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Knights clinch share of CCC West

May 24, 2013
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Knights clinch share of CCC West

By John Goralski Sports Writer Andrew Goralski stepped off first base to reach for a hard line drive, but the ball skipped past him on the infield dirt. It wasn’t an error. Most defenses would have surrendered to a well-earned hit. Southington’s defense wasn’t ready to give up. Matt DiNello was already in position, sliding…

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Sweeping with the enemy; Blue Knight spikers rally to a trio of 3-0 victories

May 17, 2013
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Sweeping with the enemy; Blue Knight spikers rally to a trio of 3-0 victories

By John Goralski Sports Writer After a string of three straight 3-2 decisions, the Blue Knight boys volleyball team earned a reprieve last week with a trio of 3-0 sweeps. Southington cruised past Bulkeley-Hartford Public in three lopsided sets. The boys went on to beat Xavier in a closer competition, but it was the 3-0…

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Committing to the game; Blue Knight trio will play at the next level

May 12, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer For three years, Travis Clark has anchored the Blue Knight offensive line. For two seasons, Nick Spitz has anchored the defense. Justin Rose had just one year with the defense, but he led the team in tackles, fumble recoveries, and interrupted passes. Together, they helped lead the team back into…

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Finally, a good test; Simsbury poses a challenge as Knights extend 10-game win streak

May 10, 2013
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Finally, a good test; Simsbury poses a challenge as Knights extend 10-game win streak

By John Goralski Sports Writer A leadoff single was Southington’s only hit through three innings as Simsbury’s freshman ace picked apart Southington’s power lineup while the Trojans pushed the go ahead run over the plate in the second inning. On Monday, April 29, it took Southington hitters four innings to manufacture a run, and the…

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Looking for consistency; Knights beat Simsbury, East Catholic, New Britain

May 10, 2013
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Looking for consistency; Knights beat Simsbury, East Catholic, New Britain

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Friday, Coach Charlie Lembo slumped against the wall in the dugout as if his team had lost, while his players celebrated the 6-4 victory over New Britain. He shook his head when reporters asked him about his team’s five-game winning streak. This isn’t the sort of reaction one would…

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SHS Alumni Track Meet; Registration is underway for summer series

April 30, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Former teammates competed on the track. Others were throwing the shot put for the first time since high school graduation. Last year, Blue Knight track coach Matt Shea decided to gather some of his old teammates to compete on the high school track as a sort of make-shift alumni track…

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Off and running; Boys lax dispatches Cheshire and Westhill to get a 2-0 start

April 12, 2013
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Off and running; Boys lax dispatches Cheshire and Westhill to get a 2-0 start

By John Goralski Sports Writer Kevin Cop scored twice in the first four minutes of the game. On Saturday, April 6, Southington scored seven times before Westhill finally tallied, and Cop had touched every Southington score. Coach Ron Chase was a little concerned about how his team would come out in their second contest after…

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Knights beat Staples; Volleyball starts 2-0

April 12, 2013
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Knights beat Staples; Volleyball starts 2-0

By John Goralski Sports Writers Lou Gianacopolos turned his back to the scoreboard and gathered his team in a huddle. Sure, the Knights had lost the first game to their Staples nemesis, but it could have just as easily been a win. The Knights controlled the pace. Mistakes determined the outcome. The coach scanned his…

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Softball overpowers Eagles, Lancers ; Moquin scores no-hitter in opener

April 12, 2013
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Softball overpowers Eagles, Lancers ; Moquin scores no-hitter in opener

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington’s 5-0 lead shrank to three runs when a Southington error sparked a two-run rally by Bristol Eastern. Lancer batters followed with a pair of singles and a double. Southington’s once-secure lead seemed to shrink to nothing as a Lancer dropped down a bunt. But Southington’s defense jumped into gear.…

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Unlikely heroes; Knights upset Owls to clinch postseason

March 2, 2013
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Unlikely heroes; Knights upset Owls to clinch postseason

By John Goralski Sports Writer Hartford Public shooters struggled at times in the first half, but the Owls entered the break with a two point lead. Hartford rolled out to a seven point lead midway through the second half, but Southington still wasn’t done. On Friday, Feb. 15, the Blue Knight basketball team entered the…

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