Hall of Fame: Captain Jack: Jack Barry anchored the Southington infield

September 10, 2015
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Jack Barry was an anchor behind the plate during Southington’s transition from Lewis High School to Southington High School. After graduation, he battled in the minor leagues.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR   Jack Barry never did get the chance to test his arm against the fastest runner at spring training in 1952, but the Southington catcher worked his way around the four fields in Myrtle Beach, S.C., hoping for a chance to take his shot. For a few weeks in early April, the…

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SEF hosts their 7th annual Fan of the Foundation Gala

September 10, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Education Foundation, Inc., (SEF,) will host its 7th Annual Fan of the Foundation Gala on Friday, Sept. 25 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The event runs from 7 p.m. to midnight and serves as the organization’s largest fundraiser each year. The non-profit organization, established in 1996, aims to…

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Reloading for another run: Girls Volleyball has new faces, same expectations

September 10, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER   Of their three state championship appearances, the girl’s volleyball team won their only title in 2009. The last time the Lady Knights made a state championship appearance was 2011, but every year they have been inching closer to the ultimate goal. The Knights finished last season with a 15-4 regular…

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The second round: Girls soccer expects to turn the corner and aim at the postseason

September 10, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knight soccer team ended the 2014 season with a 4-11-1 record (2-11-1 in the division) and a seventh-place finish in the CCC West. Although the Knights didn’t qualify for the Class LL tournament, Coach Mike Linehan said that he still learned a lot about the high school environment in…

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Setting their sights on the tourney: Boys Soccer preview

September 10, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER   The boy’s soccer team is still in search of a Class LL championship game appearance. Coach Dave Yanosy is entering his 10th year at the helm of the Blue Knights (15th year with the program) and has had success early on in his tenure, making an appearance in the state…

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9/11 remembrance ceremony scheduled in Plantsville on Sept. 11

September 9, 2015
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The 9/11 memorial is located on West Main Street in Plantsville, next to Zingarella’s and the Southington rail-trail.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER To commemorate the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, a brief ceremony will be held at the site of the 9/11 memorial on West Main Street in Plantsville. The Southington Fire Department and Southington Police Department will be joined by town leaders and members of…

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Looking to build on last year: Cross country had stellar year in 2014

September 9, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER   The girl’s cross country team is coming off of a stellar 2014 season with a record of 11-3 (11-3 in the CCC West). The team finished fifth overall (second in the West Division) at the CCC Championship Meet, finishing four in the top 50. At the Class LL State Meet,…

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Three in a row?: Football looks to defend the championship crown…again

September 9, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER   The Southington Blue Knights football team is entering the 2015 season as kings of the throne for a second straight year after shutting out NFA, 49-0, in the 2014 Class LL Large state championship game, giving the program its third win in a championship game and their 10th undefeated season…

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Field Hockey on the rise: The Lady Knights are focused on a return to the postseason

September 9, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girl’s field hockey team finished the 2014 season with an early exit out of the qualifying round of the Class L State Tournament, after being defeated 2-0 at home by No.19-seed Newtown, entering the tournament as a No.14-seed. This came after the Lady Knights captured the CCC East division title…

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