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Canton girls remain undefeated (4-0); Avon girls earn first wins of season

SIMSBURY, Sept. 19 – The Canton High girls cross country put four runners in the top five to beat Ellington, 25-31 Tuesday at Stratton Brook Park and remain undefeated at 4-0. The Warriors (4-0, 4-0 NCCC) also beat East Windsor, 15-50. Jane Frawley led Canton by taking second, followed closely by Julia Caputo, Belle MagnaContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon residents donate $10,000 to annual booster club fundraising drive

AVON, Sept. 17 – Generosity of Avon residents helped the Avon High Booster Club raise $10,000 this weekend during the annual ticket drive this weekend. More than 140 student athletes representing each of the athletic teams at the high school were escorted around town by 30 parents/drivers. The students knocked on doors to solicit donationsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon girls capture Connecticut River Invitational for third straight year

CROMWELL, Sept. 16 – The Avon High girls cross country team is off to a good start in 2017. The Falcons, who finished second in Class MM a year ago and won their second straight CCC Central White division title, have a pair of top two invitational finishes after two weeks. Avon finished second inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Tolland’s Carlson has 4 TDs as Eagles hand Avon first loss of the season

AVON, Sept. 16 – A week ago, the Avon High football team opened the season with a 34-point shutout victory over East Catholic – beating the private Catholic school for the first time in over 20 years. But head coach Sal Cintorino said the warning signs late in the week during practice. He could seeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Burgos throws 2 TD passes as Avon blanks East Catholic to capture opener

AVON, Sept. 9 – Senior QB Dylan Burgos completed three passes Saturday in the season opener against East Catholic but two were for touchdown passes as the Avon High football team beat the Eagles for the first time since 1995 with a 34-0 victory. Burgos threw a 62-yard touchdown reception to Ryan Ollestad and aContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon to play in CCC West’s Patriot Division in most sports

With the departure of Rockville and Weaver in June, the Central Connecticut Conference stands at 31 teams and they have realigned their divisions. There will be four leagues – CCC North, CCC West, CCC South and CCC East. In each league, there are two divisions and there will be eight division champions crowned in eachContinue ReadingContinue Reading

High school football season begins Friday with four of six Valley teams on road

The high school football season kicks on Friday here in the Farmington Valley with Simsbury, Farmington and Granby playing under the lights — all on the road. Simsbury will be at Hall in West Hartford with Farmington seeking its first-ever win against Platt High in Meriden. Granby visits North Branford for the first time. OnContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon spikers looking strong with experienced team returning

AVON, Sept, 6 — The Avon High girls volleyball team has done well in their first two seasons in the Central Connecticut Conference. Twice, they finished second to Farmington in the CCC Central White Division. A year ago, the Indians went to the Class L championship before losing for the first time all year toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon Lions Club to host 5K road race at Fisher Meadows

AVON – Since 1951, volunteers in the Avon Lions Club have been serving the greater Avon community in so many ways. Since 2010, over 1,500 local children have been served by the Lions’ Pediatric eye screening program. The club sponsors two leadership clubs at Avon Middle School and Avon High School and the Lion’s charitableContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Residents hear from diverse group of faith organization leaders

AVON, August 22 — Many Americans have been rattled in the past few weeks by violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, terrorist attacks in Barcelona and a country that is raw, divided and split over racism and sexism. Leaders from eight area faith organizations offered encouragement and strength to nearly 100 residents on Tuesday at aContinue ReadingContinue Reading