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Nine Canton athletes earn All-State honors; Giancola is All-State for third time

CANTON – Nine Canton High athletes earned All-State honors for their performances on the athletic fields this spring while several more earned All-North Central Connecticut Conference honors. Dustin Van Kirk earned All-State honors for becoming the first Canton athlete to win the CIAC decathlon. He had top 10 finishes in seven of 10 events andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton to battle Burlington in D6 semi; Avon faces Granby to remain in tourney

BURLINGTON, July 10 – One semifinal is set for the District 6 Little League Major Division (ages 11-12) baseball tournament. Burlington beat Avon on Monday, 12-1, to earn a spot in Tuesday’s semifinal against Canton in Plymouth. The winner of Tuesday’s semifinal gets a berth in Thursday’s District 6 championship game. The loser of TuesdayContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Five cyclists to ride in Pan-Mass Challenge to help Dana Farber

NEEDHAM, Mass. – Five local residents will cycle up to 192 miles in the upcoming Pan-Mass Challenge, which is aiming to raise $48 million for critical research and cancer care at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Avon’s Eric Rosow, Gregg Morris and Rachael Rosow are scheduled to ride along with Canton’s Michael McAvoy and Collinsville’sContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Hard-hitting Avon has 30 hits in sweep of Unionville, moves within one win of title

FARMINGTON, July 9 – The Avon American Legion baseball ripped 30 hits in a doubleheader with Unionville Sunday to sweep a pair of games from Post 20 and move within one victory of clinching their second straight Zone 1 championship. Avon (17-3) had a season-high 17 hits in a 13-1 win over Unionville in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

With team-record 10 runs, Crushers beat East Mountain for 2nd straight win

WATERBURY, July 8 – Pitcher Jake Bryant pitched six innings, allowed just five hits and struck out six to lead the Canton Crushers to a 10-2 Tri-State League baseball victory over the East Mountain Cougars Saturday at Crosby High. Bryant also got the job done at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double and twoContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Magic number for Avon Legion down to 4; Simsbury wins to remain in playoff hunt

AVON, July 7 – The doubleheader between the Avon American Legion baseball team and Winsted Post 43 on Friday was postponed due to rain. It will be played Monday at 4:30 p.m. at Buckingham Field. The first game will be the end of the June 30 game between Avon and Winsted that is tied 0-0Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Mulhall, Cotton provide key hits as Canton beats Thunder in eight innings, 5-4

CANTON, July 6 – The Canton Crushers baseball team battled back from a four-run deficit to earn their third victory of the season with a 5-4 win in eight innings over the Valley Thunder squad from Bethany on Thursday night at Bowdoin Field in Tri-State League play. Canton (3-10) snapped a seven-game losing streak withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon American Legion continues march toward Zone 1 title by sweeping Simsbury

AVON, July 1 – With a pair of hard-fought and thrilling victories over SImsbury, the Avon American Legion baseball moved closer to clinching their ninth straight bid to the state tournament on Saturday at Buckingham Field. Meanwhile, the pressure continues to grow on Simsbury (8-9) if they want to return to the post-season. Only theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Tri-State: Amenia outlasts Canton in eight innings, 5-1

CANTON, June 30 – Will Perotti hit a two-run double in the eighth inning to help the Amenia Monarchs beat the Canton Crushers, 5-1 in eight innings on Thursday night at Bowdoin Field in Tri-State League play. Amenia pitcher Corey Dunlop went the distance for the Monarchs (7-4) and gave up just two hits andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Entertainment lineup for July’s Collinsville Hot is announced

CANTON — Collinsville Hot has announced its lineup of entertainment scheduled for its third annual festival on Saturday, July 15 in downtown Collinsville. The festival will feature two stages of live music beginning at 1 p.m. with the entertainment culminating with a fiery dance by Anatolia, the Fire Goddess, on the Farmington River. “Every year, weContinue ReadingContinue Reading