With seven straight pins, Avon takes control to win opener over Enfield

AVON, Dec. 13 – It’s hasn’t been easy for the Avon High wrestling team in their first two years in the Central Connecticut Conference. They went 10-11 in their first season in 2015-16. A year ago, the Falcons struggled with a young, inexperienced team that went 10-12 and 1-5 in the CCC North. But thingsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton wrestlers open the season with a win over East Windsor

EAST WINDSOR, Dec. 13 – It’s been 15 years since the Canton High wrestling team won a league championship. The Warriors captured their fourth North Central Connecticut Conference title in 2002. A year ago, Canton (14-5, 5-1 NCCC) in second place behind Granby in the race for the NCCC pennant. Could this be the yearContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Youngsters help defending state champion Canton girls win season opener

CANTON, Dec. 12 – Two players that started in last March’s Class S championship game for the Canton High girls basketball team didn’t play in Tuesday night’s season opening contest with Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA). Senior center Sarah Bowman and sophomore guard Abby Charron watched from the sidelines due to injuries. But itContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Big runs propel Killingly (13-0) to Class M title; St. Joseph’s outduels Ansonia

NEW BRITAIN, Dec. 11 – It didn’t look good for the Killingly High football team early in the second quarter. Trailing by seven points, Joel Barlow’s David Cusick blocked a punt giving the Falcons the ball on the Killingly 26-yard line. On the next play, Joel Barlow’s Alex Stillman raced around the end for theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Three Canton High athletes earn All-State honors, others earn All-NCCC honors

CANTON – Three Canton High athletes earned All-State honors for their play on the field this fall while 14 other athletes earned All-Conference honors. Senior goalie D.J. Clement earned All-State honors in boys soccer, senior Emily Gabrielian was named to the first team All-State team in field hockey while senior Max Sparks earned All-State honorsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon/Southington falls to Conard/Hall in long-awaited girls hockey debut

WEST HARTFORD, Dec. 6 – Southington’s Mike Carrera has been waiting for years for this moment. Yet, Wednesday night’s contest against Conard/Hall it wasn’t much different than other games he has coached over the last five years with the Avon/Southington Nighthawks girls hockey team. Carrera has been trying to form a high school girls hockeyContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon/Southington girls hockey team makes debut on Wednesday night

AVON, Dec. 5 – A new sport debuts at Avon High on Wednesday night at Veteran’s Memorial Rink in West Hartford. The Avon/Southington co-op girls hockey team makes their debut against the West Hartford co-op team from Conard and Hall at 7:30 p.m. The club team has 15 players including eight from Southington, five fromContinue ReadingContinue Reading

O’Briley Turkey Trot to make donation of $18,300 to St. Jude Childen’s Hospital

CANTON, Dec. 2 – In five years, the O’Briley 5K Turkey Trot, the 3.1-mile Thanksgiving morning road race in Canton, raised more than $21,000 for several charities — the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Canton Food Bank and an organization to fight Parkinson’s disease. This year, the race will make a donation of $18,300Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Chanting incident in Canton used to lead SI story about Trump and sports in U.S.

On their website, Sports Illustrated published a story in November about sports becoming a battleground in America under President Donald J. Trump. The headline stated that anger, hatred and fear have become part of sports. President Trump has been very vocal in criticizing National Football League players taking a knee during the national anthem toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Record-setting performances and crowds at O’Briley 5K Turkey Trot

CANTON, Nov. 23 – Six years ago, the O’Briley 5K Turkey Trot was a little 3.1 mile road race on Thanksgiving morning amongst 30 friends along the Farmington Valley River Trail in Collinsville. In the last three years, the participation in the race has blossomed. On Thursday, more than 500 runners participated in the O’BrileyContinue ReadingContinue Reading