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Complete game?; Knights score another ‘mercy rule’ win

May 24, 2013
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By John Goralski
Caitlin Downes tries to beat the throw to the plate during a 9-0 win over Conard on Tuesday, May 14.

By John Goralski Sports Writer With just a 3-0 lead, John Bores watched expectantly as Conard’s runner took off for second base at the crack of the bat. Third baseman Lauren Zazzaro scooped up the ball and fired it to second base. Kaitlin Paterson caught the ball and threw it to first, but Conard’s baserunner…

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Knights clinch share of CCC West

May 24, 2013
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By John Goralski
Dave Palladino scores a hit during an 11-0 win over Farmington. Southington batters combined for 36 hits in three games last week.

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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By John Goralski
Jeff Kolb attacks the net during a 3-0 win over Newington on Wednesday, May 8.

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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By John Goralski
First baseman Natalie Wadolowski scoops up a ground ball to make an out against East Hartford in a 16-1 victory on May 1.

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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By John Goralski
Blue Knight shortstop Ted Shaw makes the throw to first during a 6-4 win over New Britain on Friday, May 3.

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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By John Goralski
Tom Gallagher sprints past a Westhill defender during a 12-3 victory on Saturday, April 6.

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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By John Goralski
Nick Powell scores one of his 21 kills during a 3-1 win over Staples on Friday, April 5.

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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By John Goralski
Sydney Ferrante makes a defensive play at shortstop during a 7-2 victory at Bristol Eastern on Friday, April 5.

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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