Avon is bigger, stronger and more experienced for 2017 campaign

AVON, August 16 – The Avon High football team took it on the chin a year ago. The Falcons were young and inexperienced. They lost their first eight games – their longest losing streak in over a decade. After nine consecutive winning seasons, Avon went 1-9 a year ago under first-year head coach Sal Cintorino.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

CCC makes slight adjustments in six football divisions

AVON – With the departure of Rockville and Weaver from the Central Connecticut Conference this fall, the CCC has made some slight adjustments in their football divisions. The CCC still has six divisions. There are 10 teams at the Division I and III levels with 11 teams in Division II. Avon remains in Division IIIContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Connecticut beats Dallas to clinch first WNBA playoff berth since 2012

It’s been four long years since the Connecticut Sun have played in the WNBA playoffs. It’s the longest streak in franchise history. And the drought is over. The Sun earned their first invitation to the WNBA playoffs since 2012 with a 96-88 win over the Dallas Wings Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton’s Sarah Benedetti spent two seasons playing pro basketball in Ireland

CANTON — Canton High graduate Sarah Benedetti finished her second season of playing professional basketball in Ireland this spring and was one of five women to be named an All-Star in the women’s Division I league – second-tier professional league in the country. This past winter, Benedetti played for the University of Limerick Huskies, whoContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Connecticut Mirage outlasts Farmington to win Junior Division championship

SIMSBURY, Aug. 3 – It wasn’t a championship game that will be remembered for its stellar play on the diamond. Thursday night’s Junior Division championship game in the Farmington Bank/Vantis Life baseball league had 16 errors. But one item won’t be forgotten – the Canton-based Connecticut Mirage captured a championship with a 21-12 victory overContinue ReadingContinue Reading

West Hartford eliminates Avon Legion and earns first spot in state final since 1973

BRISTOL, July 26 – The Avon American Legion baseball team had their backs to the wall. Post 201 needed to beat West Hartford on consecutive nights to earn a spot in the state championship series. But Avon made too many mistakes and left West Hartford with too many opportunities to score runs. West Hartford hadContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Williamson shuts down South Windsor as Avon remains alive with 4-2 victory

BRISTOL, July 24 – After giving up two runs to the first three batters he faced, reliever Brady Williamson retired 14 of the final 15 batters he faced to lead the Avon American Legion baseball team to a 4-3 win over South Windsor in an elimination game in the Northern Division regional of the stateContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Harris twirls one-hitter as Avon Legion remains alive with 6-1 win over Waterford

BRISTOL, July 23 – The Avon American Legion baseball team isn’t done yet. Pitcher Connor Harris came within one strike of throwing a no-hitter and Post 201 had eight hits as Avon remained alive in the Connecticut state tournament with a 6-1 decision over Waterford in a Northern Division regional contest at Muzzy Field SundayContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Hard-hitting Wallingford beats Canton Little League for Section II title

PLYMOUTH, July 22 – The summer journey of the Canton Little League baseball team is now complete. Hard-hitting Wallingford rapped out 11 hits including three home runs to win the Section II championship and a spot among the last four teams left in the state tournament with a 13-2 win in five innings Saturday night.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton Little League gets the bats going to earn first-ever state tournament win

PLYMOUTH, July 20 – It about an inning or so for the Canton Little League baseball team to begin to feel comfortable in Thursday night’s state tournament game against District 4 champion Prospect. All Canton needed was a few sharp hits. Canton had three extra-base hits in the second inning to take their first leadContinue ReadingContinue Reading