The great escape: Knights survive Rams on Thanksgiving, improve to 10-0

December 2, 2015
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Jasen Rose leapfrogs a defender during a first half touchdown drive. The Knights trailed late in the game but capped a 10-0 regular season with a 36-29 win over Cheshire in the annual Apple Valley Classic.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With just under two minutes left in the game, the two-time state champion Knights were trailing a sub-.500 team. Southington was mired in penalties throughout much of the first half. The top-ranked Knights coughed up the ball an unprecedented five times, but Southington still managed to dominate the first three quarters…

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Knights split the annual powder puff series: Girls rebound from New Britain loss with a win over Cheshire

December 2, 2015
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Kelsea Allen plunges into the Cheshire secondary during the second game in the annual powder puff football series. Southington was shut out by New Britain in the first game but bounced back with a 10-0 win.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It was still a scoreless game in the beginning of the second half and the stadium was getting restless. Southington received a Cheshire punt on their own 38-yard line with just over two minutes remaining in the third quarter. After a loss of one yard on first down, Allen decided to…

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Music listings for Dec. 4

December 2, 2015
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FRIDAY, DEC. 4 OTHER STRAIGHT NO CHASER. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $30. Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000. HOT TUNA. The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield. SATURDAY, DEC. 5 OTHER THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS. The Kate, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. $29. (877)503-1286. KatherineHepburnTheater.org SUNDAY, DEC. 6 OTHER CELTIC WOMAN’S CHRISTMAS THEMED CONCERT. 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena,…

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Health listings for Dec. 4

December 2, 2015
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SUNDAY, DEC. 6 BRISTOL ZUMBA. Fund raiser for Project Graduation. Noon to 3 p.m. Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. $15 for adults, $10 for students in advance, and $20/ $15 at the door. Babysitting provided by the YMCA staff. (860) 463-3600. THURSDAY, DEC. 10 PLAINVILLE FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Offered by Hartford HealthCare Senior…

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Performance listings for Dec. 4

December 2, 2015
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FRIDAY, DEC. 4 OTHER ROBERT IRVINE LIVE. 8 p.m Acclaimed chef, restauranteur, and Food Network host, facing physical and culinary challenges chosen at random by audience. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $158, $48, $38, $28.(203) 346-2000. www.PalaceTheaterCT.org DEC. 4-20 OTHER ‘WHITE CHRISTMAS.’ Performed by Connecticut Theatre Company. Featuring songs by Irving Berlin.…

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Dining listings for Dec. 4

December 2, 2015
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FRIDAY, DEC. 4 BRISTOL FIFTH ANNUAL WINTER WINE GALA. Presented by the Young Professionals for United Way. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Over 70 wines, beers, liquors, hors d’oeuvres, pasta stations, desserts, and coffee. Raffles. Proceeds benefit the United Way of West Central Connecticut and a portion to support Kyla’s Kids Fund, an organization that was…

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Holiday listings for Dec. 4

December 2, 2015
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FRIDAY, DEC. 4 BRISTOL GREENE HILLS PTA CRAFT AND VENDOR FAIR. 5 to 9 p.m. Over 70 vendors. Greene Hills School, Pine Street, Bristol. GreeneHillsPTA@outlook.com DEC. 4, 5 BRISTOL THE GRINCH FESTIVAL. Friday, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holiday celebration complete with Whoville hair styling, crafts, music, and sing-alongs. Meet…

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Miscellaneous listings for Dec. 4

December 2, 2015
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DEC. 4-JAN. 30 OTHER ‘FROM HIGH COLLARS TO BEE’S KNEES: THE DOWNTON ABBEY ERA IN CONNECTICUT.’ Tuesday to Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Curated by the Connecticut Historical Society’s Fashion and Textile Council, the exhibit explorers fashion trends that reflected the tumultuous social events occurring in the…

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Kids listings for Dec. 4

December 2, 2015
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DEC. 4, 5 BRISTOL THE GRINCH FESTIVAL. Friday, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holiday celebration complete with Whoville hair styling, crafts, music, and sing-alongs. Meet the Grinch and his Whoville friends. Jodie Fitz, author and creator of The Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club, will be sharing a child and family…

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