Posts Tagged ‘ volleyball ’

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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Volleyball preview

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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Knights edged in CCC showdown: Volleyball hangs with perennial state powerhouse

November 4, 2015
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Sylwia Lewkowicz scores on of her 17 kills against RHAM in a CCC showdown on Oct. 30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The match was tied 9-9 in the fifth set, and both sides were putting on a show of great volleyball in front of a packed Walt Lozoski gymnasium. On Friday, Oct. 30, the Lady Knights built momentum at the start of the set, built a lead of at 9-5, but RHAM…

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Girls volleyball continues to roll

October 29, 2015
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Morgan Raymon serves the ball during a win over Avon on Oct. 21.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Sam Lohneiss crouched, waiting for the Avon spike. When it came hurtling toward her, she joined her fists together and deflected the ball high into the ceiling. The ball floated slightly towards one of the hanging basketball hoops at the side of the gym, and fell through as if Loehneiss was…

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Marathon week for the Knights: Spikers follow tourney with win over Simsbury

October 21, 2015
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Southington libero Nicole Groll receives a serve during a 3-0 win over Simsbury on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The volleyball careened toward the home stands after a dig, and Sam Lohneiss leapt toward the bleachers. Her dig kept the Southington volley alive, as she knocked it back in play and hit the deck. Her set came off flawlessly. Kelsea Allen for a slam over the net for a point.…

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The red hot Knights: Volleyball avenges only loss of the season

October 14, 2015
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Sylwia Lewkowicz, center, and Morgan Raymond, right, block a Glastonbury attack during an early season loss. The Lady Knights avenged their only loss of the season last week with a 3-0 win at Glastonbury.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls volleyball team (10-1, 4-1 in division) made the most of their road trip, dominating a trio of opponents, and not dropping a single game in three matches. However, the highlight of the week for the Lady Knights wouldn’t be their flawlessness. Instead, it was a chance to avenge their…

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Spikers are on a roll

October 8, 2015
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Michelle Stublarec goes for a kill during a 3-1 victory over Farmington on Sept. 30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls volleyball team (8-1) did something against Farmington (7-2) at home on Wednesday night, Sept. 30 that none of Farmington’s opponents were able to do against them in their first seven matches. Coming into the match, the Indians hadn’t surrendered a single game against their first seven opponents, but Southington…

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