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Boys Basketball snaps 25-game losing streak

January 23, 2015
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Boys Basketball snaps 25-game losing streak

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Mike Pagano wasn’t immune from the hushed whispers when he walked down the halls of the high school. The conversations in the cafeteria seemed to cut him to the core. Some were supportive. Some were outright rude, but no matter where he went, Pagano and his teammates weren’t able to escape the…

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They’re in, but at what cost?: Injuries continue for girls basketball

January 23, 2015
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They’re in, but at what cost?: Injuries continue for girls basketball

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington Lady Knights varsity basketball team came into Friday night’s game battered and bruised without three of their starters, due to injuries. Although Maggie Meehan, Nicole Fischer, and Janette Wadolowski were all out, the Lady Knights still went out there and played hard for their town, team and coach, Mike…

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Midseason measure: Lady Knights lose, but not without a fight

January 17, 2015
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Midseason measure: Lady Knights lose, but not without a fight

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Farmington’s first timeout came in the first minute of the second quarter, when a Southington layup gave the Lady Knights a 13-12 lead. On Friday, Jan. 9, four television cameras were whirring along the walls of the Southington High School gym. Fans were packed into the stands to watch the display. Few…

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Lady Knight hoopsters are off and running

December 18, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR For 16 minutes, the Lady Knight basketball team showed the Indians why they’ve been so dominant at home over the last three seasons. The full-court defense stretched the Newington offense, and forced a series of turnovers and mistakes. The pace slowed. The Knights settled into the lead. Then, in the final…

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Injuries continue to mount for Lady Knight hoopsters

December 10, 2014
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Injuries continue to mount for Lady Knight hoopsters

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Still reeling from their first major injury of the season, things haven’t gotten any easier for the Lady Knights. In the days leading up to the season opener, Southington was hit with the second major injury to a projected starter. Senior co-captain Nicole Fischer suffered a fractured leg, and will miss…

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Hall of Fame: The thrill of victory

November 7, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Kristin-Wilcox Astiasaran didn’t know much about women’s sports when her grandparents dragged her to the state championship game in 1982, but she watched it unfold before her like a Hollywood film. For the first three quarters, Westhill High School deliberately constructed a 15-point lead. In the final eight minutes, the…

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Lincoln College fall to Sullivan County

November 7, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER The first of three Wildcats fouled out, but not before he broke up a Sullivan County fast break. A few moments later, two Lincoln College players slid across the floor to smother a loose ball like soldiers hurling themselves on a live grenade. On Saturday, Nov. 1, Lincoln College trailed…

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O’No, it’s O’Connell; Greg O’Connell battled a few steps from the NBA

October 30, 2014
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Greg O’Connell attacks the rim during a varsity contest in the 1960s. O’Connell went on to play and coach for almost 35 years after graduation.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Nobody must have batted an eye when Greg O’Connell strolled into the high school gym in 1962 because nobody could have seen the scrawny 13-year old as much of a physical threat. At 5-foot-9, the freshman forward didn’t turn many heads. At 118 pounds, O’Connell wasn’t going to push around…

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Wayne’s World; Chopus is no stranger to Halls of Fame

September 26, 2014
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Wayne Chopus, above, scores a lay-up for the Knights in the mid-60s. Chopus lettered in three sports in high school and two in college.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Wayne Chopus seemed to leave his feet at the crack of the bat, and a gasp washed across the crowd as he backhanded the ball at shortstop, pirouetted in the air, and completed the play with a perfect strike to first base. There was no surprise when Chopus was named…

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August 15, 2014
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Former Lady Knight shortstop Denise Archacki-Ingriselli tries to stop a baserunner at second base during the late 1970s.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Denise Archacki-Ingriselli’s reprieve ran out when former Lady Knight softball coach Joe Piazza signaled to his smiling outfielder halfway through her rookie season. Southington’s starting shortstop was being helped from the varsity field by her teammates with a season-ending injury, and Southington’s hopes for their first championship banner seemed to…

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