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Girls Tennis clinches postseason, improve to 8-0

May 7, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (9-0) girls tennis team remained perfect after winning four matches out of the week, qualifying for the Class LL state tournament in the process. The Knights hosted the Windsor Warriors (1-6) on Monday, April, 27 and won the match handily, 7-0. “The conditions weren’t ideal and the wind…

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Boys Tennis surges to 7-0

May 7, 2015
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Luke Pfanzelt drives a serve across the net during a 6-1 win over Conard on May 1.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (7-0) remained undefeated this past week with two road wins and a homecoming conference triumph. The Knights started the week by sweeping the Blue Devils (2-5), 7-0, in Plainville on Monday, April 27. The Blue Devils are in their second year as a tennis program since 2003, coming…

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Lincoln College presents athletic awards at banquet

May 6, 2015
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On Saturday, April 18, Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) celebrated another successful winter season at their annual team banquets. The Wildcat program recognized a number of first-time awards at the regional and national level. Austin Mofunanya was recognized as the first Wildcat athlete to be named as the Region XXI Men’s Basketball Player of…

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Girls lacrosse loses to Simsbury, Farmington

May 6, 2015
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Nickolina Doran pushes past a Farmington defender during a 13-6 loss last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After winning their first two games of the season, despite starting 0-3, the Lady Knights (2-5) girls lacrosse team dropped two games during the week. Southington was defeated at home on Tuesday, April 28 by the Simsbury Trojans (6-2). Southington trailed by just three goals at the half, but fell, 13-7…

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Sports Listings for May 8

May 6, 2015
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FUNDRAISERS PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and…

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SHS student-athletes honored by CIAC

May 6, 2015
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CHESHIRE—Southington High School students Caitlin Young (field hockey) and James Hoder (boys tennis) were recognized among a list of 344 senior student-athletes at the 32nd Annual CAS-CIAC Scholar Athlete Banquet at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville on Sunday, May 3. The local pair were awarded the annual Student-Athlete Award. The Scholar Athlete program recognizes…

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Boys lacrosse scores a pair of lopsided victories

May 2, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights boys lacrosse team (4-2) outscored their opponents, 27-5, in two games this past week and Southington coach Ron Chase said he feels like his young team has come a long way in the past month or so. The Knights hit the road for Newington on Monday, April 20…

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The streak continues: Baseball scores wins over Farmington, BC

May 1, 2015
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Brett Shaw slides into home in the first inning to open the scoring during a 10-2 win over Bristol Central on April 24.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights baseball team was back in action this week with a pair of victories over Farmington and Bristol Central. The week began at Tunxis Mead Park on Wednesday, April 22 against the Farmington Indians (3-4) and did not stop the streak they had going. Drew Farkas took the mound…

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Blue Knight wrestlers commit to next level

May 1, 2015
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Blue Knight coach Derek Dion surveys his senior trio as they commit to wrestle at the next level during a ceremony on April 24 at the high school. From left, Zach Bylykbashi, Shawn Devin, and Zack Murillo.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three Southington Blue Knights wrestlers signed their college letters of intent at the high school to wrestle at the next level. On Friday, April 24, Zack Murillo, Zach Bylykbashi, and Shawn Devin committed to grapple for four more years. “Really, the story of all three of them starts with the parents…

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Boys tennis team continues to roll over opponents

May 1, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (4-0) boys tennis team showed their resiliency during the week with three wins in three days with a bump in the road along the way. After opening the season up with a shutout on the road at Windsor, the Knights returned back to their home court and kept…

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