Posts Tagged ‘ swim ’

Swim team is closing in on double digits

October 30, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer For only the second time this season, the Lady Knight swim team was edged by  a perennial power. For the second time this season, they rebounded with a spirited win. On Friday, Oct. 24, Southington trailed by 13 points after Berlin scored three divers against the Lady Knights’ empty lineup.…

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Senior night; Swimmers back on top

October 24, 2014
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By John Goralski
Kristen Loose swims the butterfly at a recent meet. Loose is one of 15 seniors on Southington’s roster.

By Jon Goralski Sports Writer Kristen Loose clawed through the water between a pair of underclassmen as if she was ushering them toward the finish line of the 100 butterfly. Sam Sagnella was just a few strokes ahead. Patrycja Zajac was a few strokes behind, and Loose seemed to herd them both to the finish…

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Seven in a row; Swimmers sink Farmington

October 17, 2014
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By John Goralski
Ashley Christensen competes in the 200 freestyle during a 95-73 win over Farmington on Monday, Oct. 6.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Farmington swimmers battled for first place in the opening relay, but it was already clear that Southington was the team to beat. The Indian anchor tipped the wall at the end of the medley relay, but there were Lady Knight swimmers on either side of her at the finish. Sure,…

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Still perfect at 6-0; Knights beat East Hartford, Meriden

October 10, 2014
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By John Goralski
Marisa Matthews leads the pack in the 100 freestyle during a 94-78 win over the Meriden Co-op that lifted the Lady Knights to 6-0.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Six up. Six down. With two more victories last week, the Lady Knights swim team has surged to a perfect, 6-0 start. Now, as the girls dive into the start of their powerhouse conference schedule, Coach Evan Tuttle thinks his team is ready to make some noise. “We’re as ready…

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Passing the first test; Swimmers open the season with 2 wins

September 26, 2014
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By John Goralski
Ally Schroeder swims the backstroke leg of the 200 individual medley during a win over Windsor Locks-Ellington-E.Granby on Sept. 19.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington faced two rivals to start the fall campaign. Both presented different challenges. Both ended the same. The Lady Knights won easily, qualified swimmers for the postseason, and turned to exhibition races with at least two events remaining. “We’re doing it the right way,” said Southington swim coach Evan Tuttle.…

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Local pools open for the season

June 18, 2014
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Southington’s two public pools are open for the season. The pools, at Recreation Park and Veterans Memorial Park, are open to Southington residents only. However, one out of town guest is allowed. Pool hours are subject to change. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 860-276-6219. Recreation Park Pool, Maxwell Noble Dr.,…

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Sink or swim; 8 Knights advance in 6 events at Class LL qualifier

March 21, 2014
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By John Goralski
Joe Taglia advanced to the Class LL finals in two individual events and one relay.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Mack Golos was visibly upset when he emerged from the Hamden pool at the end of his 200m freestyle heat at the Class LL qualifying meet on Saturday, March 15. He had basically tied his qualifying time, but he wasn’t moving on to the finals. For most athletes that would…

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Passing the midterm exam; Swim coach hands down a midseason challenge

January 31, 2014
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By John Goralski
PJ Ramsey swims the 100 butterfly during a win over East Hartford last week.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington never trailed as they flirted with an almost 50-point lead against Plainville. Eight Knights won, and the contest switched to exhibition races long before it was finished. Mack Golos was a double winner in the 200 freestyle (2:04.22) and the 500 free (5:46.82). Joe Taglia was a double winner…

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Swimmers off to fast start; Dean, Baribault qualify for states at opening meet

September 20, 2013
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By John Goralski
Allie Schroeder swims the backstroke leg of the 200 individual medley during a win in Plainville.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Laurel Dean captured two victories and qualified for the postseason in both races. Aly Baribault won twice and qualified in one event even though the meet had already gone to exhibition. On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Lady Knight swim team opened their season with an easy 98-77 win in Plainville,…

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