Posts Tagged ‘ Lady Knights ’

Developing the new talent: Indoor Track welcomes a large group of athletes

December 18, 2015
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Indoor Track

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Blue Knights coach Dan Dachelet took on the head coaching duties of the boys and girls track and field teams for the first time last season. The boys team finished 19th out of 27 schools in the CCC, while the girls team also finished 19th out of 23 schools in the…

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Girls are reaping the harvest: Injuries last season created more experience for this winter

December 16, 2015
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Girls BB headshots

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Injuries badgered the Lady Knights basketball team during the 2014-15 season, forcing underclassmen to step up and fill starting roles. However, Southington still managed to produce success through arduous times by qualifying for both the CCC Tournament and Class LL State Tournament after completing the regular season with a 14-6 record,…

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Knights are still going: Cross country teams compete at Nike nationals

December 9, 2015
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Running

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Members of the Southington Blue Knights cross country team traveled to Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. on Saturday, Nov. 28 to compete against some of the best runners in the northeast at the 2015 Nike Cross Country Nationals Northeast Regional. States represented at the meet included Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New…

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Rising to great Heitz: Lady Knight coach inducted into CT volleyball hall of fame

December 4, 2015
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Lady Knight volleyball coach Rich Heitz, left, displays his induction plaque from the Connecticut Scholastic Women’s Volleyball hall of Fame, along with presenter and former SHS athletic director Dr. Robert Lehr.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, Nov. 24, Southington coach Rich Heitz was inducted into the Connecticut Scholastic Women’s Volleyball Hall of Fame. Former Southington athletic director, Dr. Robert Lehr, presented Heitz’s award to him in front of his wife, daughter, family, and friends at the eighth annual induction ceremony and dinner, which was held…

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Knights split the annual powder puff series: Girls rebound from New Britain loss with a win over Cheshire

December 2, 2015
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Kelsea Allen plunges into the Cheshire secondary during the second game in the annual powder puff football series. Southington was shut out by New Britain in the first game but bounced back with a 10-0 win.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It was still a scoreless game in the beginning of the second half and the stadium was getting restless. Southington received a Cheshire punt on their own 38-yard line with just over two minutes remaining in the third quarter. After a loss of one yard on first down, Allen decided to…

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Volleyball eliminated in semis

November 24, 2015
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Morgan Raymond attacks the net during a Class LL semifinal loss to Greenwich on Nov. 19.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights volleyball team returned to the semifinals of the Class LL state tournament for the first time since 2012, but came up short to the No.10-seed Greenwich (17-5), 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-18), at Trumbull High School on Thursday night, Nov. 19. Southington kept it close in the first set,…

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Surging into the state open: Fournier medals at the Class LL finals; Fournier and 400 free relay advance

November 24, 2015
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Olivia Fournier surveys the Yale pool before the start of the 100 freestyle race. The Lady Knight sophomore finished 14th at the state open.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights concluded their 2015 season with four girls advancing into the state opens to breaking even more program records. Southington finished 36th overall (15 points) out of 49 schools at the state open on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the state open on Saturday inside of the Payne Whitney Gymnasium…

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On to the semifinals: Girls volleyball survives a quarterfinal scare

November 19, 2015
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Kelsea Allen scores a point during a 3-2 win over Ridgefield in the second round.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Points were tossed back and forth between Ridgefield and Southington in the fifth set, and the contest was tied, 6-6. A Tiger kill bounced just inside the line on the next serve to tip the scales, and Ridgefield went on a 4-1 run that threatened to end Southington’s volleyball season. Lady…

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Fournier paces the Lady Knights: Swimmers advance to Class LL finals

November 18, 2015
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With her second place finish at the Class LL Qualifying Meet, Lady Knight sophomore Olivia Fournier has put herself in medal contention for the finals.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Olivia Fournier trimmed more than a full second from her previous best in the 100 freestyle as the Southington sophomore leapfrogged six swimmers in the fastest heat of the Class LL Qualifying Meet in East Hartford On Saturday, Nov. 14, 10 Southington girls competed over eight events at the first stage…

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Knights advance to Open: Girls and boys teams qualify for the state meet

November 4, 2015
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Gabi Napoli set the pace with a 16th place finish at the Class LL race in Manchester on Oct. 31. The race marked the first time that Southington girls advanced to the state open as a team.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Conner Leone was trailing behind a pack of runners as he made his way up the hill to the home stretch of the race. He saw the spectators leaning over the fence, cheering the runners on. He also saw his teammates and coach cheering him on. “I saw his eyes as…

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