Posts Tagged ‘ championship ’

The best team ever? Commentary on the Blue Knight football title

December 19, 2014
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The best team ever? Commentary on the Blue Knight football title

By JOHN GORALSKI, EDITOR Even the big Hollywood studios know that sequels are rarely better than the original. That’s one reason why they are hyped so much before the premiere. As a business venture, there’s little risk. Audiences will flock to the second one because they loved the first one so much, but are the stories…

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Blue Knights play bigger by tackling, battling, loving harder

December 18, 2014
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BY KYLE BRENNAN REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN Norwich Free Academy had a distinct size advantage over Southington on both sides of the lines in Saturday’s nightcap for the Class LL-Large title. That mattered absolutely none. The Blue Knights held one of the state’s most potent running games to just 90 yards in their 49-0 victory. NFA quarterback Jawuan…

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Knights beat NFA in lopsided game for 2nd straight title

December 17, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Southington was pushed back to their own 20 yard line on the second possession of the game. A penalty had driven them back 10 yards on first down. Quarterback Jasen Rose scampered out of bounds for a 10-yard loss on the second down. Sure, the Blue Knight football team was enjoying…

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Jamele hauls in success

December 17, 2014
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Jamele hauls in success

BY ROGER CLEAVELAND REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN NEW BRITAIN—As adeptly as he eluded opposing tacklers Saturday night, Southington High senior co-captain Alex Jamele downplayed becoming the first player in state history to finish his career with 50 touchdown receptions. He modestly explained that the Blue Knights’ second consecutive state championship meant much more to him than his own…

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ESPN says ratings for UConn women’s victory highest since 2004

April 9, 2014
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ESPN’s telecast of Connecticut’s 79-58 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA Women’s National Championship on April 8 averaged a 3.1 metered market rating, making it the highest overnight rating for a women’s basketball game since 2004, a press release from the sports network in Bristol announced. The matchup between the undefeated power programs is…

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The Battle at Bunker Hill; Lincoln College cruises to a Region XXI championship

March 8, 2014
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The Battle at Bunker Hill; Lincoln College cruises to a Region XXI championship

By John Goralski Sports Writer The first few shots clinked off the rim as Lincoln College fell behind, 4-1, on Sunday, March 2 in the Region XXI finals at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. Passes tipped off fingers. Open shots were contested by Springfield Tech. Coach Preston Beverly motioned to officials for an early…

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Class LL Championship; Bennett wins the shot put, advances to open

February 14, 2014
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Class LL Championship; Bennett wins the shot put, advances to open

By John Goralski Sports Writer By the time that Matt Bennett entered the shot put circle for the championship heat of his event, the rest of his team was huddled at the edge of the throwing surface. Everyone else had finished their day’s competition at the Class LL championship meet. Every one else had fallen…

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Knights capture Class LL title

December 19, 2013
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Knights capture Class LL title

By John Goralski Sports Writer Matt Maxwell leapt into the air to bat down a pass in the final minute of the half. Zach Maxwell thundered through the Fairfield Prep linemen two plays later to drag the Jesuit quarterback down for a loss of two yards. It didn’t seem like much at the time when…

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The winter games; Delays to football’s title game are already impacting winter sports

December 18, 2013
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The winter games; Delays to football’s title game are already impacting winter sports

By John Goralski Sports Writer When CIAC officials kicked off the football championship luncheon at the Aqua Turf on Wednesday, Dec. 11, they were already contemplating the weather. Games might be moved, they told the group of coaches, players, and press in attendance, but they have to be finished by Sunday night or they won’t…

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*Updated* Class LL championship game moved to Thursday

December 12, 2013
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*Updated* Class LL championship game moved to Thursday

The following is an update from the CIAC. “There is still too much ice at West Haven to safely play the LL Football Championship this evening. Based on the current forecast the game has been tentatively rescheduled for 6:35 p.m. Thursday at West Haven. The latest possibility to play the game is Friday, if conditions…

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