Posts Tagged ‘ Blue Knights ’

The postseason begins: Garrison sets the pace; runners surge into the CCC

October 29, 2015
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Adam Theriault charges up the hill toward the finish line at Wickham Park in Manchester during the CCC Championship boys race.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The herd stampeded through a small opening of a gate into the fields like raging bulls in rush hour traffic, kicking up dust and scattering it throughout the air. A vast sea of spectators leaned over the fences with anticipation to see what color jersey came around the bend first. On…

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Knights settle for a tie

October 22, 2015
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Nick Falco splits a pair of Hall defenders during a loss on Friday, Oct. 16. With a tie earlier in the week against Simsbury, the boys keep pace in their quest for a tournament home game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The first shot hit off of the right post about three minutes into the second half. The second came off of a corner kick that bounced off of the left post with just over four minutes left in the game. The Blue Knights soccer team had their opportunities in Friday, Oct.…

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Cross country shuts out New Britain, Hartford Public in dual meet finale

October 22, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The boys teamed defeated the Golden Hurricanes 15-50 and they also defeated the Owls by the same score. For the Knights, the regular season dual meet finale served more as a workout than any sort of challenge. Twenty-two Southing-ton runners finished the race before New Britain’s frontrunner, and 25 Knights finished…

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Football pulls away from Hall: Knights improve to 5-0 with another lopsided victory

October 14, 2015
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Anthony Plantamuro zeroes in on a pass during a 61-26 win at Hall of Oct. 9.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Jasen Rose dropped took a second look as his target streaked down the middle of the field, and he launched the ball deep, looking for a big play. Austin Morin looked up at the last minute, cradled the football in his arms, and fell into the end zone in front of…

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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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