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Barrel horse champion: Renn Abramczyk-Dubiel holds the 2015 youth 4D state title

March 27, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER She pulled gently on his reigns and he started to trot toward the barrel from the far end of the rink. He picked up speed as his trot quickly turned into a gallop. He reached the barrel and turned the corner like a speed racer on a street bike. The dirt…

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Swimmers finish in the top 20 at the Class LL finals

March 26, 2015
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Nick Brazil swims the 100 breaststroke at the Class LL finals on Tuesday, March 17 at Wesleyan University in Middletown.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER MIDDLETOWN—The air conditioning was turned on in the Wesleyan Natatorium in the Freeman Athletic Center at Wesleyan University in Middletown, forcing swimmers to cocoon themselves in towels after their time in the water, but the Southington Blue Knights boys swim team still managed to scramble for 100 points at the meet.…

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Barmore, Arduini, and Luponio sign college letters of intent

March 26, 2015
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On March 20, a trio of Lady Knights signed letters of intent to play sports at the collegiate level. Alexa Luponio, left, will play lacrosse at Plymouth State University. Alex Barmore (tennis), center, and Haley Arduini (softball), right, will play at Endicott College.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three girls, three sports, and three pens. On Friday, March 20, Alex Barmore, Hayley Arduini, and Alexa Luponio sat before their families and coaches to sign letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Barmore has committed to play tennis at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. The…

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Wrestlers storm into Mid-Atlantic tourney

March 23, 2015
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Four Southington High School wrestlers clawed their way into the medal round at the Middle Atlantic Wrestling Tournament held at Windham High School in Willimantic on Saturday, March 21. Paul Callo powered his way to the top of the podium as a division champion. Julian Robles wrestled into the finals for a second place finish. Austin…

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Warrior-Knights eliminated by Westhill in opening round

March 20, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The No. 14 ranked Hall-Southington Warrior-Knights ended their season early with a first-round exit out of the CIAC Division III ice hockey tournament with a 6-0 loss to the No. 3 ranked Westhill Vikings on Monday, Mar. 9 at Terry Conners Ice Rink in Stamford. “We didn’t play badly, but that…

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Jordyn Nappi helps lift Eastern into the Sweet 16

March 20, 2015
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Jordyn Nappi helps lift Eastern into the Sweet 16

WILLIMANTIC—Southington’s Jordyn Nappi is bound for the Sweet 16. As a sophomore guard at Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU), the former Southington High School and NW Catholic player, is making waves in the NCAA Division III brackets. Eastern is the only team remaining in the NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament which did not receive…

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Gymnasts place 5th in New England

March 19, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A fifth-place finish out of 12 schools at the 2015 New England Interscholastic Girl’s Gymnastics Championships on Saturday, Mar. 14 at the Pinkerton Academy Field House in Derry, N.H. brought nothing, but smiles to the faces of the Southington Lady Knights, even when a couple obstacles were thrown their way. The…

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Swimmers send 9 to Class LL finals: Knights set best times at qualifier

March 19, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER HAMDEN—The Southington Blue Knights qualified nine swimmers and dropped times across the board to achieve personal best times at the Class LL State Qualifiers on Saturday, Mar. 14 at Hamden High School. The Knights walked into the meet ranked 17th overall (1:50.81) out of 22 schools with a high number of…

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Chili Cook Off to support SVMFL repairs

March 13, 2015
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Chili Cook Off to support SVMFL repairs

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Southington Valley Midget Football (SVMF) recently suffered a major financial blow when water damage from a broken pipe resulted in over $100,000 of damage between the youth league’s field house, kitchen, and equipment room. SVMF President Dave Schneider said that the league is already in the process of making the repairs…

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Knights break 140: Gymnasts battle to 2nd place at state open

March 12, 2015
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Knights break 140: Gymnasts battle to 2nd place at state open

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW MILFORD—A second-place finish for the Southington Lady Knights in the 2015 CIAC State Open gymnastics championships at New Milford High School on Saturday, Mar. 7 secured a spot in the upcoming New England Championships. “We had a rough start, but we ended really well,” said Southington coach Kaitlyn O’Donnell. “The…

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