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Youth cheerleaders score at national meet

December 18, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington Knights Travel Cheerleaders Division 10 and 14 squads competed at the National Cheerleading Championships in Kissimmee, Fla. on Thursday, Dec. 10, and both teams came away with trophies. The Division 14 squad placed second overall, and the Division 10 squad placed third. I’m so proud of them,” said Southington…

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The waiting is finally over: Knights looking for build on first New England title

December 16, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Blue Knights coach Derek Dion sat in an empty room in the high school that the Southington wrestling program likes to call “The Pit.” He was suited up in a t-shirt to wrestling shoes, waiting to see if any new kids would show up. As football and wrestling are very similar…

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Ice Hockey looks to score: Warrior-Knights welcome an influx of young talent

December 16, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Warrior-Knights finished the 2014-15 regular season with a 5-16 record, 4-8 in the CCC South (fifth), but lost in the first round of the Division III State Tournament to No. 3 Westhill. “I think that we need to keep building on basic skills and that sort of thing,” said Hall-Southington…

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Sports listings for Dec. 18

December 16, 2015
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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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Denorfia bobbleheads discovered in San Diego

December 11, 2015
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Chris Denorfia spent most of his MLB career with the San Diego Padres, but his bobblehead dolls got no respect on a San Diego roadway.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Have you ever seen a large mass of bobbleheads in one place at one time? Local San Diegans’ Philip Gia and Jalena Lau have 600 of them—all representing Southington’s Chris Denorfia in a San Diego Padres uniform. According to the homeowners of a University City condo, Gia and Lau said they…

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Fernandes to be inducted into CCSU hall of fame

December 10, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Thursday, Dec. 3, Central Connecticut State University announced its Alumni Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016. Among the seven former student-athletes that were chosen was Ed Fernandes, who was just recently inducted into the Southington Sports Hall of Fame in November. “We are very excited to announce this class…

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Knights are still going: Cross country teams compete at Nike nationals

December 9, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Members of the Southington Blue Knights cross country team traveled to Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. on Saturday, Nov. 28 to compete against some of the best runners in the northeast at the 2015 Nike Cross Country Nationals Northeast Regional. States represented at the meet included Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New…

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Knights fall short of 3rd title game: Ousted by Darien in semifinals; winning streak ends at 31 games

December 9, 2015
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Jasen Rose scrambles to elude a sack during a 49-7 loss to Darien in the Class LL semifinals in Stamford on Dec. 7.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The road to a third straight Class LL title reached its final destination for the Blue Knights football team on Monday, Dec. 7 at Boyle Field in Stamford when No.3 Southington fell to No.2 Darien (11-0), 49-7, in the Class LL semifinals. The Knights received the opening kickoff, but the Blue…

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Sports listings for the Dec. 11 edition

December 9, 2015
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If you would like to your event announced in The Observer, please e-mail information to jgoralski@southingtonobserver.com. The Observer reserves the right to edit for content and space.

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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Southington Knights’ cheerleaders heading to nationals in Fla.

December 4, 2015
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  The Southington Knights Travel Football and Cheer program is part of American Youth Football and Cheerleading and its competitive cheer program consists of 43 girls on 2 squads. This year, both squads have had the opportunity to compete at the state, regional and national level. On Oct. 17, the program competed in the association’s…

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