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Millerick aces 2nd Hole at Hawks Landing

October 10, 2015
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SP Brief - Hole in One - Chris Millerick

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, 12-year-old Chris Millerick, center, aced the second hole at Hawks Landing Country Club. Chris is playing in “CT PGA Teacher of the Year” John Vitale’s advanced junior program. He was playing from the red tees which play 125 yards. He used a 3-wood, and his playing partners were, Alyssa Polverari and…

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Field hockey gets first win

October 8, 2015
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Players from Southington and Lyman Hall converge on a loose ball during Southington's 4-1 victory on Oct. 1.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The field hockey team (1-7) achieved their first win of the season when they defeated Lyman Hall (1-5-1), 4-1, at home on Thursday, Oct. 1. Kayla Carrera scored the Lady Knights’ first goal midway through the first half. Kaylee Graef scored the next goal before the end of the first period…

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Apple Harvest Road Race: Rains hold off for the start of the annual event

October 8, 2015
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Bill Rodgers, center, congratulates the 2015 Dave Gworek Award winners Jim Rosenberger, left, and Tessa Mah, right, for being the top Southington runners in the 5-mile race. Rosenberger finished 3rd overall, and Mah captured the women's title.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After a cold and rainy Saturday at the Apple Harvest Festival, the Sunday morning of Oct. 4 brought plenty of sunshine and a slight autumn chill, which was the ideal weather for the 36th annual Apple Harvest Festival Road Race and identical to last year’s road race. “We woke up today…

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Lady Knight swimmers stay perfect

October 8, 2015
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Bethany Greenlaw knifes through the water during the 100 breaststroke during a 95-69 win over Rocky Hill on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls swimming and diving team (4-0) keeps rolling on, protecting their perfect season on Wednesday, Sept. 30 with a 95-69 win over Rocky Hill (1-4) at the Southington YMCA’s newly, designed pool facility. The Lady Knights began the meet with a first-place finish (2:09.28) from their 200 medley relay team…

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Knights out-gun Glastonbury in battle of unbeatens

October 8, 2015
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Alessio Diana charges into the Glastonbury secondary during a 61-41 victory on Friday, Oct. 2. Southington runners combined for 500 yards in the victory.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Jasen Rose snapped the ball. He looked downfield, but nothing was available. His receivers were covered. The defense was closing in, so he rolled out of the pocket and took off down the sidelines. Rose sidestepped one defender, stiff-armed another in the red zone, and ran untouched the rest of the…

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Spikers are on a roll

October 8, 2015
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Michelle Stublarec goes for a kill during a 3-1 victory over Farmington on Sept. 30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls volleyball team (8-1) did something against Farmington (7-2) at home on Wednesday night, Sept. 30 that none of Farmington’s opponents were able to do against them in their first seven matches. Coming into the match, the Indians hadn’t surrendered a single game against their first seven opponents, but Southington…

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Knights keep step with CCC

October 8, 2015
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Sean Garrison leads the pack during a race against Conard and Hall at the West Hartford reservoir on Friday, Oct. 2.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The boys and girls cross country teams competed against Conard and Hall in the cold rain at the West Hartford Reservoir on Friday, Oct. 2. The boys team defeated Conard 18-44, but tied Hall 29-29. However, Hall received the win, due to the faster time of their sixth runner. Sean Garrison…

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Knights are still fighting for respect

October 8, 2015
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Kate Kemnitz passes away from a defender during a loss to NW Catholic.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girl’s soccer team (1-5-1) continued to battle for a spot in the postseason over the past week, but dropped two games in the process. The Lady Knights hosted NW Catholic (7-1) on Monday, Sept. 28 in a 7-0 loss. NW Catholic scored four goals in the first half and three…

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Boys soccer clinches tourney berth: Knights are among the first in the state to earn a postseason bid

October 8, 2015
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Ryan Burrill takes a shot on net during a recent home game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The boy’s soccer team (6-0-1) continued their successful start to the season with wins over three wins over the week, qualifying them for the Class LL state tournament in the fewest number of games possible. The Blue Knights’ 1-0 victory at Hall on Friday, Oct. 2 put them into the postseason,…

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A hop, a skip, and a jump: 2015 Sloper Relays (Middle School edition)

October 2, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER They dashed through the woods, sprinted around the lake, leapt over bails of hay, and trudged their way through the mud. Instead of running a standard race, high school and middle school cross country teams gathered to run in teams of two or four athletes in the fifth annual Sloper Relays…

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