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Fiery Avon Legion squad pull away from Simsbury for tenth win of the year

SIMSBURY, June 23 – When Avon American Legion baseball coach Donny Annicelle played high school baseball at Trumbull High, he called himself the energy guy or the sparkplug. He was that player full of enthusiasm, hustle and energy helping his teammates to keep their focus on the game. “I’m a high energy guy,” he saidContinue ReadingContinue Reading

With fifth shutout win, Avon Legion tops Torrington for ninth victory

AVON, June 22 – Pitchers Jake Coppen and Brady Williamson combined to allow six hits and strike out five as the Avon American Legion baseball team won by shutout for the fifth time this season with a 3-0 Zone 1 win over Torrington at Buckingham Field Thursday. Coppen pitched five innings, allowed four hits and struckContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Hahn finishes tied for second at New England championships

KEENE, N.H., June 20 – Avon High junior Tyler Hahn shot a three-under-par 69 to finish in a three-way tie for second place at the 2017 New England boys golf championship tournament Tuesday at Bretwood Golf Course. Ryan Quinn of Winnacunnet, New Hampshire won the event with a six-under-par 66. Hahn, who qualified for theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon rallies to pull away from Unionville

AVON, June 20 – After the Unionville American Legion baseball team erased a two-run deficit and tied Tuesday’s Zone 1 game, Avon scored runs in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings to pull away from Post 72 for a 6-4 victory. Avon (8-1) remains in first place in the zone with the victory.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Seasons of growth for Avon and Canton girls golf teams

It was a season of growth for the Avon High and Canton High girls golf teams this spring. The Falcons, led by junior Katie O’Brien, finished at the .500 level for the first time since 2014. With a young team, Canton snapped a 40-match losing streak dating back to 2014 with a pair of victoriesContinue 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

Third annual Play for Kurt alumni lacrosse game will be Saturday at 1 p.m.

AVON  – Dozens of former Avon High lacrosse players, friends and family members are expected to attend the third annual “Play for Kurt” lacrosse game on Saturday, June 17 at Buckingham Field at 1 p.m. While the event began as the annual Avon High alumni lacrosse game, it has been modified to be a fundraiser for theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Olson handcuffs Winsted as Avon Legion wins sixth straight game

AVON, June 14 – The Avon High American Legion baseball team has managed just five hits in their last two games but Post 201 is still coming out on top. On Tuesday, Avon had just two hits in a 2-0 win over Terryville. On Wednesday night, undefeated Avon had only three hits against visiting WinstedContinue 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