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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

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

Late goal from Granby lifts Bears past Canton in Class S; Guilford ousts Avon

GRANBY, Nov. 9 – McKenzie Pedersen scored with 3:50 left in regulation to lift the Granby High field hockey team to a 1-0 win over Canton in the quarterfinals of the CIAC Class S tournament on Thursday. The NCCC champion Bears had plenty of opportunities with 13 penalty corners. Canton had just two penalty cornersContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton booters nip Parish Hill, 1-0 to advance; Avon blanked by E.O. Smith

CHAPLIN, Nov. 8 – The Canton High boys soccer team gets another opportunity to play Coventry again. The Warriors advanced in the Class S tournament Wednesday with a 1-0 second round victory over No. 2 Parish Hill. The win allows No. 15 Canton (9-7-2) to move on to the quarterfinals where they will face NCCCContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Max Sparks runs to a top 10 finish at State Open; Avon girls finish 13th

MANCHESTER, Nov. 4 – Until Saturday, no Canton High runner had seriously challenged for a State Open championship. Canton senior Max Sparks gave it his best shot. Sparks became the first Canton boy to finish in the top 10 at the State Open at Manchester’s Wickham Park, finishing seventh with a time of 16:21, toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Voters make their choices in municipal elections

Municipal elections were held Tuesday in Avon and Canton. On the Town Council in Avon, four incumbents were re-elected with Republican Jeff Bernetich beating two Democratic challengers by 36 and 74 votes, respectively, to earn the fifth seat on the Council. Incumbent Democrat David Pena had the most votes with 2,738 but Republicans will holdContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton, Avon field hockey teams advance with a pair of 2-0 shutouts

DEEP RIVER, Nov. 7 – Emily Gabrielian scored two goals to lead the No. 10 Canton High field hockey team to a 2-0 win over No. 7 Valley Regional-Deep River on Tuesday in the second round of the Class S tournament. Goalie Jessica Szczepanski didn’t have to make a single save in net to earnContinue ReadingContinue Reading

No. 17 Avon blanks Jonathan Law to advance in Class L tournament

MILFORD, Nov. 6 – How do you survive in a league that includes three teams in the top 10 of the state coaches poll? No. 16 Jonathan Law found out on Monday night in the first round of the Class L tournament. No. 17 Avon earned a trip to the state tournament by playing toughContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Simsbury wins fourth straight game while Avon, Canton held scoreless on Friday

MANCHESTER, Nov. 3 – The Simsbury High football team won their fourth straight game on Friday night as the Trojans pitched their first shutout in three years in a 24-0 CCC Division victory over Manchester. The last time that Simsbury shutout an opponent was in October 2014 with a win over South Windsor. It wasContinue ReadingContinue Reading