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Blue Knight duffers ranked No. 2 in top division

June 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights golf team (11-4) won two on the road to push them towards lower scores for the Division I state tournament and prepare for the CCC Golf Tournament. The Knights started the week with a 150-152 win at Simsbury Farms Golf Course on Tuesday, May 26. The Knights lost…

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Shaw, Wilson to play at Western

June 5, 2015
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Adam Wilson, left, and Brett Shaw, right, will play baseball for Western Connecticut State University next year.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Brett Shaw and Adam Wilson chuckled like two siblings at the dinner table when they signed their letters of intent on Thursday, May 21, and that might have been because the two Blue Knights were both committing to play baseball for another teammate’s father next year when they continue their careers…

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Baseball rallies for a conference title with a win over Simsbury

June 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It wasn’t decided until the final week of the season, but the Blue Knight baseball team came out of the battle on top. Two split games on the road and a 3-2 Simsbury (15-5, 10-4 in CCC West) loss to Farmington (12-8, 8-6 in CCC West) to end the regular season…

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Bristol Blues video stream for last night’s season opener

June 5, 2015
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Miss last night’s Bristol Blues game. No need to worry. Here is a rebroadcast of last night’s action. Bristol Blues vs. Brockton, Mass. June 4

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Track charges into CCC: Angelillo wins 2 track events, Howe wins shot put

June 4, 2015
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Rylee Van Epps clears a hurdle during the 300m race at the CCC West championships.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Erin Angelillo finished as a conference champion in two events and two more athletes qualified for the Class LL state meet at the CCC West Championships on Tuesday, May 26 at Simsbury High School. Both boys and girls track and field teams finished in fifth place out of eight schools. Southington…

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Spoiled by Glastonbury: Tennis suffers first loss in season finale, Kataria brothers escape Day 1 of the tourney

June 4, 2015
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Kunal Kataria chases down a volley during a 7-0 loss to Glastonbury in a battle of unbeaten teams in the regular season finale. Kataria went on to advance past the first day in the state tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A 7-0 loss at home to undefeated Glastonbury (17-0) on Wednesday, May 27 may have ended the Blue Knights’ (16-1) regular season, but it didn’t end their spirit. Southington coach Tony Mauro and his boys’ tennis team held their heads high and were anything but discouraged after they walked off the…

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Volleyball is ready for the big show: CCC tournament is final preparation for states

June 4, 2015
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Mark Horanzy scores a kill during a win over East Hartford in the regular season finale.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Despite a first round loss in the Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) boys volleyball tournament, Coach Lou Gianacopolos expects that his Blue Knights (12-7) are prepared for the Class L state tournament. The sixth-seeded Knights lost to No. 3 East Hartford (17-3) in the first round of the conference tournament, but the…

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Sports Listings for May 5 edition

June 3, 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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Boys lacrosse eliminated

May 29, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights lacrosse team (4-12) was eliminated from playoff contention this past week after a close, 6-5 overtime loss at home to Hall (9-6) on Tuesday, May 19. After scoring just two goals in the first half, the Knights returned to score three goals in the second half, including a…

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Girls lacrosse is eliminated

May 29, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Two consecutive wins to start the week continued hopes for a postseason berth for the Lady Knights lacrosse team (4-10), but a loss at the end of the week would say otherwise. The Knights took to the field in their only home game of the week against RHAM (3-12) on Monday…

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