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Serious about the spring: Boys track will turn to the seniors at the start

April 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights placed 21st at last year’s Class LL state meet at Willow Brook Park in New Britain. Southington qualified 18 athletes in 11 different events, advancing one athlete, Sean Garrison, to the state open. Garrison finished 29th in the 3200m run at the open, after finishing 14th at the…

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Defending the CCC title: Boys tennis starts with a target on their backs

April 6, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights finished last year’s regular season with a 16-1 record (7-0 in division), beating out Hall (11-5, 6-1) by a match to claim the CCC West title for the first time in years. The Knights’ only loss came to Glastonbury in their regular season finale, 7-0. “We achieved the goals…

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Looking for redemption: Girls lacrosse missed the postseason by 1 game last year

April 6, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights finished last year’s regular season with 6-10 record (0-6 in division) placing seventh in the CCC North and missing the Class L state tournament by a game. Although the Knights just came up short on the postseason, Southington head coach Jill Pomposi still considers the regular season a…

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Answering the conference call: Girls tennis is poised for another run at a CCC banner

April 6, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights completed last year’s regular season with a 17-1 record (6-1 in division), sharing the CCC West title with Farmington (12-1, 6-1) and NW Catholic (14-2, 6-1) and putting a conference banner up in the high school’s gymnasium for the first time in the program’s history. The Knights’ only…

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Casale game is still going strong

April 6, 2016
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On Wednesday, March 30, school officials, teachers, administrators, and fans crowded the Derynoski Elementary School gym for the annual Michael Casale Memorial basketball game. Everyone was a winner since all proceeds benefit an annual scholarship fund. Photos by BRIAN JENNINGS Click to enlarge

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Boys lacrosse opens with a victory

April 6, 2016
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Michael Majchrzak shoots past defenders during a 5-3 win over North Haven to start the spring season.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington surged for three goals after the break, and that was the difference. After an even first half, the Blue Knights rallied to a 5-3 win over a respectable North Haven team (0-1) in the season opener at home on Saturday, April 2. The Indians were the top seed in the…

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Sports listings for the April 8 edition

April 6, 2016
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FUNDRAISERS PSYCHIC READINGS FOR RUGBY—Friday, April 29, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. (6:30 p.m. registration), at Southington High School. A group reading with medium Karen Kilmartin. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Proceeds benefit the SHS rugby club. Contact: hdultra73@gmail.com. PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase…

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Boys lacrosse is back on track: Knights are deeper and hungrier than ever

April 1, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington boys lacrosse team finished last season with a 4-12 record (0-4 in division), placing last in the CCC West. The Knights did not qualify for the conference tournament and missed the Class L state tournament for the first time since 2012. Over his nine year career with the Knights,…

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Eyes on the prize: Boys Golf keeps driving toward a state banner

April 1, 2016
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Andrew Szandrocha, above, is one of three returning veterans from last year’s team. Southington hopes to be in the mix once again at the end of the year.

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights finished last year’s regular season with an 11-4 record (10-4 in division), placing third in the CCC West behind Simsbury and Newington. At the Division I state championship, held at Timberlin Golf Club in Berlin, the Knights remained in contention after the front nine and were still in…

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Streaking to a 4th title?: Softball eyes state record for straight wins

April 1, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The top-seeded Lady Knights were down 4-0 to No.2 Cheshire after four innings of play in the Class LL state championship game. In the bottom of the fifth, Kaitlyn Paterson’s RBI single, a squeeze bunt by Emily Lippincott, and a two-run double by Lauren Zazzaro tied the game at 4-4. With…

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