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Marathon week for the Knights: Spikers follow tourney with win over Simsbury

October 21, 2015
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Southington libero Nicole Groll receives a serve during a 3-0 win over Simsbury on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The volleyball careened toward the home stands after a dig, and Sam Lohneiss leapt toward the bleachers. Her dig kept the Southington volley alive, as she knocked it back in play and hit the deck. Her set came off flawlessly. Kelsea Allen for a slam over the net for a point.…

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Sports Listings for the Oct. 23 edition

October 21, 2015
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EVENTS NAMING OF THE SHS TURF WALKWAY IN HONOR OF DOM D’ANGELO—Wednesday, Oct. 30, 5 p.m., at the entrance to the SHS sports complex. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held to honor the renaming of the walkway for the late Dom D’Angelo, a combat medic in World War II, serving with the 8th Armored Division…

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Hall of Fame: Second to none: Art Secondo’s love for Southington drove him in the media and on the sidelines

October 15, 2015
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Secondo calls a strike during a Parks and Recreation softball game in 2011. Secondo has been umpiring local contests since 1973.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR When Art Secondo strolled onto the Southington football field in the late 1960s, he was hit by a wave of boos and taunts. Each time a Southington player danced into the end zone, he’d throw an angry glare at the young Southington sports writer. Secondo was pushed to the edge of the…

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The red hot Knights: Volleyball avenges only loss of the season

October 14, 2015
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Sylwia Lewkowicz, center, and Morgan Raymond, right, block a Glastonbury attack during an early season loss. The Lady Knights avenged their only loss of the season last week with a 3-0 win at Glastonbury.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls volleyball team (10-1, 4-1 in division) made the most of their road trip, dominating a trio of opponents, and not dropping a single game in three matches. However, the highlight of the week for the Lady Knights wouldn’t be their flawlessness. Instead, it was a chance to avenge their…

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Football pulls away from Hall: Knights improve to 5-0 with another lopsided victory

October 14, 2015
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Anthony Plantamuro zeroes in on a pass during a 61-26 win at Hall of Oct. 9.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Jasen Rose dropped took a second look as his target streaked down the middle of the field, and he launched the ball deep, looking for a big play. Austin Morin looked up at the last minute, cradled the football in his arms, and fell into the end zone in front of…

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Harriers get their first taste of Wickham Park: Knights sweep Simsbury; score well at Wickham Invite

October 14, 2015
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Sean Garrison pushes for the finish line at the 2015 Wickham Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 10.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Over the hills and through the open fields and woodlands of the 250 acre Manchester park, the boys and girls cross country teams got a preview to the postseason at the annual Wickham Invitational at Saturday, Oct. 10. It was the first chance to run the course at Wickham Park, which…

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Swimmers face their first test of the season

October 14, 2015
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Julia Mularczyk battles during the freestyle leg of the 200 IM during a loss to Conard.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls swimming and diving team (5-1) suffered their first loss of the season, but jumped back in the pool to finish the week with a win. On Friday, October 9, the Lady Knights traveled to Miss Porter’s School where they defeated Farmington, 93.5-84.5. The team of Ally Schroeder-Bethany Greenlaw-Sam Sagnella-Olivia…

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Field hockey scores second victory

October 14, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls field hockey team (2-7-0, 1-4-0 in division) continues to improve as the postseason draws nearer, going 1-1 on the week. The Lady Knights earned their second win, 3-0, of the season when they hosted Wethersfield (2-5-0, 1-3-0 in division) on Tuesday. Jen Briscoe found the cage with 4:07 in…

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Knights bounce back: First loss doesn’t stop soccer’s momentum

October 14, 2015
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Erik Schneider leads a Southington attack during a 3-1 loss to Glastonbury in a battle of unbeaten teams. The Knights bounced back with two wins on the road.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After a very successful start to the season, the boys soccer team (8-1-1, 4-1-0 in division) lost their first game of the season to Glastonbury (9-1-0, 4-1-0 in division) at home on Monday, Oct. 5, 3-1, but managed to bounce back with two wins on the road. Glastonbury jumped on the…

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Soccer battles back into the hunt: Lady Knights win 3 out of 4 to keep playoff hopes alive

October 14, 2015
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Kelly Doyle leads an offensive charge during a 1-0 win over New Britain to start the week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER For two halves of regulation and most of the double overtime competition, the Lady Knights took turns shooting at the goal but just couldn’t find the net. But with time winding down in the second overtime period, the ball was getting batted around by the defense and New Britain’s goalie had…

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