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Hall of Fame: Chapter One-The 1986 softball team sparked a 52-game winning streak

September 22, 2016
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The 1986 Lady Knights rallied to a perfect 24-0 record to capture a conference and state title. Front, from left, Melinda Silva, Doreen Lumbra, and Jill Pelrin. Middle, Chris Zimmer, Gina Lepito, Coleen Steinnagel, Jennifer Early, Chantelle Charamut, Cheryl Danko, Cheryl Bradley, and Pam Tycz. Back, manager Loryn Lindquist, Melodie Johnson, Tracy Ciosek, Kris Mach, Debbie Dunbar, Robbie Lipetz, Kris Wilcox, and Anne Bouchard.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Lady Knights were defending a state title at the start of the 1986 spring season, but it seemed there were more questions than answers when tryouts began. Gone was the championship pitcher and a couple of key players, but even the returning players were out of the lineup in the…

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Lightning 03s rally to state title

July 2, 2016
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SP briefs PONY CT Champs 2016

The Southington Lightning 03s raced through the brackets at the 2016 PONY East Zone tournament last weekend to grab the Connecticut state title in the 12U division. Front, from left, Ali Rembish, Ashley Reed, Julia Panarella, Kayla Pelletier, Lauren Verrilli, and Makena Dlugos. Back, Liz Urcinas, Madison Buckley, Kiley Cristman, Bella Rivera, Audrey Cantillon, and…

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Softball stopped in the semifinals

June 8, 2016
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Sarah Myrick beats the throw to home during a semifinal loss to Amity on June 6. Myrick scored the only run of the game as the Knights fell, 4-1.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Critics said that this would be a rebuilding year, but the second-seeded Lady Knights softball team returned to the Class LL final four, falling just short of a fifth straight appearance in the championship game. Southington spring campaign came to an end with a 4-1 loss to No. 6 Amity at…

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Perfect finish in the finale

June 2, 2016
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Brenna Sarantides, above, closed out the regular season with a perfect game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights softball team ended their regular season at home on Monday, May 23, and they did it with style. The 26-0 triumph was their 12th shutout of the season. It was their sixth five-inning, mercy-rule drubbing. It was Brenna Sarantides’ first perfect game. Now, comes the fun part. Can…

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Softball is poised for another postseason rally

May 25, 2016
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Emily Mankus drives a ball deep during a victory over Hall. Southington is ready to make its annual run at a state title.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights continued to fight for a top seed in Class LL last week, adding three more wins to their resume. Cheshire finished its regular season with a 20-0 record, but the Knights were still able to take first place in the CCC, secure home field advantage, and amass a…

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Softball knocks off 3 more in their quest for No.1

May 18, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (14-1) swept three games last week, but as the No. 2 team in Class LL fights for the top seed, Southington coach Davina Hernandez said that she has been noticing a strong progression. “I think the tournament is in the back of a lot of people’s minds,” she…

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Softball blanks Glastonbury

May 12, 2016
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Kara Zazzaro unleashes a pitch on a Glastonbury batter during an 8-0 win.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (11-1) extended their winning streak to four games with a 9-0 shutout against Glastonbury in their lone game of the week. The Knights have yet to give up a run in their last four games. On Thursday, May 5, the Knights posted four runs in the fourth and…

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Softball rebounds from first loss with 3 game streak

May 4, 2016
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Softball - SHS

The Lady Knights (10-1) bounced back from their first loss of the season with a new, three game winning streak. In the midst of those three wins came qualifying for the Class LL state tournament, a goal that they had set out to accomplish coming into the season. Finishing Farmington It took just five innings…

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One short of the record: Loss to Fitch ends softball’s 77-game win streak

April 27, 2016
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SP SB - Natalie Wadolowski vs Fitch #2 042916

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (7-1) came into the 2016 season with a streak of 70 games, needing just eight games to tie Seymour’s state record of 78 games. However that streak came to an end at home on Monday, April 25 when Fitch (8-0) defeated Southington, 2-0. Win streak ends After four…

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Softball’s still streaking

April 20, 2016
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Brenna Sarantides hurls a strike during a lopsided win over Simsbury last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It may have been nerves, as Southington coach Davina Hernandez explains, that factored into a slow start for them, but the Lady Knights (4-0) battled through cold bats and a slump to keep their win-streak of 74 games alive after this week. Hernandez said that patience at the plate helped them…

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