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Knights keep fighting

September 22, 2016
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Joseph Colaccino wins a 50/50 ball in front of Bloomfield’s net.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington Blue Knight soccer team earned its first win of the season after splitting this past week with a win and a loss. Following a hard-fought season opener against Conard that ended in a 1-1 draw, the Knights suffered an overtime loss on the road, but displayed resiliency when…

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Cross country teams split with Warriors at home opener

September 22, 2016
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Mark Murdy puts some distance between himself and the pack during a duel meet against Hall at YMCA Camp Sloper.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER There were no personal bests recorded through the humid, 80 degree dual meet, but Southington runners graced the top of the podium in both races when the Knights split with Hall at YMCA Camp Sloper on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Isabella Scalise (22:53) paced the Lady Knights to a comfortable 22-38…

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Knights steamroll Simsbury

September 22, 2016
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Vance Upham breaks through the backfield during a lopsided rout in Simsbury on Friday.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Vance Upham received the handoff as the offensive line collapsed quickly around him. A tackler tried to wrap him up in the backfield, but Upham bounced off him like a super ball. The Blue Knight running back hit the open gap and charged down the sidelines for a 75-yard score,…

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Scoreboard for the Sept. 23 edition

September 21, 2016
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These are the scores for games played between Monday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 18. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. Football Southington 56, Simsbury 7 Friday, Sept. 16 At Simsbury Southington                  42 07 00 07 — 56 Simsbury                       07 00 00 00 — 07 First Quarter SoHS—Will Barmore 1…

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Harriers score a pair of top 10 runners at Martha’s Vineyard

September 15, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington experienced the first round of out-of-state competition over the weekend as the cross country program traveled to the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest in Edgartown, Mass. for the 10th annual Martha’s Vineyard High School Cross Country Invitational. Southington coach Dan Dachelet said that Saturday, Sept. 10 made for a…

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Housewarming gift: Football delivers shutout for Enfield’s first home game

September 15, 2016
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Zack Smith sacks Enfield quarterback Mason Dumas during a first half blitz. The Knights held the Eagles to negative yardage at the half and just 7 total yards for the game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER When the Blue Knight football team prepared for their season opener against the Eagles at Enfield, there was no game film to review from the new co-op team. Southington didn’t know what they were going to get when they traveled north to the state’s border. All they knew was that…

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Boys soccer just misses 2 game-winners

September 15, 2016
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Southington goalie Evan Daddona makes one of his six saves to secure a tie against Conard in the season opener.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The score was tied, 1-1, late in the second half when Joseph Colaccino received a pass just outside of the box and fired a high arching shot in desperation. The ball clanged downward after hitting the bottom of the crossbar and deflected off of a diving goalkeeper’s hand. It was…

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Knights will refocus to make another run

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights went 10-0 for the second-straight year, including a 61-41 victory at Glastonbury and a 36-29 nail biter at Cheshire on Thanksgiving to close out the regular season, but No. 3 Southington’s bid for a third straight state title came to an end against No. 2 Darien in the…

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Boys soccer is poised to make another run

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Play quickly shifted from one end of the turf field to the other. Players slide tackled fiercely and hustled to the corners to cross the ball before it rolled out of bounds. It was as if the Blue Knights’ soccer team was playing in a regular season game, and Southington…

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Stepping up for the state open: Cross Country teams are poised for a postseason sequel

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The 2015 campaign was a memorable year for Southington’s cross country program, marking the first time that both the boys and girls teams qualified for the state open in the same season. It marked the first time this millennium that either team qualified for the final state competition. The Lady…

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