Spieth finishes strong with 3 birdies in final 4 holes to maintain lead at Travelers

With his third round winding down, Jordan Spieth had bogeyed two consecutive holes at No. 13 and No. 14 at Saturday’s Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlanders here in Cromwell. But the 23-year-old youngster didn’t flinch. He had three birdies on the final four holes including a 20-foot birdie at the 18th hole to postContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Fiery Avon Legion squad pull away from Simsbury for tenth win of the year

SIMSBURY, June 23 – When Avon American Legion baseball coach Donny Annicelle played high school baseball at Trumbull High, he called himself the energy guy or the sparkplug. He was that player full of enthusiasm, hustle and energy helping his teammates to keep their focus on the game. “I’m a high energy guy,” he saidContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Spieth maintains one stroke lead at Travelers at the midway point

Jordan Spieth followed up Thursday’s career-best opening round score on the PGA Tour with another solid round of golf Friday here in Cromwell at the Travelers Championship to remain in first place, one stroke ahead of Troy Merritt and Patrick Reed. Wesley Bryan and Daniel Summerhays are two strokes back with a two-round total ofContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon Legion team has eyes on another Zone 1 title and a state championship

AVON, June 18 – The Avon American Legion baseball team has some big goals this year. Post 201 hopes to defend their Zone 1 championship, qualify for the state tournament, win it and capture a berth to the Northeast Regional. Second-year coach Donny Annicelle isn’t focused on end-of-the season accolades at this point of theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Booster Club recognizes Avon seniors planning to play collegiate sports

AVON, May 22 – The Avon High Booster Club recently recognized 17 senior athletes who plan on playing varsity sports in college. Athletes from seven different teams were represented at the reception that was attended by athletes, their coaches and families. Avon athletic director Tim Filon congratulated the athletes on their accomplishments in athletics andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton’s Dustin Van Kirk wins CIAC decathlon with seven top 10 finishes

NEW BRITAIN, June 14 – A year ago, the CIAC decathlon ended with Canton’s Dustin Van Kirk sitting with his teammates watching the decathlon competitors struggle through the tenth and final event – the 1,500 meters. Van Kirk had turned his ankle in the pole vault and couldn’t run the 1,500. But Van Kirk knewContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Carpino, Harraden set school records, finish in top 10 of CIAC heptathlon

NEW BRITAIN, June 14 – Avon High junior Carly Carpino broke her own school record in the CIAC heptathlon Wednesday finishing third – the highest ever finish for a Falcon athlete in the event. Canton’s Amber Harraden, still slightly limping with a strained Achilles tendon that she injured at the NCCC championship meet about threeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Patriots honor Friends of Canton Football’s Kathy Wood with Myra Kraft Community MVP award

Each year, the New England Patriots and owner Robert Kraft donate $200,000 in the name of his late wife Myra to New England residents who exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism. Twenty-six men and women were honored at Gillette Stadium last week during the Myra Kraft Community MVP awardsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

At State Open, Carpino, Dougela, Mitchell earn bids to New England meet

NEW BRITAIN, June 5 – Avon High junior Carly Carpino finished in the top 10 in three events at the CIAC State Open track and field championships at Willow Brook Park Monday to secure a pair of invitations to compete in this Saturday’s New England meet in Norwell, Massachusetts. Carpino is one of two AvonContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Mitchell brings home three silver medals as Canton girls finish fourth in Class S

NEW BRITAIN, June 1 – It was so close Thursday in the 100 meters at the Class S championships. Canton freshman Chelsea Mitchell and Weaver’s Tiandra Robinson raced each other down the straightaway at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium. Both learned at the line but it was Robinson who won the race and the state championship byContinue ReadingContinue Reading