Posts Tagged ‘ wrestling ’

Knights wrestle into top 20 at state open

March 2, 2016
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Paul Calo, above at the 126-pound Class LL finals, capped his stellar freshman season with a medal at the state open.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Six Blue Knight wrestlers carried their momentum into the second round of the postseason. After placing fifth at the Class LL state tournament at Trumbull High School last weekend, Southington scrambled into the top 20 at the state open. With just one week of training and preparation for the state’s best…

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Knights battle the LL brackets: Abacherli, Calo advance to finals; 6 advance to state open

February 24, 2016
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Austin Abacherli grapples with Timmy Kane of Fairfield Warde during the final round of the Class LL tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (147.5) competed at the Class LL state tournament over the weekend and placed fifth out of 25 schools with two finalists and six medalists that will be moving on to the state open. Southington entered a total of 14 wrestlers in the tournament, which was held at Trumbull…

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Wrestlers surge past New Britain

February 17, 2016
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Josh Gravel scrambles for position during the 145 pound bout of a dual meet against New Britain.

Eight pins and two forfeits earned the Blue Knights (12-3, 6-0) a 60-19 win over New Britain (4-16, 3-3) and the CCC West Division crown in their regular season finale at home on Wednesday, Feb. 10 on senior night. The Knights mounted a 36-0 lead through the first six bouts on five pins and a…

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Injuries plague Knights: Windham takes advantage of depleted lineup

February 10, 2016
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Josh Gravel takes down his opponent during the 145-pound bout on Feb. 3. Southington beat Conard, 46-30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (11-3) finished the week with three wins out of four matches, while battling through injuries and weaving through growing pains along the way. Southington competed at the Jerry Watkins Colonel Duals at Waterford High School on Saturday, Feb. 6 and came away with two team victories out of…

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Knights battle at CT Challenge

February 4, 2016
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Richard Rivera tries to take down his opponent during the 220 pound championship bout of the CT Challenge tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (8-2) welcomed some of the best talent in the state to the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium when they hosted the seventh annual Connecticut Challenge on Saturday, Jan. 30. Trumbull captured the CT Challenge title for the first time with six finalists and three individual champions. Cumberland (R.I.) finished 18…

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Knights finish 4th at Timberlane

January 27, 2016
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Logan LaRosa wrestles his opponent to the mat during a win at Hall High School. LaRosa went on to become one of six Southington wrestlers to medal at the Timberlane Invitational.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (8-1) spent some time away from home, but still managed to find success while out in the road, finishing in the top five at the Timberlane Invitational over the weekend, as well as cruising to a comfortable win over a divisional opponent during the week. Southington scored 121…

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Wrestlers hold off Platt; Knights battle at Eastern States

January 22, 2016
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Tagan Welch looks for points during a bout against Platt on Jan. 13.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Tagan Welch (113) threw his opponent down to the mat to score the takedown and crawled up his back to position himself for a pin. Welch strangled his opponent’s arms towards his body and shifted forward. On Wednesday, Jan. 13, Welch couldn’t quite score the pin, but the referee signaled three…

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Knights crown 2 champs: Abacherli, Calo win in Hartford

January 13, 2016
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Austin Abacherli takes down an opponent during the Greater Hartford Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 9. Abacherli was one of two division champions for the Knights.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Austin Abacherli grabbed his opponent in a bear hug and slammed him to the mat, locking onto his arms and legs to make sure that he had nowhere to go. The result was another Southington pin. Team co-captain Abacherli and freshman sensation Paul Calo made all the right moves over the…

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Wrestlers survive marathon week

January 6, 2016
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Jason Calvi-Rogers (160) scores a 45-second pin during Southington’s victory over Ridgefield at the annual Blue Knight Duals.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights wrestling team (4-2) kept busy over the week, wrestling in two tournaments, while gaining exposure and experience for the state meet…as well as a few bumps and bruises along the way. Southington wrestled some of the best talent in New England when they competed in the 49th annual…

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Welch leads the Knights at the Lancer Invite

December 24, 2015
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Tagan Welch, above, secured the victory in the 113 pound bracket of the 2015 Lancer Invitational.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights wrestling team grappled with some of the best competition around the state and a couple teams from Rhode Island when they competed at the Lancer Invitation in Waterford on Saturday, Dec. 19. The Knights scored eight medals, including one division title. Southington finished fourth (142.5) out of 12…

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