CANTON, May 16 — Pitcher Brian Magna struck out eight and allowed just one hit as the Canton High baseball team (7-6, 5-5 NCCC) blanked Tolland, 4-0 last week at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, home of the Class AA Connecticut Defenders. The only hit that Magna gave up was a triple by Tolland’s Jamie Ferris that got up into the wind in the second inning and sailed into the outfield. Magna walked just two batters.
Tyler Plourd had a two-out, two-RBI double in the third inning while Travis Lane and Aaron Deaver each had RBI sacrifice flies.
Later in the week, four errors led to five unearned runs in an 8-0 loss to East Granby. Canton sophomore Aras Banavicous did have two singles and a walk for the Warriors. A game against East Windsor last week was moved to Thursday, May 28.
TENNIS: The Canton girls tennis team picked up a pair of victories last week with a 7-0 win over Ellington and a 6-1 victory over Windsor Locks. The Warriors (4-9) fell to Tolland, 5-2.
GOLF: The Canton girls golf team had its season-opening 10-match winning streak snapped in a three-stroke loss to Cheshire at Southington Country Club. Canton (11-1) fell by a 205-208 score. The Canton boys golf team improved to 7-3-1 and 5-2-1 in the league with a pair of victories over Coventry, 157-176, and East Granby, 162-179. Blaine Houlihan was the medalist in both victories. Houlihan had a 36 in the win over Coventry at Tower Ridge in Simsbury.
FOOTBALL: There will be no spring football in Canton this year. Given the choice of a traditional week of spring football or the addition of four days of practice in August, the Warriors chose to prepare for the 2009 season in August.