Whale score two goals in 1:27 to force OT; beat Boston in a shootout

STAMFORD, Nov. 19 – Trailing by two goals late in the third period, the Connecticut Whale scored two goals in a span of 1:27 to tie their National Women’s Hockey League game with the visiting Boston Pride. The game went to a shootout when Kelly Babstock scored to lift the Whale to a 4-3 victoryContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Improvement wasn’t enough for Canton girls soccer to earn tournament berth

CANTON – The Canton High girls soccer team showed plenty of improvement on the field this fall. It wasn’t enough to earn an invitation to the Class S tournament but there were plenty of good moments for the Warriors under second-year coach Alexandra Uscilla. The first win of the season came with a 2-1 overtimeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Lewis Mills scores with 10 seconds left to beat Suffield and win state final

NEW BRITAIN, Nov, 18 – It has been 17 years since the Lewis Mills boys soccer team had played for a state championship and 20 years since they won one. The Spartans added the second state championship in school history in dramatic fashion Saturday afternoon at Willow Brook Park. Nine-time champion Suffield scored twice toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Granby girls soccer team blanks Berlin to win state title; field hockey team falls

WATERBURY, Nov. 18 – Four times, the Berlin High girls soccer team beat a higher seed to advance in the Class M tournament. In the semifinals, the No. 20 Redcoats upset No. 1 seed Lewis Mills on penalty kicks, 3-1. But in the championship game, No. 2 Granby scored with 26.9 seconds left in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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

Burgos runs for three TDs but Plainville scores in final minutes to beat Falcons

AVON, Nov. 11 – Plainville quarterback Frank Griffin ran for a three-yard touchdown with 2:13 remaining to lift the visiting Blue Devils to a 28-21 victory over Avon in a CCC Division III contest Saturday, spoiling Senior Day for the host Falcons. Griffin ran for a pair of touchdowns and threw two touchdown passes asContinue 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