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Track wins big at first meet

April 24, 2015
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Track wins big at first meet

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington High School exploded into the spring season on Tuesday, April 14 with a pair of lopsided victories over Newington. The Blue Knights opened their season with a 110-40 victory, and the Lady Knights won easily, 87.5-44.5. The boys never trailed, sweeping the relays and winning 15 out of 17 events…

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Boys Tennis off to a strong start

April 24, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (1-0) boys tennis team may have cruised to a season-opening win on the road on Monday, April 13, against the Windsor Warriors (2-2), 7-0, but it was something more than a win that really opened Southington coach Tony Mauro’s eyes. “We looked strong,” said Mauro. “I hate to…

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Baseball opens the season with 3-game streak

April 24, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER No home games for the first three games? No problem. The Blue Knights baseball team stayed perfect on the road to open the season. After a week of cancellations, Southington traveled to Tolland on Tuesday, April 14 to get things going against the Eagles (2-2). The road game featured a 15-4…

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Volleyball blasts 3 opponents

April 24, 2015
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Volleyball blasts 3 opponents

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A loss to the Staples Wreckers (4-0) last Saturday and the absence of two key starters didn’t slow down the Blue Knights (5-1) volleyball team. If anything, it only made them stronger. The Knights started their recovery on their home court with a 3-0 win over a much-improved East Hartford Hornets…

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Lacrosse scores double digits: Young Blue Knights still have not reached their potential

April 24, 2015
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Lacrosse scores double digits: Young Blue Knights still have not reached their potential

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The young guns from Southington were slinging the ball and slinging it often under the lights at their home field on Wednesday, April 15. The Blue Knights boys lacrosse team made it to double digits for the first time this season in their third game with a 13-6 win over the…

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Softball’s off and running

April 23, 2015
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Softball’s off and running

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Without their starting pitcher and starting center fielder, the Lady Knights (3-0) softball team did what they are used to doing in their first three games. Win. Losing key players, especially a nationally-ranked pitcher, is huge, but that just goes to show you just how deep and good these girls really…

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Shifting lineups, changing roles: Girls tennis scrambles for two victories with make-shift lineup

April 23, 2015
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Shifting lineups, changing roles: Girls tennis scrambles for two victories with make-shift lineup

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Being without key starters for their first two matches of the season didn’t stop the Lady Knights (2-0) tennis team from winning, especially without their leading singles player. Everyone shifted up in the lineup. Players were forced into uncomfortable roles, but the Southington squad took it in stride. The Knights started…

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Sports Calendar for April 24

April 22, 2015
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FUNDRAISERS SHS RUGBY TEAM CAR WASH—Sunday, April 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Southington Auto Wash on Queen Street. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the SHS club. 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…

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A quarter century of wireless

April 17, 2015
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Rick Barrows has been helping local residents with their cell phone needs for 25 years.

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Rick Barrows opened “The Car Phone Store,” a cell phone franchise, in Southington in March of 1989. Today, the business known as the “Wireless Zone” is still going strong. Barrows said at the beginning of this journey, he had a business partner and the two were looking to invest in a…

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Spikers win 2 out of 3: Blue Knights open season with challenging trio

April 17, 2015
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Ian Powell scores a block during Southington’s 3-0 win over Maloney on April 8.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Although they lost a much-anticipated match to Staples Wreckers (2-0) on Saturday, April 11, they didn’t get wrecked and had three strong showings for their first three matches of the season. After finishing last season with a second-place finish in the CCC South for the second-straight year and a fourth runner-up…

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