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Hard-hitting Avon has 30 hits in sweep of Unionville, moves within one win of title

FARMINGTON, July 9 – The Avon American Legion baseball ripped 30 hits in a doubleheader with Unionville Sunday to sweep a pair of games from Post 20 and move within one victory of clinching their second straight Zone 1 championship. Avon (17-3) had a season-high 17 hits in a 13-1 win over Unionville in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Magic number for Avon Legion down to 4; Simsbury wins to remain in playoff hunt

AVON, July 7 – The doubleheader between the Avon American Legion baseball team and Winsted Post 43 on Friday was postponed due to rain. It will be played Monday at 4:30 p.m. at Buckingham Field. The first game will be the end of the June 30 game between Avon and Winsted that is tied 0-0Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Del Gallo steals four bases as Avon Legion dominates Torrington, 9-2

TORRINGTON, July 6 – Sean Del Gallo continues to make things happen for the Avon American Legion baseball team. Del Gallo was 3-for-4 at the plate Thursday night at historic Fuessenich Park and stole four bases as Avon rolled to a 9-2 Zone 1 win over Torrington. Del Gallo was 4-for-5 stealing bases against theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon athletes honored for athletic achievements this spring

AVON, July 4 — Nine Avon High athletes earned All-State honors for their play on the field in the spring and one earned All-New England honors. Numerous athletes earned All-CCC honors. Junior golfer Tyler Hahn earned All-State honors by finishing third with a two-under-par 70 to help Avon win its first CIAC Division II state championshipContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Pair of unearned runs prove costly in Southington’s Zone 1 win over Avon

AVON, July 3 – The Southington American Legion baseball team took advantage of a two-out error and a passed ball in the sixth inning to score a pair of unearned runs and beat Avon, 3-2 in Zone 1 play Monday night at Buckingham Field. With the win, Southington (13-4) moves within one game of AvonContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon Little League baseball team beats East Granby for third win in four starts

AVON, July 3 – The Avon Little League baseball team beat East Granby Monday night in the District 6 Major Division tournament, 13-5 at Sperry Park for their third victory this summer. With the win, Avon (3-1) clinched a spot in the double-elimination portion of the tournament along with Torrington (3-1) and Canton (3-1). EastContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon American Legion continues march toward Zone 1 title by sweeping Simsbury

AVON, July 1 – With a pair of hard-fought and thrilling victories over SImsbury, the Avon American Legion baseball moved closer to clinching their ninth straight bid to the state tournament on Saturday at Buckingham Field. Meanwhile, the pressure continues to grow on Simsbury (8-9) if they want to return to the post-season. Only theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

With season-best time, Avon’s Madison Kennedy 7th in 50 freestyle at nationals

INDIANAPOLIS, July 1 – Avon native Madison Kennedy broke the 24-second barrier for the second time this season in the 50-meter freestyle but it wasn’t enough at the Phillips 66 U.S. Swimming national championship meet. Kennedy swam a season-best time of 24.95 seconds but she finished seventh in the 50 freestyle at the U.S. championships.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Due to darkness, Avon and Winsted game suspended; tied at 0-0 going into 10th

WINSTED, June 29 – For the second time in less than a week, the Avon American Legion baseball team went into extra innings without scoring a run. On Tuesday night, Avon had just three hits in a 1-0 loss to Bristol in 11 innings. On Thursday night, Post 201 played nine innings of scoreless baseballContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Zarwanski helps Avon rip 13 hits in big win over Terryville

PLYMOUTH, June 28 – Avon catcher Jeremy Zarwanski was 3-for-3 with a triple and four RBI to lead the Avon American Legion baseball team to a 10-3 win over Terryville in Zone 1 play on Wednesday. Post 201 had 13 hits to improve to 12-2 on the season. Justin Olson was 2-for-4 with a pairContinue ReadingContinue Reading