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Harris fans 17 as Avon beats Bulldogs at impressive Dunkin’ Donuts Park

HARTFORD, April 27 – Earlier in the month, the Avon High baseball team opened the 2017 season by playing Windsor under the lights on Champion Field in Orlando, Florida, the spring training home of the Atlanta Braves. But when the Falcons stepped into Dunkin’ Donuts Park on Thursday afternoon prior to their Central Connecticut ConferenceContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Madison Kennedy wins Jax 50 Dual Challenge for second time

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 23 – Avon native Madison Kennedy looked sharp in winning the TYR Jax 50 Dual Challenge for the second time in four years with the fourth best time in her career in the 50-yard freestyle. Kennedy swam the 50-yard freestyle in 21.76 seconds to easily beat University of Tennessee swimmer Kira ToussaintContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Briggs named state player of the year; Athletes earn All-Courant recognition

Post-season awards continue to be released from the winter campaign. Canton senior Emily Briggs, the two-time All-State player, was named the state player of the year by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. Briggs, who averaged 23 points and 10.7 rebounds a game and led Canton (23-4) to a second straight Class S state championship, wasContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Annual Avon Road Race at Pine Grove School set for May 21

AVON – The 13th annual Avon Road Race presented by Hoffman Auto will be Sunday, May 21, beginning and ending at the Pine Grove School. The 3.1-mile road race is one of the largest fundraisers for the Pine Grove Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and has helped the PTO bring representatives from the Hartford StageContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Olson helps Avon win third straight; Mental errors hurt Canton in loss to E.G.

AVON, April 24 – Avon High senior Justin Olson pitched six innings of no-hit baseball, striking out seven and leading the Falcons to a 4-2 Central Connecticut Conference win over Plainville Monday at Buckingham Field. Olson had a no-hitter going into the seventh inning but was lifted after giving up a double to Plainville’s JordanContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon boys lacrosse team earns first-ever regular season win over Bethel

AVON, April 22 – Sophomore Will Avery had five goals while freshman Ryan Varano and senior Chase Gordon had four goals each as the Avon High boys lacrosse team won their second straight match with a 16-12 non-league decision over Bethel Saturday at Buckingham Field. The Falcons (4-3) beat Bethel for the first time inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon has 12 hits in victory over Hall

WEST HARTFORD, April 20 – Pitcher Will Boone scattered 10 hits and struck out six to help the Avon High baseball team win their second straight game with a 6-3 Central Connecticut Conference Central Region victory over Hall on Thursday. Boone pitched five scoreless innings before the Warriors scored three runs in the sixth toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon has seven extra-base hits to beat RHAM for first win of the season

AVON, April 19 – Justin Olson and Kyle Zarwanski each hit a pair of doubles to help the Avon High baseball team win their first game of the season with an 8-1 win over RHAM on Wednesday at Buckingham Field. Six of Avon’s seven hits were for extra bases. On the mound, Connor Harris earnedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon nips Ellington for first win; Canton tops Granby for 6th straight victory

AVON, April 18 – Emma Coran and Mollie Morrison each scored three goals as the Avon High girls lacrosse team won their first game of the season with a tight 10-9 victory over Ellington at the high school on Tuesday. Sydney Walters, Olivia Jackson, Olivia Zaptaka and Rachel Spivak also scored for the Falcons (1-1).Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Zybowski third in handcycle division at Boston Marathon

BOSTON, April 17 – Avon’s Krys Zybowski had a personal-best time of 1:05.23 and finished third at the 121st Boston Marathon Monday in the men’s handcycle division – the first year that it is being officially run in Boston. Handcycles are powered by riders’ arms, allowing racers with certain disabilities to pilot the three-wheeled vehicles effectively.Continue ReadingContinue Reading