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Volleyball is back on track after tough week

May 26, 2016
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Tim Cocozza returns an attack during Southington’s win over Maloney.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights volleyball team swept last week with three-straight wins, dropping just one game overall in a trio of best-of-seven series. But three victories don’t explain the current state the team was in after suffering a pair of losses the week before to Newington and South Windsor. Southington coach Lou…

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Spikers struggle: First week without a win

May 19, 2016
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The Blue Knight volleyball team went 0-2 last week to fall to 11-3, but it was their first two losses they suffered since losing to top-ranked East Hartford (14-0) on April 15. The Knights began the week at Newington on Monday, May 9 where they took the Indians to a fifth set, but fell short,…

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Volleyball wins 7th in a row

May 11, 2016
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Jack Dietz attacks the net during a 3-0 win over  Glastonbury on May 4.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (11-1) extended their winning streak to seven games this past week, dropping just one game in their last three series. Southington coach Lou Gianacopolos said his team is still heading in the right direction. “We’re trying to stay healthy,” he said. “We’re not super deep, but we have…

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Spikers qualify for state tourney

May 5, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Since losing to East Hartford, 3-1, last month, the Blue Knights (8-1) have won four-straight matches, taking three on the road this past week, and reserving a seat for the Class L tournament. Southington trekked to Trumbull (7-5) on Monday, April 25 for their first road game of the season, and…

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Boys volleyball outlasts Farmington

April 27, 2016
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Louis Gianacopolis Jr. and Jack Dietz combine for a block during a 3-2 win over Farmington last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Don’t call it a comeback because Southington coach Lou Gianacopolos has been here for years, and his Blue Knights (5-1) have been in these types of situations before. Southington won its only match of the week, 3-2, at home on Friday, April 22 against a rebuilding Farmington (2-5) team, but this…

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Volleyball stung by Hornets

April 20, 2016
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Devin Prive attacks the net during a loss to East Hartford

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (4-1) were undefeated walking into Friday’s match, set to square off with arguably one of the top teams in the state: East Hartford (5-0). But the mishaps of surrendering a 24-21 lead in the second game pestered Southington throughout the rest of the match. And the high-flying, athletic…

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Missed it by two points: Spikers hope to build on last year’s close finish

April 1, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington head coach Lou Gianacopolos hugged his clipboard as he paced back and forth between the two volleyball nets that were strung up in the high school gym, watching his young Blue Knights closely. No pass, no set, and no attack, escaped his gaze. But through his examination, one number was…

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Rising to great Heitz: Lady Knight coach inducted into CT volleyball hall of fame

December 4, 2015
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Lady Knight volleyball coach Rich Heitz, left, displays his induction plaque from the Connecticut Scholastic Women’s Volleyball hall of Fame, along with presenter and former SHS athletic director Dr. Robert Lehr.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, Nov. 24, Southington coach Rich Heitz was inducted into the Connecticut Scholastic Women’s Volleyball Hall of Fame. Former Southington athletic director, Dr. Robert Lehr, presented Heitz’s award to him in front of his wife, daughter, family, and friends at the eighth annual induction ceremony and dinner, which was held…

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Volleyball eliminated in semis

November 24, 2015
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Morgan Raymond attacks the net during a Class LL semifinal loss to Greenwich on Nov. 19.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights volleyball team returned to the semifinals of the Class LL state tournament for the first time since 2012, but came up short to the No.10-seed Greenwich (17-5), 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-18), at Trumbull High School on Thursday night, Nov. 19. Southington kept it close in the first set,…

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On to the semifinals: Girls volleyball survives a quarterfinal scare

November 19, 2015
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Kelsea Allen scores a point during a 3-2 win over Ridgefield in the second round.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Points were tossed back and forth between Ridgefield and Southington in the fifth set, and the contest was tied, 6-6. A Tiger kill bounced just inside the line on the next serve to tip the scales, and Ridgefield went on a 4-1 run that threatened to end Southington’s volleyball season. Lady…

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