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Boys soccer is poised to make another run

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Play quickly shifted from one end of the turf field to the other. Players slide tackled fiercely and hustled to the corners to cross the ball before it rolled out of bounds. It was as if the Blue Knights’ soccer team was playing in a regular season game, and Southington…

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Stepping up for the state open: Cross Country teams are poised for a postseason sequel

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The 2015 campaign was a memorable year for Southington’s cross country program, marking the first time that both the boys and girls teams qualified for the state open in the same season. It marked the first time this millennium that either team qualified for the final state competition. The Lady…

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Field hockey hopes to return to tournament play

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Laughter and smiles filled the turf field as the Lady Knight field hockey team went through their conditioning before practice. It wasn’t a sign of goofing off. Instead, it was simply a team coming together and having fun doing it too. “They’ve been working out on their own as a…

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Reloading, not rebuilding: Knights have new faces, same high expectations

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Groups were assembled at different stations throughout Southington High School’s gymnasium. Whether they were strength and conditioning drills or muscle and joint exercises with resistance bands, the Lady Knight volleyball team migrated from one end of the court to the other. “That’s it girls,” said Southington coach Rich Heitz. “Make…

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Lady Knights are hungry for postseason action

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The orange cones were laid out in a circle across the turf field as the Lady Knight soccer team ran in interchanging form around them. “After you pass the ball, you must go around the cone,” said Southington coach Mike Linehan. When the team completed their first drill, they quickly…

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Bees ready to rematch Barnstormers

September 7, 2016
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NEW BRITAIN BEES (65-63) AT LANCASTER BARNSTORMERS (60-67) In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees look to make it two straight wins over the Barnstormers! First pitch 7PM! Series: New Britain evened the season series with Lancaster at nine games apiece with a 4-2 win last night. Bees Home Tickets: BUY HERE The Bees: During…

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Bees open road trip with a win in Lancaster

September 7, 2016
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BOX SCORE In 140 Characters or Less: In the opener of a nine-game road trip, the Bees road a rock solid pitching performance to a series opening 4-2 win over the Barnstormers. The Game Changed When…:…Bees receiver Eric Fornataro, who had surrendered a run earlier in the seventh inning to cut the Bees’ lead to…

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Hall of Fame: The professor-Pete Sepko was more like a teacher than a coach

September 7, 2016
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Pete Sepko on the sidelines of a Blue Knight wrestling match during one of his 22 seasons from 1981 to 2003.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Pete Sepko charged toward the throwing line at Southington High School’s 1967 regular season finale, and somewhere during his approach things went horribly wrong. The high school senior had to stretch his stride to make up for his poor position, and he was forced to throw his plant foot forward in…

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Bees open 9 game road trip at Lancaster

September 6, 2016
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NEW BRITAIN BEES (64-63) AT LANCASTER BARNSTORMERS (60-66) ========== In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees hit the road for their final road trip of the season, taking on Lancaster in the first of three! First pitch is 7PM! Series: The two teams enter their final series against each other this season with Lancaster holding…

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Eight game winning streak snapped in double header

September 6, 2016
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LEE FIRES SIX STRONG INNINGS IN GAME 1 WIN GAME 1 BOX SCORE | GAME 2 BOX SCORE In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees’ eight game winning streak came to an end after they won the first game 3-2 but lost the second game 4-0. The Game Changed When…:…In game one with the game…

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