Posts Tagged ‘ Blue Knights ’

Knights advance to New England: Howe leads Southington in 2 field events

June 8, 2016
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Amanda Howe hurls the shot put at the Class LL championships. Howe improved five places at the state open to qualify for the New England meet in two events.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With just one more attempt remaining for the day, Amanda Howe tasted perfection. On Monday, June 6, the Lady Knight sophomore’s fifth shot put attempt dropped to the earth at 36 feet, 5.75 inches. It was her second best throw of the season, and it was good enough to leap frog…

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Ridgefield ends Knights’ tourney run

June 8, 2016
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Devin Prive and Mike Aberizk team up for a block against Fairfield Warde-Ludlowe.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights boys volleyball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class L tournament for the 11th-straight year, but came up short to No. 5 Ridgefield, 3-2, after taking the Tigers to a deciding fifth set at home on Saturday, June 4. “Seeing how the boys started off, it came…

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Knights fall to Amity…again

June 8, 2016
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Drew Farkas held Amity off the scoreboard for three innings, but the Spartans ended Southington’s season for the fourth consecutive year.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight baseball season came to an end last weekend at the hands of Amity, and the Spartans seem to have Southington’s number. Southington’s last four losses in the state tournament all came against Amity, including a pair of runner-up finishes in the championship game. Amity has been dominating the…

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Golfers struggle in tournaments

June 8, 2016
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Ryan Burrill putts at Tallwood Country Club in Hebron during the Division I championship.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights golf team may not have had their best day at the Division I tournament, but as Southington coach Jim DiNello explains, he has never had to question his team’s effort. When he thinks of his team, he said he thinks about a group of guys that are great…

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Baseball clinches CCC title; poised for postseason run

June 2, 2016
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Baseball SHS

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After suffering a home defeat to the second-ranked team in Class M, East Catholic, the Blue Knights baseball team recovered with two, comfortable wins last week to close out their regular season, which accomplished the team’s second goal of securing a divisional title. “I think we’re playing good baseball right now,”…

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Relay breaks school record at conference championship

June 2, 2016
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Abby Connolly speeds toward the finish line in the 200m race.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s outdoor track and field teams began their postseason on Tuesday, May 24 at Simsbury High School when they competed at the CCC Central Championships. The Lady Knights placed fourth out of 10 schools. Glastonbury claimed the girls conference title, followed by Windsor and Simsbury. The 4x800m relay of Kate Kemnitz,…

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Golfers finish strong; top 10 at Chappa

June 2, 2016
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Golf balls and tees

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington golfers traveled to Rockledge Golf Club in West Hartford on Monday, May 23 where they settled with a 156-156 draw with Conard, but still managed to clinch the CCC Central title. Andrew Szandrocha medaled by a stroke with a 37 (1-over-par). Ryan Burrill backed Szandrocha with a 39, and Andrew…

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Knight spikers rally to CCC finals

June 1, 2016
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Jack Dietz takes on two East Hartford defenders at the CCC tournament finals.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER For the second time this season, the Blue Knights fell to top-ranked East Hartford, but Lou Gianacopolos still feels like the third time will be the charm. Southington fell to the Hornets in the CCC tournament championship last week, but Gianacopolos said that there were major differences from that regular season…

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Chasse bros still fighting

June 1, 2016
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Tennis 2

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights tennis team advanced just one doubles team in the Class LL tournament at Yale University in New Haven on Saturday, May 28 after entering a total of four singles and three doubles. Ben and Jake Chasse teamed up together for the first time since falling in the first…

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Boys Lacrosse battles 2 postseason brackets

June 1, 2016
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Lance Johnston sprints past a Fairfield Warde defender in the Class L qualifying round.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights lacrosse team might have suffered an early exit in the CCC Central tournament, but they kept their season alive with a win in the qualifying round of the Class L tournament over the weekend. The 15th-seeded Knights hosted No. 18 Fairfield Warde on Saturday, May 28, for the…

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