Posts Tagged ‘ Blue Knights ’

Figuring things out: Boys lacrosse is not slowed by losses

April 20, 2016
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Nick Zukauskas leads a Southington fast break during a tight, 3-2 loss in Norwalk on Saturday.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (3-2) dropped two home games over the past week, but also turned in a win against a lower-ranked Class M team. Despite the losses, Southington coach Ron Chase said that his tough-nosed group is starting to figure things out and gel. Chase also said that the team is…

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Volleyball stung by Hornets

April 20, 2016
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Devin Prive attacks the net during a loss to East Hartford

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (4-1) were undefeated walking into Friday’s match, set to square off with arguably one of the top teams in the state: East Hartford (5-0). But the mishaps of surrendering a 24-21 lead in the second game pestered Southington throughout the rest of the match. And the high-flying, athletic…

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Boys sweep through the week

April 20, 2016
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Kays Cetin keeps a rally alive during doubles play on Monday. The boys went 4-0 last week, sweeping each opponent, 7-0.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Since dropping their first match of the season, the Blue Knights (4-1) have bounced back to win their next four matches, but they did so without dropping a singles or doubles match. Singles pounce on the Panthers The Knights began the week by sweeping Platt (0-2), 7-0, in their only home…

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Serious about the spring: Boys track will turn to the seniors at the start

April 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights placed 21st at last year’s Class LL state meet at Willow Brook Park in New Britain. Southington qualified 18 athletes in 11 different events, advancing one athlete, Sean Garrison, to the state open. Garrison finished 29th in the 3200m run at the open, after finishing 14th at the…

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Defending the CCC title: Boys tennis starts with a target on their backs

April 6, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights finished last year’s regular season with a 16-1 record (7-0 in division), beating out Hall (11-5, 6-1) by a match to claim the CCC West title for the first time in years. The Knights’ only loss came to Glastonbury in their regular season finale, 7-0. “We achieved the goals…

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Boys lacrosse opens with a victory

April 6, 2016
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Michael Majchrzak shoots past defenders during a 5-3 win over North Haven to start the spring season.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington surged for three goals after the break, and that was the difference. After an even first half, the Blue Knights rallied to a 5-3 win over a respectable North Haven team (0-1) in the season opener at home on Saturday, April 2. The Indians were the top seed in the…

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Boys lacrosse is back on track: Knights are deeper and hungrier than ever

April 1, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington boys lacrosse team finished last season with a 4-12 record (0-4 in division), placing last in the CCC West. The Knights did not qualify for the conference tournament and missed the Class L state tournament for the first time since 2012. Over his nine year career with the Knights,…

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Eyes on the prize: Boys Golf keeps driving toward a state banner

April 1, 2016
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Andrew Szandrocha, above, is one of three returning veterans from last year’s team. Southington hopes to be in the mix once again at the end of the year.

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights finished last year’s regular season with an 11-4 record (10-4 in division), placing third in the CCC West behind Simsbury and Newington. At the Division I state championship, held at Timberlin Golf Club in Berlin, the Knights remained in contention after the front nine and were still in…

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Blue Knights are poised for another run

April 1, 2016
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Garrett Gugliotti is one of just two returning players with varsity experience.
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight baseball team finished last year’s regular season with a 15-5 record (11-3 in division), winning the CCC West by beating out Simsbury by a game to claim the division title for the fourth time in five years. Seventh-seeded Southington qualified for the Class LL tournament for a fifth-straight…

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Missed it by two points: Spikers hope to build on last year’s close finish

April 1, 2016
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Volleyball preview

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington head coach Lou Gianacopolos hugged his clipboard as he paced back and forth between the two volleyball nets that were strung up in the high school gym, watching his young Blue Knights closely. No pass, no set, and no attack, escaped his gaze. But through his examination, one number was…

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