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Cardinals rule 2nd round: Knights have no answer for Greenwich’s size

March 9, 2016
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Natalie Wadolowski looks for an open space against Greenwich 6-foot-4 center Abbie Wolf.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The 7-seed Lady Knights’ postseason run came to an end at home on Thursday, March 3 when they fell short to No.10 Greenwich (18-3) by four points, 56-52. The Cardinals outscored the Knights 24-8 in the first quarter, as the Knights missed a total of 13 shots. But the Knights stormed…

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Girls hold off the Bears: Knights will face Greenwich in second round

March 2, 2016
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Janette Wadolowski leads a fast break during a first round victory over Norwalk in the first round of the Class LL tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The No. 7 Lady Knights (18-3) are moving on to the second round of the Class LL state tournament after defeating No.26 Norwalk (10-11), 62-51, at home on Saturday, Feb. 27. But the victory didn’t come easily. The Knights came out quickly, building a a nine-point lead by the end of…

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Boys finish with 5 wins

February 24, 2016
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Mike DeFeo shoots over a block during a loss to Platt High School on Feb. 16.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After the Blue Knights were eliminated from the Class LL state tournament from their 62-47 loss at Bulkeley (9-11) the week before, Southington coach John Cessario stated that his guys were not going to write off the final three regular season games remaining on their schedule. They didn’t. The Knights were…

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Lady Knights edged in the final 4: CCC tourney prepares girls for the state competition

February 24, 2016
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Janette Wadolowski fights off a triple-team to get off a shot against EO Smith in the CCC semifinals in Glastonbury.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It took two overtimes before the Lady Knights (17-3) were eliminated from the CCC Tournament on Monday, Feb. 22. The Knights advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament, where they fell short, 66-62, to No.2-seed E.O. Smith (18-2) at Glastonbury High School. E.O. Smith is currently ranked third in Class…

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Bulkeley ends Knights’ quest for the postseason

February 18, 2016
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Jeremy Mercier fights off a defender during a loss to Avon last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight journey to the Class LL state tournament made its final stop on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Bulkeley High School when they fell short to the Bulldogs (7-9), 62-47. The loss ended Southington’s hopes for a postseason berth with three games remaining. “They never give up no matter what,”…

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Ready for the Unified season

February 17, 2016
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Andrew Gallagher passes the ball during a White Team possession during the Blue Knight Unified Sports annual scrimmage during halftime of the varsity girls basketball game on Feb. 9. The Southington High School co-ed team is ready to start their winter season, and fans were treated to an early look. Photos by BRIAN JENNINGS Click…

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Conference champions: Girls capture first CCC banner since 1997

February 17, 2016
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Senior forward Kayla Kavanagh attacks the rim during a win over Suffield. The girls wrapped up the regular season atop the CCC Central.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (17-3) put the final touches on their regular season on Monday, Feb. 15 with a comfortable 54-39 victory at home over Suffield (10-8). With the victory, the Knights tied Conard (17-3) for a share of the conference title. For Southington, it’s the first regular season title since 1997.…

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Once a Knight, always a Knight

February 12, 2016
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The Lady Knights celebrated their third annual alumni game on Sunday, Jan. 31. The game was coordinated by Holly Coleman, and it featured former Lady Knight basketball players from the early 1990s through 2013. Photo by BRIAN JENNINGS

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The second time around: Boys avenge earlier losses to Conard and Simsbury

February 10, 2016
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Mark Lindberg leads a fast break during a recent home game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A single digit win on the road and a four-point triumph at home against a top-10 Class LL team kept the Blue Knights’ (4-11) postseason hopes alive for another week. After opening the season with nine consecutive losses, Southington has been heating up. The boys have won four of their last…

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Lady Knights split the week

February 10, 2016
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Sarah Minkiewicz finds an open shot during a 47-43 win over Simsbury on Friday.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (14-3) suffered back-to-back losses, but ended their two-game skid with a six-point win, 45-39, at Simsbury (8-9) on Saturday, Feb. 6. The Knights took a 14-10 lead by the end of the first and extended their lead to nine by halftime, 27-18. The Trojans fought their way back,…

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