Knights claim CCC berth

May 27, 2016
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Matt Gundersen avoids a defender during a game against Avon last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights lacrosse team completed their regular season with two wins to push themselves into the top four in their conference and earn a spot in the CCC tournament. As the Knights prepare for the postseason, Southington coach Ron Chase said that a lot of his younger guys have been…

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Photographer to showcase his live concert images

May 27, 2016
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Southington based photographer John Atashian will be displaying a selection of his live concert photographs at the Plainville Public Library on Wednesday, June 1 and continuing through Thursday, June 30. The photo display will include large photographic canvas wrap prints of The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Luciano Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra, Bill Cosby, Led Zeppelin, Dolly…

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Relay for Life is just around the corner

May 27, 2016
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Walkers at last year’s event, above, carry street signs to honor their loved ones. This year’s event begins on Friday, June 4 at 4 p.m.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER More than 700 Southington residents have signed up to participate in this year’s Relay for Life to help fundraise for the American Cancer Society. This year’s event will take place from June 3 to June 4 on the Southington High School athletic field. Walkers will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, and…

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Girls rugby trio signs National Letters of Intent

May 27, 2016
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Three Southington rugby players committed to playing at the NCAA division one level next year. From left, Allie Rinaldi (Sacred Heart University), Daria Gagnon (American International College), Kasey Newman (Sacred Heart University).

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three student athletes from Southington’s girls rugby club inked their names on National Letters of Intent in the high school’s library on Thursday, May 19 to continue their athletic careers at Division I colleges next fall. Allie Rinaldi started playing rugby her sophomore year and was named team captain as a…

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Cyndi Lauper, Boy George successfully woo Mohegan crowd

May 27, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In the stage left corner at the Mohegan Sun Arena, there was a prop pay telephone. And when Cyndi Lauper sang the country/ R&B classic “Misty Blue” (from her new album, “Detour”), the performer used the handpiece of the phone as her microphone. It was an apt metaphor in reverse…

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Magaro graduates from Naval Academy

May 26, 2016
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Colin Magaro successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical, and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy on May 27 with a bachelor’s degree in ocean engineering and a commission as a U.S. Navy Ensign. At the academy, Magaro was Battalion Commander in charge of roughly 800 midshipmen. Following graduation, Ensign Magaro…

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Girls lacrosse is fighting to the bitter end

May 26, 2016
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Hallie Altwies leads a rush against Avon.

The Lady Knights lacrosse team suffered a pair of losses over the week to extend their losing streak to nine games, but still displayed fight along the way. Southington headed for West Hartford on Tuesday, May 19 where they fell short, 17-4. The Chieftains took a 13-3 lead at halftime. Sydney Brault led the offense…

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Hartford man arrested for forgery

May 26, 2016
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Frederick Savage, 32, of Hartford, was taken into custody at the Bristol Court on May 20 based on a warrant filed by Southington police. The warrant alleges that Savage altered and subsequently cashed checks in his name that had been written out to other companies by Chuck and Eddie’s of Southington. The altered checks were…

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Scoreboard for the May 27 edition

May 26, 2016
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Southington High School These are the scores for games played between May 16, 2016 and May 21, 2016. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. Baseball Southington 9, Avon 0 Monday, May 16 At Southington AVON Player ab r h bi McDonald, 2b 3 0 0 0 Delgallo, 1b 3 0…

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