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Postseason bound; Knights qualify for state tournament

May 3, 2013
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By John Goralski
Steven Hamel leads a Southington’s possession during a recent home game.

By John Goralski Sports Writer It’s official. The boys lacrosse team is back in the postseason. This week the Knights rebounded from an uncharacteristic loss in New Milford with a pair of hard-fought wins. At 8-3, Southington has clinched a postseason berth, but Coach Ron Chase brushed the accomplishment aside to focus on the team’s…

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Baseball clinches berth; Blue Knights are still looking for consistency

May 3, 2013
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By John Goralski
Andrew Goral-ski throws a strike during an 8-0 win over Hall to clinch a postseason berth.

By John Goralski Sports Writer The previous week culminated in a 20-run performance, but Southington couldn’t buy a run at the start of last week. The Blue Knight baseball team rebounded from a tight loss riddled with errors with a pair of opportunistic shutouts. At 8-2, the Knights have continued a streak of postseason appearances…

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Boys win 2, still undefeated

May 3, 2013
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By Tammi Naudus
Dan Smolinski speeds toward the pole vault pit during Southington’s win at Bristol Central.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Anthony Bonenfant (18’7”) edged Nathan Bonen-fant and Corbin Garry in a 1-2-3 finish against Simbury’s top jumpers on Tuesday. Garry (19’4.5”) edged the Bonenfants in a sweep at Bristol Central on Thursday. Stephen Barmore beat anyone who faced him in both meets with wins in the 100m (11.0, 11.13), the…

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Overwhelming wins; Knights are winning easily at early meets

April 19, 2013
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By John Goralski
Joe Pappalardo leads a relay at a recent meet. The Blue Knights have already scored two lopsided victories.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Can it really be this easy? Are the Knights ready to rest on their laurels? Those are the very questions that Matt Shea is trying to caution against. With a 20-point victory over Hall, the Knights have raced out to a 2-0 record against a pair of good programs. Both…

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Boys volleyball still on a roll

April 19, 2013
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By John Goralski
Alex Barmore jump serves against Maloney on April 10.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lou Gianacopolos was  a little worried about how his team would react after their big win over Staples, so he posed them a simple question. What was the most difficult stretch ahead of them? Gianacopolos expected someone to point at upcoming games against Glastonbury, Newington, or Farmington. He expected to…

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Ahead of the curve; Three more wins for young Lady Knights

April 18, 2013
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By John Goralski
Rianna Susco chases down a volley during a three-hour singles match on Wednesday, April 10.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Rianna Susco strolled to the fence between sets and flashed a wide grin up to her coach. On Wednesday, April 10, the girls tennis team had already clinched their third win of the season, but Coach Robin Thompson kept that fact from her sophomore player. After all, you can’t reproduce…

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Best for last; Swimmers continue to set best times at Class LL finals

March 22, 2013
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By John Goralski
Vladislav Kiveliyk swims the 200 freestyle at the 2013 Class LL swimming finals on Tuesday, March 12 at Wesleyan University.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Joe Taglia trimmed more than a tenth of a second off his qualifying time in the 400 freestyle relay, and Adam Sokolowski beat his time by almost a second and a half on the very next leg. Kolton Jankowski trimmed nearly five seconds in the third leg, and Bryan Adie…

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Survive and advance; Knights reach the Class LL swimming finals in 3 relays and 6 individual events

March 15, 2013
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By John Goralski
Co-captain Bryan Adie, above, is one of eight Knights to advance to the Class LL finals in multiple events.

by John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Evan Tuttle tried to hide his disappointment as Mack Golos rebounded off the wall for his first turn in the 500 freestyle. The sophomore swimmer already had a commanding lead. He was ripping through the water with the power of a sprinter, and Southington fans were drowning out cheers…

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Knights shine in overtime; Girls are one win from clinching postseason

January 10, 2013
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By John Goralski
Natalie Wadolowski takes an open jump shot during a 48-41 win over NW Catholic.

By John Goralski Sports Writer With six minutes left in the game, one senior co-captain fouled out. With 1:32 remaining, a second senior fell to the floor clutching her leg. A five point lead shrank to one possession and vanished as time expired in the fourth quarter. On Friday, Jan. 4, the Lady Knights were…

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Wrestling the flu; Blue Knights plug holes and deck Hall

January 10, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington wrestlers scrambled for five pins and a pair of forfeits against Hall’s varsity lineup. Two others battled for hard-fought decisions. Three rookies battled off their backs before finally getting pinned. On Thursday, Jan. 3, Southington entered the match with a number of questions, illnesses, and holes in the lineup.…

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