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Plenty of baseball experience returns for Avon High baseball team

AVON, April 6 – In the past few years, there has been some good baseball played in Avon. A year ago, the Avon High baseball team finished the regular season — its first year in the Central Connecticut Conference — on a five-game losing streak and having lost seven of their final eight games. But theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Five Avon swimmers earn All-State honors; 13 honored with All-CCC recognition

AVON, March 28 – Five swimmers from the league champion Avon High boys swimming team earned All-State honors this winter. Thirteen Avon athletes earned All-Central Connecticut Conference honors for their play during the winter campaign. Kyle Emery, Brendan Downey and Andre Richard earned All-State honors along with Avon’s 200-yard medley relay team that finished secondContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Kyle Emery finishes sixth in backstroke at State Open

NEW HAVEN, March 18 – Avon High senior Kyle Emery closed out his high school swimming career by finishing sixth in the 100-yard backstroke at the CIAC State Open championships at Kiphuth Pool on the campus of Yale University on Saturday afternoon. Emery helped Avon finish 23rd in the field of 47 teams with 77 points.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Emery wins three silver medals as Avon takes fourth at Class M championships

MIDDLETOWN, March 16 – Avon swimmer Kyle Emery finished second in two events and swam on a relay team that finished second to help the Avon High boys swimming team to their best-ever finish at the Class M championship meet Thursday at Wesleyan University. The Falcons finished sixth with a school-record 465 points. Six FalconsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon students, police, fire department raise money for CT Children’s Hospital

Students at Avon High faced the Avon Police and Fire Departments in a successful basketball tournament on Saturday, raising nearly $500 for Vie for the Kids, the clinical trials program at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. The mission of the program is to fund cancer clinical trials treatment and research at Connecticut Children’sContinue Reading

Avon wins CCC North White championship meet for 2nd straight year

WETHERSFIELD, March 3 – The Avon High boys swimming team put the finishing touches on an outstanding regular season campaign five individual champions and three winning relays at the Central Connecticut Conference’s North White division championship meet Friday at Wethersfield High. The Falcons (13-2, 5-0 CCC North White) won the North White championship meet forContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kennedy takes third in 50 free at Arena Pro Series in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – Avon native Madison Kennedy won a bronze medal in the 50 meter freestyle at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis on Friday night. Kennedy, 29, finished third in the 50 free with a time of 25.16 seconds, a time that was 0.19 behind China’s Zhu Menghui, 17, who won the race withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

For the record, Avon boys finish with six wins; Farmington left out of tournament

Thanks to a successful appeal by Bulkeley High School to the Connecticut Association of School’s Board of Directors, the Avon High boys basketball team finished the season with six wins while neighboring Farmington finished with seven wins and didn’t qualify for the CIAC’s Class LL tournament. Earlier this winter, Bulkeley boys basketball team had beenContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Pringle helps lead Avon swimmers to 11th straight Splash Classic championship

PLAINVILLE, Feb. 25 – The girls on the Avon High boys swimming team had their moment in the spotlight Saturday and they earned it. The Falcons dominated the annual Splash Classic meet at Plainville with three individual champions, a record-setting championship relay team, two silver medalists and three bronze medalists. Avon won the girls-only meetContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon boys top Hartford Public to win first league title in swimming

NEW BRITAIN, Feb. 23 – All season long, the Avon High boys swim team has been a co-ed team with girls contributing up and down the lineup. Since Avon doesn’t have a swim team in the fall when the CIAC sponsors girls swimming, the girls are allowed to swim on the boys team. For oneContinue ReadingContinue Reading