Bristol Blues video stream for last night’s season opener

June 5, 2015
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Miss last night’s Bristol Blues game. No need to worry. Here is a rebroadcast of last night’s action. Bristol Blues vs. Brockton, Mass. June 4

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These rockers prove age ain’t nothing but a number

June 5, 2015
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  By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters told the Irish Times back in November, “Rock and roll is a young man’s game.” He said it as more of an apology since, obviously, he’s still performing rock music into his 40s. But in its earlier days, truthfully, rock and roll was…

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Relay for Life raises over $100,000 for cancer research

June 4, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington’s 18th annual Relay for Life was held last weekend, raising a total of $108,963 for cancer research and awareness. The 24-hour event consisted of 54 teams fundraising before and during the event, coming together for the common cause of helping communities fight cancer. The top three teams raised nearly 30 percent…

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Track charges into CCC: Angelillo wins 2 track events, Howe wins shot put

June 4, 2015
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Rylee Van Epps clears a hurdle during the 300m race at the CCC West championships.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Erin Angelillo finished as a conference champion in two events and two more athletes qualified for the Class LL state meet at the CCC West Championships on Tuesday, May 26 at Simsbury High School. Both boys and girls track and field teams finished in fifth place out of eight schools. Southington…

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Southington schools welcome three new principals

June 4, 2015
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Brian Stranieri, principal of Southington High School.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Board of Education appointed three new principals last week, welcoming the new administrators to Southington High School and Strong and Hatton elementary schools. During a special meeting on May 21, the board recognized Brian Stranieri as the new principal of Southington High School. Stranieri has been serving as interim principal…

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SHS students win 3 Halos from Seven Angels Theater

June 4, 2015
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Members of the Southington High School drama department (from left) Marissa Mayo, Emily Sargent, Rachel Mouris, Jessica Dos Santos and Madison Yurgatis received awards at the 12th annual Halo Awards, hosted by the Seven Angels Theater in Waterbury. After receiving ten nominations, the SHS department won Halos in three categories - Best Choreographer, Best Performance by an Actress in a Comic Role in a Play and Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Musical.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER “It felt like the Oscars for high school,” said Southington High School senior Marissa Mayo of last Tuesday evening, when the Southington High School theater department was honored at the 12th annual Halo Awards. The awards, presented by Seven Angels Theater in Waterbury, invited Southington to attend what was described as a…

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Spoiled by Glastonbury: Tennis suffers first loss in season finale, Kataria brothers escape Day 1 of the tourney

June 4, 2015
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Kunal Kataria chases down a volley during a 7-0 loss to Glastonbury in a battle of unbeaten teams in the regular season finale. Kataria went on to advance past the first day in the state tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A 7-0 loss at home to undefeated Glastonbury (17-0) on Wednesday, May 27 may have ended the Blue Knights’ (16-1) regular season, but it didn’t end their spirit. Southington coach Tony Mauro and his boys’ tennis team held their heads high and were anything but discouraged after they walked off the…

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Volleyball is ready for the big show: CCC tournament is final preparation for states

June 4, 2015
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Mark Horanzy scores a kill during a win over East Hartford in the regular season finale.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Despite a first round loss in the Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) boys volleyball tournament, Coach Lou Gianacopolos expects that his Blue Knights (12-7) are prepared for the Class L state tournament. The sixth-seeded Knights lost to No. 3 East Hartford (17-3) in the first round of the conference tournament, but the…

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Sampson opposes House budget

June 4, 2015
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HARTFORD – State Representative Rob Sampson (R-Southington, Wolcott) cast his vote against a state budget, citing increases to state spending, unfair and unnecessarily raises taxes on the middle class. Debate on the budget, which was the result of negotiations between Governor Dannel P. Malloy and majority Democrats, began around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. The House Republicans…

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