Golfers tee up 3 more victories

May 26, 2016
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Golf balls and tees

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With three wins last week, the Blue Knights golf team stretched their win streak to five, staying in contention for the top foursome at the upcoming Division I tournament. The Knights did so while also earning experience on the road to help prepare them for the state tournament as well. Southington…

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Volleyball is back on track after tough week

May 26, 2016
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Tim Cocozza returns an attack during Southington’s win over Maloney.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights volleyball team swept last week with three-straight wins, dropping just one game overall in a trio of best-of-seven series. But three victories don’t explain the current state the team was in after suffering a pair of losses the week before to Newington and South Windsor. Southington coach Lou…

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Sports Listings for the May 27 edition

May 26, 2016
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EVENTS KNIGHTS CUP TRACK MEET—Saturday, June 11, 8 a.m. (check-in) and 9 a.m. (start), at the Southington High School track. (Rain date is Sunday, June 12, 4 p.m. check-in, 5 p.m. start). A community wide track and field series presented by the YMCA and SHS track and field teams. Open to boys, girls, men, and…

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Gimme an ‘E’ for ‘Effort’

May 25, 2016
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Mike Listro tracks down the ball during a doubles match with teammate Jason Soltys, back, against Newington.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER At the start of the conference schedule, Southington coach Tony Mauro said that his Blue Knights tennis team finally started showing the effort he expected. After going 3-1 last week, he said that his team showed their best efforts of the spring. “I thought that we began to realize that I…

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Tennis earns tournament berth

May 25, 2016
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Natalia Gimenez returns a volley during a 7-0 sweep of Avon. The Lady Knights qualified for the postseason last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER At the end of last week, Southington coach Robin Thompson predicted that her Lady Knights tennis team would qualify for the Class L tournament. And they did just that, as Southington went 3-1 last week to earn a tournament berth. “I think the girls have worked on some of the miscues…

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State Incumbents and challengers poised for November

May 25, 2016
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Southington Politics

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER State conventions have already been held, and Connecticut’s political parties are scrambling for the June 7 deadline for endorsing candidates for state and district offices. For Southington voters, that means three state senate races and two state representative races are coming into focus for the November election. Southington has four legislators currently…

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Softball is poised for another postseason rally

May 25, 2016
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Emily Mankus drives a ball deep during a victory over Hall. Southington is ready to make its annual run at a state title.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights continued to fight for a top seed in Class LL last week, adding three more wins to their resume. Cheshire finished its regular season with a 20-0 record, but the Knights were still able to take first place in the CCC, secure home field advantage, and amass a…

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PZC approves plans for Loper Street and mixed-use zone on West Street

May 25, 2016
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House Construction - plans

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) voted on May 17 to approve a special permit for a Loper Street subdivision, and a zone change for West Street. Public hearings were held at PZC meetings since March 15, regarding plans for a 72-lot subdivision planned for Loper Street by AA Denorfia Building Department.…

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Sluggers are still tinkering

May 25, 2016
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Jake Walasewicz connects during a home loss to East Catholic.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights baseball team finished the week with three wins and a loss, but as Southington coach Charlie Lembo explains, there is still some work to do before the start of the Class LL tournament. “We have two regular season games remaining, so we’d like to try to finish 14-6…

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