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Tennis bounces back from Farmington loss with 2 lopsided wins

May 4, 2016
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The Blue Knight tennis team bounced back from their second loss of the season with two home victories. Falling at Farmington Southington’s five-game winning streak came to an end at Farmington (6-2) on Monday when the Knights suffered a 6-1 loss to the Indians. Ben Chasse came away with Southington’s only individual win after prevailing…

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Girls lacrosse needs a win

May 4, 2016
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Morgan Raymond threads the ball between two defenders during a loss to NW Catholic on Friday, April 29.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Losses are piling up for the Lady Knight lacrosse team (2-7), but Coach Jill Pomposi isn’t ready to say that her team is out of contention for a spot in the Class L tournament. Their effort to play as a team this past week has given Pomposi reason to believe, even…

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Sports listings for the May 6 edition

May 4, 2016
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FUNDRAISERS RED SOX-YANKEES BUS TRIP—Saturday, May 7, bus leaves St. Paul Catholic HS in Bristol at 9 a.m. Cost is $125 per person, includes tickets to Yankee Stadium and beverages on the bus. Proceeds benefit the St. Paul Catholic girls softball booster club. Contact: Gary Hovhanessian, (860) 690-5959 or at garyhov@aol.com. PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE…

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Powder Puff training at Foresi

April 29, 2016
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SP Brief - Football at Foresi

Foresi’s Individualized Training and Sports Performance Center at 122 Spring St. Unit D4 hosted a four week, town-wide football program for the Southington Valley Midget Football League from April 3-24 which attracted over 20 girls. The program’s aim was to introduce powder puff flag football to girls, aged 8-14.

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Track sweeps Conard, 18 qualify for postseason

April 28, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It’s been a few weeks since the boys and girls outdoor track and field teams fell short at Glastonbury in the season opener, but the Knights regrouped for a successful second try. Southington swept the boys and girls competitions at Conard on Wednesday, April 20, and both teams made large strides…

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Baseball rebounds from loss

April 28, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A wild pitch may have cost the Blue Knights (5-2) a run and their only loss last week at Glastonbury, but Southington recovered with two road wins, one coming by a run against a team they suffered a defeat to last year. Wild pitch decides it Southington traveled to Glastonbury (2-3)…

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One short of the record: Loss to Fitch ends softball’s 77-game win streak

April 27, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (7-1) came into the 2016 season with a streak of 70 games, needing just eight games to tie Seymour’s state record of 78 games. However that streak came to an end at home on Monday, April 25 when Fitch (8-0) defeated Southington, 2-0. Win streak ends After four…

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Knights battle Ludlowe

April 27, 2016
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Mike Majchrzak absorbes a hit during a win over Farmington. Southington sandwiched a loss to No. 9 Fairfield Ludlowe with a pair of lopsided victories.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (5-3) won two of three games this past week, including a matchup with one of the toughest opponents on their schedule. Southington coach Ron Case said that the team still has a long way to go, but he is still impressed with the amount of effort his guys…

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Boys volleyball outlasts Farmington

April 27, 2016
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Louis Gianacopolis Jr. and Jack Dietz combine for a block during a 3-2 win over Farmington last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Don’t call it a comeback because Southington coach Lou Gianacopolos has been here for years, and his Blue Knights (5-1) have been in these types of situations before. Southington won its only match of the week, 3-2, at home on Friday, April 22 against a rebuilding Farmington (2-5) team, but this…

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Girls lax is closing the gap

April 27, 2016
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Sydney Brault speeds past a Windsor defender on Friday, April 22.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Focusing at the the beginning of the game and being the aggressors right from the first whistle are just some of the things Southington coach Jill Pomposi is preaching to her Lady Knights (2-4). To end a four-game losing streak with grueling, come-from-behind victory this past week helped the Knights inch…

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