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Girls lacrosse team saves their best for last

June 5, 2015
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The Lady Knight seniors pose with their families before the 12-5 win over Newington in the regular season finale.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights were already eliminated from the postseason, but the Southington girls weren’t about to go quietly. The goal in the final week was to win both contest, and and that’s just what they did. Although they just missed making the Class L state tournament by a game, the Lady…

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Another perfect season: Softball enters tournament as state’s top seed

June 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, May 26, the Lady Knights softball team (20-0) finished out a perfect regular season with a 15-0 mercy-rule home win over New Britain (13-7) after five innings of play on senior night. Lauren Zazzaro went 3-for-4 with four runs, three RBI, two doubles, and a triple. Dani Ahern went…

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Girls tennis finishes 17-1

June 5, 2015
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The Lady Knights tennis team (17-1) wrapped up the regular season at home on Tuesday, May 26 with a 7-0 win over Bristol Eastern (9-9) on senior day. Alex Barmore, Angela Balaoing, Catie Wormer, and Natalia Gimenez swept singles play. Cassidy Race-Rianna Susco, Sam Lohneiss-Abby Roy, and Liz Costello-Julie Falk completed the sweep with wins…

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Blue Knight duffers ranked No. 2 in top division

June 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights golf team (11-4) won two on the road to push them towards lower scores for the Division I state tournament and prepare for the CCC Golf Tournament. The Knights started the week with a 150-152 win at Simsbury Farms Golf Course on Tuesday, May 26. The Knights lost…

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Shaw, Wilson to play at Western

June 5, 2015
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Adam Wilson, left, and Brett Shaw, right, will play baseball for Western Connecticut State University next year.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Brett Shaw and Adam Wilson chuckled like two siblings at the dinner table when they signed their letters of intent on Thursday, May 21, and that might have been because the two Blue Knights were both committing to play baseball for another teammate’s father next year when they continue their careers…

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Baseball rallies for a conference title with a win over Simsbury

June 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It wasn’t decided until the final week of the season, but the Blue Knight baseball team came out of the battle on top. Two split games on the road and a 3-2 Simsbury (15-5, 10-4 in CCC West) loss to Farmington (12-8, 8-6 in CCC West) to end the regular season…

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Bristol Blues video stream for last night’s season opener

June 5, 2015
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Miss last night’s Bristol Blues game. No need to worry. Here is a rebroadcast of last night’s action. Bristol Blues vs. Brockton, Mass. June 4

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Track charges into CCC: Angelillo wins 2 track events, Howe wins shot put

June 4, 2015
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Rylee Van Epps clears a hurdle during the 300m race at the CCC West championships.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Erin Angelillo finished as a conference champion in two events and two more athletes qualified for the Class LL state meet at the CCC West Championships on Tuesday, May 26 at Simsbury High School. Both boys and girls track and field teams finished in fifth place out of eight schools. Southington…

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Spoiled by Glastonbury: Tennis suffers first loss in season finale, Kataria brothers escape Day 1 of the tourney

June 4, 2015
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Kunal Kataria chases down a volley during a 7-0 loss to Glastonbury in a battle of unbeaten teams in the regular season finale. Kataria went on to advance past the first day in the state tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A 7-0 loss at home to undefeated Glastonbury (17-0) on Wednesday, May 27 may have ended the Blue Knights’ (16-1) regular season, but it didn’t end their spirit. Southington coach Tony Mauro and his boys’ tennis team held their heads high and were anything but discouraged after they walked off the…

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Volleyball is ready for the big show: CCC tournament is final preparation for states

June 4, 2015
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Mark Horanzy scores a kill during a win over East Hartford in the regular season finale.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Despite a first round loss in the Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) boys volleyball tournament, Coach Lou Gianacopolos expects that his Blue Knights (12-7) are prepared for the Class L state tournament. The sixth-seeded Knights lost to No. 3 East Hartford (17-3) in the first round of the conference tournament, but the…

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