Harris fans 17 as Avon beats Bulldogs at impressive Dunkin’ Donuts Park

HARTFORD, April 27 – Earlier in the month, the Avon High baseball team opened the 2017 season by playing Windsor under the lights on Champion Field in Orlando, Florida, the spring training home of the Atlanta Braves. But when the Falcons stepped into Dunkin’ Donuts Park on Thursday afternoon prior to their Central Connecticut ConferenceContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Madison Kennedy wins Jax 50 Dual Challenge for second time

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 23 – Avon native Madison Kennedy looked sharp in winning the TYR Jax 50 Dual Challenge for the second time in four years with the fourth best time in her career in the 50-yard freestyle. Kennedy swam the 50-yard freestyle in 21.76 seconds to easily beat University of Tennessee swimmer Kira ToussaintContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Despite rain, Canton boys and girls remain undefeated (5-0) by beating Classical

CANTON, April 25 – It was a tough day to be outside on Tuesday. It was cloudy and raining. The baseball players were inside along with the softball team and players from the golf and tennis programs. Canton’s track and field athletes were competing as scheduled rolling to easy victories over Hartford Classical. The undefeatedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Briggs named state player of the year; Athletes earn All-Courant recognition

Post-season awards continue to be released from the winter campaign. Canton senior Emily Briggs, the two-time All-State player, was named the state player of the year by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. Briggs, who averaged 23 points and 10.7 rebounds a game and led Canton (23-4) to a second straight Class S state championship, wasContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Annual Avon Road Race at Pine Grove School set for May 21

AVON – The 13th annual Avon Road Race presented by Hoffman Auto will be Sunday, May 21, beginning and ending at the Pine Grove School. The 3.1-mile road race is one of the largest fundraisers for the Pine Grove Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and has helped the PTO bring representatives from the Hartford StageContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Olson helps Avon win third straight; Mental errors hurt Canton in loss to E.G.

AVON, April 24 – Avon High senior Justin Olson pitched six innings of no-hit baseball, striking out seven and leading the Falcons to a 4-2 Central Connecticut Conference win over Plainville Monday at Buckingham Field. Olson had a no-hitter going into the seventh inning but was lifted after giving up a double to Plainville’s JordanContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Undefeated Canton boys extend win streak to 83; Canton girls open with four victories

GRANBY, April 20 – The Canton High boys track and field team have won the last seven North Central Connecticut Conference championships. The Warriors have captured six of the last seven NCCC Championship meet crowns and they have a school-record win streak dating back to the 2011 season. The Canton boys (4-0, 4-0 NCCC) extendedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton girls earn fourth win by beating Granby

GRANBY, April 24 – The Canton High girls tennis team won three of four singles matches and two of three in doubles to earn a 5-2 victory over Granby in NCCC action Monday. Canton’s Katherine Hynes remained undefeated on the year at 5-0 with a straight set victory at No. 1 singles. Lauren Almeida won atContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon boys lacrosse team earns first-ever regular season win over Bethel

AVON, April 22 – Sophomore Will Avery had five goals while freshman Ryan Varano and senior Chase Gordon had four goals each as the Avon High boys lacrosse team won their second straight match with a 16-12 non-league decision over Bethel Saturday at Buckingham Field. The Falcons (4-3) beat Bethel for the first time inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Old Lyme hands Canton girls lacrosse team first loss of year in double OT

OLD LYME, April 22 – The Canton High girls lacrosse team was tested Saturday by Old Lyme. The host Wildcats scored twice in the final four minutes to force overtime and then Sydney Cowell scored with 2:12 left in the second OT to lift Old Lyme to an 11-10 victory over Canton on Saturday. TheContinue ReadingContinue Reading