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Stories from Avon

Thousands run in Hartford races, one couple gets engaged at the finish

HARTFORD, Oct. 14 – Every October, runners flock to Bushnell Park for the annual Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon. More than 7,500 runners competed in three races on Saturday – the 26.2-mile marathon, the 13.1 mile half-marathon and the 3.1 mile 5K road race. All three races finished at Bushnell Park. In the mainContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon runners end dual meet seasons with wins over Farmington, Innovation

FARMINGTON, Oct. 11 – It’s been a challenging season for the Avon High boys cross country team. Thanks to some injuries, it hasn’t turned out the way that the Falcons had hoped it would. But Avon finished the dual meet portion of the season on a strong note Wednesday beating Farmington and the Academy of ScienceContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Defense helps Avon outlast Northwest Catholic and earn second win of season

WEST HARTFORD, Oct. 7 – Avon’s Jadon Folkwein had the big game-winning touchdown run on Saturday against Northwest Catholic – a 53-yard scamper in the fourth quarter that put the Falcons ahead for good as Avon snapped a three-game losing streak with a 10-7 victory over the Lions in CCC Division III play. But thisContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon girls take third at Wickham Park Invitational; Sparks 2nd at Brewster Bear

MANCHESTER, Oct. 7 – Avon’s Sara Leavens finished 11th as the Avon High girls cross country team finished third in the seeded race at the 34th Wickham Park Invitational on Saturday. The Falcons had three girls in the top 25 in the race, led by Leavens, who finished with a time of 20:33. Emily Foley was 13th inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Pair of Halloween weekend road races set in Canton and Avon

It will be a busy weekend of running in the area on Halloween weekend. Runners will have the option of two races. They can participate in the first Collinsville Trick or Trot 5K road race on Saturday, October 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The race will begin and end in downtown Collinsville and will beContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Simsbury snaps No. 10 Avon’s five-game winning streak with 1-0 decision

AVON, Oct. 3 – A day after the Avon High field hockey team made their debut in the state coaches top 10 poll, the No. 10 Falcons suffered their first loss of the season. Simsbury goalie Sarah Ackels made 16 saves to help the visiting Trojans to a 1-0 win over Avon on Tuesday. CoraContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Newest edition of state football record book is released

The Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance is pleased to release the 2017 Connecticut high school football record book.  This is the 18th edition of the record book, a compilation of records and historical information from newspapers, team statisticians, coach’s records and individual research. Some of the new information in this year’s record book includes: The leading scorer in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon takes a game from Farmington but Indians remain in control of rivalry

AVON, Oct. 2 – It’s been eight years since the Avon High girls volleyball team beat Farmington when the Falcons won a 3-2 decision in 2009. Since then, it’s been nine straight losses to the Indians including eight by shutout. Farmington has been a powerhouse lately. The Indians won the Class L championship in 2015Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Third annual Jete Open charity mini golf tournament to benefit elementary school

AVON — The third annual Jete Open charity miniature golf tournament will be held on Sunday, October 15, from noon to 4 p.m. at Farmington Miniature Golf on Route 4 in Farmington. The tournament is being organized by 17-year-old Connor Harris, a senior at Avon High School. For $15, golfers can play a round ofContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Bloomfield leaves no doubt in win over Avon; South Windsor rally beats Simsbury

BLOOMFIELD, Sept. 28 – Freshman quarterback Daron Bryden completed 6-of-6 passes for 205 yards and three touchdowns as the Bloomfield High football team ran away from Avon Thursday night with a 47-0 victory in a CCC Division III contest at Phil Tobin Stadium. A year ago, the Warhawks were ranked in the top 10 inContinue ReadingContinue Reading