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Setting their sights on the tourney: Boys Soccer preview

September 10, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER   The boy’s soccer team is still in search of a Class LL championship game appearance. Coach Dave Yanosy is entering his 10th year at the helm of the Blue Knights (15th year with the program) and has had success early on in his tenure, making an appearance in the state…

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Looking to build on last year: Cross country had stellar year in 2014

September 9, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER   The girl’s cross country team is coming off of a stellar 2014 season with a record of 11-3 (11-3 in the CCC West). The team finished fifth overall (second in the West Division) at the CCC Championship Meet, finishing four in the top 50. At the Class LL State Meet,…

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Field Hockey on the rise: The Lady Knights are focused on a return to the postseason

September 9, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girl’s field hockey team finished the 2014 season with an early exit out of the qualifying round of the Class L State Tournament, after being defeated 2-0 at home by No.19-seed Newtown, entering the tournament as a No.14-seed. This came after the Lady Knights captured the CCC East division title…

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They’re young but deep: Southington harriers coming into their own

September 9, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The boy’s cross country team may be young coming into the 2015 season, but they are deep. Depth is the word that came to the second year coach’s mind when he stepped back with his arms folded for a moment, observing his boys pacing in packs around Hubbard Park in Meriden,…

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Sports Listings for the Sept. 11 edition

September 9, 2015
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APPLE HARVEST ROAD RACES All races are sponsored by the Southington Community YMCA. Forms are available for pre-registration (by Oct. 3 at noon) at the YMCA membership desk. All race info and on-line registration info can be found at sccymca.org/apple. Register by Sept. 23 to receive a free t-shirt. Plenty of refreshments for athletes with…

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Football kicks off with Veteran’s Appreciation Night on 9-11

September 8, 2015
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  On Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 the Southington High School football program will be hosting a Veteran’s Appreciation Night on Fontana Field. This is an opportunity to acknowledge all those veterans, whether active duty, National Guard, or Reserve who have served on behalf of the United States of America. Veterans should arrive by 6:45 p.m.…

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Hall of Fame: Out for a drive: Ed Fernandes continues to be a powerhouse off the tee

August 27, 2015
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Former Blue Knight Ed Fernandes takes a swing at the 2014 Remax Long Drive Championship. Fernandes is currently ranked in the top 40 in the world.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Ed Fernandes was just five years old when his father walked him out the back door and onto the fairway of the former Patton Brook Country Club. He remembers studying his father’s every move, as he positioned the golf ball about 20 yards from the green. His dad barked a few tips,…

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Southington Fall Sports Schedules

August 26, 2015
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The fall season is upon us. Southington High School will kick off the 2015-16 school year on Friday, Sept. 11 with football, boys and girls soccer, field hockey, and girls volleyball. Girls swimming will dive into competition on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Boys and girls cross country will burst from the starting gates on Saturday, Sept. 19.…

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Thalberg 5K, 5-mile race on Sept. 5

August 26, 2015
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Thalberg Elementary School is holding a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) 5K Family Walk and Run on Saturday, Sept. 5, rain or shine. The Thalberg Elementary School PTO is looking to replace their current playground to help promote increased physical activity, reduce risk of obesity, stimulate organized play, help to drive socialization, and foster positive, mental,…

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Commentary: This summer had me singing the Blues

August 26, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It was Wednesday evening, June 10 at Muzzy Field in Bristol. The time was 6:30 p.m. and the Southington Blue Knights baseball team is getting ready to play the Amity Spartans in the semifinals of the Class LL high school baseball tournament. I had spent my first spring season as a…

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