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Warrior-Knights are still alive in the hunt for a postseason berth

February 27, 2015
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Warrior-Knights are still alive in the hunt for a postseason berth

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER WEST HARTFORD—It won’t get any easier for the Hall-Southington hockey team as they try to manufacture a postseason bid. With two losses this week, there’s no chance for a .400 record to automatically clinch a berth. Instead, the Warrior-Knight future will hinge on a pair of games against their division II…

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Poised for the postseason: Gymnasts wrap up regular season

February 27, 2015
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Poised for the postseason: Gymnasts wrap up regular season

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER WETHERSFIELD—The Lady Knights gymnasts showed their love for gymnastics in the Valentine Invitational on Monday, Feb. 16 at the Farmington Valley Gymnastics Center in Plainville. The meet was originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 14, but was postponed due to inclement weather. Southington (140.5) finished first out of eight schools. Glastonbury (130.65)…

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Once a Lady Knight; Always a Lady Knight

February 26, 2015
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Once a Lady Knight; Always a Lady Knight

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Nearly 20 alumni spilled into the Southington High School gym to play a fun-filled basketball game and show their love and support for the Lady Knights basketball family. The age span of alumni ranged from the most recent graduates to the class of 1992. The second annual Southington Lady Knights alumni…

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Girls score home game: Knights win season finale, lose in CCC Tourney

February 26, 2015
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Girls score home game: Knights win season finale, lose in CCC Tourney

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington High School rolled out the royal blue carpet for the girls in their regular season finale on senior night, Monday, Feb. 16, and the Lady Knight basketball team went out with a bang. Southington improved to 14-6 with a 54-32 win over New Britain (4-16). “New Britain played us really…

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Zack Murillo captures Class LL title: 3 wrestlers advance to state open

February 26, 2015
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Zack Murillo captures Class LL title: 3 wrestlers advance to state open

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Zack Murillo shined for the Southington Blue Knights wrestling team at the 2015 Class LL Championships at Trumbull High School on Saturday, Feb. 21. The tournament started on Friday evening, with the finals pushed up to Saturday afternoon instead of at night, due to the snow. Murrillo was one of three…

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Battling the big boys: 2 point loss proves the Knights are closing the gap

February 20, 2015
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Battling the big boys: 2 point loss proves the Knights are closing the gap

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The clipboards were out, and the stopwatches were ready to go. Mapped out times were written with ‘guess’-timated finishes. The race against Conard came as a surprise to most, but it would serve as a precursor to just how close the next meet would be. The Southington Blue Knights boys swimming…

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Girls are poised for CCC tourney

February 20, 2015
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Kaitlin Paterson strokes a three pointer during a 44-40 win over Hall.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After coming home from two tough losses on road, The Southington Lady Knights (13-6) basketball team were looking to get back on the horse and fight for better seeding in the CCC tournament on Wednesday night, Feb. 11 against the Hall Warriors (6-13). “We talked on Friday after the two games…

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Ice Hockey struggles continue: Warrior-Knights drop 2 contests at home

February 20, 2015
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Ice Hockey struggles continue: Warrior-Knights drop 2 contests at home

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER WEST HARTFORD—The Warrior-Knights hockey team were looking for a winning record in overtime games heading into the extra period against Shepaug-Litchfield-Nonnewaug on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at Veteran’s Memorial Rink, but Christian Stuart ended that hope with 2:30 left in overtime. Erich Bender finished with 31 saves, but Hall-Southington fell, 3-2, in…

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Postseason begins: Angelillo medals in 1000m at Class LL meet

February 19, 2015
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Postseason begins: Angelillo medals in 1000m at Class LL meet

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW HAVEN—The snow storm pushed the Class LL Championship from Saturday to Monday, Feb. 16, but it didn’t stop the excitement and competition that was presented in the event. The Blue Knights track and field team traveled to the Floyd Little Athletic Center at Hillhouse High School in New Haven to…

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Peaking at the perfect time: Boys basketball needs just 2 wins to clinch a tourney berth

February 19, 2015
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Peaking at the perfect time: Boys basketball needs just 2 wins to clinch a tourney berth

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Hall led by six points at the first break, but Southington slowly chipped away the lead. On Saturday, Feb. 14, the Blue Knight basketball team rallied for one dozen points in each of the final three quarters as they eked out a two-point win at the buzzer. The 45-43 victory…

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