Posts Tagged ‘ Blue Knights ’

Third time’s the charm: Boys push 2 games to OT before getting 1st win

January 21, 2016
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Jeremy Mercier attacks the rim at Plainville to help the Blue Knights basketball team get their first win of the season.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With time winding down in the game and Southington trailing by one point, Nate Blitz went up for a layup and collided into a defender in mid-air. Blitz hit the floor, but the ball tapped off the glass and swished through the net. The Southington senior got up on his feet,…

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Boys still waiting for efforts to pay off on the court

January 17, 2016
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Nate Blitz attempts a lay-up during a recent game against Glastonbury.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It is simply not a question of effort, nor is it a question of buying into the system. Southington coach John Cessario believes in his guys and appreciates the hard work they are giving him, day in and day out. Even if the final score doesn’t show it. “I think they’re…

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Knights crown 2 champs: Abacherli, Calo win in Hartford

January 13, 2016
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Austin Abacherli takes down an opponent during the Greater Hartford Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 9. Abacherli was one of two division champions for the Knights.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Austin Abacherli grabbed his opponent in a bear hug and slammed him to the mat, locking onto his arms and legs to make sure that he had nowhere to go. The result was another Southington pin. Team co-captain Abacherli and freshman sensation Paul Calo made all the right moves over the…

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Knights keep on pace for the postseason: Track qualifies 5 more for the state meet; 4x800m relay breaks a school record

January 13, 2016
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Adam Dorau, above, at an earlier meet. Dorau placed third overall in the 55m hurdles at the Elm City Coaches Invitational in New Haven.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington indoor track and field teams returned to Hillhouse High School in New Haven for the second time this season to compete at the Elm City Coaches Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 9. The Knights had quite the day in the Elm City, qualifying five more athletes for the state meet,…

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Cross-town rivalry: Swimmers, divers excel in Plainville; Knights poised for upcoming challenge

January 13, 2016
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Brendon Egan swims his leg of the 400 freestyle relay to cap Southington’s 101-71 win over Plainville.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Chase Galayda paused, took a deep breath, bent his knees, and leaped inward into the air with the fear of a natural-born cliff diver. His arms were extended straight out above his head. His trajectory and elevation were a thing of beauty. When he glided straight through the water head first,…

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Track continues to qualify for the postseason

January 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s indoor track and field teams competed at Hartford Public High School for the second straight weekend and the third time this season on Saturday, Jan. 2 when they qualified more athletes for the state meet in the CCC Developmental meet. Allie Brown, Rylee Van Epps, Natalie Verderame, and Kate Kemnitz…

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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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Wrestlers survive marathon week

January 6, 2016
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Jason Calvi-Rogers (160) scores a 45-second pin during Southington’s victory over Ridgefield at the annual Blue Knight Duals.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights wrestling team (4-2) kept busy over the week, wrestling in two tournaments, while gaining exposure and experience for the state meet…as well as a few bumps and bruises along the way. Southington wrestled some of the best talent in New England when they competed in the 49th annual…

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Reloading for another run: Swim team returns a strong core of veterans

December 31, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Sixth year coach Evan Tuttle stood behind the blocks with his hands on his hips, surveying each lane like a hawk as his young swimmers glided by one another in perfect synchronization. After finishing a set of laps, swimmers grabbed kickboards that were left outside of the pool at the blocks.…

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Knights are off and running: Athletes qualify for the postseason at the season opener

December 24, 2015
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High jumper Emily Macjewski launches herself into the pit at the Hillhouse Invitational meet.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights indoor track and field varsity squad raised the curtain on their season by getting an introductory glimpse of some of the best talent around the state at the 14th annual Hillhouse Invitational in New Haven on Saturday, Dec. 19. Southington qualified four individuals and one relay team for the…

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