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Blue Knight wrestlers commit to next level

May 1, 2015
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Blue Knight coach Derek Dion surveys his senior trio as they commit to wrestle at the next level during a ceremony on April 24 at the high school. From left, Zach Bylykbashi, Shawn Devin, and Zack Murillo.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three Southington Blue Knights wrestlers signed their college letters of intent at the high school to wrestle at the next level. On Friday, April 24, Zack Murillo, Zach Bylykbashi, and Shawn Devin committed to grapple for four more years. “Really, the story of all three of them starts with the parents…

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Boys tennis team continues to roll over opponents

May 1, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (4-0) boys tennis team showed their resiliency during the week with three wins in three days with a bump in the road along the way. After opening the season up with a shutout on the road at Windsor, the Knights returned back to their home court and kept…

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Golfers split week one

May 1, 2015
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Drew Szandrocha chips onto the seventh green during Southington’s 15-stroke victory over Farmington on April 23.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Cold, uncomfortable golfing weather was the forecast for the Knights’ two season-opening matches. Wednesday, April 22 brought the Knights’ first match against the Hall Warriors (2-1) at Rockledge Golf Club in West Hartford. The Warriors defeated the Knights, 167-175, but Southington coach Jim DiNello still thought his boys persevered through the…

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Softball survives first test: Knights beat Maloney with 2-run rally in the 9th

May 1, 2015
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Nicole White zeroes in on a pitch during a rain-shortened game against Farmington on April 22. The game has been suspended to a later date.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Friday, April 24, unpredictable weather, two runs in extra innings, and a solid pitching performance from Kendra Friedt helped secure a 3-1 win, keeping the Lady Knights (5-0) softball team undefeated. “It was a crazy day,” said Southington coach Davina Hernandez. “It was probably the strongest wind I had ever…

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Girls stay perfect: Tennis wins 3 more, improves to 5-0

May 1, 2015
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Cassidy Race keeps the rally alive during a doubles match on Thursday, April 23. Race won her match, and the Knights beat Bristol Central, 6-1.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Since the start of the season, the undefeated Lady Knights tennis team has only dropped three matches in five contests, even without their No.1 singles player for most of it. Southington rolled off three more wins last week to improve to 5-0, and now the Knights are back to full strength.…

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Sports Calendar for May 1

April 29, 2015
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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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Building toward a victory: Girls lax is getting better, still looking for a win

April 24, 2015
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Building toward a victory: Girls lax is getting better, still looking for a win

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knight lacrosse team walked onto the field on Monday, April 13, trying to recover from a season-opening hangover, after losing to Daniel Hand. Unfortunately the Knights dropped their second game of the season at their home field to the Guilford Indians (3-0), 12-6. “We definitely did better than last…

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Track wins big at first meet

April 24, 2015
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Track wins big at first meet

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington High School exploded into the spring season on Tuesday, April 14 with a pair of lopsided victories over Newington. The Blue Knights opened their season with a 110-40 victory, and the Lady Knights won easily, 87.5-44.5. The boys never trailed, sweeping the relays and winning 15 out of 17 events…

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Boys Tennis off to a strong start

April 24, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (1-0) boys tennis team may have cruised to a season-opening win on the road on Monday, April 13, against the Windsor Warriors (2-2), 7-0, but it was something more than a win that really opened Southington coach Tony Mauro’s eyes. “We looked strong,” said Mauro. “I hate to…

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Baseball opens the season with 3-game streak

April 24, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER No home games for the first three games? No problem. The Blue Knights baseball team stayed perfect on the road to open the season. After a week of cancellations, Southington traveled to Tolland on Tuesday, April 14 to get things going against the Eagles (2-2). The road game featured a 15-4…

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