Posts Tagged ‘ boys track ’

Last man standing; Matt Bennett just missed NE meet

June 22, 2014
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Matt Bennett advanced to the state open in two events.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Matt Bennett never complained when the heavy rains flooded across the throwing circle even though it was apparent that it cost him a return trip to the New England Championship. With the slick conditions, Bennett’s spins weren’t as crisp. With the lack of momentum, his throws weren’t as far. On…

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Knights crack top 15; Bennett, Barmore advance to the state open

June 13, 2014
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By John Goralski
Stephen Barmore receives a handoff at an early meet. Barmore is one of two Knights to advance to the state open.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Colleen Roarty was actually considering scratching Stephen Barmore from the 100m finals when she saw him limping toward the starting line. The senior sprinter hobbled into the finals with one of his worst times of the season, and his chances at making the state open were dire at best.…

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Peaking for states; Knights are poised for the postseason

May 23, 2014
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By John Goralski
Charles Morelli clears the bar during the high jump competition on Tuesday, May 13.

By John Goralski Sports Writer If you add up both opponents, they wouldn’t gave beaten the lowest Southington score. With two lopsided victories, the Blue Knight track team seems to be sprinting toward the postseason. With a 128-21 win over NW Catholic on Tuesday and a 100-50 victory over Newington on Thursday, the Knights have…

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Boys are back on top

May 16, 2014
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By John Goralski
Matt Bennett approaches the discus throw during a 93-57 win over Conard on May 6.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Stephen Barmore was in perfect form when he exploded from the gate at the sound of the starter’s pistol. Conditions were perfect as he opened his stride on the first sunny meet of the season, but it was the rare sound of feet just behind him that kep Barmore pushing…

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Blue Knights cruise past Hall; Boys Track team wins easily in the season opener

April 18, 2014
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By John Goralski
Charlie Morelli clears a hurdle during the 300m race against Hall on April 9.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Stephen Barmore came just a few tenths of a second from qualifying for the postseason in three events. Matt Bennett has two qualifying distances under his belt. The Blue Knights wasted no time in their pursuit of the 2014 postseason. The 89-60 win over Hall was never in question. The…

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Winning at the numbers game; Boys Track has more depth than ever before

April 5, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer A large crowd of boys pack into the hallway in the basement of the school, craning their necks to hear Colleen Roarty barking out orders. The first year coach has to yell above the din of clanging metal from another pack of athletes already hard at work in the weight…

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Boys win 2, still undefeated

May 3, 2013
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By Tammi Naudus
Dan Smolinski speeds toward the pole vault pit during Southington’s win at Bristol Central.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Anthony Bonenfant (18’7”) edged Nathan Bonen-fant and Corbin Garry in a 1-2-3 finish against Simbury’s top jumpers on Tuesday. Garry (19’4.5”) edged the Bonenfants in a sweep at Bristol Central on Thursday. Stephen Barmore beat anyone who faced him in both meets with wins in the 100m (11.0, 11.13), the…

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Overwhelming wins; Knights are winning easily at early meets

April 19, 2013
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By John Goralski
Joe Pappalardo leads a relay at a recent meet. The Blue Knights have already scored two lopsided victories.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Can it really be this easy? Are the Knights ready to rest on their laurels? Those are the very questions that Matt Shea is trying to caution against. With a 20-point victory over Hall, the Knights have raced out to a 2-0 record against a pair of good programs. Both…

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