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Girls lax tourney hopes have no margin for error

May 11, 2016
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Hannah Jackman surges across midfield during a loss last week. The girls lacrosse team has no margin for error if they are to reach the postseason.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (2-9) may have had trouble putting the ball in the cage in two losses last week, but Southington coach Jill Pomposi said that the problem might be more mental than it is physical. “We have to focus on the play at hand, not the plays that happened before,”…

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Sports listings for the May 13 edition

May 11, 2016
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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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Honoring exceptional teammates

May 10, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School eighth graders Dean Bauchiero and Stephen Murray, left, received the CIAC Mike Savage Exemplary Unified Teammate award at the 13th Annual Michaels Unified Sports Cup Awards.   For three years, Stephen has been involved with Unified Sports program at Kennedy, and Dean was a founding member of the Derynoski Elementary School team…

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Scoreboard for the May 6 edition

May 6, 2016
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Southington High School These are the scores for games played between Monday, April 25 and Sunday, May 1. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. Baseball Southington 6, NW Catholic 1 Monday, April 25 At West Hartford SOUTHINGTON Player ab r h bi Cyr, lf 3 1 2 1 Gugliotti, cf 4…

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Boys lacrosse is on the brink

May 5, 2016
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The Blue Knights (6-4) split the week with a win and a loss, but more importantly, they set their sights on the postseason. With a win over South Windsor and a loss at Conard, the Knights came within one game of qualifying for the state tournament. Southington wasted no time in South Windsor on Tuesday,…

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Girls tennis rebounds from first loss of the season

May 5, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (7-1) suffered their first loss of the season over the week, but still managed to garner two wins to move closer to qualifying for the Class L tournament. Southington welcomed Farmington to their home courts on Monday, April 25, but fell short, 5-2, for their first loss this…

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Softball rebounds from first loss with 3 game streak

May 4, 2016
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The Lady Knights (10-1) bounced back from their first loss of the season with a new, three game winning streak. In the midst of those three wins came qualifying for the Class LL state tournament, a goal that they had set out to accomplish coming into the season. Finishing Farmington It took just five innings…

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Knights qualify individuals at dual meet, invite

May 4, 2016
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Laini Pizzitola hands off the baton to Lauren Perkowski during the 4x800m relay at the O'Grady Relays in Danbury.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington qualified nine more athletes for the Class LL meet, including a relay, after competing in a dual meet and invitational this past week. Southington competed at Wethersfield on Wednesday, April 27 in their third dual meet of the season. The boys team (1-2) fell, 118-32, and the girls team (1-2)…

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Baseball knocks NWC from unbeaten ranks

May 4, 2016
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Shortstop John Mikosz makes the throw to first during a 3-2 win over Bristol Central.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (8-2) played the roles of both spoilers and comeback kids this past week as three hard-fought wins helped them accomplish one of their first goals: make the postseason as fast as you can. And two of those three wins came in dramatic fashion on back-to-back, walk-off hits. Leaping…

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Golfers are starting to mature

May 4, 2016
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Ryan Burrill chips onto the green during a win over Farmington.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Maturity is what Southington coach Jim DiNello said he is starting to see out of his guys after the Blue Knights (5-0) remained undefeated on the season with two wins this past week, posting their best score of the season at home. “There’s really no substitute for experience,” the coach said.…

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