Farmington, 93.5-84.5. The team of Ally Schroeder-Bethany Greenlaw-Sam Sagnella-Olivia…

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Field hockey scores second victory

October 14, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls field hockey team (2-7-0, 1-4-0 in division) continues to improve as the postseason draws nearer, going 1-1 on the week. The Lady Knights earned their second win, 3-0, of the season when they hosted Wethersfield (2-5-0, 1-3-0 in division) on Tuesday. Jen Briscoe found the cage with 4:07 in…

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Knights bounce back: First loss doesn’t stop soccer’s momentum

October 14, 2015
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Erik Schneider leads a Southington attack during a 3-1 loss to Glastonbury in a battle of unbeaten teams. The Knights bounced back with two wins on the road.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After a very successful start to the season, the boys soccer team (8-1-1, 4-1-0 in division) lost their first game of the season to Glastonbury (9-1-0, 4-1-0 in division) at home on Monday, Oct. 5, 3-1, but managed to bounce back with two wins on the road. Glastonbury jumped on the…

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Soccer battles back into the hunt: Lady Knights win 3 out of 4 to keep playoff hopes alive

October 14, 2015
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Kelly Doyle leads an offensive charge during a 1-0 win over New Britain to start the week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER For two halves of regulation and most of the double overtime competition, the Lady Knights took turns shooting at the goal but just couldn’t find the net. But with time winding down in the second overtime period, the ball was getting batted around by the defense and New Britain’s goalie had…

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Millerick aces 2nd Hole at Hawks Landing

October 10, 2015
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SP Brief - Hole in One - Chris Millerick

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, 12-year-old Chris Millerick, center, aced the second hole at Hawks Landing Country Club. Chris is playing in “CT PGA Teacher of the Year” John Vitale’s advanced junior program. He was playing from the red tees which play 125 yards. He used a 3-wood, and his playing partners were, Alyssa Polverari and…

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Field hockey gets first win

October 8, 2015
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Players from Southington and Lyman Hall converge on a loose ball during Southington's 4-1 victory on Oct. 1.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The field hockey team (1-7) achieved their first win of the season when they defeated Lyman Hall (1-5-1), 4-1, at home on Thursday, Oct. 1. Kayla Carrera scored the Lady Knights’ first goal midway through the first half. Kaylee Graef scored the next goal before the end of the first period…

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Apple Harvest Road Race: Rains hold off for the start of the annual event

October 8, 2015
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Bill Rodgers, center, congratulates the 2015 Dave Gworek Award winners Jim Rosenberger, left, and Tessa Mah, right, for being the top Southington runners in the 5-mile race. Rosenberger finished 3rd overall, and Mah captured the women's title.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After a cold and rainy Saturday at the Apple Harvest Festival, the Sunday morning of Oct. 4 brought plenty of sunshine and a slight autumn chill, which was the ideal weather for the 36th annual Apple Harvest Festival Road Race and identical to last year’s road race. “We woke up today…

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