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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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Knights will refocus to make another run

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights went 10-0 for the second-straight year, including a 61-41 victory at Glastonbury and a 36-29 nail biter at Cheshire on Thanksgiving to close out the regular season, but No. 3 Southington’s bid for a third straight state title came to an end against No. 2 Darien in the…

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Boys soccer is poised to make another run

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Play quickly shifted from one end of the turf field to the other. Players slide tackled fiercely and hustled to the corners to cross the ball before it rolled out of bounds. It was as if the Blue Knights’ soccer team was playing in a regular season game, and Southington…

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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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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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Mobbing the state meet: Girls track hopes to qualify more than last year

April 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Last spring, the Lady Knights qualified 18 athletes to the Class LL meet in 13 different events and advanced six athletes to the state open, and the  4x800m relay team scored a top 10 finish at the state open. After sending a relay team to the state open in last year’s…

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Serious about the spring: Boys track will turn to the seniors at the start

April 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights placed 21st at last year’s Class LL state meet at Willow Brook Park in New Britain. Southington qualified 18 athletes in 11 different events, advancing one athlete, Sean Garrison, to the state open. Garrison finished 29th in the 3200m run at the open, after finishing 14th at the…

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Defending the CCC title: Boys tennis starts with a target on their backs

April 6, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights finished last year’s regular season with a 16-1 record (7-0 in division), beating out Hall (11-5, 6-1) by a match to claim the CCC West title for the first time in years. The Knights’ only loss came to Glastonbury in their regular season finale, 7-0. “We achieved the goals…

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Answering the conference call: Girls tennis is poised for another run at a CCC banner

April 6, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights completed last year’s regular season with a 17-1 record (6-1 in division), sharing the CCC West title with Farmington (12-1, 6-1) and NW Catholic (14-2, 6-1) and putting a conference banner up in the high school’s gymnasium for the first time in the program’s history. The Knights’ only…

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Boys lacrosse is back on track: Knights are deeper and hungrier than ever

April 1, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington boys lacrosse team finished last season with a 4-12 record (0-4 in division), placing last in the CCC West. The Knights did not qualify for the conference tournament and missed the Class L state tournament for the first time since 2012. Over his nine year career with the Knights,…

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