Robaczynski, Jones each win Avon Road Race for fourth time

AVON, May 21 – Avon’s Marc Robaczynski and Marisa Jones are establishing a tradition at the Avon Road Race. Both runners won the 3.1-mile race for the fourth time Sunday morning with Robaczynski winning by 44 seconds and Jones winning by 4:52. More than 250 runners completed the 13th annual race that begins and ends atContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Granby races out to a quick lead and dominates Avon in a 17-9 victory

AVON, May 20 – The Avon High boys lacrosse team was been moving in the right direction. About 10 days ago the Falcons outlasted Hall, 5-1 in a tough contest. They lost to Simsbury on Monday night but scored 11 goals in a 15-11 loss. On Wednesday, the Falcons rolled over Southington by a 13-4Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton Crushers hope to continue growth in Tri-State League campaign

CANTON, May 20 – The Canton Crushers baseball team has continued to grow and progress in their first three seasons in the Tri-State League. Fourth-year skipper Tom Dubois hopes the Crushers can take the next step this summer – a winning record and a playoff berth. Canton returns a solid core of players from lastContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton girls finish undefeated for first time, have eye on first NCCC title

CANTON, May 16 – Canton senior Amber Harraden won three individual events, Chelsea Mitchell swept the 100 and 200 meter races and the Canton High girls track and field team won an additional three individual events and two relays to complete their first-ever undefeated season with a 81½ to 68½ win over Suffield Tuesday. TheContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon girls top Farmington; move closer to second straight CCC Central White title

AVON, May 16 – The Avon High girls track and field team won nine individual events and two of three relays to move closer to their second straight Central Connecticut Conference Central White division title with a pair of victories on Tuesday for Senior Day. Emily Foley and Hayley Douglea each won two individual eventsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton softball team picks up first two victories of the season

CANTON – Kim Church is the new softball coach at Canton High this spring. The Warriors are trying to rebound from a rough 2016 campaign when they won just three of 20 games – the fewest in a single season in decades. After 12 losses to begin the season, the Warriors won two consecutive gamesContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Weaver pushes a run across in the eighth inning to deny Avon first win of year

AVON, May 10 – The Central Connecticut Conference isn’t the ideal environment for a young high school softball team to gain some experience. It’s a tough place to play. The Avon High girls softball team has already faced two teams ranked in the top 10 of the state coaches poll and has played squads from muchContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Record-setting runs in a record-setting field for Burlington to Collinsville Classic

CANTON, May 7 – Coventry’s Alex Norstrom is no stranger to running 10,000 kilometers or 6.2 miles. He ran a 10K for Central Connecticut State University last fall in the NCAA Division I Northeast Regional cross country championships. Last May, he earned a bronze medal in the 10K on the track at the Northeast ConferenceContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Friends, family come together to remember Ally and support each other

CANTON, May 7 – It’s been a little over a year since the passing of Allyson Doyle, a seventh grade student at Canton Middle School due to a tragic accident in her backyard. My heart aches for the Doyle family. Even a year later, the loss of Allyson brings tears to my eyes and IContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kennedy finishes second to Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel in 50 free

ATLANTA, May 6 – Avon native Madison Kennedy finished second in the 50-meter freestyle at the Arena Pro Series stop in Atlanta on Saturday night. It was her second consecutive second place finish in the 50 free in the Arena Pro Series. A month ago, she finished second to Stanford University’s Simone Manuel in Mesa,Continue ReadingContinue Reading