Posts Tagged ‘ Blue Knights ’

Knights hit midseason slump

May 19, 2016
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Justin Makles stops a steal at second base during a loss to Glastonbury.

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Just as they escaped with three-straight walk off wins, the Blue Knights (9-5) suffered three-straight losses over this past week. “We need to execute better,” said Southington coach Charlie Lembo. “We lost there games where if we had executed better, we probably could have won two of the three or…

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Spikers struggle: First week without a win

May 19, 2016
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Volleyball - SHS

The Blue Knight volleyball team went 0-2 last week to fall to 11-3, but it was their first two losses they suffered since losing to top-ranked East Hartford (14-0) on April 15. The Knights began the week at Newington on Monday, May 9 where they took the Indians to a fifth set, but fell short,…

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Track sets their sights on the postseason

May 19, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington broke another school record and qualified more athletes for the Class LL meet when they competed in their third weekend invitational and final dual meet of the 2016 season this past week. Southington competed at the 85th annual Hartford Invitational at Simsbury High School on Saturday, May 14. The Lady…

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Boys Tennis battles the heart of the CCC schedule

May 18, 2016
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Mike Balaoing drives a serve across the net during a match against NW Catholic.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Each win was followed by a loss, but the Blue Knight tennis team survived the heart of the conference schedule. The Knights out-lasted Conard, 4-3, before falling to Simsbury, 6-1. Southington rebounded with a 7-0 sweep against NW Catholic before falling to Glastonbury, 5-2. Coach Tony Mauro said that the team…

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Boys lacrosse team clinches tourney

May 18, 2016
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Jake Testa avoids a defender during a loss to Glastonbury. Despite the setback, the Knights clinched a postseason berth last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights qualified for the Class L tournament with a win over the week, but as Southington coach Ron Chase explains, there is still a lot of work to be done before the regular season concludes. “We made the playoffs, but we’re not competing in the big games,” the coach…

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Golfers bounce back quickly from first loss

May 18, 2016
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Ryan Burrill sinks a putt during a victory over Hall.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (10-1) suffered their first loss of the season in Glastonbury last week, but Southington coach Jim DiNello said the loss wasn’t that bad, falling by six strokes on a tough course, and that his guys rebounded very well with a pair of victories following the loss. “Glastonbury’s a…

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Southington girls open May with a three-game losing streak

May 18, 2016
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Tennis - SHS

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (7-4) walked into May with just one loss, but left the first week with three more after diving headfirst into the tough, conference schedule. Southington coach Robin Thompson had said that May would be the toughest stretch of the season, and rain in late April didn’t help. “What…

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Southington Scoreboard for the May 20 edition

May 18, 2016
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Scoreboard - SHS

Southington High School These are the scores for games played between Monday, May 9 and Saturday, May 14. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. Baseball EO Smith 1, Southington 0 Monday, May 9 At Southington EO SMITH Player ab r h bi Lafevre, c 3 0 1 0 Ziemba, 3b 2…

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Outdoor track is heading into the final stretch

May 13, 2016
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Sean Garrison sets the pace in his 3200m heat at the Irv Black Invitational in New Britain on May 6-7.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington continues to add athletes to a growing list of state qualifiers as other continue to climb the rankings. With their only home meet of the season and an invitational meet just over the border, the Blue Knight track teams finally gave local fans a taste of things to come. With…

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Knight runners go the distance: Napoli, Garrison sign Letters of Intent

May 13, 2016
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Tracksters Gabi Napoli, left, and Sean Garrison, center, sign NCAA Division I National Letters of Intent during a ceremony at the high school.

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Seniors Gabi Napoli and Sean Garrison signed National Letters of Intent on Monday, May 2 in the library of Southington High School. Napoli will be attending the University of Rhode Island (URI), located in Kingston, R.I. in the fall to run for the Division I Rams cross country and track…

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