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Back to the final four

June 10, 2015
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Emily Lippincott chases down a fly ball during a 10-0 win over Trumbull to catapult Southington to the Class LL semifinals.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It was another day at the office for the top-seeded Lady Knights softball team (22-0) as they cruised to a pair of lopsided wins in the Class LL state tournament. Southington out-scored opponents, 20-2, in the opening rounds to claim their spot in the Class LL final four. After receiving a…

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Baseball sweeps into the semis

June 10, 2015
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Brett Shaw tracks down an outfield ball during a 3-1 win over Stamford to send the Knights back to the final four.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER For the third year in a row, a series of postseason wins have driven Amity and Southington into a big-game match-up. Only this time, it’s in the semifinal. The No.7-seed Blue Knights baseball team (18-5) find themselves in familiar territory after winning their first three games of the Class LL State…

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Pelligrinelli leads Southern Maine to Little East semifinals

June 9, 2015
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Courtesy of the University of Southern Maine

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Former Lady Knight scorer Sarah Pelligrinelli helped lead the charge as Southern Maine rallied into the women’s lacrosse semifinals in the Little East conference tournament. The Huskies outlasted Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) in the first round before hitting the top seeded Plymouth State women in the semifinals. Pelligrinelli scored nine times…

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Bristol Blues take to the field for home opener

June 5, 2015
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Bristol Blues take to the field for home opener

Watch the Bristol Blues home opener from Muzzy Field live via stream tonight. Activities begin shortly. Game time at 7 p.m. Click here. Bristol Blues home opener from Muzzy Field

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Girls lacrosse team saves their best for last

June 5, 2015
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The Lady Knight seniors pose with their families before the 12-5 win over Newington in the regular season finale.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights were already eliminated from the postseason, but the Southington girls weren’t about to go quietly. The goal in the final week was to win both contest, and and that’s just what they did. Although they just missed making the Class L state tournament by a game, the Lady…

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Another perfect season: Softball enters tournament as state’s top seed

June 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, May 26, the Lady Knights softball team (20-0) finished out a perfect regular season with a 15-0 mercy-rule home win over New Britain (13-7) after five innings of play on senior night. Lauren Zazzaro went 3-for-4 with four runs, three RBI, two doubles, and a triple. Dani Ahern went…

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Girls tennis finishes 17-1

June 5, 2015
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The Lady Knights tennis team (17-1) wrapped up the regular season at home on Tuesday, May 26 with a 7-0 win over Bristol Eastern (9-9) on senior day. Alex Barmore, Angela Balaoing, Catie Wormer, and Natalia Gimenez swept singles play. Cassidy Race-Rianna Susco, Sam Lohneiss-Abby Roy, and Liz Costello-Julie Falk completed the sweep with wins…

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Blue Knight duffers ranked No. 2 in top division

June 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights golf team (11-4) won two on the road to push them towards lower scores for the Division I state tournament and prepare for the CCC Golf Tournament. The Knights started the week with a 150-152 win at Simsbury Farms Golf Course on Tuesday, May 26. The Knights lost…

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Shaw, Wilson to play at Western

June 5, 2015
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Adam Wilson, left, and Brett Shaw, right, will play baseball for Western Connecticut State University next year.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Brett Shaw and Adam Wilson chuckled like two siblings at the dinner table when they signed their letters of intent on Thursday, May 21, and that might have been because the two Blue Knights were both committing to play baseball for another teammate’s father next year when they continue their careers…

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Baseball rallies for a conference title with a win over Simsbury

June 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It wasn’t decided until the final week of the season, but the Blue Knight baseball team came out of the battle on top. Two split games on the road and a 3-2 Simsbury (15-5, 10-4 in CCC West) loss to Farmington (12-8, 8-6 in CCC West) to end the regular season…

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