Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Southington Sports

Bristol Blues are ready to fill the sports void this summer

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It has been just over three months since the Bristol Blues announced their move to the New England Collegiate Baseball League, and now their...

Local fishing stores gear up for opening day

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Tom Grabowski, the owner of Tag’s Tackle Box in Plainville, said that opening day of each fishing season is like Christmas morning for some....

Stay safe, stay fishing: State moves up opening day

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Tom Grabowski, the owner of Tag’s Tackle Box in Plainville, said that opening day of each fishing season is like Christmas morning for some....

Local golf courses trying to stay open

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Following incidents in Naugatuck and Fairfield last week, local golf courses have been finding ways to give their golfers safe and fun experiences when...

‘Stay Safe, Stay Home’…or get off the beaten path

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Gov. Ned Lamont has urged all Connecticut residents to “Stay Safe, Stay Home” to help minimize community spread of COVID-19. The state parks and...

Commentary: It’s not just the spring season that’s affected

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Since the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s decision to cancel winter sporting events on March 10, a lot has happened.  Professional sports leagues are shut...

Coach of the year: Hall-Southington ice hockey coach is an inspiration to players, fans

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Since last summer, it has been a hard-fought journey for Brian Cannon.  After being diagnosed with cancer last summer and losing a leg in...

Go take a hike: Parks, open spaces are still open during virus outbreak

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With businesses and sporting venues being closed down, the National Recreation and Parks Association said it saw a surge of public use of trails...

Staying active at home is as important as ever

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The COVID-19 outbreak has left essentially everyone in a position they have never been in before. High school spring sports are in question, while...

St. Paul taps Kennedy as new football coach

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Chris Kennedy of Southington will take over as the head football coach of St. Paul Catholic High School for the 2020 fall season replacing...

Football: Knights lift 6.33 tons, win title

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Just a year after breaking a record for pounds lifted with 13,130, the Southington football team won their second straight Nutmeg High School Football...

Swim-a-thon raises $1,138

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The Southington boys swimming captains, led by Derek Melanson, designed a swim-a-thon for the team and collected $1,138 to donate to the American Parkinson...

Child pornography incident at Plainville HS pool didn’t affect Southington teams

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In Plainville, a parent volunteer with a local youth swim club is facing child pornography charges after federal investigators reported finding videos and photos...

Students protest at CIAC office with simple message: ‘Let us play’

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CHESHIRE—Chanting “let us play” and waving placards, more than 300 high school students on Wednesday morning protested outside CIAC headquarters a day after the...

SHS coaches resigned to CIAC cancellation

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The CIAC’s announcement last week to cancel all remaining winter tournaments and events originally shocked many and left players and coaches thinking “what if?” ...

CIAC cancels high school spring sports…for now

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Following an online meeting with nearly 70 school, athletic and governmental leaders on Wednesday morning, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference decided to hold off...

State high school tournaments canceled by CIAC

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CHESHIRE—What World War II, the spector of terrorism after 9-11 and Ebola couldn’t do, the coronavirus has done. For the first time in its nearly...

Gymnastics: Knights capture first state open title

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The magical season did not  stop at the Class L championships last week, as Southington took home their first state open team title, outscoring...

Blue Knight wrestlers make some noise at New England meet

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Following their performances in the state open, Billy Carr and Jacob Vecchio were on the biggest wrestling stage in all of New England when...

Swimming: Conference meet title is icing on the cake

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Many of the swimmers on the Southington boys team may be experiencing some déjà vu this season. Like in 2018, the Blue Knights followed...

Girls Basketball: Girls battle to the final buzzer

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One common theme to any of the Southington girls basketball team’s seven losses this season was that the Lady Knights never quit until the...

Ice Hockey: Warrior-Knights fall in CCC finals, win D-III opener

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In recent memory, Hall-Southington boys hockey usually had WMRP’s number when it came to postseason play. The Eagles made sure to change that trend...

Winter state tournaments in all sports canceled by CIAC

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All remaining state tournament games have been canceled due to concerns over the Coronavirus. This affects boys and girls basketball, hockey and swimming. STATEMENT FROM...

CIAC continues to evaluate sports contests for impacts from coronavirus

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CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CIAC is collaborating with the office of the Commissioner of Education (SDE) and Department of Public Health (DPH) to stay up...

Special Olympics honors local swim coach

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One resident of Plantsville will soon be honored with the Lew Perkins Coach Award by Special Olympics Connecticut for his dedication and commitment as...