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Roundup: Boys golf is one stroke away from 3-0 start

CANTON, April 19 — The Canton boys golf team (2-1, 2-1 NCCC) has the talent to contend for a NCCC championship but it won’t be easy, reinforced by a one-stroke loss to Granby, 165-166 on opening day. The Warriors have rebounded with a close five-stroke win over Ellington, 172-177 and a solid 168-195 victory over Somers.

David Roux earned medalist honors against Ellington with a 39 over nine holes at Ellington Ridge, playing out of the No. 4 spot in the lineup. Brad Parliament (43) in the No. 1 spot and Jon Phelps (44) at No. 5 also shot well for Canton.

Against Somers, Parliament earned medalist honors with a 40 at Elmcrest Country Club in East Longmeadow while James Solomon (41) at No. 2, Roux (43) at No. 4 and Phelps (44) at No. 5 also shot very well.

TRACK & FIELD: Depth helps CHS top Enfield
CANTON, April 19 — The boys track and field team used its depth to earn a big 79-67 win over NCCC contender Enfield last week. The Warriors (2-1, 2-1 NCCC) came home winners in 11 individual events, led by David Kucia with victories in the 110 high hurdles, 300 hurdles and triple jump. Connor Smyth earned a pair of wins in the javelin and high jump.

Nick Chekas (800 meters), Jon Cahill (1,600), Mike LeDuc (3,200) and Bryan Lochner (long jump) each earned individual wins for Canton.

Canton throttled Windsor Locks, 114-35, on opening day led by Smyth with four individual wins in the 400, discus, javelin and high jump and three wins from Lochner in the 100, 200 and long jump.
Granby handed Canton its first defeat earlier last week with a 89-62 decision.

The Canton girls are 0-3 after losing to Windsor Locks, Granby and Enfield. Lucy Mentzer (100, 200), Camila Rich (110 hurdles, high jump) and Jessie Chance (800, 1,600) each had two wins in the 82-48 decision against Windsor Locks while Rich (high jump, triple jump) had two individual wins in the 99-45 loss to Enfield.

GIRLS LACROSSE: Scoring a challenge
CANTON, April 19 — In its first varsity campaign, Canton (0-4, 0-3 NCCC) is finding it difficult to score goals and even more difficult to stop their opponents from taking shots and scoring. The Warriors have scored a total of 11 goals in four games. However, they give up an average of nearly 17 goals a game.

Midfielder Aylannah Dylag scored the first goal in school history in a 19-2 loss to Avon on opening day. Colleen Barnhart scored the second goal midway through the second half. Canton had four goals in a 16-4 loss to Somers and gave up just 14 in a 14-2 loss to Farmington.

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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