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Inclement weather may force change to championship football game

December 11, 2013
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Inclement weather may change the date or time for this Saturday’s Class LL championship football game between Southington and Fairfield Prep. The game is currently scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6:05 p.m. at Arute Field at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. However, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC)  may change the dates…

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Knights split Powder Puff; Offense surges in Game 2; Defense anchors the series

December 6, 2013
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Knights split Powder Puff; Offense surges in Game 2; Defense anchors the series

By John Goralski Sports Writer Kayla Nati turned the corner, and burst into the open field. Then, it was off to the races… On Monday, Dec. 2, the Lady Knights concluded the annual powder puff two-game series with a 21-12 win over Cheshire. Rains postponed the original schedule. Thanksgiving came and went. Temperatures continue to…

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Knights take center stage; Local trio battles in the Bronx for a Division I showdown

December 6, 2013
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Knights take center stage; Local trio battles in the Bronx for a Division I showdown

By John Goralski Sports Writer As soon as NCAA football officials announced the pairings for the Division I tournament’s opening round, Jordan Chapman’s cell phone came alive with a flurry of texts, but the former Southington High School star didn’t even have to look at the screen. Sacred Heart University had earned the program’s first…

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Home sweet home; Knights win 2 in a row at Thanksgiving, secure first round home game

December 4, 2013
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Home sweet home; Knights win 2 in a row at Thanksgiving, secure first round home game

By John Goralski Sports Writer Cheshire runners attacked the Southington defense like a con man in a back alley shell game. They plunged up the middle clutching phantom footballs to their bellies. They swept to the outside while the real play went the other way. They disbursed from the snap in a flurry of angles…

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Southington football wins big, advances to the next round

December 3, 2013
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By Mark Jaffee Special to The Observer Team unity best describes the surging Southington High football team. When junior defensive lineman Matt Koczera was asked about his three quarterback sacks in the Blue Knights’ decisive 52-14 win over Norwich Free Academy Tuesday night in the Class LL quarterfinals, he said he didn’t have a clue…

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Wildcat momentum; Lincoln men are on a 5 game win streak

November 29, 2013
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Wildcat momentum; Lincoln men are on a 5 game win streak

By John Goralski Sports Writer After three weeks, a pair of one-possession losses in week two remain the only blemishes on Lincoln College’s schedule. The Wildcats are making some noise in 2013. With victories over three conference opponents last week, the Lincoln College men’s basketball team has improved to 7-2 overall. The Wildcats are riding…

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Knights show great intentions; Five student-athletes sign letters of intent during early signing period

November 29, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer It’s almost becoming common place to find family members and friends herded into a small conference room tucked away in the back corner of the high school while photographers are ushered into the room by coaches in suits. The NCAA opened its early signing period on Wednesday, Nov. 13, and…

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Building blocks; Wilcats are looking for points, rebounds, and community service

November 23, 2013
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Building blocks; Wilcats are looking for points, rebounds, and community service

By John Goralski Sports Writer Preston Beverly looked back over his shoulder with quiet satisfaction as his Lincoln College New England men’s basketball team raced for the locker rooms at halftime. It wasn’t his team’s five point lead that brought a smile to the athletic director/coach. It was the swarm of kids from the Bristol…

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Medal Round; Swimmers claw their way to 3 school records, a Class LL medal, and the state open

November 22, 2013
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Medal Round; Swimmers claw their way to 3 school records, a Class LL medal, and the state open

By John Goralski Sports Writer Laurel Dean leapfrogged over three swimmers in her heat and one in a faster heat at the Yale University pool. Marisa Matthews earned the final spot at the state open but moved up one spot in the 50 freestyle standings. On Saturday, Nov. 16, the Lady Knight swimming season came…

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Seniors bowl over Bobcats; Thanksgiving Day win would secure a tourney bid

November 22, 2013
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Seniors bowl over Bobcats; Thanksgiving Day win would secure a tourney bid

By John Goralski Sports Writer If anybody thought that South Windsor was going to pose a challenge on Friday, Nov. 15, the Blue Knight football team erased all doubts in the opening minutes. Southington took the field for just 12 plays in the opening half, and it resulted in six scores. The clock began running…

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