Posts Tagged ‘ Girls Basketball ’

Girls are poised for CCC tourney

February 20, 2015
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Kaitlin Paterson strokes a three pointer during a 44-40 win over Hall.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After coming home from two tough losses on road, The Southington Lady Knights (13-6) basketball team were looking to get back on the horse and fight for better seeding in the CCC tournament on Wednesday night, Feb. 11 against the Hall Warriors (6-13). “We talked on Friday after the two games…

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Girls Basketball matches last season’s win total

February 6, 2015
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Austin Abacherli (120) manhandles his opponent in the consolation semifinals. Abacherli rallied to a third place finish at the Connecticut Challenge on Saturday, Jan. 31.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Pink filled the atmosphere in the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium at Southington High School on Friday night. Pink balloons and streamers hung high from the walls and railings of the bleachers while pink ribbons and flowers complemented gift baskets. Coaches, players, and fans were dressed in pink to honor the former North…

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Closing in on the first goal: Lady Knights are still perfect at 7-0

January 8, 2015
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Maggie Meehan drives past a Suffield defender during a 56-47 win on Dec. 30.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Mike Forgione gathered his team on the sidelines, looked at the scoreboard, and sighed. His Lady Knight basketball team built an early lead on the road but saw it shrink to just one point at the half. When Manchester exploded out of the gates at the start of the third quarter, Southington’s…

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Lady Knights keep rolling: Girls Basketball improves to 3-0

December 25, 2014
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Lady Knights keep rolling: Girls Basketball improves to 3-0

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Rocky Hill never knew what hit them. Freshman Hartlee Meier came out of the gates shooting, converting three of her four baskets in the opening quarter. Maggie Meehan scored twice. Natalie Wadolowski scored twice, and Kaitlin Paterson finished with a free throw and a bucket. Rocky Hill shooters scrambled for nine points…

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Lady Knights girls basketball preview

December 6, 2014
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Natalie Wadolowski, captain

  The screech of basketball shoes echoes through the gym as Lady Knight coach Mike Forgione shuffles his players through a preseason drill like a con artist in a shell game. The offense weaves through the sea of changing faces. The defense is drawn one way. The ball goes the other, and a smooth lay-up…

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Launching a sports dynasty; 1986 SHS girls basketball team set the standard for teamwork

July 11, 2014
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The 1986 girls basketball team relied on teamwork and chemistry to orchestrate a Class LL state championship and launch a four-year dynasty in girls basketball. The team included co-captains Maureen Forgione and Angela Spagna, along with Jill Pelrin, Tracy Ciosek, Tina Micacci, Kris Mach, Allison Dinsmore, lisa Matukaitis, Kim LaPorte, Lori Wilcox, Melinda Silva, Kristin Wilcox, and Katie O’Neill.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Some might say that the Lady Knights were so angry about losing to Shelton in the 1985 state finals that they chased them across the northeast just to get a rematch. Still smarting from the overtime loss that ended the 85 winter season, the Southington girls jumped on a bus,…

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The new kids on the block; The young Knights continue to exceed expectations

February 28, 2014
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By John Goralski
Emily Bonomi shoots over a defender during senior night activities.

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Hunting for a home game

February 14, 2014
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By John Goralski
Lady Knight center Sarah Mongillo scores over a pair of defenders during a win over Newington.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Farmington pushed their way to a double digit lead midway through the first quarter and stretched it to a 20-6 lead by the first break. Early in the second quarter, the Indians were doubling the Lady Knights, 22-11, and were threatening to put the game away by halftime. But the…

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Girls clinch tournament; Lady Knights still have hopes for home game

February 7, 2014
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By John Goralski
Natalie Wadolowski scores over a Middletown defender during a 39-18 victory that clinched a postseason berth.

By John Goralski Sports Writer A Middletown defender managed to get her hands on the basketball, and it launched a Blue Dragon fast break in the waning minutes of the opening half. Middletown’s guard sprinted the length of the floor with nobody in front of her. But as she skipped toward the basket for an…

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Learning from the loss; Lady Knights battle against Suffield’s experience

January 3, 2014
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By John Goralski
Kaitlin Paterson drives toward the basket during a win over Conard on Monday, Dec. 23.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Mike Forgione’s game plan focused on Suffield guard Merideth Ouellette even though few fans in this part of the state have ever heard her name. From the opening whistle, the Lady Knights swarmed the 5-foot-6 junior. They stepped in passing lanes and waved hands in her face whenever possible.…

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