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‘Putting’ it all in perspective: Ryan Burrill is the 2016 Observer Male Athlete of the Year

June 16, 2016
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2016 Observer Male Athlete of the Year

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight soccer team got off to a pretty good start during the 2015 fall season in West Hartford where it’s always a tough road game on NW Catholic’s postage stamp field. The Knights already had a target on their back after tying Farmington and beating Simsbury. NWC took an…

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The ‘Angel’ of the Lady Knights: Erin Angelillo is the 2016 Observer Female Athlete of the Year

June 16, 2016
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Erin Angelillo,
2016 Observer Female Athlete of the Year

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Erin Angelillo never flinched when she saw the soccer ball floating toward midfield. Top-ranked Glastonbury sent shivers down most opponents’ backs, but Angelillo isn’t most opponents. She sprinted toward the ball, launched herself in the air, and the echo from the collision reverberated across the field. Angelillo was laying on the…

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Strikers win the President’s Cup

February 3, 2016
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The Southington Strikers 12-U girls soccer team was honored during the Jan. 25 Town Council meeting. The Southington Soccer Club team went undefeated during the fall to earn their second consecutive division championship before claiming the state title to earn the club’s first visit to the US Youth Soccer Regional President’s Cup. The team scored five wins over two days, culminating in a 3-0 win over Virginia to win the President’s Cup. The team received proclamations from the town and the state for going 56-10 over the past two years. (Photo by BRIAN JENNINGS)

Blue Knight duo competes at 2015 Senior Bowl

December 4, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A couple of Blue Knights represented Southington at the Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association Senior Bowl on Sunday, Nov. 22 at Middletown High School. Senior captain and defenseman Ryan Burrill and senior forward Bryan Doyle played for the Region II team. “To have Ryan and Bryan selected to play in the Senior…

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Survive and advance: Boys beat NFA; eliminated in 2nd round

November 19, 2015
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Erik Schneider fights off a defender during Southington’s opening round victory over NFA.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Blue Knights boys soccer team battled through the rain to snap a four-year postseason drought. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the No. 12 Knights captured their first Class LL tournament victory since 2010 with a 3-1 win in the first round over No. 21 NFA (9-7-0). Bryan…

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Soccer surges toward tourney

November 4, 2015
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Joe Colaccino squares off against a defender during a 5-1 win over Hartford Public in the regular season finale.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights soccer team concluded their successful 2015 regular season by going 1-1 on the week as they prepare to compete in the Class LL state tournament. On Thursday, Oct. 29, Southington hosted Hartford Public (2-14-0) for a 5-1 win. Erik Schneider pulled out the hat trick with back-to-back goals…

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Knights keep pace for home field advantage

October 29, 2015
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Ian Lawrence makes leaping save during a 2-1 win over Avon on Oct. 22.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington stormed downfield as they surrounded the Falcons goal like a swarm of killer bees. The ball was batted around between offensive and defensive players, so that Avon’s goalie looked as if he was trying to escape the hive. In the midst of all the confusion, Erik Kryzanski quick touched the…

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Knights eliminated: Girls soccer edged out of postseason

October 29, 2015
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Natalie Rickard squeezes between two Avon defenders during a 4-0 road loss on Oct. 22.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Although the girls soccer team was eliminated from the postseason after an 8-0 loss at home to Glastonbury (15-0-0) on Monday, Oct. 26, Southington coach Mike Linehan said that his future graduates still enjoyed their final experience as a Lady Knight on senior night. “It was all about the seniors,” said…

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Girls soccer is on the brink of clinching the postseason

October 22, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights soccer team remained out on the road over the week, finishing two contests with a tie, bringing their record to 4-7-2 on the season. Southington traveled to West Hartford on Friday, Oct. 16 where they settled with a 1-1 draw against Hall (5-4-3). Hall scored the first goal…

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Knights settle for a tie

October 22, 2015
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Nick Falco splits a pair of Hall defenders during a loss on Friday, Oct. 16. With a tie earlier in the week against Simsbury, the boys keep pace in their quest for a tournament home game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The first shot hit off of the right post about three minutes into the second half. The second came off of a corner kick that bounced off of the left post with just over four minutes left in the game. The Blue Knights soccer team had their opportunities in Friday, Oct.…

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