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Softball survives first test: Knights beat Maloney with 2-run rally in the 9th

May 1, 2015
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Nicole White zeroes in on a pitch during a rain-shortened game against Farmington on April 22. The game has been suspended to a later date.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Friday, April 24, unpredictable weather, two runs in extra innings, and a solid pitching performance from Kendra Friedt helped secure a 3-1 win, keeping the Lady Knights (5-0) softball team undefeated. “It was a crazy day,” said Southington coach Davina Hernandez. “It was probably the strongest wind I had ever…

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Girls stay perfect: Tennis wins 3 more, improves to 5-0

May 1, 2015
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Cassidy Race keeps the rally alive during a doubles match on Thursday, April 23. Race won her match, and the Knights beat Bristol Central, 6-1.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Since the start of the season, the undefeated Lady Knights tennis team has only dropped three matches in five contests, even without their No.1 singles player for most of it. Southington rolled off three more wins last week to improve to 5-0, and now the Knights are back to full strength.…

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Sports Calendar for May 1

April 29, 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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Building toward a victory: Girls lax is getting better, still looking for a win

April 24, 2015
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Building toward a victory: Girls lax is getting better, still looking for a win

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knight lacrosse team walked onto the field on Monday, April 13, trying to recover from a season-opening hangover, after losing to Daniel Hand. Unfortunately the Knights dropped their second game of the season at their home field to the Guilford Indians (3-0), 12-6. “We definitely did better than last…

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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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