Score one for the little guys; Lincoln College loses in national tournament

March 22, 2014
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Score one for the little guys; Lincoln College loses in national tournament

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Thursday, March 13, the Wildcats trailed by 22 points late in the second half when Jordan Taylor battled for two offensive rebounds before drawing a foul. That’s when Lincoln College players began to show the reason why they were one of eight teams vying for a national title. Over…

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Local is honored by Special Olympics

March 22, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington resident Maureen Jahne is one of many individuals chosen to be honored during the upcoming Hall of Fame Dinner, presented by Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT). The Hall of Fame recognizes extraordinary athletes, volunteers and supporters who exemplify leadership, spirit and selflessness, as well as inspire joy through sport and…

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Saving the best for last; Rothstein medals on beam; Knights hit at NE meet

March 21, 2014
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Saving the best for last; Rothstein medals on beam; Knights hit at NE meet

By John Goralski Sports Writer Three gymnasts scored 9s on the vault. Two scored 9s on the beam, and one broke the barrier on floor. On Satruday, March 15, the Lady Knights shrugged off the trials and tribulations of the last two weeks and did what they do best. They quieted their nerves. They pushed…

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Spanish pilot program is set for South End School

March 21, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Board of Education recently voted unanimously to endorse the concept of a phase-in Spanish program that would be a piloted as a theme-based opportunity at South End School. Suggested by a world language teacher from the district, the program would begin for students entering kindergarten and first grade.…

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Battling all the way to the end; Warrior-Knights reach the Class LL quarterfinals

March 21, 2014
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Battling all the way to the end; Warrior-Knights reach the Class LL quarterfinals

By John Goralski Sports Writer Kevin Cop was knocked to the ground, but the senior forward still managed to flick the puck at the goalie. Less than a minute later, Will Amenebar reached out to catch a pass across the crease, drew the goalie out of position, and just missed the far corner of the…

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Officials address issues; State of Town given over dinner

March 21, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Town officials addressed a variety of issues during the fifth Annual State-of-the-Town Supper last week, focusing on economic development and the budget. Co-sponsored by Baron Realty and the Chamber’s Legislative Committee, members of the Southington Town Council spoke before members of the community, highlighting their current goals while discussing their…

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Sink or swim; 8 Knights advance in 6 events at Class LL qualifier

March 21, 2014
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Sink or swim; 8 Knights advance in 6 events at Class LL qualifier

By John Goralski Sports Writer Mack Golos was visibly upset when he emerged from the Hamden pool at the end of his 200m freestyle heat at the Class LL qualifying meet on Saturday, March 15. He had basically tied his qualifying time, but he wasn’t moving on to the finals. For most athletes that would…

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Two teens charged with robbing a person in the Southington Police Department parking lot

March 20, 2014
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Two teens charged with robbing a person in the Southington Police Department parking lot

Two local teens were charged with robbing a person in the parking lot of the Southington Police Department. On Wednesday, March 19, police dispatchers monitoring video surveillance in the department’s front parking lot observed what they thought was an altercation. Police responded to the parking lot as one of the vehicles involved in the altercation…

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Cyber Knights gear up for first local FIRST event

March 20, 2014
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Cyber Knights gear up for first local FIRST event

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Cyber Knights have practiced day and night for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, scheduled to kick off this weekend for the first time at Southington High School. Team members are gearing up for the upcoming competition, completing last-minute tweaks on their 120-pound…

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