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Avon athletes honored for athletic achievements this spring

AVON, July 4 — Nine Avon High athletes earned All-State honors for their play on the field in the spring and one earned All-New England honors. Numerous athletes earned All-CCC honors.

Junior golfer Tyler Hahn earned All-State honors by finishing third with a two-under-par 70 to help Avon win its first CIAC Division II state championship since 1985. Hahn also earned All-New England honors by finishing second in New England.

Hahn’s teammates Jake Avery, who was tied for tenth at the Division II meet, and Michael Hanratty, who was tied for fifth, also earned All-State honors. Hahn and Avery earned All-State honors for the second straight year.

In baseball, senior Justin Olson earned Class L All-State honors from the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. Olson went 4-2 on the mound for the Falcons.

The Avon girls track team that finished second in Class MM had five All-State athletes — Carly Carpino, Christine Oberhausen, Madison Sides, Rhiannon Richmond and Emily Foley. Carpino won the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles at the Class MM championships while Oberhausen, Sides, Richmond and Foley won the 4×800 relay by a second.

Oberhausen and tennis player Austin Chen were selected as the CIAC’s Scholar Athletes from Avon this school year.

2017 Spring athletic awards

All-Conference (CCC Central White): Connor Harris, Justin Olson, Jeremy Zarwanski
All-State (Class L): Justin Olson, CHSCA

All-Conference (CCC Central White): Kendra Hards

Boys golf
All-Conference (CCC Central White): Jake Avery, Michael Hanratty, Tyler Hahn
All-State (CIAC Division II): Jake Avery, Tyler Hahn, Michael Hanratty
All-New England: Tyler Hahn

Girls golf
All-Conference (CCC Central): Katie O’Brien

Boys lacrosse
All-Conference (CCC Central White): Chase Gordon, Jack Jones
All-State (Class M): Chase Gordon, CHSCA  2nd team attack

Girls lacrosse
All-Conference (CCC North): Rachel Spijak, Emma Coran

Boys track and field
All-Conference (CCC Central White): Marek Cierniewski

Girls track
All-Conference (CCC Central White): Carly Carpino, Olivia Hyun, Molly Milligan, Christine Oberhausen, Audrey Worth
All-State (Class MM): Carly Carpino, Christine Oberhausen, Madison Sides, Rhiannon Richmond and Emily Foley

Boys tennis
All-Conference (CCC Central White): Chris Arciero, Arjun Chandra-Mohanty, Austin Chen, Yekim Gorodnitskiy, Dylan Melnick, Evan Purcell

Girls tennis
All-Conference (CCC Central White)

CIAC Scholar Athletes
Christine Oberhausen and Austin Chen

All-Courant awards
Presented to the top athletes in the Hartford Courant’s 83-town primary circulation area, selected by the paper’s high school staff with officials in the respective sports.

Boys golf: Jake Avery, Tyler Hahn, Michael Hanratty
Boys tennis: Chris Arciero (singles)

Honorable mention: Carly Carpino, girls track and field; Hayley Dougela, girls track and field; Katherine O’Brien, girls golf; Justin Olson, baseball; Daniel Fischler and John Hogan, boys tennis

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.

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