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Gymnasts are flirting with 140

February 3, 2016
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Megan Walsh springs off the mat during her floor routine. Southington beat Farmington by more than 25 points.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (6-0) emulated a repeat performance of last week’s meet by just missing their highest team score of the regular season by less than a point in a home win, over Farmington on Saturday, Jan. 30., 137.05-111.1. The Knights scored a season high of 137.8 in a home win…

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Gymnasts close in on 140

January 27, 2016
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Rachel Williams leaps across the beam during a victory over RHAM on Friday, Jan. 22.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The weekend snowstorm may have pushed the weekend gymnastics meet to Friday, Jan. 22, but having one less day to practice did not impose any adverse effects on the Lady Knights (5-0). If anything, it made them stronger. The Knights reached their highest mark of the season in a 137.8-130.4 win…

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Gymnasts raise the bar in West Hartford

January 21, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (4-0) began the week with some stumbles, but managed to maintain their balance with wins over both West Hartford schools away from home and a season-high score. Southington opened the week on Tuesday, Jan. 12 against Hall (0-2) at Whiting Lane Elementary School in West Hartford where the…

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Knights edge Wethersfield: Williams tips the scale for the Lady Knight gymnasts

January 13, 2016
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Vicky Castillo  leaps across the beam during a meet against Wethersfield on Jan. 9. Castillo led the Knights in the event with a 9.3.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Rachel Williams hopped onto the bars and gracefully swung from the low bar to the high bar. She extended into a handstand position, shifted direction with a pirouette, and switched back to the low bar. On Saturday, Jan. 9, Williams danced around the bars, flipped into a dismount, and landed softly…

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Gymnasts leap into winter competition

January 7, 2016
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Taryn Meenan leaps across the beam during the Lady Knights’ 18-point victory over South Windsor in the season opener.

Taryn Meenan leaps across the beam during the Lady Knights’ 18-point victory over South Windsor in the season opener. By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (1-0) stepped into the new year with new faces and new hopes, looking to continue building on the success they achieved last season. The girls opened with a 132.3-114.7…

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Gymnasts ready for another title defense

December 31, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER One can argue that Southington saw its best gymnastics team yet when they won their first four Class L state titles consecutively from 2005 to 2008. One might also argue that Southington may have seen their first state open title during that time too, if high school gymnastics started competing at…

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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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