Old School Barber Shop opens in Plantsville

January 23, 2015
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Lombardos Barber Shop

A barbershop with an old-school feel just recently opened in Plantsville this month. Christopher Lombardo, who has been a barber for nine years, opened the doors of Lombardo’s Barber Shop on Jan. 8 at 1201 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. “I always wanted to have my own barbershop and have my own theme,” said Lombardo. Lombardo’s barbershop has…

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All sax, all the time, with The Asylum Quartet

January 23, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR This weekend, music fans will get to kick some musical brass at the First Congregational Church in Southington. The Asylum Quartet, which features four saxophones, plays a variety of music from classical to indie rock. And they take the stage on Saturday. We caught up with the Hartt School of…

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Derynoski PTO hosts a home and business show on Feb. 28

January 23, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Derynoski Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is holding its first annual Home and Business Show on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.in the school’s cafeteria. Derynoski Elementary School PTO member Laura Rothkopf said she got the idea to do the home and business show from surrounding…

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Boys Basketball snaps 25-game losing streak

January 23, 2015
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Boys Basketball snaps 25-game losing streak

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Mike Pagano wasn’t immune from the hushed whispers when he walked down the halls of the high school. The conversations in the cafeteria seemed to cut him to the core. Some were supportive. Some were outright rude, but no matter where he went, Pagano and his teammates weren’t able to escape the…

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Knights stay perfect: Swimmers beat Rocky Hill and Berlin

January 23, 2015
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Nick Brazil swims the 100 breaststroke during a 90-75 win over Berlin on Friday, Jan. 16.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Devils’ boys swimming team remained undefeated at the Southington Community YMCA on Friday, Jan. 16 after they swam past the Berlin Redcoats, 90-75. PJ Ramsey dominated the pool and was a two-time winner of the day in the 50 freestyle (24.26) and set a state-qualifying time in the 100…

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They’re in, but at what cost?: Injuries continue for girls basketball

January 23, 2015
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They’re in, but at what cost?: Injuries continue for girls basketball

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington Lady Knights varsity basketball team came into Friday night’s game battered and bruised without three of their starters, due to injuries. Although Maggie Meehan, Nicole Fischer, and Janette Wadolowski were all out, the Lady Knights still went out there and played hard for their town, team and coach, Mike…

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Warrior-Knights fall short in 2 close battles

January 22, 2015
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Warrior-Knights fall short in 2 close battles

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER WEST HARTFORD—It was cold outside of Veteran’s Memorial Ice Skating Rink in West Hartford on Wednesday night, with the temperature only in the teens. But inside the rink, play on the ice was hot for a high school boys varsity ice hockey thriller. The Lyman Hall-Haddam-Killingworth Trojans fired shots and exchanged…

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Indoor Track qualifies 9 for states at Yale Invite

January 22, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights track and field team traveled to the 33rd Yale Interscholastic Track and Field Classic to compete against high schools from a handful of states in the northeast from Friday, Jan. 16 to Saturday, Jan. 17. It’s a sprinter’s dream, on a gorgeous banked track, where runners lick their…

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Wrestlers beat Newington; Murillo wins at Eagle Classic

January 22, 2015
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  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Four Blue Knights muscled into the medal round at the Eagle Classic High School Wrestling Tournament on Saturday Jan. 17 in Manchester, finishing fifth overall out of 18 schools. Southington finished with a score of 110.5, behind South Windsor (145.0), Berlin (181.0), Windham (220.0), and Newtown (293.5). Zack Murillo led…

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