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Harris twirls one-hitter as Avon Legion remains alive with 6-1 win over Waterford

BRISTOL, July 23 – The Avon American Legion baseball team isn’t done yet. Pitcher Connor Harris came within one strike of throwing a no-hitter and Post 201 had eight hits as Avon remained alive in the Connecticut state tournament with a 6-1 decision over Waterford in a Northern Division regional contest at Muzzy Field SundayContinue ReadingContinue Reading

West Hartford gets 10 hits to beat Avon Legion in state tournament, 7-2

BRISTOL, July 22 – West Hartford scored four times in the fourth inning and added an insurance run in the seventh inning to beat the Avon American Legion baseball team in a Northern Division state tournament game Saturday at Muzzy Field. West Hartford, which finished second in Zone 7 to RCP, advances to face SouthContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Serruta finishes strong to win state women’s amateur golf championship

MANCHESTER, July 19 – Autumn Serruta of the Golf Club of Avon had a three-stroke lead coming into Wednesday’s third and final round of the 52nd annual Connecticut Women’s Amateur Golf Championships at the Manchester Country Club. Serruta started off the day well with a birdie and four pars on the first eight holes before runningContinue ReadingContinue Reading

After losing by forfeit, Avon Legion holds off Southington in game three, 4-3

AVON, July 19 – Baseball players make mistakes all the time. It’s the nature of the game. It could be a dropped fly ball or a ground ball that scoots under your glove. Sometimes, your mistake costs your team the game. The real test is how one reacts after making a mistake – especially oneContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Autumn Serruta has lead after two rounds of women’s state amateur

MANCHESTER, July 18 –  Autumn Serruta of the Golf Club of Avon has a three-stroke lead going into the third and final round of the 52nd annual Connecticut Women’s Amateur Golf Championship on Wednesday. Serruta shot a two-over-par 74 in the second round for a two-round total of 150 at the Manchester Country Club, three strokesContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Stellar defense and pitching lifts Avon Legion past Southington in playoff opener

AVON, July 18 – The Avon American Legion baseball team got the job done on Tuesday night against Zone 1 rival Southington in game one of the best-of-3 Northern Division series at Buckingham Park in the state tournament. Post 201 only had four hits against Southington but made them count with a pair of clutchContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Seven-run explosion in third carries Avon Legion past Terryville for 19th victory

AVON, July 12 – The American Legion baseball season really isn’t that long. It started about six weeks ago and 24 games later, the Avon American Legion baseball team is the Zone 1 champion for the third time in the last five seasons. Post 201 closed out a successful 2017 regular season campaign with 12Continue ReadingContinue Reading

After tough loss in 13, Avon shuts down Winsted to win 2nd straight Zone 1 title

AVON, July 10 – After losing the longest game in team history on a throwing error in the 13th inning, three Avon American Legion pitchers combined to limit visiting Winsted to just two hits in a 3-0 victory Monday night to allow Post 201 to win their second consecutive Zone 1 baseball championship. Avon (18-5) becomesContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton to battle Burlington in D6 semi; Avon faces Granby to remain in tourney

BURLINGTON, July 10 – One semifinal is set for the District 6 Little League Major Division (ages 11-12) baseball tournament. Burlington beat Avon on Monday, 12-1, to earn a spot in Tuesday’s semifinal against Canton in Plymouth. The winner of Tuesday’s semifinal gets a berth in Thursday’s District 6 championship game. The loser of TuesdayContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Five cyclists to ride in Pan-Mass Challenge to help Dana Farber

NEEDHAM, Mass. – Five local residents will cycle up to 192 miles in the upcoming Pan-Mass Challenge, which is aiming to raise $48 million for critical research and cancer care at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Avon’s Eric Rosow, Gregg Morris and Rachael Rosow are scheduled to ride along with Canton’s Michael McAvoy and Collinsville’sContinue ReadingContinue Reading