Posts Tagged ‘ Blue Knights ’

Knights fall short of 3rd title game: Ousted by Darien in semifinals; winning streak ends at 31 games

December 9, 2015
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Jasen Rose scrambles to elude a sack during a 49-7 loss to Darien in the Class LL semifinals in Stamford on Dec. 7.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The road to a third straight Class LL title reached its final destination for the Blue Knights football team on Monday, Dec. 7 at Boyle Field in Stamford when No.3 Southington fell to No.2 Darien (11-0), 49-7, in the Class LL semifinals. The Knights received the opening kickoff, but the Blue…

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Blue Knight duo competes at 2015 Senior Bowl

December 4, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A couple of Blue Knights represented Southington at the Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association Senior Bowl on Sunday, Nov. 22 at Middletown High School. Senior captain and defenseman Ryan Burrill and senior forward Bryan Doyle played for the Region II team. “To have Ryan and Bryan selected to play in the Senior…

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The great escape: Knights survive Rams on Thanksgiving, improve to 10-0

December 2, 2015
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Jasen Rose leapfrogs a defender during a first half touchdown drive. The Knights trailed late in the game but capped a 10-0 regular season with a 36-29 win over Cheshire in the annual Apple Valley Classic.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With just under two minutes left in the game, the two-time state champion Knights were trailing a sub-.500 team. Southington was mired in penalties throughout much of the first half. The top-ranked Knights coughed up the ball an unprecedented five times, but Southington still managed to dominate the first three quarters…

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Blue Knight trio commit to next level: Stublarec, Farkas, Wadolowski sign college letters of intent

November 25, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Wednesday, Nov. 18, three Southington student-athletes inked their names. Michelle Stublarec, Drew Farkas, and Natalie Wadolowski signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level in front of friends, families, coaches, and teammates in the Southington High School library. Stublarec chose to continue her volleyball career…

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Knights blank Hartford: Thanksgiving and Powder Puff previews

November 19, 2015
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Jasen Rose looks for an open receiver during a 48-0 win over the Bulkeley Co-op on Saturday, Nov. 14 in Hartford.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Hartford players were backed up to their 20-year line when the Blue Knight defense poured into the backfield. The Bulkeley co-op quarterback looked downfield, but nothing was open. He looked to his left and saw his running back parallel to him as an outlet. The football caught a sudden gust of…

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Survive and advance: Boys beat NFA; eliminated in 2nd round

November 19, 2015
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Erik Schneider fights off a defender during Southington’s opening round victory over NFA.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Blue Knights boys soccer team battled through the rain to snap a four-year postseason drought. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the No. 12 Knights captured their first Class LL tournament victory since 2010 with a 3-1 win in the first round over No. 21 NFA (9-7-0). Bryan…

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Soccer surges toward tourney

November 4, 2015
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Joe Colaccino squares off against a defender during a 5-1 win over Hartford Public in the regular season finale.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights soccer team concluded their successful 2015 regular season by going 1-1 on the week as they prepare to compete in the Class LL state tournament. On Thursday, Oct. 29, Southington hosted Hartford Public (2-14-0) for a 5-1 win. Erik Schneider pulled out the hat trick with back-to-back goals…

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Knights blank New Britain: Football scores first shutout of the year

November 4, 2015
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Jasen Rose holds off a sack to throw his second of three touchdown passes during a 35-0 shutout over New Britain on Oct. 30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER New Britain (4-3) had possession of the ball on Southington’s 1-yard line late in the fourth quarter. The quarterback took the snap and handed the ball off to his running back, slashing right up the gut. Keanu Cummings stood back for a moment and waited patiently for the play to develop…

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Knights advance to Open: Girls and boys teams qualify for the state meet

November 4, 2015
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Gabi Napoli set the pace with a 16th place finish at the Class LL race in Manchester on Oct. 31. The race marked the first time that Southington girls advanced to the state open as a team.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Conner Leone was trailing behind a pack of runners as he made his way up the hill to the home stretch of the race. He saw the spectators leaning over the fence, cheering the runners on. He also saw his teammates and coach cheering him on. “I saw his eyes as…

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Football overcomes a slow start: Lopsided score only tells part of the story

October 29, 2015
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Alessio Diana strong arms a Conard defender during a 53-29 win.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Jasen Rose took the snap deep in Southington’s zone, turned, and looked for a running back to hand the ball off to. He found himself alone in the backfield. Rose rolled out to the left as the line started to disintegrate. Red jerseys closed in on the Southington quaterback as he…

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