Posts Tagged ‘ Blue Knights ’

Murillo wins state open championship: 2 Knights medal, advance to NE tournament

March 4, 2015
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Zack Murillo (106) keeps the Blue Knight streak alive with Southington’s third state open title in as many years.

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW HAVEN—Hugs all around, hugs all around. There was nothing, but smiles, family pictures, and joy coming out of Murillo camp Saturday night, Feb. 28 at the 2015 CIAC State Open Wrestling Tournament. There wasn’t an empty seat in the house from the bleachers to the balcony above at the…

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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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Zack Murillo captures Class LL title: 3 wrestlers advance to state open

February 26, 2015
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Zack Murillo captures Class LL title: 3 wrestlers advance to state open

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Zack Murillo shined for the Southington Blue Knights wrestling team at the 2015 Class LL Championships at Trumbull High School on Saturday, Feb. 21. The tournament started on Friday evening, with the finals pushed up to Saturday afternoon instead of at night, due to the snow. Murrillo was one of three…

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Battling the big boys: 2 point loss proves the Knights are closing the gap

February 20, 2015
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Battling the big boys: 2 point loss proves the Knights are closing the gap

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The clipboards were out, and the stopwatches were ready to go. Mapped out times were written with ‘guess’-timated finishes. The race against Conard came as a surprise to most, but it would serve as a precursor to just how close the next meet would be. The Southington Blue Knights boys swimming…

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Postseason begins: Angelillo medals in 1000m at Class LL meet

February 19, 2015
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Postseason begins: Angelillo medals in 1000m at Class LL meet

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW HAVEN—The snow storm pushed the Class LL Championship from Saturday to Monday, Feb. 16, but it didn’t stop the excitement and competition that was presented in the event. The Blue Knights track and field team traveled to the Floyd Little Athletic Center at Hillhouse High School in New Haven to…

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Peaking at the perfect time: Boys basketball needs just 2 wins to clinch a tourney berth

February 19, 2015
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Peaking at the perfect time: Boys basketball needs just 2 wins to clinch a tourney berth

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Hall led by six points at the first break, but Southington slowly chipped away the lead. On Saturday, Feb. 14, the Blue Knight basketball team rallied for one dozen points in each of the final three quarters as they eked out a two-point win at the buzzer. The 45-43 victory…

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Blue Knight swimmers score their first loss, drop to 6-1

February 13, 2015
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Blue Knight swimmers score their first loss, drop to 6-1

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER When you walk downstairs and into the swimming area at the Southington Community YMCA, you will notice that a scissors lift, tools, and some steel beams surround the pool deck. However, ongoing construction wouldn’t delay the momentous swimming meet between the Southington Blue Knights and Conard Chieftains. The Knights (6-1) suffered…

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Wrestlers go 0-2 midweek and 2-2 at the Ledyard Duals

February 13, 2015
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Wrestlers go 0-2 midweek and 2-2 at the Ledyard Duals

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The lights went off, and the colored lights lit up the walls throughout the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium. The spotlight came down and fog filled the room. And the music played. “I can feel it co-ming in the air to-night, oh Lord.” The wrestlers came running out around the mat to start…

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Knights score perfect week; win back-to-back contests and 5 of last 10

February 12, 2015
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Knights score perfect week; win back-to-back contests and 5 of last 10

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER If you’re looking for a place that has buzzer-beating shots and last-second miracles, then the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium at Southington High School is the place to go. The Blue Knights boys basketball team rallied for their first perfect week with a pair of buzzer beating wins at home. Thursday night,…

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Blue Knight trio sign NCAA Division I Football Letters of Intent

February 12, 2015
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Blue Knight trio sign NCAA Division I Football Letters of Intent

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Click. Click. Flash. Flash. Cameras snapped pictures, capturing the smiles that filled the room. Audio recorders surrounded the blue helmet with the big “S” that sat on the table next to a football. The pens were out and they were ready to sign. Wednesday, Feb. 4 was the NCAA’s initial signing…

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