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Southington Fall Sports Schedules

August 26, 2015
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The fall season is upon us. Southington High School will kick off the 2015-16 school year on Friday, Sept. 11 with football, boys and girls soccer, field hockey, and girls volleyball. Girls swimming will dive into competition on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Boys and girls cross country will burst from the starting gates on Saturday, Sept. 19.…

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Hall of Fame: It takes a village to raise a banner, the 2002 Lady Knight soccer team rallied around a common goal

July 16, 2015
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The 2002 Lady Knight soccer team is the only Southington soccer team to capture a state championship. Front, from left, Kelly Walsh, Meredith Wholley, Lauren Lattanzio (captain), Lauren Forgione (captain), Lauren Dziedzic (captain), Kaitlin Quinn, Shannon McKernan. Middle, Shivan Wheeler, Corina Adaskaveg, Brandi Groglio, Kristina DiGirolamo, Meghan Butler, Megan Fuller, Erica Waltz. Back, Assistant Coach Steve Risser, Kamila Zysk, Sam Morrissey, Lorraine Mobarak, Stephanie Kowalec, Jill Cocco, Beth Meccariello, Brianna Ondriezek, and Coach Sal Penta. Missing from the photo is Assistant Coach Joe Blaszczyk.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Sal Penta can still remember stopping at midfield during his first preseason soccer practice in 2002 and watching the scene unfold in front of him like a choreographed dance. Players, drenched in sweat, were shuffling through drills. An assistant coach pointed to a group of defenders sprinting toward loose balls. Another one turned…

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A United effort by the Blue Knight soccer team

January 19, 2015
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The Blue Knight boys soccer team presented check to the United Way of Southington as a result of team fundraising. Above, varsity captains present a check to Kaye Davis, Executive Director of the United Way of Southington.

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Southington Soccer Club dominates the fall

January 4, 2015
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The U12 girls ‘Swarm’ team went 11-1-0. Front, from left, Jennifer V, Romi B, Alexis V, Abby D, Faith K, and Katie C. Back, Coach Anthony Kosior, Callie K, Mary M, Jordan B, Audrey C, Mikayla M,  and Kira H.

Five Southington Soccer Club teams rallied to a total of 51 wins this fall, and no team suffered more than two losses over the course of the season. The U-12 ‘Swamp’ girls soccer team led the way with a perfect 8-0 record that culminated with a State Cup title.

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Knights just miss tourney; Blue Knight soccer team competes to the very end

October 30, 2014
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Ryan Burrill battles for a loose ball in a rain drenched season finale on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Blue Knights survived an 0-5 start and a season mired in injuries. They survived six overtime contests and came away with three wins and a tie. It seemed fitting that steady rains and a driving wind enveloped the field in the season finale. Even the weather seemed to be…

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Backs against the wall; Lady Knights are on the brink of elimination

October 17, 2014
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Katie Martocchio beats a Farmington player to a loose ball during Southington’s Pink Game on Friday, Oct. 10. Fundraisers at the event helped raise money for breast cancer prevention.

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Lady Knight soccer team battled two of their three opponents into overtime, but only came away with a single point. Southington’s back is against the wall, and the girls are running out of time. A 5-0 loss to NW Catholic was sandwiched by two hard-fought overtime games. The Knights…

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Knights are closing in on the goal; Win over Farmington keeps Southington’s tournament hopes alive

October 17, 2014
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Francesco Ricigliano delivers a shot on goal during a 2-0 win over NW Catholic last week. The Blue Knights need just two more wins to clinch the postseason.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Eric Schneider hurled the ball from the sidelines in the opening minute of the game, and Southington players scrambled to the net. On Wednesday, Oct. 8, the Knights were hungry to kickstart the scoring, but nobody could have predicted this. NW Catholic’s goaltender snatched the ball out of the air,…

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Turning the corner; Girls soccer snaps six game losing streak

October 10, 2014
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By John Goralski
Sarah Palko races to a loose ball during a 5-0 win over Windsor. Palko scored four goals and an assist in a pair of victories last week.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington outscored opponents in every half last week. For 160 minutes in regulation, the Lady Knight soccer team held opponents off the board. Since cruising by Platt, 5-1, in the season opener, the Lady Knights have struggled with a six-game losing streak that stretches back to Sept. 12. But a…

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Refuse 2 lose; Boys soccer earns a win and a tie in 2 overtime road games

October 10, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The Blue Knight soccer team forced overtime in New Britain with just under 30 seconds remaining in regulation. Southington capped a second half comeback on Friday with a game-winning score in the first overtime at Windsor. After dropping five straight contests to start the season, the Blue Knights have battled…

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They’re baaack!!; Knights turn around season with 2 wins

October 3, 2014
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Ryan Burrill attempts a free kick during a 2-1 win over Simsbury. Burrill’s converted penalty shot in the second contest was a game-winner.

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Blue Knights had the advantage in the first half with a number of scoring opportunities. Once came with a throw-in, another from a corner shot. Southington had one possession where they fought for two shots on goal, but Simsbury still clung to a scoreless tie at the break. On…

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