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Blue Knight wrestlers commit to next level

May 1, 2015
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Blue Knight coach Derek Dion surveys his senior trio as they commit to wrestle at the next level during a ceremony on April 24 at the high school. From left, Zach Bylykbashi, Shawn Devin, and Zack Murillo.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three Southington Blue Knights wrestlers signed their college letters of intent at the high school to wrestle at the next level. On Friday, April 24, Zack Murillo, Zach Bylykbashi, and Shawn Devin committed to grapple for four more years. “Really, the story of all three of them starts with the parents…

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Wrestlers storm into Mid-Atlantic tourney

March 23, 2015
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Four Southington High School wrestlers clawed their way into the medal round at the Middle Atlantic Wrestling Tournament held at Windham High School in Willimantic on Saturday, March 21. Paul Callo powered his way to the top of the podium as a division champion. Julian Robles wrestled into the finals for a second place finish. Austin…

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Our first King of New England: Zack Murillo is crowned as the first Blue Knight regional champ

March 12, 2015
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR On Saturday, Feb. 7, Zack Murillo deflected his opponent’s first attack with the flair of a bullfighter and countered with a move of his own. Southington’s 106-pounder pushed his opponent face first into the mat and started to apply a relentless pressure. It didn’t seem to matter that the New England…

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Murillo wins state open championship: 2 Knights medal, advance to NE tournament

March 4, 2015
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Zack Murillo (106) keeps the Blue Knight streak alive with Southington’s third state open title in as many years.

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW HAVEN—Hugs all around, hugs all around. There was nothing, but smiles, family pictures, and joy coming out of Murillo camp Saturday night, Feb. 28 at the 2015 CIAC State Open Wrestling Tournament. There wasn’t an empty seat in the house from the bleachers to the balcony above at the…

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Zack Murillo captures Class LL title: 3 wrestlers advance to state open

February 26, 2015
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Zack Murillo captures Class LL title: 3 wrestlers advance to state open

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Zack Murillo shined for the Southington Blue Knights wrestling team at the 2015 Class LL Championships at Trumbull High School on Saturday, Feb. 21. The tournament started on Friday evening, with the finals pushed up to Saturday afternoon instead of at night, due to the snow. Murrillo was one of three…

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Wrestlers go 0-2 midweek and 2-2 at the Ledyard Duals

February 13, 2015
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Wrestlers go 0-2 midweek and 2-2 at the Ledyard Duals

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The lights went off, and the colored lights lit up the walls throughout the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium. The spotlight came down and fog filled the room. And the music played. “I can feel it co-ming in the air to-night, oh Lord.” The wrestlers came running out around the mat to start…

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Wrestlers beat Newington; Murillo wins at Eagle Classic

January 22, 2015
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  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Four Blue Knights muscled into the medal round at the Eagle Classic High School Wrestling Tournament on Saturday Jan. 17 in Manchester, finishing fifth overall out of 18 schools. Southington finished with a score of 110.5, behind South Windsor (145.0), Berlin (181.0), Windham (220.0), and Newtown (293.5). Zack Murillo led…

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Wrestlers take their lumps against Simsbury

January 16, 2015
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Wrestlers take their lumps against Simsbury

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR When Austin Abacherli (120) drove his opponent off his feet in overtime, it was like a hungry shark sensing blood. The Southington sophomore scrambled over the top to score the takedown. He scored three more points trying to wrench his foe onto his back. “I always say that you’re just sort of…

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Wrestling wake up: Knights bounce back at SHS Duals

January 9, 2015
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Zack Murillo ties up an opponent at the SHS Duals on Jan. 3.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Derek Dion had already done the calculations long before the final bout on Saturday, Jan. 3. The coach had already predicted Zack Murillo’s technical fall in the second to the last match, and the decision by Shawn Wagner in the final match was a good finish, but the three-point loss to Branford…

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Knights pin Cats: Wrestlers win opener and place 4th at Lancer Invite

December 25, 2014
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Gabe Purpura handles the baton in the 4x400m at the New Haven Invitational.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Kyle Solomon toyed with his South Windsor opponent like a cat with a ball of string. Southington’s 126-pounder matched the Bobcat’s 132-pounder through two rounds as the pair grappled under the heat of the light in the Southington gym. They were tied at the first whistle. Solomon trailed by one point after…

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