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Knights dive into the season: Swimmers edge EO Smith, Manchester in week one

September 23, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls swimming and diving team (2-0) just edged out E.O. Smith (1-1), 91-87, in their opening meet of the season on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Mansfield Community Center. The Lady Knights picked up right where they left off and had outstanding performances across the board. The 200 freestyle relay…

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Southington Sports Listings for the Sept. 25 edition

September 23, 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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Connecticut State Dental Association recommends mouth guards to prevent sports injuries

September 22, 2015
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With the new school year upon us and the fall sports season beginning, the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) reminds parents and coaches to require all student athletes to wear mouth guards in order to prevent sports-related dental injuries. Dental injuries are prevalent in all types of sports including contact sports, such as wrestling, as…

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Blue Devils welcome a pair of Blue Knights

September 18, 2015
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Photo courtesy of Central Connecticut State University.

Standout players on last season’s Blue Knight Championship football squad, Matt Maxwell, left, and Alex Jamele, right, are ready to play at Central Connecticut State this season. The Blue Devils are off to a slow start at 0-2, but Jamele has already made his first varsity catch during a loss at Stony Brook on Sept.…

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Soccer scores win in the opener

September 17, 2015
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Eric Schneider kicks the ball downfield during a 2-0 win over Windsor in the season opener on Friday, Sept. 11.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Ryan Burrill placed the ball just outside the box as he lined up his shot. The Windsor players stood in front of him like statues, but that didn’t affect him. After taking a few steps back, Burrill charged the ball and booted a screaming shot that curled right over the Windsor…

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Girls Volleyball sweeps Warriors

September 17, 2015
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The girl’s volleyball team (1-0) jumped out to a strong start to the 2015 season with a 3-0 shutout over Windsor (0-1) on the road on Friday afternoon, September 11. The Lady Knights only dropped 26 points in the match (25-9, 25-6, 25-11). Sylwia Lewkowicz just missed a perfect offensive percentage, leading the team in…

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Girls Soccer wins on the road

September 17, 2015
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Soccer

Caitlyn Krar scored the Lady Knights’ lone goal on her only shot attempt of the game in their 1-0 road win over Windsor on Friday night. Krar’s goal came on a breakaway through the middle of the field and hit the right side of the net with 8:03 to go in the first half and…

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Charge continues: Defending champions surge past Manchester in the season opener

September 16, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With 5:06 to go in the fourth quarter, Jasen Rose hiked the ball from under center. He handed the ball off to Alessio Diana and sat back and just watched the show. Diana sidestepped two defenders and shook another loose as he streaked down the sideline for an 87-yard dash to…

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Reloading for another victory lap: Lady Knight swim team looks to build on their recent success

September 16, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Since Evan Tuttle took over the girl’s swimming and diving team as head coach in 2010, the program has been gradually improving. Over the past two seasons, the Knights have had their best performances at the Class LL meet under Tuttle with back-to-back, top 10 finishes and four swimmers advancing to…

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Hall of Fame: Captain Jack: Jack Barry anchored the Southington infield

September 10, 2015
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Jack Barry was an anchor behind the plate during Southington’s transition from Lewis High School to Southington High School. After graduation, he battled in the minor leagues.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR   Jack Barry never did get the chance to test his arm against the fastest runner at spring training in 1952, but the Southington catcher worked his way around the four fields in Myrtle Beach, S.C., hoping for a chance to take his shot. For a few weeks in early April, the…

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