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Volleyball upsets Staples, falls to Darien

June 12, 2015
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Jack Dietz goes up for a block during a 3-1 upset of Staples in the opening round of the Class L tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights boys volleyball team (12-7) didn’t just lose to Darien (18-2) in the quarterfinal of the Class L Tournament, they barely lost, by two points in the fifth set. The No.10-seed Knights took the No.2-seed to five sets on Thursday night, June 4 at their place after winning the…

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Volleyball is ready for the big show: CCC tournament is final preparation for states

June 4, 2015
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Mark Horanzy scores a kill during a win over East Hartford in the regular season finale.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Despite a first round loss in the Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) boys volleyball tournament, Coach Lou Gianacopolos expects that his Blue Knights (12-7) are prepared for the Class L state tournament. The sixth-seeded Knights lost to No. 3 East Hartford (17-3) in the first round of the conference tournament, but the…

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Volleyball loses 2 out of 3

May 29, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights boys volleyball team (11-7) tussled for two losses and a win in three straight days. The Knights suffered their third-straight loss to Farmington (16-3), 3-0, on the road on Tuesday, May 19. The Knights won the first meeting between both teams last month, 3-2. Adam Brush and Mark…

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Spikers shuffle in new faces

May 22, 2015
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Dan Normandin scores a kill during a loss to Newington on May 13.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A pair of losses and a win may have set the Blue Knights boys volleyball team (10-5) back in seeding for the Class L state tournament, but having a few new faces on the court is the bigger concern right now. The Knights lost their libero, Tom Del Buono, for the…

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Volleyball clinches postseason

May 15, 2015
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Adam Viviano sets up the offense during a recent Blue Knight game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington sandwiched a loss to Glastonbury with wins against Bulkeley and South Windsor. With two wins and a loss, the Blue Knights boys volleyball team (9-3) qualified for the Class L tournament. Win over Bulkeley The Knights swept the Bulkeley-HMTCA co-op team (3-8) in their only home match of the week…

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Volleyball splits the week

May 8, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights boys volleyball team (7-2) rebounded from their second loss of the season to salvage the week with a win over Simsbury to split the week. Southington battled for every point in the first game at Newington, but they still came away with a two-point loss, 25-23. On Tuesday,…

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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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