Saucier honored with Laura T. Brown Achievement Award

October 22, 2015
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Sue Saucier (2015)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When Susan Saucier celebrated her 35th anniversary with Southington Youth Services (SYS) in September, she had no idea that she would be celebrating another major milestone before the end of the year. But just this month, Saucier was awarded the Laura T. Brown Career Achievement award at the Connecticut Youth Services Association…

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Lady Knight swimmers push Hall to the limit

October 22, 2015
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Allie Schroeder swims the backstroke leg for the 200 individual medley during a tight loss to Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Kerry Buchanan clawed across the pool like a lifeguard and had a pretty decent lead by the first turn. She was out in front from start to finish. In the final leg, it wasn’t even close. Buchanan (2:11.16) won by about two lengths, and her first-place finish in the 200 freestyle…

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Hall of Fame: Lumbra-jack: Doreen Lumbra cut down opponents at every level

October 22, 2015
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Doreen Lumbra fires a throw to first base to score an out for the Lady Knights during the early 1980s. Lumbra is just the second softball position player to be inducted into the Southington Sports Hall of Fame.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The coach of Plainville’s all-star team gathered her players and pointed to Southington’s outfield at the small, under-aged fielder that looked out of place in a squad of teenaged all-stars. Doreen Lumbra wore her age, No. 8, on her chest like a badge of honor, but Plainville coaches saw an opportunity to…

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Girls soccer is on the brink of clinching the postseason

October 22, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights soccer team remained out on the road over the week, finishing two contests with a tie, bringing their record to 4-7-2 on the season. Southington traveled to West Hartford on Friday, Oct. 16 where they settled with a 1-1 draw against Hall (5-4-3). Hall scored the first goal…

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Knights settle for a tie

October 22, 2015
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Nick Falco splits a pair of Hall defenders during a loss on Friday, Oct. 16. With a tie earlier in the week against Simsbury, the boys keep pace in their quest for a tournament home game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The first shot hit off of the right post about three minutes into the second half. The second came off of a corner kick that bounced off of the left post with just over four minutes left in the game. The Blue Knights soccer team had their opportunities in Friday, Oct.…

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Cross country shuts out New Britain, Hartford Public in dual meet finale

October 22, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The boys teamed defeated the Golden Hurricanes 15-50 and they also defeated the Owls by the same score. For the Knights, the regular season dual meet finale served more as a workout than any sort of challenge. Twenty-two Southing-ton runners finished the race before New Britain’s frontrunner, and 25 Knights finished…

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Here they come: Field hockey starts their signature late-season rally

October 21, 2015
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Kaylee Graef races toward the goal during a game-winning score against Hall on Friday, Oct. 16.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Jen Briscoe poised herself with the ball at the corner and waited for the whistle. She saw Kaylee Graef cross the middle of the field and flung the ball in her direction. Graef received the feed on the inside, and before she could establish possession, met up with a defender. Both…

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‘Crazy Brew Bash’ REACHes Mt. Southington

October 21, 2015
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Brew Fest- Jessica Rubin (of Bristols Firefly Hollow) serves Jim Ferro and Mike Smith (of Bristol)

Jessica Rubin of Firefly Hollow in Bristol serves Jim Ferro and Mike Smith at the Crazy Brew Bash at Mount Southington on Saturday, Oct. 17. Visitors were able to enjoy an open beer tasting, accompanied by live music, lawn game tournaments, and a variety of food truck vendors. Proceeds for the event will benefit the…

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Marathon week for the Knights: Spikers follow tourney with win over Simsbury

October 21, 2015
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Southington libero Nicole Groll receives a serve during a 3-0 win over Simsbury on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The volleyball careened toward the home stands after a dig, and Sam Lohneiss leapt toward the bleachers. Her dig kept the Southington volley alive, as she knocked it back in play and hit the deck. Her set came off flawlessly. Kelsea Allen for a slam over the net for a point.…

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