Posts Tagged ‘ girl’s volleyball ’

Knights qualify for CCC Tournament

October 31, 2014
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Knights qualify for CCC Tournament

by John Goralski Sporst Writer With a 17-9 lead in game three, Coach Rich Heitz signaled for the curtain call. Over the next five minutes, he paraded his seniors off the court in pairs as the underclassmen finished what the upperclassmen started. Speculation about the postseason is just beginning. Questions about the upcoming CCC tournament…

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No shortcuts for Knights; Volleyball embraces late season challenge

October 24, 2014
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No shortcuts for Knights; Volleyball embraces late season challenge

By Jon Goralski Sports Writer Frontier Regional School was undefeated and ranked No. 3 in Massachusetts when the Lady Knight volleyball team swept two straight games at the end of the first session of pool play. In the second round, Southington split with Massachusetts’ top ranked team—Notre Dame Academy—which was ranked No. 31 in the…

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Second time around; Volleyball loses to Farmington in rematch

October 17, 2014
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Second time around; Volleyball loses to Farmington in rematch

By John Goralski Sports Writer The best thing about the Farmington loss is that Southington won’t see them in the postseason. On Wednesday, Oct. 8, the Indians dismantles the Knights again, with a three-game sweep for the second time this season. Of course, that’s nothing new. Farmington hasn’t lost a single game this season, but…

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Spikers clinch the postseason

October 10, 2014
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Spikers clinch the postseason

By John Goralski Sports Writer When the Lady Knight volleyball team dropped the first set during games against Simsbury and Maloney, it ended up costing them a win, so now that Southington has survived their toughest stretch, coaches aren’t ready to rest on their laurels. Instead, coaches have turned up the heat for pregame workouts.…

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Regaining momentum; Volleyball finishes key stretch with a trio of wins

October 3, 2014
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Regaining momentum; Volleyball finishes key stretch with a trio of wins

By John Goralski Sports Writer At the start of the season, two weeks were circled on the schedule. Coach Rich Heitz made no bones about it. If the Knights were going to improve on last year’s season, they would have to survive this torrid stretch. A loss to Farmington began it. A five-point fall at…

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Brutal tests; Volleyball loses to Farmington; pushes BE to 5 games

September 26, 2014
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Brutal tests; Volleyball loses to Farmington; pushes BE to 5 games

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington opened the week with a 3-0 loss to Farmington. They ended the week with a five-game loss at Bristol Eastern. Nestled in between was a victory over Hall that pushed the Knights to four games. Most teams have to wait for the postseason to be pushed to their limits.…

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Girls sweep; Volleyball opens with 3 victories

September 19, 2014
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Girls sweep; Volleyball opens with 3 victories

By John Goralski Sports Writer In the first game, Southington fought off a pesky conference opponent on the road. The next day, they avenged a loss from last season. On Friday, the girls overwhelmed their third opponent by dominating at the net. There’s still a lot of volleyball to be played before Southington’s annual postseason…

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All for one, one for all; Lady Knights are looking for mental toughness

September 12, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The sophomores took their lumps last fall. The juniors were stretched to their limits against a tough conference schedule. The Lady Knight volleyball players had to fight for everything they had last season as they navigated a tough schedule with just one senior in their lineup. Last year was all…

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Senior night celebration; Lady Knights score a big upset in season finale

November 2, 2013
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Senior night celebration; Lady Knights score a big upset in season finale

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Friday, Oct. 25, Lady Knight volleyball coach Rich Heitz stood, stunned, at the bench while his team swarmed the center of the court in celebration. The single number etched across the gym wall for senior night festivities drove home the point that Southington is still a young and up-and-coming…

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The next generation; Young Knights continue to make strides

October 19, 2013
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The next generation; Young Knights continue to make strides

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington fans have been spoiled in recent years by earning top seeds and making deep runs into the postseason, but there was a time when Coach Rich Heitz had to fight for every win. Even those teams made deep runs into the postseason. That’s why Heitz isn’t too concerned by…

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