Planned power outages June 13 for Eversource conversion

June 9, 2016
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Eversource has announced that there will be a planned power outage in Southington for a conversion that will take place on Monday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Rain date is Tuesday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) This outage will affect 239 customers from the intersection of Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike and…

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Boys lacrosse falls in postseason rematch

June 9, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The 15th-seeded Blue Knights lacrosse team traveled to No. 2 Simsbury on Wednesday, June 1 to meet up with the Trojans for the third time this season. Southington’s season came to an end with a 10-1 loss in the first round. Southington lost to Simsbury, 10-3, in the semifinals of the…

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Tennis battle comes to a close

June 9, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s tennis seasons came to an end this week with one surviving boys tandem earning an exit from the state tournament, while three girls tested themselves against the top talent in Connecticut at the state open. Ben and Jacob Chasse’ run through the Class LL brackets came to an end when…

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YMCA to induct 4 into Sloper hall of fame

June 9, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER This year’s honorees in the YMCA Camp Sloper Hall of Fame have been announced—Lance Kilburn, Bob Lengyel, Nicki O’Rourke, and Mike Soccodato will be inducted on Wednesday, July 13 at the YMCA’s annual Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Picnic at Camp Sloper. The Hall of Fame was created in 2005 to recognize past…

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Knights advance to New England: Howe leads Southington in 2 field events

June 8, 2016
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Amanda Howe hurls the shot put at the Class LL championships. Howe improved five places at the state open to qualify for the New England meet in two events.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With just one more attempt remaining for the day, Amanda Howe tasted perfection. On Monday, June 6, the Lady Knight sophomore’s fifth shot put attempt dropped to the earth at 36 feet, 5.75 inches. It was her second best throw of the season, and it was good enough to leap frog…

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Ridgefield ends Knights’ tourney run

June 8, 2016
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Devin Prive and Mike Aberizk team up for a block against Fairfield Warde-Ludlowe.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights boys volleyball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class L tournament for the 11th-straight year, but came up short to No. 5 Ridgefield, 3-2, after taking the Tigers to a deciding fifth set at home on Saturday, June 4. “Seeing how the boys started off, it came…

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Knights fall to Amity…again

June 8, 2016
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Drew Farkas held Amity off the scoreboard for three innings, but the Spartans ended Southington’s season for the fourth consecutive year.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight baseball season came to an end last weekend at the hands of Amity, and the Spartans seem to have Southington’s number. Southington’s last four losses in the state tournament all came against Amity, including a pair of runner-up finishes in the championship game. Amity has been dominating the…

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UNICO recognizes Southington’s top 25

June 8, 2016
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The Southington Chapter of Unico National held their 71st annual Top 25 Students Dinner at the Aqua Turf on June 1, to recognize Southington High School’s top 25 graduating seniors from the Class of 2016.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Out of 467 soon-to-be-graduates of Southington High School (SHS), 25 were honored for their high class ranking by the Southington chapter of UNICO National. The 71st annual Top 25 dinner took place at the Aqua Turf Club on June 1, celebrating the success of students who earned a top spot in the…

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Softball stopped in the semifinals

June 8, 2016
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Sarah Myrick beats the throw to home during a semifinal loss to Amity on June 6. Myrick scored the only run of the game as the Knights fell, 4-1.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Critics said that this would be a rebuilding year, but the second-seeded Lady Knights softball team returned to the Class LL final four, falling just short of a fifth straight appearance in the championship game. Southington spring campaign came to an end with a 4-1 loss to No. 6 Amity at…

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