Posts Tagged ‘ Lady Knights ’

Swimmers return with numbers, talent, and state open goals

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The pool was full with very little room to share from lane to lane. Whether they’ve been swimming since they were a youngster or were just starting, the makeup of the Lady Knight swimming and diving team consisted of veteran and novice swimmers, which never seems to get old to…

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Stepping up for the state open: Cross Country teams are poised for a postseason sequel

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The 2015 campaign was a memorable year for Southington’s cross country program, marking the first time that both the boys and girls teams qualified for the state open in the same season. It marked the first time this millennium that either team qualified for the final state competition. The Lady…

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Field hockey hopes to return to tournament play

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Laughter and smiles filled the turf field as the Lady Knight field hockey team went through their conditioning before practice. It wasn’t a sign of goofing off. Instead, it was simply a team coming together and having fun doing it too. “They’ve been working out on their own as a…

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Reloading, not rebuilding: Knights have new faces, same high expectations

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Groups were assembled at different stations throughout Southington High School’s gymnasium. Whether they were strength and conditioning drills or muscle and joint exercises with resistance bands, the Lady Knight volleyball team migrated from one end of the court to the other. “That’s it girls,” said Southington coach Rich Heitz. “Make…

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Lady Knights are hungry for postseason action

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The orange cones were laid out in a circle across the turf field as the Lady Knight soccer team ran in interchanging form around them. “After you pass the ball, you must go around the cone,” said Southington coach Mike Linehan. When the team completed their first drill, they quickly…

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Howe places in top 10

June 15, 2016
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Amanda Howe

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Amanda Howe competed in the 71st annual New England interscholastic track and field championship on Saturday, June 11 at Willow Brook Park in New Britain. Howe’s throw of 117’3” landed her in third out of 36 athletes in the discus, behind Katey Comstock of Windsor, VT (127’7”) and Adelaide Cook of…

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Tennis battle comes to a close

June 9, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s tennis seasons came to an end this week with one surviving boys tandem earning an exit from the state tournament, while three girls tested themselves against the top talent in Connecticut at the state open. Ben and Jacob Chasse’ run through the Class LL brackets came to an end when…

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Knights advance to New England: Howe leads Southington in 2 field events

June 8, 2016
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Amanda Howe hurls the shot put at the Class LL championships. Howe improved five places at the state open to qualify for the New England meet in two events.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With just one more attempt remaining for the day, Amanda Howe tasted perfection. On Monday, June 6, the Lady Knight sophomore’s fifth shot put attempt dropped to the earth at 36 feet, 5.75 inches. It was her second best throw of the season, and it was good enough to leap frog…

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Softball stopped in the semifinals

June 8, 2016
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Sarah Myrick beats the throw to home during a semifinal loss to Amity on June 6. Myrick scored the only run of the game as the Knights fell, 4-1.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Critics said that this would be a rebuilding year, but the second-seeded Lady Knights softball team returned to the Class LL final four, falling just short of a fifth straight appearance in the championship game. Southington spring campaign came to an end with a 4-1 loss to No. 6 Amity at…

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Perfect finish in the finale

June 2, 2016
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Brenna Sarantides, above, closed out the regular season with a perfect game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights softball team ended their regular season at home on Monday, May 23, and they did it with style. The 26-0 triumph was their 12th shutout of the season. It was their sixth five-inning, mercy-rule drubbing. It was Brenna Sarantides’ first perfect game. Now, comes the fun part. Can…

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