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Not so special teams; Blue Knights survive five turnovers and two botched punts to beat Glastonbury

September 19, 2014
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Not so special teams; Blue Knights survive five turnovers and  two botched punts to beat Glastonbury

By John Goralski Sports Writer On the second play of the game, a Blue Knight interception gave Glastonbury the ball inside the 50-yard line. On Southington’s second possession, a punt from their own end zone careened out of bounds in the red zone. With 10 minutes elapsed in Southington’s season opener, the defense had only…

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Defending the title; SHS Football is ready for another run

September 5, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The confetti wasn’t finished falling after the championship game, and the Blue Knights were back in the gym. The Class LL trophy hadn’t found its way into the display case, and the football team was already training for another run. Last fall Southington’s gridiron gang rallied to a 9-1 record…

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Mandatory concussion education is set

July 18, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer School officials are making concussion education and awareness mandatory for student athletes and parents this fall. Eric Swallow, director of athletics for Southington schools, briefed the school board at a recent Board of Education meeting. The focus on concussions comes from an upcoming state mandate. “The State legislature has mandated…

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SHS teacher to dance for wounded veterans

June 20, 2014
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SHS teacher to dance for wounded veterans

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington High School teacher, army veteran, football coach and science fiction author are just a few ways one could define the accomplished . This fall, competitive dancer can be added to the list. Durbin, or the Colonel as some know him, will dance for charity in Dancing with Our Heroes,…

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Smick’s kicks; Knight kicker is far from finished

April 19, 2014
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Smick’s kicks; Knight kicker is far from finished

By John Goralski Sports Writer Kyle Smick was just fooling around with some friends when his first kick split the uprights from 40 yards. He never expected to be a high school kicker. He never expected to become one of the central figures on Southington’s charge toward a Class LL state championship. He broke records.…

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Homecoming; Former Blue Knight returns to sign college letter of intent

March 27, 2014
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Homecoming; Former Blue Knight returns to sign college letter of intent

By John Goralski Sports Writer It’s been almost a year since Justin Rose wandered the halls of Southington High School between periods. It’s been two seasons since he led the gridiron defenders with 99 tackles and four sacks, but the former Knight seemed comfortable to return to his old stomping grounds on Monday, March 17.…

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Letters of Intent; Maxwell commits to play at Army; Stephen Barmore signs with Yale

February 15, 2014
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Letters of Intent; Maxwell commits to play at Army; Stephen Barmore signs with Yale

By John Goralski Sports Writer They played together as infants, and they’ve been friends ever since. They cut their teeth together in the town’s youth leagues. They played side-by-side on a state championship high school football team and will do it again this spring for track. Over this winter, they’ve cheered each other from the…

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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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