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

Matterhorn to host professional golf tournament in Canton in September

CANTON – Professional golf is coming to Canton in September. Matterhorn Miniature Golf on Route 44 in Canton will be hosting the International Pro-Am miniature golf tournament on Saturday, September 23 for professional and amateur golfers. The professional golfers will play five rounds at the 18-hole course with the amateurs playing three rounds. “We’re thrilled,”Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Stellar defense and pitching lifts Avon Legion past Southington in playoff opener

AVON, July 18 – The Avon American Legion baseball team got the job done on Tuesday night against Zone 1 rival Southington in game one of the best-of-3 Northern Division series at Buckingham Park in the state tournament. Post 201 only had four hits against Southington but made them count with a pair of clutchContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun regroup at halftime and race past San Antonio for 12th victory of season

After an good two-game road trip on the West Coast, the Connecticut Sun were lacking a little energy in the first half of Sunday’s WNBA game against the lowly San Antonio Stars in Uncasville. Connecticut, which leads the Eastern Conference, beat Seattle on Tuesday, 83-79 behind a team-record tying seven 3-point goals from Shekinna Stricklen.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Thousands enjoy Collinsville HOT festival in downtown Collinsville

CANTON, July 15 – Thousands of people from Canton, Avon and across the Connecticut flocked to Collinsville on warm, sunny Saturday to enjoy the third annual Collinsville HOT festival in downtown Collinsville. There was plenty of outstanding music, excellent food, crafts, shopping and fun for all. We were proud to be one of the sponsors that helpedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton shuts out Burlington to win first D6 Little League pennant since 1988

PLYMOUTH, July 14 – The boys in Canton have been playing Little League baseball for more than 60 years. In all of that time, Canton has won three district championships with the most recent appearance coming 29 years ago. Canton is back in the state tournament. Canton won their first District 6 Major Division (agesContinue ReadingContinue Reading

After tough loss in 13, Avon shuts down Winsted to win 2nd straight Zone 1 title

AVON, July 10 – After losing the longest game in team history on a throwing error in the 13th inning, three Avon American Legion pitchers combined to limit visiting Winsted to just two hits in a 3-0 victory Monday night to allow Post 201 to win their second consecutive Zone 1 baseball championship. Avon (18-5) becomesContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun erase 22-point lead to beat Mystics and move into first place in East

This isn’t the same Connecticut Sun team that the WNBA has been beating on for the past few seasons. A year ago, the Sun were 4-13 at the midway point of the 34-game season.  Tonight, the Sun are 10-7 with four consecutive wins and are in first place in the Eastern Conference after erasing aContinue ReadingContinue Reading