Posts Tagged ‘ Blue Knights ’

Harriers get their first taste of Wickham Park: Knights sweep Simsbury; score well at Wickham Invite

October 14, 2015
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Sean Garrison pushes for the finish line at the 2015 Wickham Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 10.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Over the hills and through the open fields and woodlands of the 250 acre Manchester park, the boys and girls cross country teams got a preview to the postseason at the annual Wickham Invitational at Saturday, Oct. 10. It was the first chance to run the course at Wickham Park, which…

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Knights bounce back: First loss doesn’t stop soccer’s momentum

October 14, 2015
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Erik Schneider leads a Southington attack during a 3-1 loss to Glastonbury in a battle of unbeaten teams. The Knights bounced back with two wins on the road.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After a very successful start to the season, the boys soccer team (8-1-1, 4-1-0 in division) lost their first game of the season to Glastonbury (9-1-0, 4-1-0 in division) at home on Monday, Oct. 5, 3-1, but managed to bounce back with two wins on the road. Glastonbury jumped on the…

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Knights out-gun Glastonbury in battle of unbeatens

October 8, 2015
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Alessio Diana charges into the Glastonbury secondary during a 61-41 victory on Friday, Oct. 2. Southington runners combined for 500 yards in the victory.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Jasen Rose snapped the ball. He looked downfield, but nothing was available. His receivers were covered. The defense was closing in, so he rolled out of the pocket and took off down the sidelines. Rose sidestepped one defender, stiff-armed another in the red zone, and ran untouched the rest of the…

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Knights keep step with CCC

October 8, 2015
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Sean Garrison leads the pack during a race against Conard and Hall at the West Hartford reservoir on Friday, Oct. 2.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The boys and girls cross country teams competed against Conard and Hall in the cold rain at the West Hartford Reservoir on Friday, Oct. 2. The boys team defeated Conard 18-44, but tied Hall 29-29. However, Hall received the win, due to the faster time of their sixth runner. Sean Garrison…

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Boys soccer clinches tourney berth: Knights are among the first in the state to earn a postseason bid

October 8, 2015
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Ryan Burrill takes a shot on net during a recent home game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The boy’s soccer team (6-0-1) continued their successful start to the season with wins over three wins over the week, qualifying them for the Class LL state tournament in the fewest number of games possible. The Blue Knights’ 1-0 victory at Hall on Friday, Oct. 2 put them into the postseason,…

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A hop, a skip, and a jump: Officials add some fun twists to the 2015 Sloper Relays

October 2, 2015
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Adam Theriault splashes through the mud pit.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER They dashed through the woods, sprinted around the lake, leapt over bails of hay, and trudged their way through the mud. Instead of running a standard race, high school and middle school cross country teams gathered to run in teams of two or four athletes in the fifth annual Sloper Relays…

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Knights surge past Simsbury

October 1, 2015
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Blue Knight quarterback Jasen Rose scrambles around a defender during a 55-13 win over Simsbury on Friday, Sept. 25.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Simsbury’s quarterback barked out his signals to his offense, and scrambled to get in the play with under two minutes to go in the first quarter, but when the snap came, it sailed right over his head. He made an attempt to reach for the ball, but couldn’t even get a…

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Soccer stays perfect

September 30, 2015
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The boy’s soccer team improved to 3-0-1 on the season with a 1-0 victory on the road at Simsbury (3-2) on Friday, Sept. 25. Through four games this season, Southington has yet to surrender a goal. Hayden Burbank scored the game’s only goal midway through the first half. Southington took 10 shots on goal. Evan…

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Scoring at will: Knights unload against Public

September 24, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It didn’t take long for the Blue Knights (2-0) to make a statement on Friday, Sept. 18. On the very first play from the line of scrimmage, the Knights’ defense swarmed the winless Hartford Public (0-2) quarterback, Shamar Richards, and stripped him of the ball. Logan LaRosa snatched up the ball…

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Sprinting from the gates: Blue Knight soccer is off to its best start in years

September 24, 2015
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Blue Knight goaltender Evan Daddona makes a stop during a recent contest. Daddona has already collected a trio of shutouts in the early season.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Erik Schneider brought the ball up just outside of the penalty box, swung his foot around, and booted it into the net with 22:15 to go in the first half. The goal gave the Blue Knights (2-0-1, 2-0-1 in division) the lead, but Southington was far from finished. Senior captain, Ryan…

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