Sports

Southington Observer Sports Section

Southington competes at Irv Black Invitational

May 15, 2015
By
The Southington track teams competed against a strong field at the Irv Black Invitational in New Britain on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. Sean Garrison battles for position in the 3200m.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights outdoor track and field team competed in the 10th annual Irv Black Invitational on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 at Veterans’ Stadium inside Willowbrook Park in New Britain. The Knights qualified two male athletes for the Class LL State Meet. Vincent Zhang (2:03.94) qualified for the…

Read more »

Girls tennis suffers first loss

May 15, 2015
By
Tennis 1

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights girls tennis team (10-1) put together a run of nine wins in a row, but that run came to an end on Monday, May 4 and the Knights were dealt their first loss of the season when they fell to NW Catholic Indians (8-2), 4-3. “I think some…

Read more »

Golfers shoot a season low

May 15, 2015
By
Andrew Rogalski drives off the first tee during a won over St. Paul at Hawks Landing on May 7.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three solid wins and some benchmarks set this week put the Blue Knights golf team (5-2) in a good position as the season reaches the mid-way point. Southington scored lopsided wins over three opponents, but a 150 against St. Paul on Friday was the team’s lowest so far. Southington began the…

Read more »

Volleyball clinches postseason

May 15, 2015
By
Adam Viviano sets up the offense during a recent Blue Knight game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington sandwiched a loss to Glastonbury with wins against Bulkeley and South Windsor. With two wins and a loss, the Blue Knights boys volleyball team (9-3) qualified for the Class L tournament. Win over Bulkeley The Knights swept the Bulkeley-HMTCA co-op team (3-8) in their only home match of the week…

Read more »

Boys tennis keeps rolling: Mauro gets 100th win, Knights improve to 10-0

May 14, 2015
By
Zaya Oshana drives a ball across the net during a win against NW Catholic on May 4.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three wins for the Blue Knights boys tennis team (10-0) would be an understatement to describe what kind of week it really was for the guys in blue that are not only sitting in first place in the CCC West, but are sitting high atop their white steeds dressed in shining…

Read more »

Knights poised for final run: Greenwich ends 4 game streak, Baseball qualifies for tourney

May 14, 2015
By
Drew Farkas, above, throws a strike during a complete game victory over New Britain.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights baseball team (10-2) qualified for the postseason this past week with three wins and a loss. With just over two weeks remaining in the season, Southington is within striking distance of home field advantage throughout the postseason. Southington opened the week up with their only road game of the…

Read more »

Softball win streak at 57 games

May 14, 2015
By
Kendra Friedt winds up for a pitch during a 5-0 shutout ov Bristol Central on May 4.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights softball team (12-0) played on four of the five days this past week and carried on their perfection, extending their program-best win streak to 57 games. The Knights opened the week with a shutout over Southington coach Davina Hernandez’ alma mater. Three runs in the first inning and…

Read more »

Sports Listings for May 15 Edition

May 13, 2015
By
Sports Listings for May 15 Edition

FUNDRAISERS ZUMBATHON FUNDRAISER FOR SHS WRESTLER—Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., at Zing Fitness, 447 North Main St. Cost is $10 per person for a Zumbathon. Proceeds will benefit an SHS sophomore wrestler, Richie Zayas Jr., who has been invited to represent Connecticut as a member of the East Coast Conference team for Down Under…

Read more »

Lax falls to .500 after midseason slump

May 8, 2015
By
Jake Testa scoops up a ground ball at midfield during a 7-6 loss to Conard on April 29.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight lacrosse team all but erased their quick 4-1 start. With three straight losses to Fairfield Ludlowe, Conard, and Pomperaug this week, the Knights enter mid-season at 4-4. This is the first time since the second game of the season that the Knights have fallen to .500. Southington sustained…

Read more »

Volleyball splits the week

May 8, 2015
By
Volleyball 1

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights boys volleyball team (7-2) rebounded from their second loss of the season to salvage the week with a win over Simsbury to split the week. Southington battled for every point in the first game at Newington, but they still came away with a two-point loss, 25-23. On Tuesday,…

Read more »