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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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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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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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