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Spikers lose season opener

September 15, 2016
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The Lady Knight volleyball team began last season with three consecutive wins and picked up an early victory over NW Catholic last year, but the Knights wouldn’t be as fortunate this fall. On Friday, Sept. 9, the girls suffered a 3-1 loss in their season opener. Southington took the first set, but went on to…

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Housewarming gift: Football delivers shutout for Enfield’s first home game

September 15, 2016
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Zack Smith sacks Enfield quarterback Mason Dumas during a first half blitz. The Knights held the Eagles to negative yardage at the half and just 7 total yards for the game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER When the Blue Knight football team prepared for their season opener against the Eagles at Enfield, there was no game film to review from the new co-op team. Southington didn’t know what they were going to get when they traveled north to the state’s border. All they knew was that…

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Boys soccer just misses 2 game-winners

September 15, 2016
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Southington goalie Evan Daddona makes one of his six saves to secure a tie against Conard in the season opener.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The score was tied, 1-1, late in the second half when Joseph Colaccino received a pass just outside of the box and fired a high arching shot in desperation. The ball clanged downward after hitting the bottom of the crossbar and deflected off of a diving goalkeeper’s hand. It was…

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Sports listings for the Sept. 19 edition

September 14, 2016
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FUNDRAISERS PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and…

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Home run leads Bees over Blue Crabs

September 14, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: Steve Carrillo launched a go-ahead home run in the top of the 11th, giving the Bees a big 4-3 win over the Blue Crabs. The Game Changed When…:…Steve Carrillo, with two outs and nobody on in the top of the 11th inning and former Bee Craig Stem on…

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Blue Crabs shut out Bees in series opener

September 13, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: For the second straight game, the Bees’ bats were held quiet as the Blue Crabs shut out the Bees 6-0 in the series opener. The Game Changed When…:…A Bees’ error with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning led to four unearned runs coming home for…

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Bees punctuate Barnstormer sweep with 14-3 victory

September 9, 2016
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BOX SCORE In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees set a new franchise high for runs in a game as they completed the sweep of the series vs. the Barnstormers with a 14-3 victory. The Game Changed When…:…the Bees pulled away from the Barnstormers with seven runs combined in the seventh and eighth innings to…

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Sports listings for the Sept. 9 edition

September 8, 2016
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APPLE HARVEST ROAD RACES All races are sponsored by the Southington Community YMCA. Forms are available for pre-registration (by Oct. 1 at noon) at the YMCA membership desk. All race info and on-line registration info can be found at sccymca.org/apple. Register by Sept. 19 to receive a free t-shirt. Plenty of refreshments for athletes with…

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Swimmers return with numbers, talent, and state open goals

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The pool was full with very little room to share from lane to lane. Whether they’ve been swimming since they were a youngster or were just starting, the makeup of the Lady Knight swimming and diving team consisted of veteran and novice swimmers, which never seems to get old to…

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Knights will refocus to make another run

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights went 10-0 for the second-straight year, including a 61-41 victory at Glastonbury and a 36-29 nail biter at Cheshire on Thanksgiving to close out the regular season, but No. 3 Southington’s bid for a third straight state title came to an end against No. 2 Darien in the…

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