Knights are off and running: Athletes qualify for the postseason at the season opener

December 24, 2015
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High jumper Emily Macjewski launches herself into the pit at the Hillhouse Invitational meet.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights indoor track and field varsity squad raised the curtain on their season by getting an introductory glimpse of some of the best talent around the state at the 14th annual Hillhouse Invitational in New Haven on Saturday, Dec. 19. Southington qualified four individuals and one relay team for the…

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Churches announce Christmas service schedules

December 24, 2015
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Nativity

The following Southington Churches have announced their special service times for Christmas Eve (Thursday, Dec. 24) and Christmas Day (Friday, Dec. 25): Baptist First Baptist Church 581 Meriden Ave, Southington DEC. 24—6 p.m. service featuring special music, scripture, candlelight, and a Christmas message from Rev. Sharon Holt. DEC. 25—none. Note: People are welcome to visit…

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Boys open the season with 2 state powers

December 24, 2015
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Mark Lindberg fights through a block during a loss to Weaver on Monday, Dec. 21.

A very tough draw to kick off the 2015-16 season left the Blue Knights boys basketball team with an 0-2 record. Southington opened up their season on the road in West Hartford on Saturday, Dec. 19, where they fell short to the Lions of Northwest Catholic (2-0), 54-37. NW Catholic built a lead of 27-11…

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Cub Scout Pack 33 sends supplies to troops overseas

December 24, 2015
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Cub Scouts from Southington Pack 33 tape up a box of supplies to be sent to the US troops overseas. The holiday packages were sent on Dec. 17 in a joint project with American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 and included toiletries, snacks, basic medical supplies, and stuffed animals. (Photo by Catherine Boyce)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Holiday packages will make their way from Southington to Kosovo this season, packed by local Boy Scout Troop 33. More than 100 soldiers from a Connecticut based troop will receive boxes full of toiletries, snacks, basic medical supplies, and stuffed animals to distribute to local children. On Dec. 17, 30 Boy Scouts…

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Knights surge to 2-0: Girls basketball steamrolls Rockville, Hall

December 24, 2015
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Maggie Meehan slips past the Hall defense during a 59-41 win over Hall in Southington’s road opener. The Lady Knights opened the season, 2-0.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Janette Wadolowski was ahead of the stampede as the Lady Knights stormed across the court at the season opener. Maggie Meehan threaded a perfect pass, and Wadolowski’s eyes widened with the joy of a child spying her presents on Christmas morning. Defenders closed in, but Wadolowski bounced off two Rockville defenders…

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Welch leads the Knights at the Lancer Invite

December 24, 2015
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Tagan Welch, above, secured the victory in the 113 pound bracket of the 2015 Lancer Invitational.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights wrestling team grappled with some of the best competition around the state and a couple teams from Rhode Island when they competed at the Lancer Invitation in Waterford on Saturday, Dec. 19. The Knights scored eight medals, including one division title. Southington finished fourth (142.5) out of 12…

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Hall-Southington ice hockey opens with a win on the road

December 24, 2015
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Warrior Knights

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Caelan Booth may have just missed the hat trick, but his two goals helped secure a 2-1 win over Woodstock Academy (0-2) at Jahn Hockey Rink at Pomfret School on Saturday, Dec. 19. The Hall-Southington Warrior-Knights opened the 2016-15 season with a win. The Centaurs hit the back of the net…

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Women and Girls’ Fund celebrating 15; looking to honor 1,000 women who made difference

December 23, 2015
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In just a couple of weeks, the Women & Girls’ Fund of Main Street Community Foundation will be entering its 15th year and commemorating its successful investment in programs that improve the lives of local women and girls. To begin the celebration, the fund is initiating “A Toast to Women,” a pay it forward campaign…

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Southington’s first town historian dies at 59 year old

December 23, 2015
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Ken DiMauro

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Former Town Historian Ken DiMauro passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Dec. 16. He was 59. Southington’s first official Town Historian, DiMauro was active in the town and worked as a journalist for several local publications, including the Southington Observer. “Ken was a wealth of knowledge regarding the history of…

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