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Gymnasts place 5th in New England

March 19, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A fifth-place finish out of 12 schools at the 2015 New England Interscholastic Girl’s Gymnastics Championships on Saturday, Mar. 14 at the Pinkerton Academy Field House in Derry, N.H. brought nothing, but smiles to the faces of the Southington Lady Knights, even when a couple obstacles were thrown their way. The…

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Knights break 140: Gymnasts battle to 2nd place at state open

March 12, 2015
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Knights break 140: Gymnasts battle to 2nd place at state open

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW MILFORD—A second-place finish for the Southington Lady Knights in the 2015 CIAC State Open gymnastics championships at New Milford High School on Saturday, Mar. 7 secured a spot in the upcoming New England Championships. “We had a rough start, but we ended really well,” said Southington coach Kaitlyn O’Donnell. “The…

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Lady Knight gymnasts run away with 3rd straight title

March 5, 2015
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SP Class L gymnastics- Vicky Castillo (beam) 1

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER SOUTHBURY—Signs of schools in the competition hung high from the bleachers. The vault, balance beam, uneven bars, and floor mat were set up at every corner of the gymnasium at Pomperaug High School in Southbury. The powder was out, and the tape was wrapped. Scores were posted through overhead projection. Running,…

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Poised for the postseason: Gymnasts wrap up regular season

February 27, 2015
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Poised for the postseason: Gymnasts wrap up regular season

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER WETHERSFIELD—The Lady Knights gymnasts showed their love for gymnastics in the Valentine Invitational on Monday, Feb. 16 at the Farmington Valley Gymnastics Center in Plainville. The meet was originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 14, but was postponed due to inclement weather. Southington (140.5) finished first out of eight schools. Glastonbury (130.65)…

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Gymnasts break 140 barrier

February 13, 2015
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Gymnasts break 140 barrier

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER CHESHIRE—Flowers were exchanged and pictures were taken by parents, families, and friends. The seniors gave their coach big hugs, revisiting the recollections of success they have built together throughout their four years. Saturday night, Feb. 7 was senior night for the Lady Knights gymnastics team at the C.A.T.S. Gymnastics Center in…

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Gymnasts win by more than 40 at Farmington; Improve to 4-0

February 6, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE—The Southington Lady Knights gymnastics team was at the Farmington Valley Gymnastics & More LLC Gymnastics Center in Plainville on Saturday night taking on the Farmington Indians. The TV monitor that displayed the vaulting routines in the center may have been behind, but the Lady Knights were not. They haven’t been…

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Injuries can’t stop the Lady Knight gymnasts

January 30, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER GLASTONBURY—The Lady Knights gymnastics team entered Friday night’s meet at the Gymnastics Express Too Gymnastics Center banged up with some injuries, but their hard work and determination are just some of the reasons why Coach Kaitlyn O’Donnell’s girls were still undefeated at the end of the meet. The Knights defeated Glastonbury,…

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Getting back on the beam: Gymnasts survive falls at season opener

January 16, 2015
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Getting back on the beam: Gymnasts survive falls at season opener

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR One after another, the Lady Knight gymnasts slipped off the beam in competition. It only takes a tiny mistake, a shift in body position, or a misplaced hand or foot across the four-inch surface. On Saturday, Jan. 10, the Lady Knights opened their season in their home gym, and nobody walked away…

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Survive and advance; Gymnasts overcome injury, place 3rd at Opens

March 14, 2014
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By John Goralski
Lexi Rothstein performs her floor routine at the CT State Open. The Lady Knights advanced to New England with a 3rd place finish.

By John Goralski Sports Writer As her coach counted down the final seconds of practice, Kayla Nati’s foot slipped off the beam, and she ricocheted to the floor in a tangled heap. Southington’s young gymnasts stared in horror as their only senior clutched at her foot and fought back her tears. On Saturday, March 8,…

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Gymnasts survive the fall; Knights are shaky, but still claim back-to-back titles

March 7, 2014
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By John Goralsk
Vicky Castillo leaps between the bars at the Class L meet on Saturday, March 1.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington scored two falls on vault and one on the bars. Lady Knight gymnasts fell twice off the beam and twice on the floor. On Saturday, March 1, Southington athletes stumbled at times in the spotlight of the Class L Championship meet, but they never gave up. It might not…

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