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Gearing up for Class LL; Bennett, Barmore earn all-conference honors

June 6, 2014
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Gearing up for Class LL; Bennett, Barmore earn all-conference honors

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coaches might have been scratching their heads at the start of the 100m, but it didn’t take long to see that the seedings were right. On Wednesday, May 28, the Blue Knight track team sent eight different sprinters to the starting line for the CCC West championship meet. Stephen Barmore…

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The measuring stick; Boys Lacrosse almost topples the Tomahawks

May 30, 2014
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The measuring stick; Boys Lacrosse almost topples the Tomahawks

By John Goralski Sports Writer It took the Glastonbury defenseman a herculean effort to free himself in the waning minutes of the first half, but he looked upfield to see a streaking attackman sprint across the 50-yard line. The pass was perfect. The timing was well-rehearsed, but a Southington player seemed to materialize out of…

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Rising in the ranks; Girls lacrosse competes with top programs

May 23, 2014
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Rising in the ranks; Girls lacrosse competes with top programs

By John Goralski Sports Writer With just under 10 seconds remaining in the half, Megan Palumbo stepped between two Trumbull players to scoop up a ground ball. In just a few seconds, it sparked a charge that finnished in the back of Trumbull’s net. The Golden Eagles had just tried to secure the halftime lead…

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Knights hit their stride; Baseball survives grueling three-game stretch

May 16, 2014
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Knights hit their stride; Baseball survives grueling three-game stretch

By John Goralski Sports Writer Charlie Lembo sauntered out to his baseball team waving two game balls in his right hand and a smile beaming across his face. Storm clouds were already gathering in the Wednesday night sky. Southington’s four-game marathon would be cut short with the impending rains, but for the third time in…

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Southington native launches sustainable company

May 13, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Wrtier When Southington native and energy efficiency engineer Jeff Julia noticed that consumers were not buying green products as quickly as they could be marketed, he created his own company to solve the problem. After years of studying both consumer needs and product liability, Julia launched Soutenir, LC, selling stream-lined, home-use…

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Comeback clincher; Second half surge secures postseason berth

May 9, 2014
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Comeback clincher; Second half surge secures postseason berth

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Jill Pomposi had enough and signaled to the officials for a timeout. Fewer than 8 minutes had elapsed, but the Southington lacrosse team was already trailing Farmington, 6-1. “I told them to just forget about the first eight minutes, and let’s just play together,” said the coach. “We’re a…

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Win streak ends in finale; Lincoln enters the postseason as the No.1 seed

March 1, 2014
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Win streak ends in finale; Lincoln enters the postseason as the No.1 seed

By John Goralski Sports Writer Midway through Lincoln College’s 13-game winning streak, a colleague cornered Preston Beverly in the halls of the school. He told the first-year coach that the Wildcats might want to consider losing a game just to find out what it’s like to lose before the postseason. Beverly didn’t know what to…

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Snapping the skid; Hockey needs 1 win to clinch tourney

February 21, 2014
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Snapping the skid; Hockey needs 1 win to clinch tourney

By John Goralski Sports Writer At the start of the second minute, Brian Mahon skipped the puck under the pads of Lyman Hall’s goaltender. Seventeen seconds later, Dylan Roach pushed the lead to 2-0. On Monday, Feb. 10, the Warrior-Knights desperately needed a win. For the first time since mid-January, Hall-Southington helped their cause with…

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Brumback: Use caution, roads will not be cleared to usual standards

February 13, 2014
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*UPDATED Southington is among the many communities to feel the sting of road salt shortages in the state. The issue has gotten so bad that Gov. Dannel Malloy issued a State of Emergency on the matter yesterday. “I have asked our state emergency management personnel to reach out to our cities and towns tonight and…

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Southington man accused of sexual assault on girl under age 13

February 6, 2014
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Southington man accused of sexual assault on girl under age 13

A Southington man has been arrested after Plainville police said he had sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 13-years-old. According to a press release Luis M. Maldonado, 32, of 14 John St., Southington was arrested at his home for first degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. Because the…

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