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Szandrocha ready to tee off at the next level

June 30, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER SHS grad Andrew Szandrocha might be done swinging clubs for the Blue Knights, but he has chosen to continue his athletic career at the collegiate level, accepting an NCAA Division I golf scholarship from Central Connecticut State University. It came down to a decision between CCSU and Assumption College (D-II) in…

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‘Putting’ it all in perspective: Ryan Burrill is the 2016 Observer Male Athlete of the Year

June 16, 2016
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Ryan Burrill, 
2016 Observer Male Athlete of the Year

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight soccer team got off to a pretty good start during the 2015 fall season in West Hartford where it’s always a tough road game on NW Catholic’s postage stamp field. The Knights already had a target on their back after tying Farmington and beating Simsbury. NWC took an…

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Golfers struggle in tournaments

June 8, 2016
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Ryan Burrill putts at Tallwood Country Club in Hebron during the Division I championship.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights golf team may not have had their best day at the Division I tournament, but as Southington coach Jim DiNello explains, he has never had to question his team’s effort. When he thinks of his team, he said he thinks about a group of guys that are great…

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Golfers finish strong; top 10 at Chappa

June 2, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington golfers traveled to Rockledge Golf Club in West Hartford on Monday, May 23 where they settled with a 156-156 draw with Conard, but still managed to clinch the CCC Central title. Andrew Szandrocha medaled by a stroke with a 37 (1-over-par). Ryan Burrill backed Szandrocha with a 39, and Andrew…

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Golfers tee up 3 more victories

May 26, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With three wins last week, the Blue Knights golf team stretched their win streak to five, staying in contention for the top foursome at the upcoming Division I tournament. The Knights did so while also earning experience on the road to help prepare them for the state tournament as well. Southington…

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Conference tournaments begin on May 24

May 20, 2016
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Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) tournaments kick off this week as Southington High School teams prepare for their final push toward a state title. Fill out your brackets. Get ready to hoist the banner. The postseason begins this week for three Southington teams. Boys and girls track and field opens the tournament week on Monday, May…

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Golfers bounce back quickly from first loss

May 18, 2016
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Ryan Burrill sinks a putt during a victory over Hall.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (10-1) suffered their first loss of the season in Glastonbury last week, but Southington coach Jim DiNello said the loss wasn’t that bad, falling by six strokes on a tough course, and that his guys rebounded very well with a pair of victories following the loss. “Glastonbury’s a…

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Golfers are swinging away: Another record-breaking week for the Blue Knights

May 11, 2016
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Andrew Rogalski putts off the fringe during a win over Simsbury.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Coach Jim DiNello said that part of the reason why his Blue Knight golfers had a record-breaking week is that they are genuinely rooting for each other and having fun on the course. It’s also the reason why they are currently undefeated at 8-0. The weather got colder last week, but…

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Golfers are starting to mature

May 4, 2016
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Ryan Burrill chips onto the green during a win over Farmington.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Maturity is what Southington coach Jim DiNello said he is starting to see out of his guys after the Blue Knights (5-0) remained undefeated on the season with two wins this past week, posting their best score of the season at home. “There’s really no substitute for experience,” the coach said.…

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Eyes on the prize: Boys Golf keeps driving toward a state banner

April 1, 2016
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Andrew Szandrocha, above, is one of three returning veterans from last year’s team. Southington hopes to be in the mix once again at the end of the year.

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights finished last year’s regular season with an 11-4 record (10-4 in division), placing third in the CCC West behind Simsbury and Newington. At the Division I state championship, held at Timberlin Golf Club in Berlin, the Knights remained in contention after the front nine and were still in…

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