Knights battle Ludlowe

April 27, 2016
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Mike Majchrzak absorbes a hit during a win over Farmington. Southington sandwiched a loss to No. 9 Fairfield Ludlowe with a pair of lopsided victories.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (5-3) won two of three games this past week, including a matchup with one of the toughest opponents on their schedule. Southington coach Ron Case said that the team still has a long way to go, but he is still impressed with the amount of effort his guys…

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Boys volleyball outlasts Farmington

April 27, 2016
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Louis Gianacopolis Jr. and Jack Dietz combine for a block during a 3-2 win over Farmington last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Don’t call it a comeback because Southington coach Lou Gianacopolos has been here for years, and his Blue Knights (5-1) have been in these types of situations before. Southington won its only match of the week, 3-2, at home on Friday, April 22 against a rebuilding Farmington (2-5) team, but this…

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Girls lax is closing the gap

April 27, 2016
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Sydney Brault speeds past a Windsor defender on Friday, April 22.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Focusing at the the beginning of the game and being the aggressors right from the first whistle are just some of the things Southington coach Jill Pomposi is preaching to her Lady Knights (2-4). To end a four-game losing streak with grueling, come-from-behind victory this past week helped the Knights inch…

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Girls Tennis beats Newington and Manchester, remain unbeaten

April 27, 2016
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Kristen Mathew returns a rally during a conference victory over Newington on Wednesday.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (5-0) picked off two more opponents this week to remain undefeated with wins at home and on the road. But as Southington coach Robin Thompson explains, the strategy of singles and doubles play shifts towards a tougher schedule as the month of May approaches. Doubles stay dominant Southington…

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Boys tennis sweeps past Blue Devils

April 27, 2016
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The Blue Knights (5-2) hosted Plainville (1-3) in their lone match of the week on Tuesday, April 19 where they swept the Blue Devils, 7-0. Mike Balaoing, Matt Balaoing, Ben Chasse, Jacob Chasse won in straight sets. Jacob Chasse went undefeated, and Mike Balaoing dropped just one game. Doubles Ian Lawrence-Erik Kryzanski won in straight…

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Music listings, starting April 29

April 27, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 29 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Brickhouse Bar and Grill, 80 Market Square, Newington. APRIL 29, 30 OTHER JASON ALDEAN. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Featuring A Thousand Horses. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $99, $79. 1-800-745-3000. Ticketmaster.com SATURDAY, APRIL 30 OTHER ‘A SPECTACULAR EVENING OF DOO-WOP.’ 8 p.m. With Jay Siegel’s Tokens, the Legendary Teenagers,…

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Health listings, starting April 29

April 27, 2016
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MONDAY, MAY 2 BRISTOL ‘TRANSFORMING THE DIFFICULT CHILD: THE NURTURING HEART APPROACH.’ 6 to 8 p.m. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Pre-register. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@BristolHospital.org TUESDAY, MAY 3 BRISTOL ‘RAISING A RESPONSIBLE CHILD- RULES, CHORES, AND CONSEQUENCES. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Pre-register. (860) 585-3895,…

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Performance listings, starting April 29

April 27, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 29 SOUTHINGTON ‘THE CHESTER HADLYME MYSTERY PARTY.’ Benefit for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Doors open and the mystery begins at 6:30 p.m. Buffet dinner is 7 p.m. Southington Elks Lodge, 114 Main St., Southington. $30. dnajarian@sbcglobal.net, (203) 525-0969. APRIL 29, 30 OTHER ‘GREASE.’ Performed by Holy Cross High School. Friday…

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Dining listings, starting April 29

April 27, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 29 BRISTOL PASTA DINNER FUND RAISER FOR HUNTER SMITH. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Benefits Ivy Drive student who is having medical issues and has been in CCMC for over two months. Asbury United Methodist Church, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. Tickets at door or reserve at hfostbork@aol.com. $10. SATURDAY, MAY 14 PLAINVILLE WINE TASTING…

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