Carpino, Foley, Hahn sign letters of intent to play in college; Laszewski chooses Irish

AVON – Three Avon High students recently signed National Letters of Intent to compete athletically at the collegiate level beginning next fall. Senior Carly Carpino will be joining the track and field team at Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pa., Emily Foley will run cross country at Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and Tyler Hahn will playContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton girls volleyball fell one victory short of playing in state tournament

CANTON – The Canton High girls volleyball team came up one victory short of playing in the Class S tournament for the third consecutive season. One season after posting the best record in team history (11-9), the Warriors dropped lost four five-game matches as they finished the year at 7-13. Canton needed to be atContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton’s Max Sparks finishes 9th to earn All-New England honors in cross country

Canton’s Max Sparks earned All-New England honors with a ninth place finish at the 83rd New England cross country championships on Saturday in Belfast, Maine at Troy Howard Middle School. It’s the best finish ever for a Canton cross country runner at the New England championships, topping the 11th place finish by Mike LeDuc in 2009.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Kennedy wins pair of 50 meter freestyle races at Italian meets

Avon native Madison Kennedy has won two events swimming in international meets in Italy this month. At the Nico Sapio Trophy meet in Genoa, Italy this past weekend, Kennedy won the 50 meter freestyle with an outstanding meet record time of 24.33 seconds. It beat the old record of 24.39 seconds, set 17 years agoContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Despite throwing for record 225 yards through the air, Rockville stops Canton

VERNON, Nov. 10 – Junior quarterback Dugan Lloyd completed 11-of-24 passes for a school record 225 yards and one touchdown but it wasn’t enough as Rockville High won their first game of the season with a 42-22 Pequot Uncas decision Friday night. Lloyd also ran for two touchdowns. Receiver Donovan Macklin caught three passes forContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Max Sparks runs to a top 10 finish at State Open; Avon girls finish 13th

MANCHESTER, Nov. 4 – Until Saturday, no Canton High runner had seriously challenged for a State Open championship. Canton senior Max Sparks gave it his best shot. Sparks became the first Canton boy to finish in the top 10 at the State Open at Manchester’s Wickham Park, finishing seventh with a time of 16:21, toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

No. 17 Avon blanks Jonathan Law to advance in Class L tournament

MILFORD, Nov. 6 – How do you survive in a league that includes three teams in the top 10 of the state coaches poll? No. 16 Jonathan Law found out on Monday night in the first round of the Class L tournament. No. 17 Avon earned a trip to the state tournament by playing toughContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Tanner has two goals as Canton boys advance in Class S by beating Portland

CANTON, Nov. 6 – Axel Tanner scored two goals as the No. 15 Canton High boys soccer team advanced in the CIAC Class S tournament with a 2-0 victory over No. 18 Portland on the turf field Monday afternoon. Tanner scored his first goal with 24:15 left in the first half after Portland was calledContinue ReadingContinue Reading

In dominating performance, Avon girls race to 3rd state title in four years

MANCHESTER, Oct. 28 – A year ago, the RHAM girls cross country team had four girls in the top 20 to unseat Avon as the Class MM champions. The Falcons finished second but haven’t let that memory slip away from them. Avon ran with a mission to accomplish Saturday morning at the CIAC Class MMContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sparks becomes second Canton runner to win a cross country state title

MANCHESTER, Oct. 28 – Max Sparks has his eye on the big picture. After finishing second here at the Class SS championships, he wanted to become just the second Canton runner to win a state title in cross country. “He didn’t start out recklessly fast like he did last year,” Canton High coach Tim O’DonnellContinue ReadingContinue Reading