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RHAM bounces Avon from CCC volleyball tournament; Coventry wins in NCCC

GLASTONBURY, Nov. 4 – The Avon High girls volleyball team ran into undefeated RHAM in the quarterfinals of the Central Connecticut Conference tournament and were eliminated on Thursday by a 3-0 score, 25-6. 25-11 and 25-10. Undefeated RHAM (22-0) was just too strong for Avon with 43 kills in the three-game match while the FalconsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

No. 9 Avon sweeps Windsor in first round of CCC girls volleyball tournament

WINDSOR, Oct. 30 – After losing three of the final four matches of the regular season, the Avon High volleyball got back on the winning track by capturing their first post-season match of the season. In the first round of the 16-team Central Connecticut Conference tournament, the No. 9 Falcons swept No. 8 Windsor, 3-0Continue ReadingContinue Reading

In dominating performance, Avon girls race to 3rd state title in four years

MANCHESTER, Oct. 28 – A year ago, the RHAM girls cross country team had four girls in the top 20 to unseat Avon as the Class MM champions. The Falcons finished second but haven’t let that memory slip away from them. Avon ran with a mission to accomplish Saturday morning at the CIAC Class MMContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Despite injuries, Avon outlasts Bulkeley co-op team, 35-6 for third victory

AVON, Oct. 27 – Like many teams, the Avon High football team is struggling with injuries. For their teammates, it is an opportunity to hit the field and make some plays. “We had a lot of kids with injuries,” Avon High coach Sal Cintorino said. “We had some untested kids and they had to stepContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon to host several games under the lights as part of Spirit Week

AVON, Oct. 23 – It’s Fall Spirit Week in Avon and with that comes the annual games under the lights at the high school. Action under the lights begins on Wednesday night when the Avon High girls volleyball team (15-3) hosts Woodstock Academy (14-3) beginning at 6 p.m. The Falcons earned their 15th win of theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton, Avon football teams both shutout in Friday night action

CANTON, Oct. 20 – Quarterback Jameson Gill threw three touchdown passes as the Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby co-op football team blanked Canton, 32-0, Friday night in a Pequot Uncas Division contest under portable lights on the turf field. Gill threw two touchdown passes to Luke Holsey. Zach Bilas returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdownContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Behind two top 10 teams, Avon girls finish third at CCC championship meet

MANCHESTER, Oct. 17 – The Avon High girls cross country team may find next week’s Class MM championship meet easier than this week’s Central Connecticut Conference event. The Falcons finished third behind Glastonbury, the No. 1 ranked team in the latest state coaches poll, and No. 6 Hall.  The Tomahawks easily won the meet withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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