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Swimmers finish 2nd in CCC West

March 12, 2015
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Swimmers finish 2nd in CCC West

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER WEST HARTFORD—Blue Knight swimmers scored 31 personal best times as Southington rallied for 264 to capture second place behind the Conard Chieftains (277) at the 2015 CCC West conference championship on Tuesday, Mar. 3 at the Cornerstone Aquatic Center in West Hartford. Southington suffered their only regular season losses to Conard…

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Our first King of New England: Zack Murillo is crowned as the first Blue Knight regional champ

March 12, 2015
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR On Saturday, Feb. 7, Zack Murillo deflected his opponent’s first attack with the flair of a bullfighter and countered with a move of his own. Southington’s 106-pounder pushed his opponent face first into the mat and started to apply a relentless pressure. It didn’t seem to matter that the New England…

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UConn wins WBB championship

March 10, 2015
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The University of Connecticut played in the WBB conference championship on Monday night at the Mohegan Sun. The UConn women topped South Florida, 84-70. PHOTOS COURTESY OF MOHEGAN SUN ARENA

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Swimmers sink Farmington in season finale

March 6, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER FARMINGTON—The Southington Blue Knights (9-2) boys swimming and diving team traveled to Farmington High School on Tuesday, Feb. 24 to end their regular season in the final dual meet with a comfortable, divisional win over the Indians (4-8), 98-77. It wasn’t just a win, though. The Blue Knights were able to…

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Hockey is bound for the postseason

March 6, 2015
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Zack Murillo (106) keeps the Blue Knight streak alive with Southington’s third state open title in as many years.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER WEST HARTFORD—The Warrior-Knights ice hockey team finished out their regular season with back-to-back losses against the division two Conard Chieftains at Veterans Memorial Ice Rink in West Hartford, but Hall-Southington is still poised for the postseason. On Monday, Feb. 23, Conard opened the two-game series with a 6-0 shutout of their…

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Lincoln loses at regional semifinals: Wildcats eliminated after numerous snow delays

March 6, 2015
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Lincoln loses at regional semifinals: Wildcats eliminated after numerous snow delays

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lincoln Wildcats (17-6) hosted the Gateway Lions (8-17) at the Courtside Sports Center in Harwinton on Tuesday, Feb. 17. The Wildcats defeated the Lions, 99-88, in what would be the last game of their regular season. Who could have guessed it? Guard Derrick Wilson (9-for-15) led the Wildcats with 23…

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Lady Knight gymnasts run away with 3rd straight title

March 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER SOUTHBURY—Signs of schools in the competition hung high from the bleachers. The vault, balance beam, uneven bars, and floor mat were set up at every corner of the gymnasium at Pomperaug High School in Southbury. The powder was out, and the tape was wrapped. Scores were posted through overhead projection. Running,…

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Murillo wins state open championship: 2 Knights medal, advance to NE tournament

March 4, 2015
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Zack Murillo (106) keeps the Blue Knight streak alive with Southington’s third state open title in as many years.

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW HAVEN—Hugs all around, hugs all around. There was nothing, but smiles, family pictures, and joy coming out of Murillo camp Saturday night, Feb. 28 at the 2015 CIAC State Open Wrestling Tournament. There wasn’t an empty seat in the house from the bleachers to the balcony above at the…

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Warrior-Knights are still alive in the hunt for a postseason berth

February 27, 2015
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Warrior-Knights are still alive in the hunt for a postseason berth

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER WEST HARTFORD—It won’t get any easier for the Hall-Southington hockey team as they try to manufacture a postseason bid. With two losses this week, there’s no chance for a .400 record to automatically clinch a berth. Instead, the Warrior-Knight future will hinge on a pair of games against their division II…

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Postseason rally falls short: Knights fight to the very end

February 27, 2015
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Postseason rally falls short: Knights fight to the very end

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The boys were back in town for senior night in their last home game of the regular season on Friday night, Feb. 20. The Southington Blue Knights (6-14) boys basketball team played hosts to the Bristol Central Rams (14-6). The Knights had to win out both of their two remaining games…

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