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Volleyball blasts 3 opponents

April 24, 2015
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Volleyball blasts 3 opponents

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A loss to the Staples Wreckers (4-0) last Saturday and the absence of two key starters didn’t slow down the Blue Knights (5-1) volleyball team. If anything, it only made them stronger. The Knights started their recovery on their home court with a 3-0 win over a much-improved East Hartford Hornets…

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Spikers win 2 out of 3: Blue Knights open season with challenging trio

April 17, 2015
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Ian Powell scores a block during Southington’s 3-0 win over Maloney on April 8.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Although they lost a much-anticipated match to Staples Wreckers (2-0) on Saturday, April 11, they didn’t get wrecked and had three strong showings for their first three matches of the season. After finishing last season with a second-place finish in the CCC South for the second-straight year and a fourth runner-up…

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Ready for another run: Volleyball expects to compete for a state title

April 3, 2015
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Adam Brush

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Before winning their first Class L state title in 2010, the Southington Blue Knights boys volleyball team played the role of being a bride’s maid, never a bride. The spring of 2007 would feature the first championship appearance for the program, followed by consecutive appearances in 2008 and 2009. However, the…

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Rally to the quarterfinals

November 14, 2014
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Maryssa Romano attacks the net during a 3-0 win over Bristol Central in the opening round of the Class LL tournament.

By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Caroline Barry served five straight points in the middle of game two as the Knights scrambled to tie the score. Maryssa Romano pounded out nine kills from the outside, and Sylwia Lewkowicz held her own in the middle with 12 kills. Southington coaches shuffled underclassmen in and out of the…

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Knights qualify for CCC Tournament

October 31, 2014
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By John Goralski
Senior hitter Caroline Barry scores a kill during a recent contest.

by John Goralski Sporst Writer With a 17-9 lead in game three, Coach Rich Heitz signaled for the curtain call. Over the next five minutes, he paraded his seniors off the court in pairs as the underclassmen finished what the upperclassmen started. Speculation about the postseason is just beginning. Questions about the upcoming CCC tournament…

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No shortcuts for Knights; Volleyball embraces late season challenge

October 24, 2014
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By John Goralski
Sylwia Lewkowicz blocks a Glastonbury hitter during a 3-0 sweep on Friday, Oct. 17.

By Jon Goralski Sports Writer Frontier Regional School was undefeated and ranked No. 3 in Massachusetts when the Lady Knight volleyball team swept two straight games at the end of the first session of pool play. In the second round, Southington split with Massachusetts’ top ranked team—Notre Dame Academy—which was ranked No. 31 in the…

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Second time around; Volleyball loses to Farmington in rematch

October 17, 2014
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By John Goralski
Lady Knight libero Nicole Groll reaches for a dig during a 3-0 win over NW Catholic on Monday, Oct. 6.

By John Goralski Sports Writer The best thing about the Farmington loss is that Southington won’t see them in the postseason. On Wednesday, Oct. 8, the Indians dismantles the Knights again, with a three-game sweep for the second time this season. Of course, that’s nothing new. Farmington hasn’t lost a single game this season, but…

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Spikers clinch the postseason

October 10, 2014
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By John Goralski
Sylwia Lewkowicz scores a kill during a 3-0 win over Conard on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

By John Goralski Sports Writer When the Lady Knight volleyball team dropped the first set during games against Simsbury and Maloney, it ended up costing them a win, so now that Southington has survived their toughest stretch, coaches aren’t ready to rest on their laurels. Instead, coaches have turned up the heat for pregame workouts.…

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Regaining momentum; Volleyball finishes key stretch with a trio of wins

October 3, 2014
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By John Goralski
Maryssa Romano scores a kill during a 3-1 win over Simsbury on Sept. 22.

By John Goralski Sports Writer At the start of the season, two weeks were circled on the schedule. Coach Rich Heitz made no bones about it. If the Knights were going to improve on last year’s season, they would have to survive this torrid stretch. A loss to Farmington began it. A five-point fall at…

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Brutal tests; Volleyball loses to Farmington; pushes BE to 5 games

September 26, 2014
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By John Goralski
Caroline Barry attacks the net during a 3-0 loss to Farmington.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington opened the week with a 3-0 loss to Farmington. They ended the week with a five-game loss at Bristol Eastern. Nestled in between was a victory over Hall that pushed the Knights to four games. Most teams have to wait for the postseason to be pushed to their limits.…

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