Posts Tagged ‘ postseason ’

Down to the wire: Blues lose in the finals

August 20, 2015
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Bristol Blues’ Christian Whigham reacts to the end of the FCBL season as the locals fell to Worcester in the league championship.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The No. 2 seeded Bristol Blues (36-25) capped their inaugural season with a run throughout the 2015 FCBL Playoffs that reached all the way to the final game of the championship series. The Blues took the No.6-seed Worcester Bravehearts (30-31) to a third game on Sunday, Aug. 16 at Muzzy Field…

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The final countdown

March 7, 2014
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By John Goralski
Joe Taglia isn’t concerned about senior night festivities as he fights to lower his score in the 100 freestyle during a convincing win over NW Catholic on Monday, Feb. 24.

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Friday, Feb. 28, Coach Evan Tuttle sat back contentedly as Hallie Altweis hit the water on her final diving attempt for the CCC West conference championships. Her score (143.1) still has a way to go to meet the automatic qualifying mark, but Altweis is only a freshman. Tuttle was…

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Just missed; Postseason rally falls short of a state title

August 9, 2013
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By John Goralski
Ted Shaw zeroes in on a pitch in game one of the CT American Legion baseball championship series. Shaw scored Southington’s only run in game two, but the locals lost to Branford in straight contests.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Two days after Southington’s Cinderella run came to an end on the Stamford baseball field, Coach Marc Verderame was found sitting by himself in the bleachers looking out at the high school field. What could he have been done differently? What more could he have asked for from his players?…

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Knights split the final week; Boys tennis team changes gears for the postseason

May 31, 2013
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By John Goralski
Kevin Wormer protects the net during a doubles match against RHAM on May 21.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Tony Mauro has trouble hiding his disappointement when asked about the upcoming state tournament, but it has nothing to do with his team. The Blue Knight tennis team met all of his pre-season goals with a 7-0 win over Fermi and a 4-3 loss to RHAM in the final…

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First to advance; Girls Tennis opens the postseason

May 31, 2013
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By John Goralski
Liz Costello returns a volley during Southington’s 4-3 victory over Bristol Eastern on Monday, May 20.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Fans barely had enough time to find a seat by the fence when Southington’s seniors trotted off the court with a doubles victory. A few moments later, a singles player shouted in triumph. On Sunday, May 26, New Britain tennis players fell like dominos as Southington christened the spring postseason…

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Poised for their postseason push; Knights enter conference tournament on a 4-game winning streak

May 24, 2013
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By John Goralski
Long stick midfielder Nick Terry leads a Southington attack during an 11-5 victory over South Windsor on senior night.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Tom Gallagher picked apart the Newington defense with five goals and four assists while Indian defenders hog-tied Kevin Cop at the net. On Tuesday, May 14, Southington’s offensive depth was put to the test as Newington held Cop to just one score in the regular season finale. All season, this…

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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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Cinderella Story; Lady Knights reach the finals of the conference tournament

March 1, 2013
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By John Goralski
Southington guard Stephanie O’Keefe splits a pair of defenders during a 42-35 win over Farmington in the CCC Tournament semifinals.

By John Goralski Sports Writer It took overtime to knock off the top seed. It took three chances for higher-ranked teams to knock out the Lady Knights. While most teams are scrambling for scrimmages to prepare for the Class LL tournament, Southington was having some fun. On Monday, the No. 8 Knights became the lowest…

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