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Swimmers finish in the top 20 at the Class LL finals

March 26, 2015
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Nick Brazil swims the 100 breaststroke at the Class LL finals on Tuesday, March 17 at Wesleyan University in Middletown.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER MIDDLETOWN—The air conditioning was turned on in the Wesleyan Natatorium in the Freeman Athletic Center at Wesleyan University in Middletown, forcing swimmers to cocoon themselves in towels after their time in the water, but the Southington Blue Knights boys swim team still managed to scramble for 100 points at the meet.…

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Swimmers send 9 to Class LL finals: Knights set best times at qualifier

March 19, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER HAMDEN—The Southington Blue Knights qualified nine swimmers and dropped times across the board to achieve personal best times at the Class LL State Qualifiers on Saturday, Mar. 14 at Hamden High School. The Knights walked into the meet ranked 17th overall (1:50.81) out of 22 schools with a high number of…

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Swimmers finish 2nd in CCC West

March 12, 2015
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Swimmers finish 2nd in CCC West

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER WEST HARTFORD—Blue Knight swimmers scored 31 personal best times as Southington rallied for 264 to capture second place behind the Conard Chieftains (277) at the 2015 CCC West conference championship on Tuesday, Mar. 3 at the Cornerstone Aquatic Center in West Hartford. Southington suffered their only regular season losses to Conard…

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Knights stay perfect: Swimmers beat Rocky Hill and Berlin

January 23, 2015
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Nick Brazil swims the 100 breaststroke during a 90-75 win over Berlin on Friday, Jan. 16.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Devils’ boys swimming team remained undefeated at the Southington Community YMCA on Friday, Jan. 16 after they swam past the Berlin Redcoats, 90-75. PJ Ramsey dominated the pool and was a two-time winner of the day in the 50 freestyle (24.26) and set a state-qualifying time in the 100…

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From the depths: Swimmers beat Manchester with numbers

January 16, 2015
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Matt Duszak swims the 100 breaststroke during a 94-71 win over Platt-Maloney on Jan. 7 at the Southington YMCA pool.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Evan Tuttle has been championing his team’s depth in the preseason. He has been talking about match-up problems for opponents, and his team’s ability to beat you with their numbers. On Friday, Jan. 9, that theory was put to the test in Manchester. The Indians return three seniors and a junior…

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Swimmers raise the bar for finals: Knights set 2 school records; advance 5 swimmers, 3 relays to finals

November 14, 2014
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Marisa Matthews, above, was one of two Lady Knights to set a school record and advance to the medal round at the Class LL finals. Matthews set a record in the 50 freestyle (25.89), and Olivia Fournier set a new record in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.56).

By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Ally Schroeder cut almost five seconds off her personal best in the 200 individual medley to claw her way into the top 30. In her final race, she climbed over eight swimmers and dropped her time by almost three seconds to break into the top 20 in the 100 backstroke.…

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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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