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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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Eyes on the prize: Boys Golf keeps driving toward a state banner

April 1, 2016
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Andrew Szandrocha, above, is one of three returning veterans from last year’s team. Southington hopes to be in the mix once again at the end of the year.

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights finished last year’s regular season with an 11-4 record (10-4 in division), placing third in the CCC West behind Simsbury and Newington. At the Division I state championship, held at Timberlin Golf Club in Berlin, the Knights remained in contention after the front nine and were still in…

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Streaking to a 4th title?: Softball eyes state record for straight wins

April 1, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The top-seeded Lady Knights were down 4-0 to No.2 Cheshire after four innings of play in the Class LL state championship game. In the bottom of the fifth, Kaitlyn Paterson’s RBI single, a squeeze bunt by Emily Lippincott, and a two-run double by Lauren Zazzaro tied the game at 4-4. With…

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Blue Knights are poised for another run

April 1, 2016
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Garrett Gugliotti is one of just two returning players with varsity experience.
on the mound.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight baseball team finished last year’s regular season with a 15-5 record (11-3 in division), winning the CCC West by beating out Simsbury by a game to claim the division title for the fourth time in five years. Seventh-seeded Southington qualified for the Class LL tournament for a fifth-straight…

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Missed it by two points: Spikers hope to build on last year’s close finish

April 1, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington head coach Lou Gianacopolos hugged his clipboard as he paced back and forth between the two volleyball nets that were strung up in the high school gym, watching his young Blue Knights closely. No pass, no set, and no attack, escaped his gaze. But through his examination, one number was…

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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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