Posts Tagged ‘ Blue Knights ’

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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Hall of Fame: The unstoppable force-Lisa Matukaitis was a blue collar, blue chipper

August 19, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR School officials must have been shocked by the crowds at the Kennedy boys soccer game in the fall of ‘82. Even the athletes paused their pre-game rituals as the St. Thomas boys wandered onto their field. Everybody—the fans, the players, and the coaches—scanned the sidelines for the Kennedy girl that dared…

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SHS fall practice schedule is announced: Athletic forms, yellow cards must be presented to participate at first practices

August 17, 2016
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The Southington High School athletic department has announced the first practices for the fall sports teams along with suggestions for incoming freshmen and returning student-athletes. In order for a student to compete in sports at Southington High School, athletes must submit a Sports Participation Permission form or parent permission form, the Concussion Education Plan &…

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Szandrocha ready to tee off at the next level

June 30, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER SHS grad Andrew Szandrocha might be done swinging clubs for the Blue Knights, but he has chosen to continue his athletic career at the collegiate level, accepting an NCAA Division I golf scholarship from Central Connecticut State University. It came down to a decision between CCSU and Assumption College (D-II) in…

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Scoreboard for the June 24 edition

June 24, 2016
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These are the scores for games played between Monday, June 14 and Sunday, June 19. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. Knights Cup Saturday, June 11 At Southington High School Elementary School team results—1, Derynoski, 106; 2, Kelley, 42; 3, Strong, 28; 4, Hatton, 22; 5 (tie), Thalberg and Flanders,…

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Boys lacrosse falls in postseason rematch

June 9, 2016
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Lacrosse - SHS

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The 15th-seeded Blue Knights lacrosse team traveled to No. 2 Simsbury on Wednesday, June 1 to meet up with the Trojans for the third time this season. Southington’s season came to an end with a 10-1 loss in the first round. Southington lost to Simsbury, 10-3, in the semifinals of the…

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Tennis battle comes to a close

June 9, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s tennis seasons came to an end this week with one surviving boys tandem earning an exit from the state tournament, while three girls tested themselves against the top talent in Connecticut at the state open. Ben and Jacob Chasse’ run through the Class LL brackets came to an end when…

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