Posts Tagged ‘ Blue Knights ’

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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Seniors bowl over Bobcats; Thanksgiving Day win would secure a tourney bid

November 22, 2013
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By John Goralski
Alex Jamele races toward the end zone during a 45-0 win over East Hartford. Jamele has 22 receiving touchdowns and needs just three more to tie the state record.

By John Goralski Sports Writer If anybody thought that South Windsor was going to pose a challenge on Friday, Nov. 15, the Blue Knight football team erased all doubts in the opening minutes. Southington took the field for just 12 plays in the opening half, and it resulted in six scores. The clock began running…

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Knights steamroll over East Hartford

November 15, 2013
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By John Goralski
Stephen Barmore scrambles for extra yardage during a 55-20 rout of East Hartford. Southington led by 48 at the start of the second half.

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Friday, Nov. 8, Zach Maxwell carried the ball four times in the first possession of the second half, and that resulted in a 59-yard scoring drive to give the Blue Knights a 48-point lead over East Hartford. Coach Mike Drury had seen enough. He pulled his starters, emptied his…

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Runners surge into postseason

October 25, 2013
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Coach Rich Niro couldn’t believe his eyes when Sean Garrison appeared at the bottom of the hill at Wickham Park. Finishers were still being counted in single digits, and here was his first Blue Knight elbowing his way to the finish line at the CCC championship race. On Wednesday, Oct.…

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