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Spikers are still finding their way

September 21, 2016
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Hannah Zelina goes for a kill during a victory over Conard last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knight volleyball team bounced back from a loss in the opener with wins in two of their three matches last week. Southington coach Rich Heitz said that size has been a challenge for the Knights at times, especially in the two losses they’ve sustained. That was noticeable during…

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Spikers lose season opener

September 15, 2016
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The Lady Knight volleyball team began last season with three consecutive wins and picked up an early victory over NW Catholic last year, but the Knights wouldn’t be as fortunate this fall. On Friday, Sept. 9, the girls suffered a 3-1 loss in their season opener. Southington took the first set, but went on to…

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Reloading, not rebuilding: Knights have new faces, same high expectations

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Groups were assembled at different stations throughout Southington High School’s gymnasium. Whether they were strength and conditioning drills or muscle and joint exercises with resistance bands, the Lady Knight volleyball team migrated from one end of the court to the other. “That’s it girls,” said Southington coach Rich Heitz. “Make…

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Ridgefield ends Knights’ tourney run

June 8, 2016
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Devin Prive and Mike Aberizk team up for a block against Fairfield Warde-Ludlowe.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights boys volleyball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class L tournament for the 11th-straight year, but came up short to No. 5 Ridgefield, 3-2, after taking the Tigers to a deciding fifth set at home on Saturday, June 4. “Seeing how the boys started off, it came…

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Knight spikers rally to CCC finals

June 1, 2016
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Jack Dietz takes on two East Hartford defenders at the CCC tournament finals.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER For the second time this season, the Blue Knights fell to top-ranked East Hartford, but Lou Gianacopolos still feels like the third time will be the charm. Southington fell to the Hornets in the CCC tournament championship last week, but Gianacopolos said that there were major differences from that regular season…

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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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