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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

Collinsville man sings national anthem before Connecticut Sun game

UNCASVILLE, Aug. 18 – Collinsville’s Mark Shaker sang the national anthem before the start of Friday night’s WNBA game between the visiting New York Liberty and the Connecticut Sun at the Mohegan Sun Arena. It’s nothing new for the Canton native and Master’s School graduate who has been singing the national anthem at a hostContinue 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

Canton player earns spot on New England team that plays in USA Baseball tourney

CANTON, August 13 – Sean Tessman, a Canton Middle School student, was selected to play on the New England team that participated in the USA Baseball 13-and-under national training identification series (NTIS) in Cary, North Carolina this weekend. The series is a comprehensive player identification program offered by Team USA. Tessman participated in two tryouts.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton’s Sarah Benedetti spent two seasons playing pro basketball in Ireland

CANTON — Canton High graduate Sarah Benedetti finished her second season of playing professional basketball in Ireland this spring and was one of five women to be named an All-Star in the women’s Division I league – second-tier professional league in the country. This past winter, Benedetti played for the University of Limerick Huskies, whoContinue 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

Trick or Trot road race set for October 28 in Collinsville on bike trail

CANTON, August 2 — A third road race in downtown Collinsville is scheduled to be held on Halloween weekend. Canton’s Dollars for Scholars organization will host the first Collinsville Trick or Trot on Saturday morning, October 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The 5K race (3.1 miles) will begin and finish near the Crown and HammerContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Crowe lifts Mirage into Junior Division championship game with win over Tides

CANTON, July 29 – Pitcher Collin Crowe pitched a complete game, allowed two hits and struck out seven to lead the Connecticut Mirage from Canton to a 3-1 victory over Connecticut Tides from Berlin in a Farmington Bank/Vantis Life League semifinal baseball game Saturday at Mills Pond Pool field. The win lifts the top-seeded MirageContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton’s CT Mirage hosts Junior Division semifinal on Saturday at Mills Pond

CANTON, July 26  – The Connecticut Mirage out of Canton host the Connecticut Tides out of Berlin Saturday in the Junior Division semifinals of the Farmington Bank/Vantis Life baseball league. The Mirage, who finished first in the regular season in the Junior Division with a 12-3 record, host the Tides (10-7) at 1 p.m. at MillsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kourtros fans six to lead Wolcott past Crushers and into Tri-State League playoffs

CANTON, July 22 – Pitcher Justin Koutros struck out six and allowed just three earned runs as the Wolcott Scrappers earned the 12th and final spot in the Tri-State League playoffs with a 14-5 win over the Canton Crushers Saturday at Bowdoin Field. Ryan Soucy had five hits including a pair of doubles for Wolcott (9-10).Continue ReadingContinue Reading