Indoor Track takes on Class LL: Garrison and the girls 4x800m advance to the state open

February 17, 2016
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Sean Garrison circles the track at the Class LL championship. The senior runner is the only Knight to advance as an individual.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington advanced one individual and a relay to the state open when they competed at the Class LL Championships at Hillhouse High School in New Haven on Thursday, Feb. 11. “The goal is obviously to run as fast as you can at the end of the year,” said Southington coach Dan…

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Indulging your sweet tooth at Calendar House

February 17, 2016
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Pianist Sal Anastasio, left, performs on the piano during a Valentine’s-themed event at the Calendar House on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The audience was invited to indulge their sweet tooth with an assortment of special treats before settling in for the “sweet” stylings of Anastasio. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to enlarge

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Warrior-Knights win in OT

February 17, 2016
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Caelan Booth breaks through the Newington defense for an overtime game-winner.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A couple defenders surrounded the puck against the boards near the blue line of their territory. One of them attempted a pass up the ice, but the puck was deflected, and spinning out of control to an unguarded Caelan Booth. With no defenders in front of him and an open lane…

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Ready for the Unified season

February 17, 2016
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Andrew Gallagher passes the ball during a White Team possession during the Blue Knight Unified Sports annual scrimmage during halftime of the varsity girls basketball game on Feb. 9. The Southington High School co-ed team is ready to start their winter season, and fans were treated to an early look. Photos by BRIAN JENNINGS Click…

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Conference champions: Girls capture first CCC banner since 1997

February 17, 2016
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Senior forward Kayla Kavanagh attacks the rim during a win over Suffield. The girls wrapped up the regular season atop the CCC Central.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (17-3) put the final touches on their regular season on Monday, Feb. 15 with a comfortable 54-39 victory at home over Suffield (10-8). With the victory, the Knights tied Conard (17-3) for a share of the conference title. For Southington, it’s the first regular season title since 1997.…

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Lombardi volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

February 17, 2016
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Tom Lombardi celebrates the completion of a house during his last trip to Nicaragua with the home’s future owner, Douglas.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Next month, Town Councilor Tom Lombardi will board a plane bound for Nicaragua. Working with a team from Habitat for Humanity, Lombardi and two other 2004 graduates of Southington High School, Matt Lopes and Bill Ryan, will be traveling to the town of Masachapa. When they arrive, they will spend seven days…

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Knights edged in race for a conference title

February 17, 2016
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Steve Sokolowski battles for position during the 400 freestyle relay against Farmington.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (6-4) had an opportunity to add a conference championship to their trophy case over the past week, but just came up short when they split the week with a road win to Simsbury and home loss to Farmington. Coach Evan Tuttle said that it was bittersweet, but credited…

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Local ballerinas are poised to take dance exam in NYC

February 17, 2016
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Dancers at Dance Incorporated practice for their upcoming exam in New York City.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER At Dance Incorporated in Plainville, 13 young ballerinas stand at the barre pointing their toes in perfect unison. They introduce themselves with a graceful curtsey, confidently answer questions on ballet theory, and stand impressively straight as instructor Dorothy Zerio adjusts their posture and positions. On Feb. 15, the eight dancers from Southington,…

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Gymnasts soar after slow start; Knights win Valentine Invitational

February 17, 2016
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Rachel Williams leaps between the bars at the Valentine Invitational on Feb. 13. Williams scored 34.1 out of 40 points to pace the Lady Knights.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (7-0) brought home the gold on Saturday, Feb. 13 when they placed first out of six teams at the Valentine Invitational at Farmington Valley Gymnastics in Plainville. Southington posted a score of 135.4 and finished the meet with the best scores on vault, beam, and floor. The Knights’…

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