Tolland’s Carlson has 4 TDs as Eagles hand Avon first loss of the season

AVON, Sept. 16 – A week ago, the Avon High football team opened the season with a 34-point shutout victory over East Catholic – beating the private Catholic school for the first time in over 20 years. But head coach Sal Cintorino said the warning signs late in the week during practice. He could seeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

McKane is part of two record-setting scoring plays in Canton’s loss to Bulldogs

CANTON, Sept. 16 –Canton High quarterback Caleb McKane was involved in two school record scoring plays Saturday as the Warriors hosted the Stafford, East Windsor and Somers co-op football team in a Pequot Conference game. Colton Engel ran for two touchdowns, returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown and threw a 43-yard TD passContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon to play in CCC West’s Patriot Division in most sports

With the departure of Rockville and Weaver in June, the Central Connecticut Conference stands at 31 teams and they have realigned their divisions. There will be four leagues – CCC North, CCC West, CCC South and CCC East. In each league, there are two divisions and there will be eight division champions crowned in eachContinue ReadingContinue Reading

High school football season begins Friday with four of six Valley teams on road

The high school football season kicks on Friday here in the Farmington Valley with Simsbury, Farmington and Granby playing under the lights — all on the road. Simsbury will be at Hall in West Hartford with Farmington seeking its first-ever win against Platt High in Meriden. Granby visits North Branford for the first time. OnContinue ReadingContinue Reading

With nine starters returning on both sides of the ball, Granby is optimistic

GRANBY, Sept. 7 – After a magical 2015 campaign when the Granby High football team went undefeated (10-0) in the regular season, won the Pequot Conference championship and went to the CIAC Class M playoffs for the first time, the Bears got back to the basics of building a program in 2016. With a youngContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Early schedule is challenging but Farmington is looking for a good year

FARMINGTON, Sept. 7 – It looks to be an interesting season to watch the Farmington High football team. The Indians have some talented players returning but they will also have some youngsters in key spots on the offensive and defensive lines. The question will be how soon can the team coming together as a unitContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon spikers looking strong with experienced team returning

AVON, Sept, 6 — The Avon High girls volleyball team has done well in their first two seasons in the Central Connecticut Conference. Twice, they finished second to Farmington in the CCC Central White Division. A year ago, the Indians went to the Class L championship before losing for the first time all year toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Lewis Mills returns to Sassacus Division in Pequot Conference football

BURLINGTON – Once again, the Lewis Mills High football team will be playing in the Sassacus Division of the Pequot Conference as the league realigned for the fifth time in the last five years. The Spartans, who were 4-6 a year ago, will be challenged by tough Pequot Conference opponents from Valley Regional/Old Lyme, Morgan,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun’s Miller is WNBA coach of the year; Jones wins most improved award

UNCASVILLE, Sept. 5 – At the beginning of the 2017 WNBA season, little was expected of the Connecticut Sun after four consecutive losing seasons. Chiney Ogwumike, the WNBA’s 2014 rookie of the year, was suspended for the season recovering from an Achilles injury suffered in China in the offseason. She missed all of 2015 recoveringContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Simsbury hopes to continue positive growth in 2017

SIMSBURY, Sept. 4 – It’s year three of the Dave Masters’ era in Simsbury and things are looking up for the Trojans. After going 1-9 in his first campaign, Simsbury went 5-5 a year ago, winning five of their final six games. Masters hopes to keep that momentum moving forward this fall. Simsbury lost several seniors,Continue ReadingContinue Reading