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With sixth shutout win, Avon Legion tops Torrington for ninth victory

AVON, June 22 – Pitchers Jake Coppen and Brady Williamson combined to allow six hits and strike out five as the Avon American Legion baseball team won by shutout for the sixth time this season with a 3-0 Zone 1 win over Torrington at Buckingham Field Thursday. Coppen pitched five innings, allowed four hits andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Crowds help energize Spieth in Travelers’ debut; Zaback gets off to slow start

The weather was great Thursday for the first round of the Travelers’ Championship at the TPC River Highlands here in Cromwell. The crowds were strong. And Jordan Spieth was on a roll. Spieth had eight birdies to shoot a 7-under-par 63 to take the lead after the first round of the Travelers’ Championship. Spieth hasContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Hahn finishes tied for second at New England championships

KEENE, N.H., June 20 – Avon High junior Tyler Hahn shot a three-under-par 69 to finish in a three-way tie for second place at the 2017 New England boys golf championship tournament Tuesday at Bretwood Golf Course. Ryan Quinn of Winnacunnet, New Hampshire won the event with a six-under-par 66. Hahn, who qualified for theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon rallies to pull away from Unionville

AVON, June 20 – After the Unionville American Legion baseball team erased a two-run deficit and tied Tuesday’s Zone 1 game, Avon scored runs in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings to pull away from Post 72 for a 6-4 victory. Avon (8-1) remains in first place in the zone with the victory.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Knox faces tough field in quest to defend his title at Travelers

CROMWELL, June 20 – Five of the top 15 golfers in the world are in Cromwell this week for the Travelers Championship including No. 3 Rory McIlroy and No. 4 Jason Day. Jordan Spieth (6) and Justin Thomas (12) are each in the top 15. Paul Casey is 16th and Patrick Reed is 17th. “Whoever winsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Zaback, former Farmington High golfer, earns chance to play at Travelers

ELLINGTON, June 19 – Former Farmington High golfer Zach Zaback, 23, shot a five-under-par 67 to earn a spot in this week’s Travelers Championship open qualifying tournament on Monday at Ellington Ridge. He was one of four golfers to qualify for the PGA Tour event at the qualifier. It will be Zaback’s first appearance inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Seasons of growth for Avon and Canton girls golf teams

It was a season of growth for the Avon High and Canton High girls golf teams this spring. The Falcons, led by junior Katie O’Brien, finished at the .500 level for the first time since 2014. With a young team, Canton snapped a 40-match losing streak dating back to 2014 with a pair of victoriesContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Twisters rally in ninth to beat Canton

WATERBURY, June 17 – Catcher Mike Rosa’s two-out RBI single drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Tribury Twisters to a 4-3 win over the Canton Crushers on Saturday afternoon at East Mountain Field. Tribury (4-2) erased a three-run deficit to earn the win. Pitcher Ben GuistoContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon Legion team has eyes on another Zone 1 title and a state championship

AVON, June 18 – The Avon American Legion baseball team has some big goals this year. Post 201 hopes to defend their Zone 1 championship, qualify for the state tournament, win it and capture a berth to the Northeast Regional. Second-year coach Donny Annicelle isn’t focused on end-of-the season accolades at this point of theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Booster Club recognizes Avon seniors planning to play collegiate sports

AVON, May 22 – The Avon High Booster Club recently recognized 17 senior athletes who plan on playing varsity sports in college. Athletes from seven different teams were represented at the reception that was attended by athletes, their coaches and families. Avon athletic director Tim Filon congratulated the athletes on their accomplishments in athletics andContinue ReadingContinue Reading