Posts Tagged ‘ Lady Knights ’

Softball survives first test: Knights beat Maloney with 2-run rally in the 9th

May 1, 2015
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Nicole White zeroes in on a pitch during a rain-shortened game against Farmington on April 22. The game has been suspended to a later date.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Friday, April 24, unpredictable weather, two runs in extra innings, and a solid pitching performance from Kendra Friedt helped secure a 3-1 win, keeping the Lady Knights (5-0) softball team undefeated. “It was a crazy day,” said Southington coach Davina Hernandez. “It was probably the strongest wind I had ever…

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Girls stay perfect: Tennis wins 3 more, improves to 5-0

May 1, 2015
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Cassidy Race keeps the rally alive during a doubles match on Thursday, April 23. Race won her match, and the Knights beat Bristol Central, 6-1.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Since the start of the season, the undefeated Lady Knights tennis team has only dropped three matches in five contests, even without their No.1 singles player for most of it. Southington rolled off three more wins last week to improve to 5-0, and now the Knights are back to full strength.…

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Building toward a victory: Girls lax is getting better, still looking for a win

April 24, 2015
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Building toward a victory: Girls lax is getting better, still looking for a win

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knight lacrosse team walked onto the field on Monday, April 13, trying to recover from a season-opening hangover, after losing to Daniel Hand. Unfortunately the Knights dropped their second game of the season at their home field to the Guilford Indians (3-0), 12-6. “We definitely did better than last…

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Track wins big at first meet

April 24, 2015
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Track wins big at first meet

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington High School exploded into the spring season on Tuesday, April 14 with a pair of lopsided victories over Newington. The Blue Knights opened their season with a 110-40 victory, and the Lady Knights won easily, 87.5-44.5. The boys never trailed, sweeping the relays and winning 15 out of 17 events…

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Softball’s off and running

April 23, 2015
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Softball’s off and running

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Without their starting pitcher and starting center fielder, the Lady Knights (3-0) softball team did what they are used to doing in their first three games. Win. Losing key players, especially a nationally-ranked pitcher, is huge, but that just goes to show you just how deep and good these girls really…

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Shifting lineups, changing roles: Girls tennis scrambles for two victories with make-shift lineup

April 23, 2015
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Shifting lineups, changing roles: Girls tennis scrambles for two victories with make-shift lineup

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Being without key starters for their first two matches of the season didn’t stop the Lady Knights (2-0) tennis team from winning, especially without their leading singles player. Everyone shifted up in the lineup. Players were forced into uncomfortable roles, but the Southington squad took it in stride. The Knights started…

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Offense struggles in the opener: Girls lacrosse opens the season with tough competition

April 17, 2015
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Jess Lee leads a Southington attack. Lee scored a goal and an assist during a 16-6 loss to Hand in the season opener.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It wasn’t the easiest draw. The Lady Knights (0-2) entered the 2015 season with a home game against a non-conference team that had a successful year last season. The Knights started with the Daniel Hand Tigers (2-0) on Wednesday evening, April 8. The Tigers were coming off of a 2014 season…

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Ready to make a run: Girls Track returns good numbers from last spring

April 10, 2015
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SP Natalie Liquindoli C12

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Critics might look at last spring as a rough season for the Lady Knights. They might point to a last-place finish at the conference championship meet or an absence from the state open championships. Yet, the Lady Knights still managed to qualify 14 athletes for the state meet, which is only…

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Hard court, high expectations: Girls Tennis is poised for a banner season

April 9, 2015
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SP Alex Barmore C12

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights have been consistent in the past two seasons, having three losses in both years as well as fourth-place finishes in the CCC West. In 2013, the girls battled into the quarterfinals. In 2014, their advance was stopped one round earlier. Last spring, the girls rallied to an 11-3 regular…

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Queens in the conference: Girls lacrosse expects to compete in the CCC

April 3, 2015
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Helen Dinnan

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights girls lacrosse team returned to the postseason last spring, and Coach Jill Pomposi hopes that the team liked the taste of success. Southington finished fifth in the CCC North last season with an 11-5 (2-4) regular season record, and returned to the state tournament as the No. 8…

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