Spikers are on a roll

October 8, 2015
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Michelle Stublarec goes for a kill during a 3-1 victory over Farmington on Sept. 30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls volleyball team (8-1) did something against Farmington (7-2) at home on Wednesday night, Sept. 30 that none of Farmington’s opponents were able to do against them in their first seven matches. Coming into the match, the Indians hadn’t surrendered a single game against their first seven opponents, but Southington…

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Knights keep step with CCC

October 8, 2015
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Sean Garrison leads the pack during a race against Conard and Hall at the West Hartford reservoir on Friday, Oct. 2.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The boys and girls cross country teams competed against Conard and Hall in the cold rain at the West Hartford Reservoir on Friday, Oct. 2. The boys team defeated Conard 18-44, but tied Hall 29-29. However, Hall received the win, due to the faster time of their sixth runner. Sean Garrison…

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Knights are still fighting for respect

October 8, 2015
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Kate Kemnitz passes away from a defender during a loss to NW Catholic.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girl’s soccer team (1-5-1) continued to battle for a spot in the postseason over the past week, but dropped two games in the process. The Lady Knights hosted NW Catholic (7-1) on Monday, Sept. 28 in a 7-0 loss. NW Catholic scored four goals in the first half and three…

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Apple Harvest bed races: The laziest race in the world

October 8, 2015
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AHF bed races- SFD Company 5 (2)

By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER A break in the weather allowed the team from Southington Fire Department, Co. 5, located on River Street, to slip and slide their way through the downtown course. On Saturday, Oct. 3, the Apple Harvest Festival bed races returned after two years of weather cancellations. Click to enlarge

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Apple Harvest Festival survives a rainy first weekend

October 8, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER   Despite the less-than-ideal weather on Friday and Saturday which brought cold wind and rain to the downtown streets, loyal festival goers didn’t break tradition. Friday’s opening ceremonies were postponed until Saturday, but otherwise, the first three days of the two-weekend festival went on as planned. Thousands of Southington residents gathered downtown…

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Boys soccer clinches tourney berth: Knights are among the first in the state to earn a postseason bid

October 8, 2015
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Ryan Burrill takes a shot on net during a recent home game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The boy’s soccer team (6-0-1) continued their successful start to the season with wins over three wins over the week, qualifying them for the Class LL state tournament in the fewest number of games possible. The Blue Knights’ 1-0 victory at Hall on Friday, Oct. 2 put them into the postseason,…

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2015 Apple Harvest Parade: Growing (and harvesting) community pride

October 8, 2015
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By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Members of Southington’s Lewis Educational Agricultural Farm (L.E.A.F.) cheer to the crowd from their float in the Apple Harvest Festival parade. The community-supported farm, formerly the historic Lewis Family Farm, harvests more than 200 varieties of fresh produce each year. What better way to celebrate this year’s theme of “Growing Community Pride”…

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Commentary: The final showdown

October 8, 2015
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Apple Harvest logo 2014

As soon as the stampede passed, I searched out John Myers on the sidewalk. Our eyes locked like two angry cowboys at a high noon duel. I shot him my best Clint Eastwood squint, and he countered with his own angry glare. Ever since I shrugged off the recorder and notepad for my editor desk…

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50 years of pancakes…yum

October 7, 2015
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Photo by TAYLOR HARTZ

Volunteers serve hungry locals during the annual pancake breakfast. For 50 years the Southington Lions Club has sponsored the event.

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