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Whale selects four forwards in 2017 NWHL draft

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – With a look toward the future, the four teams of the National Women’s Hockey League held their 2017 draft Thursday night. The Boston Pride selected Boston College goalie Katie Burt with the No. 1 pick in the draft while the Connecticut Whale selected four forwards. None of the 20 players selected in theContinue ReadingContinue 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

Sun beat Atlanta for sixth straight win

ATLANTA, Ga., August 15 – The Connecticut Sun played like a team going to the WNBA playoffs and a team that hopes to contend for a league championship. On Tuesday night, the Sun took care of business early in a 96-75 rout of short-handed Atlanta.   Missing former UConn guard Tiffany Hayes – their leadingContinue ReadingContinue 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

Connecticut beats Dallas to clinch first WNBA playoff berth since 2012

It’s been four long years since the Connecticut Sun have played in the WNBA playoffs. It’s the longest streak in franchise history. And the drought is over. The Sun earned their first invitation to the WNBA playoffs since 2012 with a 96-88 win over the Dallas Wings Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena inContinue 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

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

UConn’s Dailey to receive Margo Dydek Award from Sun on August 8

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The Connecticut Sun will honor UConn women’s basketball associate head coach Chris Dailey with the Margo Dydek Award as its 2017 Woman of Inspiration on Tuesday, August 8, when Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm return to Mohegan Sun Arena.   An iconic figure in women’s basketball, Dailey recently completedContinue 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