Building to the best;

June 20, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer A small gallery of coaches and players gathered at the fringe of the final green to watch Eric Flood chip the ball a few feet from the 18th hole. The Southington senior flashed a smile at his teammates, grabbed his putter, and sauntered onto the green elbow-to-elbow with some of…

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The Summit honors veterans

June 20, 2014
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The Summit honors veterans

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Summit at Plantsville recently recognized its veterans for their service with a wall of honor. The Summit honored its residents along with Vitas Innovative Hospice Care. More than 30 veterans were honored during last week’s ceremony. Town Manager Garry Brumback gave a brief thank you to show his appreciation…

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SHS teacher to dance for wounded veterans

June 20, 2014
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SHS teacher to dance for wounded veterans

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington High School teacher, army veteran, football coach and science fiction author are just a few ways one could define the accomplished . This fall, competitive dancer can be added to the list. Durbin, or the Colonel as some know him, will dance for charity in Dancing with Our Heroes,…

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Back-to-back champions; Lady Knights outlast Amity in 15-inning title contest

June 20, 2014
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Back-to-back champions; Lady Knights outlast Amity in 15-inning title contest

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coaches and fans were already noticing fatigue with the pitchers when Southington came to the plate at the bottom of the 15th inning. On Saturday, June 14, the game was already dragging toward the three and a half hour mark, and the moon was already climbing high into the sky.…

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Southington High ranked as one of the best high schools

June 20, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington High School reached to the top on a national scale, as it recently was included in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings. The report, which involved a three-step process to determine the results, ranked Southington High number 34 out of over 200 best high…

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Loss in the finals; Amity wins championship rematch

June 20, 2014
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Loss in the finals; Amity wins championship rematch

By John Goralski Sports Writer Blue Knight coach Charlie Lembo slumped against the wall as a flood of reporters engulfed him in the Middletown dugout. His Blue Knight baseball team was the last one playing at the high school during one of the most prolific springs in recent history. The Knights led early and were…

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Officials honor SHS seniors that are joining the military

June 19, 2014
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Officials honor SHS seniors that are joining the military

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer For the second year in a row, school officials held a military luncheon to honor thae graduates from the Class of 2014 who are joining the service after graduation. The 12 graduates recognized at Wednesday’s luncheon were Daniel Brown, Myles Colon, Melissa Dube, Michael Hoffman, Visoud Kong, Jeffrey Kroeber, Emilie…

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Southington firefighters to take part in MDA Fill the Boot campaign

June 18, 2014
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On Thursday, June 19, Southington Firefighters, from IAFF Local 2033, will kick off their annual Fill the Boot campaign to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other neuromuscular diseases.  This year, Professional Firefighters from…

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Knights reach the finals; Young spikers charge into the championship game

June 18, 2014
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Knights reach the finals; Young spikers charge into the championship game

By John Goralski Sports Writer Ridgefield funneled the offense to their 6-foot-5 center, and the Blue Knights countered with a make-shift block. The Tigers shifted the next pass through their outsides, and Southington’s blockers shifted back to meet the charge. On Thursday, June 12, Southington’s big man sat helplessly with his ankle wrapped on the…

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