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Southington Observer Sports Section

Wrestling the flu; Blue Knights plug holes and deck Hall

January 10, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington wrestlers scrambled for five pins and a pair of forfeits against Hall’s varsity lineup. Two others battled for hard-fought decisions. Three rookies battled off their backs before finally getting pinned. On Thursday, Jan. 3, Southington entered the match with a number of questions, illnesses, and holes in the lineup.…

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Blue Knights claim five indoor titles at Glastonbury meet

January 10, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Annie Groom has spent much of her first indoor track season scrambling to meet deadlines and looking for opportunities. Very few meets offer every event, so success hinges upon every little decision. Does she run relays or focus on individual events? Is anyone close to qualifying for the state meet…

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Girls Basketball rebounds from loss; Knights dominate Suffield at year’s end

January 5, 2013
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Girls Basketball rebounds from loss; Knights dominate Suffield at year’s end

By John Goralski Sports Writer Last season, a lopsided loss to Suffield gave the Lady Knights a lot to think about at the turn of the calendar. It spiraled the team below .500 for the first time that season. It capped a three game losing streak at the end of the year that set the…

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Knights win SHS Duals; Wrestlers rally from behind in the finals

January 4, 2013
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Knights win SHS Duals; Wrestlers rally from behind in the finals

By John Goralski Sports Writer The three point lead was more than Derek Dion could have hoped for as his Knights entered the final bout of the championship match. On Saturday, Dec. 29, the Blue Knights trailed Winchester, Mass. by 21 points at the beginning of the final round, but a hard fought decision and…

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New format for CT all-star football game

December 30, 2012
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By Mark Jaffee Special to The Observer Big changes are upon us in terms of the Connecticut High School All-Star football games. The Hall of Fame Classic, set for June 29 at Rentschler Field, will feature 110 of the state’s best players, by position, and eventually divided into two teams by a draft in April,…

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Horanzy signs with Hartford Hawks

December 29, 2012
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Horanzy signs with Hartford Hawks

By John Goralski Sports Writer Corinne Horanzy grabbed the pen, and her parents smiled with pride. She began to scrawl her signature across the page before her, and her high school coach beamed as much as her family. For four years, Lady Knight fans have watched Horanzy bloom into a division one college prospect. For…

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Just enough to win; Hockey survives twice, improves to 3-0

December 28, 2012
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Just enough to win; Hockey survives twice, improves to 3-0

By John Goralski Sports writer With less than two minutes left, Wethersfield pulled their goalie and pinned the puck deep in Hall-Southington’s zone. A strong attack in the final minute almost scored. At 30 seconds left, they forced the Warrior-Knight goalie to make another stop. With less than 10 seconds, it looked like a rugby…

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Playing together as a team; Forgione lays down the gauntlet for the Lady Knights

December 28, 2012
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Playing together as a team; Forgione lays down the gauntlet for the Lady Knights

By John Goralski Sports Writer Maeghan Chapman dove at a loose ball, her elbow immediately started to swell, but she waved off her coach’s substitution. Freshman forward Natalie Wadolowski took an elbow to her face, came away with a bloody lip, but continued to battle for rebounds in the paint. On Friday, Dec. 21, the…

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Watching records fall; Lombardi, Gibbons break school records at the New Haven Invitational track meet

December 21, 2012
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Watching records fall; Lombardi, Gibbons break school records at the New Haven Invitational track meet

By John Goralski Sports Writer A Lady Knight foursome cheered the boys team as they circled the track just moments before their heat was called onto the track. On the balcony of the New Haven Athletic Center, another group of Knights cheered the Southington relay. On Friday, Dec. 14, the indoor track season opened with…

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7 seconds to score; Blue Knight opener comes down to the final shot

December 19, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Track coaches know that 7.7 seconds is a good time in the 55m dash. Wrestling coaches dread the final 7.7 seconds as a straining grappler tries to hold on to a slim lead. In swimming, it can be the difference between placing first or last in the 100 freestyle, and…

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