Greenskies to install solar panels on middle school roofs

April 27, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Plans to promote green energy in town will continue this summer with solar panels being added at both middle schools. Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School and John F. Kennedy Middle School will both have solar panel arrays installed on their rooftops by Greenskies Renewable Energy in Middletown. “Our goal is to try…

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One short of the record: Loss to Fitch ends softball’s 77-game win streak

April 27, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (7-1) came into the 2016 season with a streak of 70 games, needing just eight games to tie Seymour’s state record of 78 games. However that streak came to an end at home on Monday, April 25 when Fitch (8-0) defeated Southington, 2-0. Win streak ends After four…

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Knights battle Ludlowe

April 27, 2016
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Mike Majchrzak absorbes a hit during a win over Farmington. Southington sandwiched a loss to No. 9 Fairfield Ludlowe with a pair of lopsided victories.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (5-3) won two of three games this past week, including a matchup with one of the toughest opponents on their schedule. Southington coach Ron Case said that the team still has a long way to go, but he is still impressed with the amount of effort his guys…

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Boys volleyball outlasts Farmington

April 27, 2016
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Louis Gianacopolis Jr. and Jack Dietz combine for a block during a 3-2 win over Farmington last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Don’t call it a comeback because Southington coach Lou Gianacopolos has been here for years, and his Blue Knights (5-1) have been in these types of situations before. Southington won its only match of the week, 3-2, at home on Friday, April 22 against a rebuilding Farmington (2-5) team, but this…

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Girls lax is closing the gap

April 27, 2016
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Sydney Brault speeds past a Windsor defender on Friday, April 22.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Focusing at the the beginning of the game and being the aggressors right from the first whistle are just some of the things Southington coach Jill Pomposi is preaching to her Lady Knights (2-4). To end a four-game losing streak with grueling, come-from-behind victory this past week helped the Knights inch…

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Girls Tennis beats Newington and Manchester, remain unbeaten

April 27, 2016
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Kristen Mathew returns a rally during a conference victory over Newington on Wednesday.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (5-0) picked off two more opponents this week to remain undefeated with wins at home and on the road. But as Southington coach Robin Thompson explains, the strategy of singles and doubles play shifts towards a tougher schedule as the month of May approaches. Doubles stay dominant Southington…

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Boys tennis sweeps past Blue Devils

April 27, 2016
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The Blue Knights (5-2) hosted Plainville (1-3) in their lone match of the week on Tuesday, April 19 where they swept the Blue Devils, 7-0. Mike Balaoing, Matt Balaoing, Ben Chasse, Jacob Chasse won in straight sets. Jacob Chasse went undefeated, and Mike Balaoing dropped just one game. Doubles Ian Lawrence-Erik Kryzanski won in straight…

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Music listings, starting April 29

April 27, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 29 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Brickhouse Bar and Grill, 80 Market Square, Newington. APRIL 29, 30 OTHER JASON ALDEAN. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Featuring A Thousand Horses. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $99, $79. 1-800-745-3000. Ticketmaster.com SATURDAY, APRIL 30 OTHER ‘A SPECTACULAR EVENING OF DOO-WOP.’ 8 p.m. With Jay Siegel’s Tokens, the Legendary Teenagers,…

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Health listings, starting April 29

April 27, 2016
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MONDAY, MAY 2 BRISTOL ‘TRANSFORMING THE DIFFICULT CHILD: THE NURTURING HEART APPROACH.’ 6 to 8 p.m. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Pre-register. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@BristolHospital.org TUESDAY, MAY 3 BRISTOL ‘RAISING A RESPONSIBLE CHILD- RULES, CHORES, AND CONSEQUENCES. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Pre-register. (860) 585-3895,…

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