Thousands run in Hartford races, one couple gets engaged at the finish

HARTFORD, Oct. 14 – Every October, runners flock to Bushnell Park for the annual Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon. More than 7,500 runners competed in three races on Saturday – the 26.2-mile marathon, the 13.1 mile half-marathon and the 3.1 mile 5K road race. All three races finished at Bushnell Park. In the mainContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Under Vaudreuil, Tulsa Roughnecks earn first-ever playoff berth in USL

TULSA, Oklahoma – A year ago, the Tulsa Roughnecks soccer team had the worst record in the Western Conference of the United Soccer League (5-21-4), scoring a league-low 25 goals. Twelve months later, the Roughnecks (14-14-4) have finished in the top eight of the USL’s Western Conference and secured the franchise’s first-ever playoff berth underContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton girls finish undefeated for second time; seek first NCCC crown

WINDSOR LOCKS, Oct. 11 – The Canton High girls cross country team put four runners in the top seven to beat Somers, 24-31 and outlast Suffield, 20-35 on Wednesday and finish the dual meet portion of the North Central Connecticut Conference (NCCC) season undefeated with a 13-0 record. It’s the second undefeated season in schoolContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon runners end dual meet seasons with wins over Farmington, Innovation

FARMINGTON, Oct. 11 – It’s been a challenging season for the Avon High boys cross country team. Thanks to some injuries, it hasn’t turned out the way that the Falcons had hoped it would. But Avon finished the dual meet portion of the season on a strong note Wednesday beating Farmington and the Academy of ScienceContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Defense helps Avon outlast Northwest Catholic and earn second win of season

WEST HARTFORD, Oct. 7 – Avon’s Jadon Folkwein had the big game-winning touchdown run on Saturday against Northwest Catholic – a 53-yard scamper in the fourth quarter that put the Falcons ahead for good as Avon snapped a three-game losing streak with a 10-7 victory over the Lions in CCC Division III play. But thisContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon girls take third at Wickham Park Invitational; Sparks 2nd at Brewster Bear

MANCHESTER, Oct. 7 – Avon’s Sara Leavens finished 11th as the Avon High girls cross country team finished third in the seeded race at the 34th Wickham Park Invitational on Saturday. The Falcons had three girls in the top 25 in the race, led by Leavens, who finished with a time of 20:33. Emily Foley was 13th inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Pair of Halloween weekend road races set in Canton and Avon

It will be a busy weekend of running in the area on Halloween weekend. Runners will have the option of two races. They can participate in the first Collinsville Trick or Trot 5K road race on Saturday, October 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The race will begin and end in downtown Collinsville and will beContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton girls win three to improve to 10-0; Canton boys take three and are 9-1

STAFFORD, Oct. 4 – Led by Jane Frawley, who won her third dual meet race of the season, the Canton High girls cross country team remained the only undefeated team in the North Central Connecticut Conference (NCCC) with victories over Stafford, East Granby and Hartford Classical on Tuesday. Canton (10-0, 10-0 NCCC) had three ofContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Newest edition of state football record book is released

The Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance is pleased to release the 2017 Connecticut high school football record book.  This is the 18th edition of the record book, a compilation of records and historical information from newspapers, team statisticians, coach’s records and individual research. Some of the new information in this year’s record book includes: The leading scorer in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon takes a game from Farmington but Indians remain in control of rivalry

AVON, Oct. 2 – It’s been eight years since the Avon High girls volleyball team beat Farmington when the Falcons won a 3-2 decision in 2009. Since then, it’s been nine straight losses to the Indians including eight by shutout. Farmington has been a powerhouse lately. The Indians won the Class L championship in 2015Continue ReadingContinue Reading