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Gymnasts close in on 140

January 27, 2016
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Rachel Williams leaps across the beam during a victory over RHAM on Friday, Jan. 22.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The weekend snowstorm may have pushed the weekend gymnastics meet to Friday, Jan. 22, but having one less day to practice did not impose any adverse effects on the Lady Knights (5-0). If anything, it made them stronger. The Knights reached their highest mark of the season in a 137.8-130.4 win…

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Warrior-Knights shut out by D-II foe

January 27, 2016
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Jack Rivers leads an offensive surge during a 4-0 loss to the Generals on Friday, Jan. 22.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Hall-Southington ice hockey team (7-2-0) fell in their only game of the week at home to Farmington-Avon-Windsor-Lewis Mills (7-3-0) on Friday, 4-0. The Generals are sixth in the CIAC’s Division II standings. The game was originally scheduled to be played on Saturday, but was moved to Friday, Jan. 22 due…

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Boys basketball suffers 10th loss

January 27, 2016
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After coming off of their first win of the season in a four-point win, 44-40, at Plainville (2-10) last week, the Blue Knights basketball team (1-10) remained out on the road this past week and suffered their 10th loss of the season at South Windsor (4-6) on Friday, Jan. 22. Southington fell short to the…

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7 games and counting: Girls basketball team is on top of the Class LL rankings

January 27, 2016
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Maggie Meehan leads a fast break during an early-season home game. The Lady Knights currently sit atop the Class LL rankings.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights basketball team (11-1) pushed their current winning streak to seven games with a 16-point win at Manchester (5-8) on Friday, Jan. 22. The Knights led the Indians by as much as 14 points, 21-7, by the end of the first quarter and sailed to a 35-19 lead heading…

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Sports listings for the Jan. 29 edition

January 27, 2016
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Sports Listings - Winter

FUNDRAISERS PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and…

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Wrestlers hold off Platt; Knights battle at Eastern States

January 22, 2016
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Tagan Welch looks for points during a bout against Platt on Jan. 13.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Tagan Welch (113) threw his opponent down to the mat to score the takedown and crawled up his back to position himself for a pin. Welch strangled his opponent’s arms towards his body and shifted forward. On Wednesday, Jan. 13, Welch couldn’t quite score the pin, but the referee signaled three…

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Swimmers hit the wall: Times drop as competition heats up in the pool

January 22, 2016
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Austin Bull swims the breaststroke during a loss to Avon last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Cheshire had built a comfortable 80-30 lead heading into the 200 freestyle relay. The second heat of the 200 freestyle relay gets up on the blocks. All of a sudden, a thunderous roar came from Southington (2-2) corner. “It’s the team keeping themselves in the meet,” said Southington coach Evan Tuttle.…

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Knights take advantage of Yale’s banked track

January 22, 2016
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Tyler Cyr, left, battles for position during a 300m race at the Yale Invitational on Jan. 15 and Jan. 16 at Coxe Cage.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s indoor track and field team spent Friday, Jan. 15 and Saturday, Jan. 16 at one of the most anticipated events on the team’s schedule. The Knights took a trip down to New Haven to compete against schools from more than a dozen different states at the 34th annual Yale Interscholastic…

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Gymnasts raise the bar in West Hartford

January 21, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (4-0) began the week with some stumbles, but managed to maintain their balance with wins over both West Hartford schools away from home and a season-high score. Southington opened the week on Tuesday, Jan. 12 against Hall (0-2) at Whiting Lane Elementary School in West Hartford where the…

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Hockey streak at 6 games

January 21, 2016
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Paul Gambardella battles for the puck in the corner during a 1-0 victory over Rockville-Bolton-Coventry-RHAM on Jan. 16.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Andrew Mitchell received the puck at the top of the key just inside the blue line and the defense quickly closed in. Mitchell flicked the puck towards the goal, and Jacob Herz deflected it off the bottom corner of the crossbar and into the back of the net. Herz’s deflection for…

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