Posts Tagged ‘ preview ’

Reloading for another run: Swim team returns a strong core of veterans

December 31, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Sixth year coach Evan Tuttle stood behind the blocks with his hands on his hips, surveying each lane like a hawk as his young swimmers glided by one another in perfect synchronization. After finishing a set of laps, swimmers grabbed kickboards that were left outside of the pool at the blocks.…

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Gymnasts ready for another title defense

December 31, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER One can argue that Southington saw its best gymnastics team yet when they won their first four Class L state titles consecutively from 2005 to 2008. One might also argue that Southington may have seen their first state open title during that time too, if high school gymnastics started competing at…

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Rebuilding, season two: Boys Basketball looks to build on last year’s rally

December 18, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights basketball team just missed the Class LL tournament by two games, finishing the regular season with a 6-14 record, 5-9 in the CCC West (sixth) and 6-12 in the CCC, but fans haven’t forgotten the late rally that brought the 0-7 team to the brink of a postseason…

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The waiting is finally over: Knights looking for build on first New England title

December 16, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Blue Knights coach Derek Dion sat in an empty room in the high school that the Southington wrestling program likes to call “The Pit.” He was suited up in a t-shirt to wrestling shoes, waiting to see if any new kids would show up. As football and wrestling are very similar…

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Ice Hockey looks to score: Warrior-Knights welcome an influx of young talent

December 16, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Warrior-Knights finished the 2014-15 regular season with a 5-16 record, 4-8 in the CCC South (fifth), but lost in the first round of the Division III State Tournament to No. 3 Westhill. “I think that we need to keep building on basic skills and that sort of thing,” said Hall-Southington…

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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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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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Reloading for another victory lap: Lady Knight swim team looks to build on their recent success

September 16, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Since Evan Tuttle took over the girl’s swimming and diving team as head coach in 2010, the program has been gradually improving. Over the past two seasons, the Knights have had their best performances at the Class LL meet under Tuttle with back-to-back, top 10 finishes and four swimmers advancing to…

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Reloading for another run: Girls Volleyball has new faces, same expectations

September 10, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER   Of their three state championship appearances, the girl’s volleyball team won their only title in 2009. The last time the Lady Knights made a state championship appearance was 2011, but every year they have been inching closer to the ultimate goal. The Knights finished last season with a 15-4 regular…

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The second round: Girls soccer expects to turn the corner and aim at the postseason

September 10, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knight soccer team ended the 2014 season with a 4-11-1 record (2-11-1 in the division) and a seventh-place finish in the CCC West. Although the Knights didn’t qualify for the Class LL tournament, Coach Mike Linehan said that he still learned a lot about the high school environment in…

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Setting their sights on the tourney: Boys Soccer preview

September 10, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER   The boy’s soccer team is still in search of a Class LL championship game appearance. Coach Dave Yanosy is entering his 10th year at the helm of the Blue Knights (15th year with the program) and has had success early on in his tenure, making an appearance in the state…

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