Baseball clinches CCC title; poised for postseason run

June 2, 2016
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Baseball SHS

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After suffering a home defeat to the second-ranked team in Class M, East Catholic, the Blue Knights baseball team recovered with two, comfortable wins last week to close out their regular season, which accomplished the team’s second goal of securing a divisional title. “I think we’re playing good baseball right now,”…

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Southington Scoreboard for the June 3 edition

June 2, 2016
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Southington High School These are the scores for games played between Monday, June 23 and Saturday, June 28. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. Girls Tennis Southington 7, Wethersfield 0 Monday, May 23 At Southington SINGLES 1, Angela Balaoing, SHS, def. Taylor Jones, WHS, 6-1, 6-2; 2, Natalia Gimenez, SHS,…

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Relay breaks school record at conference championship

June 2, 2016
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Abby Connolly speeds toward the finish line in the 200m race.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s outdoor track and field teams began their postseason on Tuesday, May 24 at Simsbury High School when they competed at the CCC Central Championships. The Lady Knights placed fourth out of 10 schools. Glastonbury claimed the girls conference title, followed by Windsor and Simsbury. The 4x800m relay of Kate Kemnitz,…

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Golfers finish strong; top 10 at Chappa

June 2, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington golfers traveled to Rockledge Golf Club in West Hartford on Monday, May 23 where they settled with a 156-156 draw with Conard, but still managed to clinch the CCC Central title. Andrew Szandrocha medaled by a stroke with a 37 (1-over-par). Ryan Burrill backed Szandrocha with a 39, and Andrew…

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Southington’s top 3 reminisce about their tenure at SHS

June 1, 2016
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From left, Southington’s top three graduates, salutatorian Emily Maciejewski, valedictorian Timothy Cocozza, and essayist Natalia Gimenez.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington High School’s (SHS) top three students agreed on three things when reminiscing on their soon-to-be-over high school days: They couldn’t have done it without each other. They will remember their time at SHS fondly, and even though they are leaving Southington for college this fall, they’ll be back. As they prepare…

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Knight spikers rally to CCC finals

June 1, 2016
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Jack Dietz takes on two East Hartford defenders at the CCC tournament finals.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER For the second time this season, the Blue Knights fell to top-ranked East Hartford, but Lou Gianacopolos still feels like the third time will be the charm. Southington fell to the Hornets in the CCC tournament championship last week, but Gianacopolos said that there were major differences from that regular season…

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Girls tennis falls in state tourney opener

June 1, 2016
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Abby Roy chases down a rally during Southington’s qualifying round loss to Wilton. Roy was one of two Lady Knights to win her match.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Although the 17th-seeded Lady Knights tennis team fell short, 5-2, in the qualifying round of the Class L tournament at No. 16 Wilton on Saturday, May 28, Southington coach Robin Thompson said that she was still very happy with the team’s level of play and ability to handle themselves in unbearable…

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Chasse bros still fighting

June 1, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights tennis team advanced just one doubles team in the Class LL tournament at Yale University in New Haven on Saturday, May 28 after entering a total of four singles and three doubles. Ben and Jake Chasse teamed up together for the first time since falling in the first…

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Boys Lacrosse battles 2 postseason brackets

June 1, 2016
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Lance Johnston sprints past a Fairfield Warde defender in the Class L qualifying round.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights lacrosse team might have suffered an early exit in the CCC Central tournament, but they kept their season alive with a win in the qualifying round of the Class L tournament over the weekend. The 15th-seeded Knights hosted No. 18 Fairfield Warde on Saturday, May 28, for the…

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