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Gymnasts win by more than 40 at Farmington; Improve to 4-0

February 6, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE—The Southington Lady Knights gymnastics team was at the Farmington Valley Gymnastics & More LLC Gymnastics Center in Plainville on Saturday night taking on the Farmington Indians. The TV monitor that displayed the vaulting routines in the center may have been behind, but the Lady Knights were not. They haven’t been…

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Walkway to the sports complex named for Coach Dom

February 5, 2015
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Walkway to the sports complex named for Coach Dom

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER If you walk by the entrance to the community turf field at Southington High School, you won’t see any signs, plaques, monuments, or names. You won’t see anything above the walkway, but that’s all changing. The Southington Board of Education passed a motion to rename the walkway that leads to the…

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Postseason begins: Track charges into the CCC Championships

February 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The runners hear the gun and sprint to their best times. The pole vaulters extend high off of the ground in hope of reaching heights they haven’t reached before. The jumpers jump for new records. And the throwers throw for long distances. It’s time for the CCC Championships. The boys and…

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Track is poised for the postseason

January 30, 2015
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Track is poised for the postseason

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW HAVEN—The Southington Blue Knights indoor track and field team was at the Floyd Little Athletic Center of Hillhouse High School on Sunday competing at the SCC Coaches Invitational. Blue Knights coach Dan Dachelet took about 25 of his varsity athletes to compete against about 30 schools from across the state.…

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Boys Basketball scores another win

January 30, 2015
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Boys Basketball scores another win

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights boys varsity basketball team was at home in the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium Friday night against the New Britain Golden Hurricanes. Southington earned their second win of the season, doing it in stunning fashion. The Blue Knights slowed the game down in the first half. Senior Mike Pagano stole…

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Injuries can’t stop the Lady Knight gymnasts

January 30, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER GLASTONBURY—The Lady Knights gymnastics team entered Friday night’s meet at the Gymnastics Express Too Gymnastics Center banged up with some injuries, but their hard work and determination are just some of the reasons why Coach Kaitlyn O’Donnell’s girls were still undefeated at the end of the meet. The Knights defeated Glastonbury,…

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Kilgore powers ice hockey past the Farmington Generals

January 30, 2015
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Kilgore powers ice hockey past the Farmington Generals

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER WEST HARTFORD—Sophomore Dusty Kilgore scored his first goal for the Hall-Southington Warrior-Knights against the Farmington-Avon-Windsor Generals midway through the second period on Wednesday night at the Veteran’s Memorial Ice Rink in West Hartford. But Kilgore wasn’t happy with just scoring his first goal. He had to score another. Kilgore put the…

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Swimmers improve to 6-0

January 30, 2015
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Swimmers improve to 6-0

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE—The Southington boys swimming team continued on their quest for the perfect season at Friday’s meet against the Plainville Blue Devils. The Blue Knights clinched the meet by the 200 freestyle relay and remained unbeaten with a 92-61 victory over the Blue Devils at Plainville High School, moving to 6-0 on…

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Super Bowl party at the Sons of Italy

January 28, 2015
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The Sons of Italy, located at 139 Center Street in Southington will he having a Super Bowl Party on Sunday, Feb. 1. The event kicks off from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with a Super Bowl Sunday brunch buffet. Cost is $3 per person. Then, at 4 p.m., the Super Bowl Party begins. Visitors are asked to…

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Boys Basketball snaps 25-game losing streak

January 23, 2015
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Boys Basketball snaps 25-game losing streak

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Mike Pagano wasn’t immune from the hushed whispers when he walked down the halls of the high school. The conversations in the cafeteria seemed to cut him to the core. Some were supportive. Some were outright rude, but no matter where he went, Pagano and his teammates weren’t able to escape the…

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