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At Lobster Loop, Sparks wins, Leavens repeats, hundreds honor late Gordon Keller

CANTON, August 20 – Canton High senior Max Sparks said he hasn’t been running too much this summer – only about 10 to 15 miles a week. It was enough to race away with a convincing victory at the 26th annual Lobster Loop road race in Canton Sunday morning. Sparks ran away early and beat KarlContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Malloy would reduce dramatically redistribute school aid in October

If no state budget has been approved by the General Assembly, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy would reduce grants to school districts by 28 percent in October and would dramatically shift funding away from wealthy and middle-income communities and into poorer ones, the Connecticut Mirror is reporting. Absent a new two-year state budget, the governor’s planContinue Reading

Avon is bigger, stronger and more experienced for 2017 campaign

AVON, August 16 – The Avon High football team took it on the chin a year ago. The Falcons were young and inexperienced. They lost their first eight games – their longest losing streak in over a decade. After nine consecutive winning seasons, Avon went 1-9 a year ago under first-year head coach Sal Cintorino.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

CCC makes slight adjustments in six football divisions

AVON – With the departure of Rockville and Weaver from the Central Connecticut Conference this fall, the CCC has made some slight adjustments in their football divisions. The CCC still has six divisions. There are 10 teams at the Division I and III levels with 11 teams in Division II. Avon remains in Division IIIContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Madison Kennedy wins 50 free at U.S. Open championships

EAST MEADOW, N.Y., August 6 – Avon native Madison Kennedy won the 50 meter freestyle at the U.S. Open championships Sunday at the Nassau Aquatics Center. Kennedy, 29, was the only swimmer to go under 25 seconds with a time of 24.92 seconds, just 0.02 off the meet record of 24.90 set in 2009 byContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Connecticut Mirage outlasts Farmington to win Junior Division championship

SIMSBURY, Aug. 3 – It wasn’t a championship game that will be remembered for its stellar play on the diamond. Thursday night’s Junior Division championship game in the Farmington Bank/Vantis Life baseball league had 16 errors. But one item won’t be forgotten – the Canton-based Connecticut Mirage captured a championship with a 21-12 victory overContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Stamford wins first state Legion title since 1957; Harris named All-Tournament

MIDDLETOWN, July 29 – Pitcher Aaron D’Annolfo gave up just four hits and struck out four as he led the Stamford American Legion baseball team to their first state championship since 1957 with a 3-0 win over West Hartford at Palmer Field in Middletown. Stamford (29-6) won the best-of-3 series, 2-0 after a 6-2 victoryContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon tops Simsbury to win District 6 title in Minor Division (ages 9-11)

AVON – The Avon Little League All-Star baseball team won the recent District 6 championship in the Minor Division (ages 9-11) with a 13-3 victory over Simsbury. A day after suffering their first loss of the summer to Simsbury, 5-2, Avon rallied to capture their third District 6 championship in the 9-11 tournament in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

West Hartford eliminates Avon Legion and earns first spot in state final since 1973

BRISTOL, July 26 – The Avon American Legion baseball team had their backs to the wall. Post 201 needed to beat West Hartford on consecutive nights to earn a spot in the state championship series. But Avon made too many mistakes and left West Hartford with too many opportunities to score runs. West Hartford hadContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Williamson shuts down South Windsor as Avon remains alive with 4-2 victory

BRISTOL, July 24 – After giving up two runs to the first three batters he faced, reliever Brady Williamson retired 14 of the final 15 batters he faced to lead the Avon American Legion baseball team to a 4-3 win over South Windsor in an elimination game in the Northern Division regional of the stateContinue ReadingContinue Reading