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Ready for the title run?; Hall-Southington to face nemesis in CCC final

March 2, 2013
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Ready for the title run?; Hall-Southington to face nemesis in CCC final

By John Goralski Sports Writer In the final week of the season, Hall-Southington completed the season sweep of last year’s division III champion, but Coach Brian Cannon isn’t ready to discuss this year’s brackets. The Warrior-Knights lost a tight battle against Conard in the regular season finale. One game earlier, they edged Newington-Berlin for the…

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Reclaiming their throne; Gymnasts floor Glastonbury to claim Class L title

March 1, 2013
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Reclaiming their throne; Gymnasts floor Glastonbury to claim Class L title

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington gymnasts launched themselves across the vault in perfect precision to set the tone for the Class L championships and carried that momentum onto the bars. On Saturday, Feb. 23 the Lady Knights held a comfortable lead after two events, but it all came crashing down as one-by-one the Lady…

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Cinderella Story; Lady Knights reach the finals of the conference tournament

March 1, 2013
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Cinderella Story; Lady Knights reach the finals of the conference tournament

By John Goralski Sports Writer It took overtime to knock off the top seed. It took three chances for higher-ranked teams to knock out the Lady Knights. While most teams are scrambling for scrimmages to prepare for the Class LL tournament, Southington was having some fun. On Monday, the No. 8 Knights became the lowest…

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Lincoln College is tournament bound; Wildcats earn second straight postseason berth

February 28, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Three games in 24 hours—One was to the South and two were to the North. Lincoln College had their hands full last weekend as the regular season came to an end. They had no time to worry about the shakeup in the NJCAA division III rankings. Gateway College dropped out…

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Maxwell’s House; Zach Maxwell becomes the 3rd Knight to win a state open title

February 27, 2013
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Maxwell’s House; Zach Maxwell becomes the 3rd Knight to win a state open title

By John Goralski Sports Writer At the midway point in the match, Zach Maxwell trailed, 4-0. As the timer approached the official to signal the end of the bout, Maxwell still trailed, 4-2. On Saturday, Feb. 23, Southington’s 195-pounder was struggling to find a chink in the armor of his all-star opponent in the State…

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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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