Posts Tagged ‘ Blue Knights ’

Tickets are available for Class LL football semifinals

December 1, 2014
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Tickets are available for the Class LL-Large school semifinal between top-seeded Southington High School (10-0) and No. 4 Glastonbury (8-3). The game is scheduled to kick-off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 on Fontana Field in Southington. Tickets are $10 for adults ($5 for students and seniors). Advance tickets are available for purchase at http://ciacsports.ticketleap.com.

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Not so special teams; Blue Knights survive five turnovers and two botched punts to beat Glastonbury

September 19, 2014
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By John Goralski
Alessio Diana fights for a first down during Southington’s 41-38 win over Glastonbury. Vance Upham and Diana combined for 223 rushing yards in the win.

By John Goralski Sports Writer On the second play of the game, a Blue Knight interception gave Glastonbury the ball inside the 50-yard line. On Southington’s second possession, a punt from their own end zone careened out of bounds in the red zone. With 10 minutes elapsed in Southington’s season opener, the defense had only…

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Open season for the Blue Knights; 200 freestyle relay advances to the state open championship

March 28, 2014
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By John Goralski
Matt Duszak swims the breaststroke leg of the 200 medley relay at the Class L finals. Southington swimmers set five personal bests at the event and advanced one relay to the CT State Open.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Charlie Morelli was the first to hit the water at Yale University during the first leg of the 200 freestyle relay. He was the first one to the far wall and the first one to complete the lap. Just a few days earlier the Knights left the Class LL finals…

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Homecoming; Former Blue Knight returns to sign college letter of intent

March 27, 2014
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By John Goralski
Justin Rose (Class of 2013) returned to Southington High School on Monday, March 17 to sign a National Letter of Intent to play football at Central CT State University.

By John Goralski Sports Writer It’s been almost a year since Justin Rose wandered the halls of Southington High School between periods. It’s been two seasons since he led the gridiron defenders with 99 tackles and four sacks, but the former Knight seemed comfortable to return to his old stomping grounds on Monday, March 17.…

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Knights set best times in back-to-back meets

February 21, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Evan Tuttle knew that his team’s midseason schedule was like getting hit in the face by a 2×4. He knew that most teams would shrink from the challenge of two West Hartford schools followed by a late night meet in Simsbury. Winning? A long shot. But when his team failed…

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Passing the midterm exam; Swim coach hands down a midseason challenge

January 31, 2014
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By John Goralski
PJ Ramsey swims the 100 butterfly during a win over East Hartford last week.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington never trailed as they flirted with an almost 50-point lead against Plainville. Eight Knights won, and the contest switched to exhibition races long before it was finished. Mack Golos was a double winner in the 200 freestyle (2:04.22) and the 500 free (5:46.82). Joe Taglia was a double winner…

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The postseason begins; Bennett, Garrison medal at conference meet

January 31, 2014
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By John Goralski
Matt Bennett finished second in the shot put at the conference championship.

By John Goralski Sports Writer For two weeks, Matt Bennett has tried to battle through a winter illness. His practices were limited. His strength was depleted, and the shot put seemed to weigh 300 pounds. But on Saturday, Jan. 25, Bennett tried to push it all behind him at the CCC Championship meet as he…

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The Head of the Class; Knights edge Glastonbury in Class L rivalry

January 24, 2014
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Photo by John Goralski
Vicky Castillo clears the vault during a Lady Knight victory over Glastonbury on Jan. 18.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Fan packed into the seats alongside the beam and crowded into the spaces between mats. Spectators huddled in every open space just to catch a glimpse of the regular season rivalry between Glastonbury gymnasts and  the Lady Knights. Most pundits predict that the Class L title will come down to…

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The winter games; Delays to football’s title game are already impacting winter sports

December 18, 2013
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By John Goralski
Southington quarterback Stephen Barmore talks to reporters during a CIAC championship press conference on Wednesday, Dec. 11, but the Blue Knights are still waiting to play the Class LL championship game.

By John Goralski Sports Writer When CIAC officials kicked off the football championship luncheon at the Aqua Turf on Wednesday, Dec. 11, they were already contemplating the weather. Games might be moved, they told the group of coaches, players, and press in attendance, but they have to be finished by Sunday night or they won’t…

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Knights take center stage; Local trio battles in the Bronx for a Division I showdown

December 6, 2013
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By John Goralski
Tyler Dube dives toward the sidelines to keep a Sacred Heart drive alive.

By John Goralski Sports Writer As soon as NCAA football officials announced the pairings for the Division I tournament’s opening round, Jordan Chapman’s cell phone came alive with a flurry of texts, but the former Southington High School star didn’t even have to look at the screen. Sacred Heart University had earned the program’s first…

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