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Blue Knight swimmers score their first loss, drop to 6-1

February 13, 2015
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Blue Knight swimmers score their first loss, drop to 6-1

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER When you walk downstairs and into the swimming area at the Southington Community YMCA, you will notice that a scissors lift, tools, and some steel beams surround the pool deck. However, ongoing construction wouldn’t delay the momentous swimming meet between the Southington Blue Knights and Conard Chieftains. The Knights (6-1) suffered…

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Wrestlers go 0-2 midweek and 2-2 at the Ledyard Duals

February 13, 2015
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Wrestlers go 0-2 midweek and 2-2 at the Ledyard Duals

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The lights went off, and the colored lights lit up the walls throughout the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium. The spotlight came down and fog filled the room. And the music played. “I can feel it co-ming in the air to-night, oh Lord.” The wrestlers came running out around the mat to start…

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Southington Western Little League makes the jump to wooden bats

February 13, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington West Little League will be switching from aluminum bats to wood bats for the upcoming season for safety purposes and also to add more challenge to the game. The board of Southington West Little League voted 10 to 5 in support of the change. Skip Griffin, President of…

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Gymnasts break 140 barrier

February 13, 2015
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Gymnasts break 140 barrier

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER CHESHIRE—Flowers were exchanged and pictures were taken by parents, families, and friends. The seniors gave their coach big hugs, revisiting the recollections of success they have built together throughout their four years. Saturday night, Feb. 7 was senior night for the Lady Knights gymnastics team at the C.A.T.S. Gymnastics Center in…

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Knights score perfect week; win back-to-back contests and 5 of last 10

February 12, 2015
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Knights score perfect week; win back-to-back contests and 5 of last 10

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER If you’re looking for a place that has buzzer-beating shots and last-second miracles, then the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium at Southington High School is the place to go. The Blue Knights boys basketball team rallied for their first perfect week with a pair of buzzer beating wins at home. Thursday night,…

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Blue Knight trio sign NCAA Division I Football Letters of Intent

February 12, 2015
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Blue Knight trio sign NCAA Division I Football Letters of Intent

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Click. Click. Flash. Flash. Cameras snapped pictures, capturing the smiles that filled the room. Audio recorders surrounded the blue helmet with the big “S” that sat on the table next to a football. The pens were out and they were ready to sign. Wednesday, Feb. 4 was the NCAA’s initial signing…

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Girls Basketball matches last season’s win total

February 6, 2015
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Austin Abacherli (120) manhandles his opponent in the consolation semifinals. Abacherli rallied to a third place finish at the Connecticut Challenge on Saturday, Jan. 31.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Pink filled the atmosphere in the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium at Southington High School on Friday night. Pink balloons and streamers hung high from the walls and railings of the bleachers while pink ribbons and flowers complemented gift baskets. Coaches, players, and fans were dressed in pink to honor the former North…

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Gymnasts win by more than 40 at Farmington; Improve to 4-0

February 6, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE—The Southington Lady Knights gymnastics team was at the Farmington Valley Gymnastics & More LLC Gymnastics Center in Plainville on Saturday night taking on the Farmington Indians. The TV monitor that displayed the vaulting routines in the center may have been behind, but the Lady Knights were not. They haven’t been…

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Walkway to the sports complex named for Coach Dom

February 5, 2015
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Walkway to the sports complex named for Coach Dom

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER If you walk by the entrance to the community turf field at Southington High School, you won’t see any signs, plaques, monuments, or names. You won’t see anything above the walkway, but that’s all changing. The Southington Board of Education passed a motion to rename the walkway that leads to the…

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Postseason begins: Track charges into the CCC Championships

February 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The runners hear the gun and sprint to their best times. The pole vaulters extend high off of the ground in hope of reaching heights they haven’t reached before. The jumpers jump for new records. And the throwers throw for long distances. It’s time for the CCC Championships. The boys and…

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