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High school football

Simsbury’s Deitz to receive National High School Spirit of Sport award

Danny Deitz, the Simsbury High senior who caught a touchdown pass a little over a year after getting a heart transplant, has been selected as the 2017 Section 1 recipient of the “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The National High School Spirit of SportContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Fundraisers approach for Lights on Canton: Wizards basketball, commerative bricks

Tickets are still on sale for the benefit basketball game at Canton High on Tuesday, January 10, when the Harlem Wizards take on an all-star team of Canton teachers at 7 p.m. at the high school. Proceeds will benefit the Lights on Canton initiative to raise $250,000 to install permanent lights around the turf fieldContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Five Avon High athletes earned first team All-State honors this fall

AVON – Five Avon High athletes earned first team All-State honors for their play on the athletic fields this fall. Cross country runners Zach Bortoff and Emily Foley earned All-State honors along with girls soccer player Megan McKenna and field hockey players Hannah Deppe and Lauren Jeandell. Junior volleyball player Maddy Hart earned second teamContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Three Canton athletes earn first team All-State honors

CANTON — Three Canton High athletes earned All-State honors this fall for their performance on the field. Cross country runners Max Sparks and Emily Briggs earned All-State honors along with field hockey player Grace Giancola. Volleyball player Amber Harraden and field hockey player Alexa Szczepanski earned second team All-State honors. Twelve Canton athletes earned All-NCCCContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Can Canton football grow and survive? They need more players, new head coach

CANTON – It was a sunny October afternoon. The sun was warm and leaves were turning crimson and yellow. At Canton High School’s new synthetic turf field, the Warrior football team was hosting Valley Regional/Old Lyme. Several dozen fans cheered in the stands. As the Warriors battled on the field, there were just seven playersContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Seeking first state title, Rocky Hill runs past Seymour to get date with Ansonia

No one said the season that the Avon High football team had was without challenges. The Falcons played a defending Class S state champion Bloomfield and held their own, carrying a 7-6 lead into the third quarter before falling 20-7. Now, you can add a state finalist to the mix. Rocky Hill, which beat theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Middletown can’t slow down Windsor’s Gardner-Russaw in Class L semifinal

WINDSOR, Dec. 5 – Windsor High coach Rob Fleeting has been finding ways to get 6-foot-3 senior Tim Gardner-Russaw to touch the ball for the Warriors. Not only did Gardner-Russaw lead the Warriors in rushing this fall with 11 touchdowns and more than 800 yards but he also pulled in 27 receptions for 382 yardsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Hauser helps Granby finish on high note and win the milk jug by beating Canton

CANTON, Nov. 24 – There were two young football teams with one victory between them. The Canton High and Granby High football teams met on Thanksgiving morning and played with passion and enthusiasm that young teams can bring to the field. They also made plenty of mistakes, which made for an entertaining ballgame. Granby fumbledContinue ReadingContinue Reading

With 3 TDs, Penney helps Simsbury hold off upset-minded Avon in season finale

SIMSBURY, Nov. 22 – In the final game of the year, two high school football teams that have grown significantly throughout the season traded blows in Tuesday night’s Valley Gridiron Classic at Simsbury High School. It took an inexperienced Avon squad time to learn to play at the varsity level. But they’ve been playing wellContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Season concludes this week for six Valley teams on Thanksgiving week

The high school football season comes to end this week for the six teams in the Farmington Valley. When the campaign began in the heat of August, there was plenty of hope and optimism. But 10 weeks later, victories have been hard to find. A year ago, Granby won 10 games and earned their first CIACContinue ReadingContinue Reading