Posts Tagged ‘ Blue Knights ’

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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Unlikely heroes; Knights upset Owls to clinch postseason

March 2, 2013
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By John Goralski
Steve Mierzejewski scores a basket during a 59-56 victory over Hartford Public on Feb. 15 that clinched the Knights’ return to the postseason.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Hartford Public shooters struggled at times in the first half, but the Owls entered the break with a two point lead. Hartford rolled out to a seven point lead midway through the second half, but Southington still wasn’t done. On Friday, Feb. 15, the Blue Knight basketball team entered the…

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Reclaiming their throne; Gymnasts floor Glastonbury to claim Class L title

March 1, 2013
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By John Goralski
Erin Malone flips across the vault during her first routine at the Class L championships on Saturday, Feb. 23. Malone scored more points than any other gymnast and led the scoring in three out of four events.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington gymnasts launched themselves across the vault in perfect precision to set the tone for the Class L championships and carried that momentum onto the bars. On Saturday, Feb. 23 the Lady Knights held a comfortable lead after two events, but it all came crashing down as one-by-one the Lady…

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Cinderella Story; Lady Knights reach the finals of the conference tournament

March 1, 2013
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By John Goralski
Southington guard Stephanie O’Keefe splits a pair of defenders during a 42-35 win over Farmington in the CCC Tournament semifinals.

By John Goralski Sports Writer It took overtime to knock off the top seed. It took three chances for higher-ranked teams to knock out the Lady Knights. While most teams are scrambling for scrimmages to prepare for the Class LL tournament, Southington was having some fun. On Monday, the No. 8 Knights became the lowest…

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Knights aim at shootout; Six Southington skiers advance to the Team CT finals

February 15, 2013
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By John Goralski
Casey Abraham circles a gate at a recent ski race at Mt. Southington. Abraham was one of six Knights to advance to the finals at the Team CT GS Shootout.

by John Goralski Sports Writer Brian Chambers cut through the gates on Mt. Southington like a runaway train. Bobby Chambers finished his runs just a single breath behind him. On the girls course, Casey Abraham was elbowing past Erika Florian in another highly-contested battle atop the race standings. On Monday, Feb. 4, the best skiers…

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The Glastonbury hurdle; Knights topple CCC rival with best score to date

February 15, 2013
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By John Goralski
Lexi Rothstein leaps across the beam during an early home meet. The Lady Knights stayed undefeated with a win over Glastonbury.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lady Knight coach Kaitlyn O’Donnell gathered her gymnasts at the end of the meet and began to prepare them for the outcome. Win or lose, she was proud of the effort. Everybody seemed to hit their routines, and that’s all that they can ask for. The rest was up to…

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College bound; Kosienski, Wershoven sign commitments to NCAA programs

February 14, 2013
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By John Goralski
On Wednesday, Feb. 6, two more Knights committed to college athletics as a pair of Lady Knight soccer players signed letters of intent. Nicole Wershoven, left, will play at Castleton State College in Vermont, while teammate Erica Kosienski, right, signed a division one letter for Boston University.

By John Goralski Sports Writer They picked up their pens with the precision of a synchronized swimming team, and began scrawling their signatures across the papers before them. Since cutting their teeth on youth travel teams, Erica Kosienski and Nicole Wershoven have been charging towards the goal as a tandem. This time there was just…

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Overwhelming win; Swimmers cruise past Plainville

February 9, 2013
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By John Goralski
Kolton Jankowski swims the backstroke during the 200 individual medley race on Friday, Feb. 1. Southington beat Plainville, 92-85.

By John Goralski Sports Writer It was clear right from the start that the 50 freestyle was going to come down to  two people. They hit the water at the same time. At the turn, nobody was even close. Southington swimmers cheered on the deck as the two raced for the finish, and why wouldn’t…

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