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Olympic great visits local gymnastics facility for meet and greet

February 25, 2013
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By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor In August, all eyes of the international gymnastics community will be focused on Hartford, Conn. as the XL Center hosts the U.S. Gymnastics Champion ships. The event is for men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics and will feature all-around and individual event competition. The winners will be the national champions. To…

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Fairfield invests in St. Paul’s Dube

February 23, 2013
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By Michael Letendre Staff Writer On Thursday, Jan. 17, Fairfield University baseball made a very wise local investment in its future, and that future will include St. Paul’s Kyle Dube as the young man signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Stags for its 2014 baseball campaign. “I’m so excited,” said Dube.…

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Unified Sports basketball scrimmage

February 16, 2013
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Unified Sports basketball scrimmage

Fans at the Southington High School varsity basketball games were treated to the annual Blue-White scrimmage last week as the Blue Knight Unified Sports basketball team prepares for their upcoming winter schedule.  The team played a split-squad scrimmage at halftime of the boys varsity game on Tuesday, Feb. 5 and the girls varsity game on…

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Knights aim at shootout; Six Southington skiers advance to the Team CT finals

February 15, 2013
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Knights aim at shootout; Six Southington skiers advance to the Team CT finals

by John Goralski Sports Writer Brian Chambers cut through the gates on Mt. Southington like a runaway train. Bobby Chambers finished his runs just a single breath behind him. On the girls course, Casey Abraham was elbowing past Erika Florian in another highly-contested battle atop the race standings. On Monday, Feb. 4, the best skiers…

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The Glastonbury hurdle; Knights topple CCC rival with best score to date

February 15, 2013
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The Glastonbury hurdle; Knights topple CCC rival with best score to date

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lady Knight coach Kaitlyn O’Donnell gathered her gymnasts at the end of the meet and began to prepare them for the outcome. Win or lose, she was proud of the effort. Everybody seemed to hit their routines, and that’s all that they can ask for. The rest was up to…

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College bound; Kosienski, Wershoven sign commitments to NCAA programs

February 14, 2013
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College bound; Kosienski, Wershoven sign  commitments to NCAA programs

By John Goralski Sports Writer They picked up their pens with the precision of a synchronized swimming team, and began scrawling their signatures across the papers before them. Since cutting their teeth on youth travel teams, Erica Kosienski and Nicole Wershoven have been charging towards the goal as a tandem. This time there was just…

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No room for mistakes; Wildcats have their backs against the wall

February 14, 2013
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No room for mistakes; Wildcats have their backs against the wall

By John Goralski Sports Writer A win over No. 5 Roxbury was a long shot, but Coach John Wasielewski still sees the loss as disappointing. Lincoln College has embraced their Cinderella role, and they’ve upset top teams over each of the last few seasons. He isn’t troubled by the fact that Mass Bay Community College…

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Overwhelming win; Swimmers cruise past Plainville

February 9, 2013
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Overwhelming win; Swimmers cruise past Plainville

By John Goralski Sports Writer It was clear right from the start that the 50 freestyle was going to come down to  two people. They hit the water at the same time. At the turn, nobody was even close. Southington swimmers cheered on the deck as the two raced for the finish, and why wouldn’t…

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It’s Hockey Knight in Hartford; Warrior-Knights beat Conard in XL Center to end 3 game skid

February 8, 2013
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It’s Hockey Knight in Hartford; Warrior-Knights beat Conard in XL Center to end 3 game skid

By John Goralski Sports Writer Jesse Patterson’s slapshot couldn’t have been drawn it up any better when his slapshot pulled Conard’s goaltender out of position to his right. Ken Fleming one-timed it back across the crease, and a crashing Dave Valentukonis found the open net. Momentum had certainly turned as Hall-Southington players celebrated the 2-2…

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Wildcats are no easy mark; Lincoln beats Gateway and nearly topples Massasoit

February 3, 2013
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Wildcats are no easy mark; Lincoln beats Gateway and nearly topples Massasoit

By John Goralski Sports Writer Nobody gave Lincoln College a chance against Massassoit because you just can’t teach height in basketball. On Saturday, Jan. 26, the upper division junior college team shuffled six footers in an out of their lineup with like cards in a poker game while 7 foot, 2 inch center Andrew McCarthy…

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