Posts Tagged ‘ Blue Knights ’

Testa to play lax at St. Rose

February 19, 2016
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Jake Testa has committed to play lacrosse at St. Rose, a division two program in upstate New York.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Blue Knight midfield Jake Testa signed a recent letter of intent to play lacrosse at the collegiate level for the Division II Golden Knights at the College of St. Rose in Albany, N.Y. “I think it’s a great decision for Jake,” said Southington boys lacrosse coach Ron Chase. “It’s a newer…

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Bulkeley ends Knights’ quest for the postseason

February 18, 2016
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Jeremy Mercier fights off a defender during a loss to Avon last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight journey to the Class LL state tournament made its final stop on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Bulkeley High School when they fell short to the Bulldogs (7-9), 62-47. The loss ended Southington’s hopes for a postseason berth with three games remaining. “They never give up no matter what,”…

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Indoor Track takes on Class LL: Garrison and the girls 4x800m advance to the state open

February 17, 2016
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Sean Garrison circles the track at the Class LL championship. The senior runner is the only Knight to advance as an individual.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington advanced one individual and a relay to the state open when they competed at the Class LL Championships at Hillhouse High School in New Haven on Thursday, Feb. 11. “The goal is obviously to run as fast as you can at the end of the year,” said Southington coach Dan…

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Ready for the Unified season

February 17, 2016
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Andrew Gallagher passes the ball during a White Team possession during the Blue Knight Unified Sports annual scrimmage during halftime of the varsity girls basketball game on Feb. 9. The Southington High School co-ed team is ready to start their winter season, and fans were treated to an early look. Photos by BRIAN JENNINGS Click…

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Knights edged in race for a conference title

February 17, 2016
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Steve Sokolowski battles for position during the 400 freestyle relay against Farmington.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (6-4) had an opportunity to add a conference championship to their trophy case over the past week, but just came up short when they split the week with a road win to Simsbury and home loss to Farmington. Coach Evan Tuttle said that it was bittersweet, but credited…

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Wrestlers surge past New Britain

February 17, 2016
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Josh Gravel scrambles for position during the 145 pound bout of a dual meet against New Britain.

Eight pins and two forfeits earned the Blue Knights (12-3, 6-0) a 60-19 win over New Britain (4-16, 3-3) and the CCC West Division crown in their regular season finale at home on Wednesday, Feb. 10 on senior night. The Knights mounted a 36-0 lead through the first six bouts on five pins and a…

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Rose makes it official: UConn bound

February 12, 2016
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Jasen Rose announced his intentions last fall, but on Wednesday, Feb. 3 he made it official by signing his National Letter of Intent to play football at the University of Connecticut. The former Blue Knight quarterback hopes to make an impact with the Husky offense. Photo by BRIAN JENNINGS

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The second time around: Boys avenge earlier losses to Conard and Simsbury

February 10, 2016
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Mark Lindberg leads a fast break during a recent home game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A single digit win on the road and a four-point triumph at home against a top-10 Class LL team kept the Blue Knights’ (4-11) postseason hopes alive for another week. After opening the season with nine consecutive losses, Southington has been heating up. The boys have won four of their last…

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Injuries plague Knights: Windham takes advantage of depleted lineup

February 10, 2016
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Josh Gravel takes down his opponent during the 145-pound bout on Feb. 3. Southington beat Conard, 46-30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (11-3) finished the week with three wins out of four matches, while battling through injuries and weaving through growing pains along the way. Southington competed at the Jerry Watkins Colonel Duals at Waterford High School on Saturday, Feb. 6 and came away with two team victories out of…

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Hall ends conference win streak

February 10, 2016
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Zack Blake, above at an earlier meet, was Southington’s only double-winner during a loss to Hall on Feb. 2.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights suffered their first conference loss of the season when they were defeated, 96-89, by Hall at the Cornerstone Aquatics Center in West Hartford on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The Knights placed first in four events, including three individual events and one relay. After three lead changes and a couple tie…

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