Golf scores are dropping as temperatures rise

May 8, 2015
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Julian Cardozo chips onto the green during a loss to Simsbury on Wednesday, April 29. Southington split the week, but scores are beginning to fall as the temperatures rise.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A win and a loss during the week keep the Blue Knights (2-2) golf team in contention as the spring season nears the halfway point. The Knights took the Conard Chieftains (2-3) on at Rockledge Golf Course in West Hartford on Monday, April 27 that would be decided by a stroke.…

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Civics class sees government in action at council meeting

May 8, 2015
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Southington High School teacher Candace Patten (right) with her ninth grade honors civics class at the Southington Town Council meeting on April 27.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington High School ninth-graders enrolled in the honors level civics course got a taste of town politics last week when teacher Candace Patten took her students to the town council meeting. Patten said that the purpose of the trip was to teach students how decisions are made in town, and why it…

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Softball sets new standard: Lady Knights are riding a 53-game winning streak

May 8, 2015
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Dani Ahern makes a grab in left field during an 11-0 win over Bristol Eastern on April 30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (8-0) softball team is on a 53-game winning streak, the longest winning streak in program history. This week, the Knights rattled off three more wins in three consecutive days to clinch a post season berth and keep the winning streak alive. Southington’s previous winning streak record (52) was…

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Baseball bounces back from first loss

May 8, 2015
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Garrett Gugliotti hurls a pitch during a 7-1 victory over Hall.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight baseball team won two out of three games during the week, sandwiching their first loss of the season between a pair of lopsided victories. Southington (7-1) needs just one more win to secure a postseason return. Decking Hall The Knights started with the Hall Warriors (4-7) on Monday,…

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Girls Tennis clinches postseason, improve to 8-0

May 7, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (9-0) girls tennis team remained perfect after winning four matches out of the week, qualifying for the Class LL state tournament in the process. The Knights hosted the Windsor Warriors (1-6) on Monday, April, 27 and won the match handily, 7-0. “The conditions weren’t ideal and the wind…

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Boys Tennis surges to 7-0

May 7, 2015
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Luke Pfanzelt drives a serve across the net during a 6-1 win over Conard on May 1.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (7-0) remained undefeated this past week with two road wins and a homecoming conference triumph. The Knights started the week by sweeping the Blue Devils (2-5), 7-0, in Plainville on Monday, April 27. The Blue Devils are in their second year as a tennis program since 2003, coming…

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Southington Receives HEART Safe Community Designation

May 7, 2015
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On April 13, the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health and the American Heart Association has designated the Town of Southington as a HEART Safe Community.  This three-year designation recognizes the town’s commitment to provide improved cardiac response and care to the residents. “The Town of Southington is committed to providing quality heart safe…

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High School students help kick off drama club at Kelley School

May 7, 2015
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The cast of “Once on this Island, Jr.” pose on stage with their student directors, Michael Ricciardone, far left, and Emily Pestillo, far right.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Fourth and fifth grade students at Kelley Elementary School will now have their chance to step into the spotlight with the school’s newly established drama club. The club, founded by Southington High School students Emily Pestillo and Michael Ricciardone performed their first play, Once On This Island Jr., at Kennedy Middle School…

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Rallying for beds at Bradley Hospital

May 7, 2015
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Bonnie Sica led the Community Committee to Save Bradley in a march by  the Bradley Memorial Campus after a rally calling for an increase in the number of inpatient beds at the hospital on April 26.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Crowds gathered on the lawn of the Southington Historical Society last Sunday, with dozens of residents holding signs advocating for reform at The Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial Campus. Their slogans, including “Beds for Bradley”, rang out as passers by honked their horns in support and posters were held high emphasizing…

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