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Striking gold in the SYBL

March 14, 2016
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SP SYBA Team Gold

Team Gold’s buzzer-beating basket in the season finale was the perfect cap for the perfect season. The shot sealed the division title in the Grade 8-9 division of the Southington Youth Basketball League. The team battled back from a 12-point deficit at halftime to secure the win in the final seconds and capture an undefeated…

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Cardinals rule 2nd round: Knights have no answer for Greenwich’s size

March 9, 2016
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Natalie Wadolowski looks for an open space against Greenwich 6-foot-4 center Abbie Wolf.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The 7-seed Lady Knights’ postseason run came to an end at home on Thursday, March 3 when they fell short to No.10 Greenwich (18-3) by four points, 56-52. The Cardinals outscored the Knights 24-8 in the first quarter, as the Knights missed a total of 13 shots. But the Knights stormed…

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Overtime win earns quick trip to CCC tourney

March 9, 2016
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Jeremy Fortin beats a defender in overtime to lift the Warrior-Knights past EO Smith-Tolland in the regular season finale.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Warrior-Knights (12-7) worked hard to get into the CCC South tournament after winning their regular season finale against a well-respected opponent, but all it took was one game in the conference tournament to turn their focus towards the Division III state tournament. After an overtime win and a tough, conference…

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Gymnasts battle at the open: Knights’ season ends at the Connecticut championship

March 9, 2016
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Vicky Castillo leaps across the beam at the Class L meet. Castillo was one of three Lady Knights to compete at the state open.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Four gymnasts represented Southington at the state open at New Milford High School on Saturday, March 5. Although the Lady Knights’ season came to an end a week shorter than last year, Lady Knight coach Kaitlyn O’Donnell said her team had a great meet despite tough judging. “At the state meet,…

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Swimmers finish second at CCC meet: Ramsey, Egan capture individual conference titles

March 9, 2016
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Darius Zajac swims the 100 butterfly at the CCC championship meet.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A second-place team finish with two individual conference champions really had the Blue Knights pumping their fists after the final race of the conference meet. Southington beat a number of perennial powers to claim the runner up position behind Farmington in a competition that wasn’t decided until the final race. Blue…

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Gymnasts fall short of 4th straight title

March 2, 2016
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Taryn Meenan finishes with a flourish at the Class L Championship.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights’ (134.45) three year state title streak came to an end when they finished as runner-ups to Greenwich (140.425) at the Class L state meet at Pomperaug High School on Saturday, Feb. 27. The Knights, ranked fourth in the state with a 135.85 scoring average, came into the state…

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Knights wrestle into top 20 at state open

March 2, 2016
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Paul Calo, above at the 126-pound Class LL finals, capped his stellar freshman season with a medal at the state open.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Six Blue Knight wrestlers carried their momentum into the second round of the postseason. After placing fifth at the Class LL state tournament at Trumbull High School last weekend, Southington scrambled into the top 20 at the state open. With just one week of training and preparation for the state’s best…

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Lady Knights save their best for last: 4x800m relay team shatters their own record at the NE championship

March 2, 2016
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SP track - 4x800m - Erin Angelillo, Taylor Hubert, Kate Kemnitz & Gabi Napoli 030416

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington history was made once again on Sunday, Feb. 28 at the 29th annual New England Indoor Track and Field Championships, held at the historic Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Facility in Roxbury Crossing, Mass. Not only was the girls 4x800m relay team the first relay team to represent Southington at…

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Girls hold off the Bears: Knights will face Greenwich in second round

March 2, 2016
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Janette Wadolowski leads a fast break during a first round victory over Norwalk in the first round of the Class LL tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The No. 7 Lady Knights (18-3) are moving on to the second round of the Class LL state tournament after defeating No.26 Norwalk (10-11), 62-51, at home on Saturday, Feb. 27. But the victory didn’t come easily. The Knights came out quickly, building a a nine-point lead by the end of…

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Running Club meeting March 6

March 2, 2016
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Running

On Tuesday, March 6 at 6 pm, there will be an open meeting to discuss the creation of a running club in Southington. The meeting is open to the general public, and the club has the potential to be for youths and adults. The Meeting will be held in the administrative building of the YMCA,…

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