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Knights still looking for 1st win: Boys basketball struggles with 2 powers

January 9, 2015
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Knights still looking for 1st win: Boys basketball struggles with 2 powers

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Kyle Borawski stroked a perfect three pointer in the first quarter. Mike Pagano scrambled for 15 points in the second quarter. Five times, a Southington player drew a foul to step to the line for a free throw opportunity. On Friday, Jan. 2, the Blue Knight basketball team was throwing everything they…

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Wrestling wake up: Knights bounce back at SHS Duals

January 9, 2015
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Zack Murillo ties up an opponent at the SHS Duals on Jan. 3.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Derek Dion had already done the calculations long before the final bout on Saturday, Jan. 3. The coach had already predicted Zack Murillo’s technical fall in the second to the last match, and the decision by Shawn Wagner in the final match was a good finish, but the three-point loss to Branford…

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Ice hockey hits its stride in Bolton

January 9, 2015
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Ice hockey hits its stride in Bolton

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Kyler Cubbage tied the game with just under 12 minutes remaing in the second period, and for the next five minutes the Warrior-Knights scrambled to put the game out of reach. Jarod Florian scored the go-ahead goal, and Jeremy Fortin beat the goalie for the second time in the game to give…

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Taking aim at the open: Swimmers embrace the postseason challenge

January 8, 2015
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Mack Golos, Captain

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR There must have been someone in the crowd that believed the Blue Knight swimmers didn’t belong at last year’s state open championship. After all, it took another team dropping out just to open up a spot for the Southington alternates. What they must have been thinking when Southington’s first swimmer stepped to…

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Closing in on the first goal: Lady Knights are still perfect at 7-0

January 8, 2015
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Maggie Meehan drives past a Suffield defender during a 56-47 win on Dec. 30.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Mike Forgione gathered his team on the sidelines, looked at the scoreboard, and sighed. His Lady Knight basketball team built an early lead on the road but saw it shrink to just one point at the half. When Manchester exploded out of the gates at the start of the third quarter, Southington’s…

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Southington Soccer Club dominates the fall

January 4, 2015
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The U12 girls ‘Swarm’ team went 11-1-0. Front, from left, Jennifer V, Romi B, Alexis V, Abby D, Faith K, and Katie C. Back, Coach Anthony Kosior, Callie K, Mary M, Jordan B, Audrey C, Mikayla M,  and Kira H.

Five Southington Soccer Club teams rallied to a total of 51 wins this fall, and no team suffered more than two losses over the course of the season. The U-12 ‘Swamp’ girls soccer team led the way with a perfect 8-0 record that culminated with a State Cup title.

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SHS softball honored at halftime

January 3, 2015
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The 2014 Lady Knight softball team was honored during halftime of the varsity girls basketball game against Conard on Saturday, Dec. 27 for winning their second straight Class LL championship title last spring . The 2014 Lady Knights went 20-0 during the regular season to earn the top seed in the postseason tournament. Southington scored…

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Ice Hockey wins in overtime

December 26, 2014
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Ice Hockey wins in overtime

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR For three periods, the Hall-Southington skaters were struggling to center the puck in front of Wethersfield’s net. But with less than two minutes elapsed in the overtime period, the young team executed the dance like a troupe of veteran artistes. The defense set the stage as the Warrior-Knights with a scoreless tie…

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Track is off and running: 3 Knights qualify for states in week one

December 26, 2014
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Track is off and running: 3 Knights qualify for states in week one

  By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR On Friday, Dec. 19, Bailey Kahl landed in a spray of sand at the New Haven Athletic Center, and for the third time in the competition, officials signaled a foul. Southington’s pole vaulter didn’t reach the opening height. Kahl fouled on all three long jumps, but Blue Knight sprinting and field…

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Lady Knights keep rolling: Girls Basketball improves to 3-0

December 25, 2014
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Lady Knights keep rolling: Girls Basketball improves to 3-0

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Rocky Hill never knew what hit them. Freshman Hartlee Meier came out of the gates shooting, converting three of her four baskets in the opening quarter. Maggie Meehan scored twice. Natalie Wadolowski scored twice, and Kaitlin Paterson finished with a free throw and a bucket. Rocky Hill shooters scrambled for nine points…

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