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Making the call: Selecting the 2016 Observer Athletes of the Year

June 16, 2016
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Athletes of the Year

It was all too familiar. Flashes of last year’s selection process flooded my head as déjà vu set in. The conference table was covered with charts and spreadsheets. Torn pages from a notebook, newspaper clippings, and box scores were scattered across the floor. The arguments grew louder and the gap widened. “That team needed her,”…

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Blues fall from perfection

June 16, 2016
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Jimmy Titus turns a double play during a game against the Pittsfield Suns on June 17 at Muzzy Field in Bristol.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After opening their second season as a franchise with a 4-0 record, the Bristol Blues… At Torrington Titans (Tuesday, June 7) The Blues suffered their first loss of the season in Torrington on Tuesday after falling to the Titans, 3-1. The Titans took a 1-0 lead with a run off of…

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Legion baseball gets back to basics this summer

June 15, 2016
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Post 72 legion baseball team opened its summer season with a win and a pair of losses on the road last week, but as Southington coach Marc Verderame explains, this season looks a lot different than last year. “This is a totally different team,” the coach said. “We made a…

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Howe places in top 10

June 15, 2016
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Amanda Howe

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Amanda Howe competed in the 71st annual New England interscholastic track and field championship on Saturday, June 11 at Willow Brook Park in New Britain. Howe’s throw of 117’3” landed her in third out of 36 athletes in the discus, behind Katey Comstock of Windsor, VT (127’7”) and Adelaide Cook of…

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Scoreboard for the June 17 edition

June 15, 2016
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Scoreboard - SHS

These are the scores for games played between Monday, June 6 and Sunday, June 12. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. Southington High School Girls Track New England Championship Saturday, June 11 At Willow Brook Park, New Britain Shot put—(22 athletes) 1, Abbie Mokwuah, Longmeadow (MA), 39’11.25”; 2, Brittany Jones,…

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Scoreboard for the June 10 edition

June 9, 2016
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Scoreboard - SHS

Southington High School These are the scores for games played between Monday, May 30 and most contests on Monday, June 6. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. Boys Track Class LL Championship Wednesday, June 1 At Willow Brook Park, New Britain Team results —(24 teams) 1, Danbury, 110.7; 2, McMahon, 72;…

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Boys lacrosse falls in postseason rematch

June 9, 2016
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Lacrosse - SHS

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The 15th-seeded Blue Knights lacrosse team traveled to No. 2 Simsbury on Wednesday, June 1 to meet up with the Trojans for the third time this season. Southington’s season came to an end with a 10-1 loss in the first round. Southington lost to Simsbury, 10-3, in the semifinals of the…

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Tennis battle comes to a close

June 9, 2016
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Tennis - SHS

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s tennis seasons came to an end this week with one surviving boys tandem earning an exit from the state tournament, while three girls tested themselves against the top talent in Connecticut at the state open. Ben and Jacob Chasse’ run through the Class LL brackets came to an end when…

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Knights advance to New England: Howe leads Southington in 2 field events

June 8, 2016
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Amanda Howe hurls the shot put at the Class LL championships. Howe improved five places at the state open to qualify for the New England meet in two events.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With just one more attempt remaining for the day, Amanda Howe tasted perfection. On Monday, June 6, the Lady Knight sophomore’s fifth shot put attempt dropped to the earth at 36 feet, 5.75 inches. It was her second best throw of the season, and it was good enough to leap frog…

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Ridgefield ends Knights’ tourney run

June 8, 2016
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Devin Prive and Mike Aberizk team up for a block against Fairfield Warde-Ludlowe.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights boys volleyball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class L tournament for the 11th-straight year, but came up short to No. 5 Ridgefield, 3-2, after taking the Tigers to a deciding fifth set at home on Saturday, June 4. “Seeing how the boys started off, it came…

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