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Softball returns to varsity play, earns 3 wins

AVON, May 30 — The return of varsity softball at Avon (3-17, 3-10 NCCC) after an absence of one year was a success with three victories and many competitive ballgames. Steve Swanson’s Falcons dropped four 1-run ballgames and a two-run decision to Northwest Catholic.

Avon began the season with a 17-run loss in five innings to Suffield. In the final weeks of the season, Suffield, which shared the NCCC championship with Ellington, used a Stephanie Gulminiak double in the bottom of the seventh inning to earn a 5-4 victory over the Falcons.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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