Posts Tagged ‘ Blue Knights ’

Attacking McReaveyIndoor Track clicks at Wesleyan University;

January 18, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Joe Pappalardo was caught in a tangle of elbows and knees at the start of the 4x800m relay and was thrown to the ground in a wild stampede. As wave after wave of baton-wielding distance runners trampled him, Pappalardo fought to his feet. By the second lap, almost half of…

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Knights shine in overtime; Girls are one win from clinching postseason

January 10, 2013
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By John Goralski
Natalie Wadolowski takes an open jump shot during a 48-41 win over NW Catholic.

By John Goralski Sports Writer With six minutes left in the game, one senior co-captain fouled out. With 1:32 remaining, a second senior fell to the floor clutching her leg. A five point lead shrank to one possession and vanished as time expired in the fourth quarter. On Friday, Jan. 4, the Lady Knights were…

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Wrestling the flu; Blue Knights plug holes and deck Hall

January 10, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington wrestlers scrambled for five pins and a pair of forfeits against Hall’s varsity lineup. Two others battled for hard-fought decisions. Three rookies battled off their backs before finally getting pinned. On Thursday, Jan. 3, Southington entered the match with a number of questions, illnesses, and holes in the lineup.…

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Blue Knights claim five indoor titles at Glastonbury meet

January 10, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Annie Groom has spent much of her first indoor track season scrambling to meet deadlines and looking for opportunities. Very few meets offer every event, so success hinges upon every little decision. Does she run relays or focus on individual events? Is anyone close to qualifying for the state meet…

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7 seconds to score; Blue Knight opener comes down to the final shot

December 19, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Track coaches know that 7.7 seconds is a good time in the 55m dash. Wrestling coaches dread the final 7.7 seconds as a straining grappler tries to hold on to a slim lead. In swimming, it can be the difference between placing first or last in the 100 freestyle, and…

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Taking care of business; Knights hold Plainville scoreless for 11 minutes

December 19, 2012
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Taking care of business; Knights hold Plainville scoreless for 11 minutes

By John Goralski Sports Writer Plainville scored twice to take a 4-0 lead in the opening minutes, and that was enough to kick the Lady Knights into another gear. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the girls shifted into a full court press, and Plainville guards never knew what hit them. “Plainville’s very young, so we wanted…

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Picking up steam; Knights bounce back from slow start

December 19, 2012
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Picking up steam; Knights bounce back from slow start

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Wednesday, Dec. 12, Travis Daly was tossing around his opponent like a cat with a ball of string, but that wasn’t enough. The defending state champion had to score a pin late in the meet if his team had a chance to win. Bristol Eastern was consistently out-wrestling the…

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Learning their lessons; Lady Knights use first week as an early measure

December 13, 2012
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Learning their lessons; Lady Knights use first week as an early measure

By John Goralski Sports Writer You’re never as good as your wins or as bad as your losses. That’s the lesson that Coach Mike Forgione wants his Lady Knight basketball team to take out of the first week of the winter season. Southington manhandled Bloomfield for a lopsided win on opening day, but they squandered…

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Good Intentions; Knights commit to college athletics

November 23, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Four baseball players sat at a table in the high school and shifted in their seats as they studied the contracts before them. A small collection of hats was scattered in front of them. Each one was a different color, and each one marked a different destination. With a collective…

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Buzzer Beater; Knights take their first lead on the final play of the game

November 15, 2012
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Buzzer Beater; Knights take their first lead on the final play of the game

By John Goralski Sports Writer Nobody’s going to remember Southington’s trio of interceptions in the first half or the 12-0 deficit. No one’s going to remember the four Southington drives in the second half that were pushed back or stalled by Manchester defenders. Fans won’t remember the final two-minute drill plagued by incomplete passes, a…

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