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Golfers shoot a season low

May 15, 2015
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Andrew Rogalski drives off the first tee during a won over St. Paul at Hawks Landing on May 7.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three solid wins and some benchmarks set this week put the Blue Knights golf team (5-2) in a good position as the season reaches the mid-way point. Southington scored lopsided wins over three opponents, but a 150 against St. Paul on Friday was the team’s lowest so far. Southington began the…

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Volleyball clinches postseason

May 15, 2015
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Adam Viviano sets up the offense during a recent Blue Knight game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington sandwiched a loss to Glastonbury with wins against Bulkeley and South Windsor. With two wins and a loss, the Blue Knights boys volleyball team (9-3) qualified for the Class L tournament. Win over Bulkeley The Knights swept the Bulkeley-HMTCA co-op team (3-8) in their only home match of the week…

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Boys tennis keeps rolling: Mauro gets 100th win, Knights improve to 10-0

May 14, 2015
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Zaya Oshana drives a ball across the net during a win against NW Catholic on May 4.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three wins for the Blue Knights boys tennis team (10-0) would be an understatement to describe what kind of week it really was for the guys in blue that are not only sitting in first place in the CCC West, but are sitting high atop their white steeds dressed in shining…

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Knights poised for final run: Greenwich ends 4 game streak, Baseball qualifies for tourney

May 14, 2015
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Drew Farkas, above, throws a strike during a complete game victory over New Britain.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights baseball team (10-2) qualified for the postseason this past week with three wins and a loss. With just over two weeks remaining in the season, Southington is within striking distance of home field advantage throughout the postseason. Southington opened the week up with their only road game of the…

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Softball win streak at 57 games

May 14, 2015
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Kendra Friedt winds up for a pitch during a 5-0 shutout ov Bristol Central on May 4.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights softball team (12-0) played on four of the five days this past week and carried on their perfection, extending their program-best win streak to 57 games. The Knights opened the week with a shutout over Southington coach Davina Hernandez’ alma mater. Three runs in the first inning and…

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Sports Listings for May 15 Edition

May 13, 2015
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Sports Listings for May 15 Edition

FUNDRAISERS ZUMBATHON FUNDRAISER FOR SHS WRESTLER—Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., at Zing Fitness, 447 North Main St. Cost is $10 per person for a Zumbathon. Proceeds will benefit an SHS sophomore wrestler, Richie Zayas Jr., who has been invited to represent Connecticut as a member of the East Coast Conference team for Down Under…

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Lax falls to .500 after midseason slump

May 8, 2015
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Jake Testa scoops up a ground ball at midfield during a 7-6 loss to Conard on April 29.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight lacrosse team all but erased their quick 4-1 start. With three straight losses to Fairfield Ludlowe, Conard, and Pomperaug this week, the Knights enter mid-season at 4-4. This is the first time since the second game of the season that the Knights have fallen to .500. Southington sustained…

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Volleyball splits the week

May 8, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights boys volleyball team (7-2) rebounded from their second loss of the season to salvage the week with a win over Simsbury to split the week. Southington battled for every point in the first game at Newington, but they still came away with a two-point loss, 25-23. On Tuesday,…

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Letters of Intent: Football stars commit to college

May 8, 2015
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Dan Williams (Endicott College), Matt Koczera (Springfield College), and Peter Majchrzak (Mount Ida College) committed to play college football during a ceremony at the high school on April 30. Matt Thomson (not pictured) will be playing at Choate Rosemary Hall for a post graduate season. The event was followed by a ring ceremony where members of the Class LL champion team received their championship rings.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington had four football players sign their names to play at the collegiate level on Thursday, April 30. Matt Koczera, Dan Williams, Peter Majchrzak and Matt Thomson will be signing their intent to play football at the next level. Matt Koczera served as team captain and was a two-year starter for…

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Golf scores are dropping as temperatures rise

May 8, 2015
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Julian Cardozo chips onto the green during a loss to Simsbury on Wednesday, April 29. Southington split the week, but scores are beginning to fall as the temperatures rise.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A win and a loss during the week keep the Blue Knights (2-2) golf team in contention as the spring season nears the halfway point. The Knights took the Conard Chieftains (2-3) on at Rockledge Golf Course in West Hartford on Monday, April 27 that would be decided by a stroke.…

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