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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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Swimmers win twice

October 3, 2014
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By John Goralski
Marisa Matthews claws through the water in the 100 breaststroke during a 92-70 win over Manchester.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Evan Tuttle gathered his team at the edge of the YMCA pool and smiled. Southington had just dispatched Manchester, an historical rival, by a wide margin, but it wasn’t the victory that Tuttle was most pleased about. The new lights at the YMCA pool were like a spotlight on his…

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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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Shattering pool records; Girls Swimming returns with high expectations

September 20, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Records seemed to fall every time that a Southington swimmer hit the water last fall. A senior broke her own record in the 100 breaststroke, and she snapped another record in the 100 freestyle. A freshman broke the 50 freestyle record, and a four-person relay shattered the 200 freestyle mark.…

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