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Knights aim at shootout; Six Southington skiers advance to the Team CT finals

February 15, 2013
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Knights aim at shootout; Six Southington skiers advance to the Team CT finals

by John Goralski Sports Writer Brian Chambers cut through the gates on Mt. Southington like a runaway train. Bobby Chambers finished his runs just a single breath behind him. On the girls course, Casey Abraham was elbowing past Erika Florian in another highly-contested battle atop the race standings. On Monday, Feb. 4, the best skiers…

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The Glastonbury hurdle; Knights topple CCC rival with best score to date

February 15, 2013
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The Glastonbury hurdle; Knights topple CCC rival with best score to date

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lady Knight coach Kaitlyn O’Donnell gathered her gymnasts at the end of the meet and began to prepare them for the outcome. Win or lose, she was proud of the effort. Everybody seemed to hit their routines, and that’s all that they can ask for. The rest was up to…

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College bound; Kosienski, Wershoven sign commitments to NCAA programs

February 14, 2013
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College bound; Kosienski, Wershoven sign  commitments to NCAA programs

By John Goralski Sports Writer They picked up their pens with the precision of a synchronized swimming team, and began scrawling their signatures across the papers before them. Since cutting their teeth on youth travel teams, Erica Kosienski and Nicole Wershoven have been charging towards the goal as a tandem. This time there was just…

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No room for mistakes; Wildcats have their backs against the wall

February 14, 2013
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No room for mistakes; Wildcats have their backs against the wall

By John Goralski Sports Writer A win over No. 5 Roxbury was a long shot, but Coach John Wasielewski still sees the loss as disappointing. Lincoln College has embraced their Cinderella role, and they’ve upset top teams over each of the last few seasons. He isn’t troubled by the fact that Mass Bay Community College…

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Overwhelming win; Swimmers cruise past Plainville

February 9, 2013
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Overwhelming win; Swimmers cruise past Plainville

By John Goralski Sports Writer It was clear right from the start that the 50 freestyle was going to come down to  two people. They hit the water at the same time. At the turn, nobody was even close. Southington swimmers cheered on the deck as the two raced for the finish, and why wouldn’t…

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It’s Hockey Knight in Hartford; Warrior-Knights beat Conard in XL Center to end 3 game skid

February 8, 2013
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It’s Hockey Knight in Hartford; Warrior-Knights beat Conard in XL Center to end 3 game skid

By John Goralski Sports Writer Jesse Patterson’s slapshot couldn’t have been drawn it up any better when his slapshot pulled Conard’s goaltender out of position to his right. Ken Fleming one-timed it back across the crease, and a crashing Dave Valentukonis found the open net. Momentum had certainly turned as Hall-Southington players celebrated the 2-2…

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Wildcats are no easy mark; Lincoln beats Gateway and nearly topples Massasoit

February 3, 2013
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Wildcats are no easy mark; Lincoln beats Gateway and nearly topples Massasoit

By John Goralski Sports Writer Nobody gave Lincoln College a chance against Massassoit because you just can’t teach height in basketball. On Saturday, Jan. 26, the upper division junior college team shuffled six footers in an out of their lineup with like cards in a poker game while 7 foot, 2 inch center Andrew McCarthy…

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Overcoming injuries; Lady Knight gymnasts still aren’t at full strenght

February 2, 2013
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Overcoming injuries; Lady Knight gymnasts still aren’t at full strenght

By John Goralski Sports Writer In her first competition this season, Lindsey Socquet scored for the Lady Knights in the beam competition and just missed the scoring as she set the baseline for the Knights on beam and floor. On Saturday, Jan. 26, the Lady Knights should have been celebrating the return of one of…

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Hockey bests the best of Division II; Warrior-Knights challenge two top teams, first to beat East Catholic

February 2, 2013
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Hockey bests the best of Division II; Warrior-Knights challenge two top teams, first to beat East Catholic

By John Goralski Sports Writer The second period was the ultimate test for Hall-Southington defenders because East Catholic skaters seemed angry at the ice. On Wednesday, Jan. 23, the Warrior-Knights had surprised the undefeated Eagles with two goals in the first period, and the undefeated division two team threw everything they could at the DIII…

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Tix on sale for the 2013 BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Championship

February 1, 2013
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This just arrived from XL Center about the BIG EAST Championships   PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Individual session tickets for the 2013 BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Championship Presented by American Eagle Outfitters are on sale now via all Ticketmaster outlets. The Championship, returning to Hartford, Conn., for the 10th-straight year, will be played at the XL…

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