Crowds help energize Spieth in Travelers’ debut; Zaback gets off to slow start

The weather was great Thursday for the first round of the Travelers’ Championship at the TPC River Highlands here in Cromwell. The crowds were strong. And Jordan Spieth was on a roll. Spieth had eight birdies to shoot a 7-under-par 63 to take the lead after the first round of the Travelers’ Championship. Spieth hasContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon Legion team has eyes on another Zone 1 title and a state championship

AVON, June 18 – The Avon American Legion baseball team has some big goals this year. Post 201 hopes to defend their Zone 1 championship, qualify for the state tournament, win it and capture a berth to the Northeast Regional. Second-year coach Donny Annicelle isn’t focused on end-of-the season accolades at this point of theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Booster Club recognizes Avon seniors planning to play collegiate sports

AVON, May 22 – The Avon High Booster Club recently recognized 17 senior athletes who plan on playing varsity sports in college. Athletes from seven different teams were represented at the reception that was attended by athletes, their coaches and families. Avon athletic director Tim Filon congratulated the athletes on their accomplishments in athletics andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Hits are scarce as Crushers drop third straight in loss to Winsted

WINSTED, June 15 – The Canton Crushers are getting a few hits in each game but not enough to put together rallies and get some runs. The Crushers have had just seven hits in the last two games. Canton had four hits and scored one run in Thursday night’s 4-1 Tri-State League loss to theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton’s Dustin Van Kirk wins CIAC decathlon with seven top 10 finishes

NEW BRITAIN, June 14 – A year ago, the CIAC decathlon ended with Canton’s Dustin Van Kirk sitting with his teammates watching the decathlon competitors struggle through the tenth and final event – the 1,500 meters. Van Kirk had turned his ankle in the pole vault and couldn’t run the 1,500. But Van Kirk knewContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Carpino, Harraden set school records, finish in top 10 of CIAC heptathlon

NEW BRITAIN, June 14 – Avon High junior Carly Carpino broke her own school record in the CIAC heptathlon Wednesday finishing third – the highest ever finish for a Falcon athlete in the event. Canton’s Amber Harraden, still slightly limping with a strained Achilles tendon that she injured at the NCCC championship meet about threeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Patriots honor Friends of Canton Football’s Kathy Wood with Myra Kraft Community MVP award

Each year, the New England Patriots and owner Robert Kraft donate $200,000 in the name of his late wife Myra to New England residents who exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism. Twenty-six men and women were honored at Gillette Stadium last week during the Myra Kraft Community MVP awardsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

At State Open, Carpino, Dougela, Mitchell earn bids to New England meet

NEW BRITAIN, June 5 – Avon High junior Carly Carpino finished in the top 10 in three events at the CIAC State Open track and field championships at Willow Brook Park Monday to secure a pair of invitations to compete in this Saturday’s New England meet in Norwell, Massachusetts. Carpino is one of two AvonContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Mitchell brings home three silver medals as Canton girls finish fourth in Class S

NEW BRITAIN, June 1 – It was so close Thursday in the 100 meters at the Class S championships. Canton freshman Chelsea Mitchell and Weaver’s Tiandra Robinson raced each other down the straightaway at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium. Both learned at the line but it was Robinson who won the race and the state championship byContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Carpino sweeps hurdles to help Avon girls finish 2nd at Class MM championships

NEW BRITAIN, May 31 – Junior Carly Carpino was primarily a jumper her first two years with the Avon High girls track and field team. She won a NCCC title in the triple jump as a freshman and finished in the top 20 in the national championships in the triple jump and long jump inContinue ReadingContinue Reading