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Avon girls top Farmington; move closer to second straight CCC Central White title

AVON, May 16 – The Avon High girls track and field team won nine individual events and two of three relays to move closer to their second straight Central Connecticut Conference Central White division title with a pair of victories on Tuesday for Senior Day. Emily Foley and Hayley Douglea each won two individual eventsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Hard-hitting Simsbury gets 12 hits in 6-1 victory over Avon at Memorial Field

SIMSBURY, May 15 – The Simsbury High baseball team had 12 hits and three doubles and pitcher Brandon White allowed just four hits in seven innings as the Trojans beat Avon, 6-1 at Memorial Field on Monday night. White scattered four hits and struck out five to lead Simsbury (7-7). Tate Valerio, Griffin Myslow, PeterContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Chelsea Mitchell helps Canton take 2nd at Greater Hartford; Avon girls 4th in Large

SIMSBURY, May 13 –Freshman Chelsea Mitchell became the first Canton High girl to win an individual event at the 86th annual Greater Hartford Invitational Saturday at Simsbury High and she helped the Warriors’ 4×100 relay team become the first Canton relay team to win at the event. It helped the Canton girls finish second in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton’s Sam Beadle hits fifth HR in win over Litchfield; Avon blanks Rockville

LITCHFIELD, May 11 – Pitcher James Mattson scattered four hits and struck out eight to lead the Canton High baseball team to their third victory in the last four games with a 6-3 non-league win over Litchfield Thursday at Community Field. Canton (8-7, 6-6 NCCC) won for the third time in four games – playedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon erases 4-run deficit to beat Granby in seventh; Ellington blanks Canton

AVON, May 10 – Catcher Jeremy Zarwanski’s two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning helped the Avon High baseball team erase a four-run deficit and rally to beat Granby, 6-5, in a non-league contest Wednesday at Buckingham Field. Granby (11-4) led by four runs, 5-1, after a two-out rally in the top ofContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Weaver pushes a run across in the eighth inning to deny Avon first win of year

AVON, May 10 – The Central Connecticut Conference isn’t the ideal environment for a young high school softball team to gain some experience. It’s a tough place to play. The Avon High girls softball team has already faced two teams ranked in the top 10 of the state coaches poll and has played squads from muchContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Balanced effort helps undefeated Canton girls; Boys sweep Somers, Capital Prep

CANTON, May 9 – Canton’s Chelsea Mitchell swept the 100 and 200 meters while teammates Abbe Skinner, Emily Mitchell, Sara Bowman, Abby Briggs, Amber Harraden and Elizabeth Raynor each won individual events as the Canton High girls track and field team remained undefeated with wins over Somers and Capital Prep on Tuesday. Canton beat Somers,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton doesn’t get a hit but manages to beat Locks, 2-1; Boone fans 10 in Avon win

WINDSOR LOCKS, May 8 – Windsor Locks junior pitcher Tim Pfaffenbichler struck out 13 Canton hitters and pitched a no-hitter but the Raiders still fell to the Warriors by a 2-1 score in North Central Connecticut Conference play Monday at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Canton (6-6, 6-5 NCCC) scored a pair of runs with two outsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Record-setting runs in a record-setting field for Burlington to Collinsville Classic

CANTON, May 7 – Coventry’s Alex Norstrom is no stranger to running 10,000 kilometers or 6.2 miles. He ran a 10K for Central Connecticut State University last fall in the NCAA Division I Northeast Regional cross country championships. Last May, he earned a bronze medal in the 10K on the track at the Northeast ConferenceContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kennedy finishes second to Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel in 50 free

ATLANTA, May 6 – Avon native Madison Kennedy finished second in the 50-meter freestyle at the Arena Pro Series stop in Atlanta on Saturday night. It was her second consecutive second place finish in the 50 free in the Arena Pro Series. A month ago, she finished second to Stanford University’s Simone Manuel in Mesa,Continue ReadingContinue Reading