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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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Overcoming injuries; Lady Knight gymnasts still aren’t at full strenght

February 2, 2013
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By John Goralski
Kayla Nati leaps across the mat during her floor routine on Saturday, Jan. 26. Southington beat two other teams in a tri-team meet.

By John Goralski Sports Writer In her first competition this season, Lindsey Socquet scored for the Lady Knights in the beam competition and just missed the scoring as she set the baseline for the Knights on beam and floor. On Saturday, Jan. 26, the Lady Knights should have been celebrating the return of one of…

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Lady Knights upset Weaver, beat Newington

January 31, 2013
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By John Goralski
Maeghan Chapman recovers a turnover and looks for a teammate in a recent contest.

By John Goralski Sports Writer The most impressive numbers can’t be found in the box score. In both victories last week. You have to look betwen the lines to find it. Maeghan Chapman held Weaver’s top scorer to just three points, and she matched that feat against Newington’s go-to shooter. Sarah Mongillo and freshman Natalie…

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Embracing the challenge; Local tournament welcomes top teams in the region

January 30, 2013
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By John Goralski
Zach Maxwell overpowers his opponent during the CT Challenge Tournament at Southington High School.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Austin Sullivan was trailing by eight points when Coach Derek Dion made his way to the mat from another Blue Knigth bout. An in-state wrestler was slowly gaining dominance over Sullivan in the 183-pound match, and a red-faced coach bellowed from the sidelines. Sullivan reversed his opponent and planted him…

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