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Sports listings for the June 3 edition

June 1, 2016
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EVENTS KNIGHTS CUP TRACK MEET—Saturday, June 11, 8 a.m. (check-in) and 9 a.m. (start), at the Southington High School track. (Rain date is Sunday, June 12, 4 p.m. check-in, 5 p.m. start). A community wide track and field series presented by the YMCA and SHS track and field teams. Open to boys, girls, men, and…

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Knights claim CCC berth

May 27, 2016
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Matt Gundersen avoids a defender during a game against Avon last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights lacrosse team completed their regular season with two wins to push themselves into the top four in their conference and earn a spot in the CCC tournament. As the Knights prepare for the postseason, Southington coach Ron Chase said that a lot of his younger guys have been…

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Girls rugby trio signs National Letters of Intent

May 27, 2016
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Three Southington rugby players committed to playing at the NCAA division one level next year. From left, Allie Rinaldi (Sacred Heart University), Daria Gagnon (American International College), Kasey Newman (Sacred Heart University).

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three student athletes from Southington’s girls rugby club inked their names on National Letters of Intent in the high school’s library on Thursday, May 19 to continue their athletic careers at Division I colleges next fall. Allie Rinaldi started playing rugby her sophomore year and was named team captain as a…

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Girls lacrosse is fighting to the bitter end

May 26, 2016
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Hallie Altwies leads a rush against Avon.

The Lady Knights lacrosse team suffered a pair of losses over the week to extend their losing streak to nine games, but still displayed fight along the way. Southington headed for West Hartford on Tuesday, May 19 where they fell short, 17-4. The Chieftains took a 13-3 lead at halftime. Sydney Brault led the offense…

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Scoreboard for the May 27 edition

May 26, 2016
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Scoreboard - SHS

Southington High School These are the scores for games played between May 16, 2016 and May 21, 2016. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. Baseball Southington 9, Avon 0 Monday, May 16 At Southington AVON Player ab r h bi McDonald, 2b 3 0 0 0 Delgallo, 1b 3 0…

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Golfers tee up 3 more victories

May 26, 2016
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Golf balls and tees

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With three wins last week, the Blue Knights golf team stretched their win streak to five, staying in contention for the top foursome at the upcoming Division I tournament. The Knights did so while also earning experience on the road to help prepare them for the state tournament as well. Southington…

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Volleyball is back on track after tough week

May 26, 2016
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Tim Cocozza returns an attack during Southington’s win over Maloney.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights volleyball team swept last week with three-straight wins, dropping just one game overall in a trio of best-of-seven series. But three victories don’t explain the current state the team was in after suffering a pair of losses the week before to Newington and South Windsor. Southington coach Lou…

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Sports Listings for the May 27 edition

May 26, 2016
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If you would like to your event announced in The Observer, please e-mail information to jgoralski@southingtonobserver.com. The Observer reserves the right to edit for content and space.

EVENTS KNIGHTS CUP TRACK MEET—Saturday, June 11, 8 a.m. (check-in) and 9 a.m. (start), at the Southington High School track. (Rain date is Sunday, June 12, 4 p.m. check-in, 5 p.m. start). A community wide track and field series presented by the YMCA and SHS track and field teams. Open to boys, girls, men, and…

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Gimme an ‘E’ for ‘Effort’

May 25, 2016
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Mike Listro tracks down the ball during a doubles match with teammate Jason Soltys, back, against Newington.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER At the start of the conference schedule, Southington coach Tony Mauro said that his Blue Knights tennis team finally started showing the effort he expected. After going 3-1 last week, he said that his team showed their best efforts of the spring. “I thought that we began to realize that I…

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Tennis earns tournament berth

May 25, 2016
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Natalia Gimenez returns a volley during a 7-0 sweep of Avon. The Lady Knights qualified for the postseason last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER At the end of last week, Southington coach Robin Thompson predicted that her Lady Knights tennis team would qualify for the Class L tournament. And they did just that, as Southington went 3-1 last week to earn a tournament berth. “I think the girls have worked on some of the miscues…

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