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Knights still looking for their first win

January 7, 2016
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Joe Koczera charges past an Amity defender during a loss on Dec. 29.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights basketball team (0-4) dropped its fourth straight game in their second home game of the season when they fell short to Amity (3-1), 46-27, on Tuesday, Dec. 29. Southington’s offense struggled, as they only put up just four points in each of the first three quarters, finding themselves…

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Boys open the season with 2 state powers

December 24, 2015
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Mark Lindberg fights through a block during a loss to Weaver on Monday, Dec. 21.

A very tough draw to kick off the 2015-16 season left the Blue Knights boys basketball team with an 0-2 record. Southington opened up their season on the road in West Hartford on Saturday, Dec. 19, where they fell short to the Lions of Northwest Catholic (2-0), 54-37. NW Catholic built a lead of 27-11…

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Knights surge to 2-0: Girls basketball steamrolls Rockville, Hall

December 24, 2015
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Maggie Meehan slips past the Hall defense during a 59-41 win over Hall in Southington’s road opener. The Lady Knights opened the season, 2-0.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Janette Wadolowski was ahead of the stampede as the Lady Knights stormed across the court at the season opener. Maggie Meehan threaded a perfect pass, and Wadolowski’s eyes widened with the joy of a child spying her presents on Christmas morning. Defenders closed in, but Wadolowski bounced off two Rockville defenders…

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Rebuilding, season two: Boys Basketball looks to build on last year’s rally

December 18, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights basketball team just missed the Class LL tournament by two games, finishing the regular season with a 6-14 record, 5-9 in the CCC West (sixth) and 6-12 in the CCC, but fans haven’t forgotten the late rally that brought the 0-7 team to the brink of a postseason…

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Girls are reaping the harvest: Injuries last season created more experience for this winter

December 16, 2015
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Girls BB headshots

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Injuries badgered the Lady Knights basketball team during the 2014-15 season, forcing underclassmen to step up and fill starting roles. However, Southington still managed to produce success through arduous times by qualifying for both the CCC Tournament and Class LL State Tournament after completing the regular season with a 14-6 record,…

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Showing their spirit

May 25, 2015
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SP Briefs - CT Spirit AAU Basketball

Four local girls helped power the Connecticut Spirit AAU basketball team to a silver medal at the AAU state championship held at Hill House High School in New Haven in early May. Brianna Harris, Katie D’Agostino, Megan Mikosz, and Mikaela Spooner, above, are all students at DePaolo Middle School.

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Lincoln College presents athletic awards at banquet

May 6, 2015
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Lincoln College of New England

On Saturday, April 18, Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) celebrated another successful winter season at their annual team banquets. The Wildcat program recognized a number of first-time awards at the regional and national level. Austin Mofunanya was recognized as the first Wildcat athlete to be named as the Region XXI Men’s Basketball Player of…

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Blue Knight basketball donates to the arts

April 12, 2015
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From left, SHS senior Mike Taylor, Mary DeCroce, chairwoman of Southington Community Cultural Arts, and Coach John Cessario.

The Blue Knight basketball team donated proceeds from its winter basketball camp to Southington Community Cultural Arts, the organization that is transforming the historic Gura Building into a visual and performing arts center. SHS coach John Cessario and members of the varsity basketball team ran the “Can’t Get Enough Hoops” winter basketball camp in December.…

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Jordyn Nappi helps lift Eastern into the Sweet 16

March 20, 2015
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Jordyn Nappi helps lift Eastern into the Sweet 16

WILLIMANTIC—Southington’s Jordyn Nappi is bound for the Sweet 16. As a sophomore guard at Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU), the former Southington High School and NW Catholic player, is making waves in the NCAA Division III brackets. Eastern is the only team remaining in the NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament which did not receive…

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Postseason rally falls short: Knights fight to the very end

February 27, 2015
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Postseason rally falls short: Knights fight to the very end

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The boys were back in town for senior night in their last home game of the regular season on Friday night, Feb. 20. The Southington Blue Knights (6-14) boys basketball team played hosts to the Bristol Central Rams (14-6). The Knights had to win out both of their two remaining games…

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