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Undefeated Granby handles Canton ‘9″

CANTON, April 19 – Pitcher Jacob Nichols allowed just four hits over five innings and struck out six as the undefeated Granby High baseball team blanked Canton, 6-0 in a rain-shortened NCCC contest at Bowdoin Field on Wednesday. The Bears (5-0) scored five runs in the third inning to take control of the contest. CormacContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon nips Ellington for first win; Canton tops Granby for 6th straight victory

AVON, April 18 – Emma Coran and Mollie Morrison each scored three goals as the Avon High girls lacrosse team won their first game of the season with a tight 10-9 victory over Ellington at the high school on Tuesday. Sydney Walters, Olivia Jackson, Olivia Zaptaka and Rachel Spivak also scored for the Falcons (1-1).Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Zybowski third in handcycle division at Boston Marathon

BOSTON, April 17 – Avon’s Krys Zybowski had a personal-best time of 1:05.23 and finished third at the 121st Boston Marathon Monday in the men’s handcycle division – the first year that it is being officially run in Boston. Handcycles are powered by riders’ arms, allowing racers with certain disabilities to pilot the three-wheeled vehicles effectively.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton boys tennis earns first win of season

CANTON, April 17 – The Canton High boys tennis team swept all four singles matches to earn their first victory of the season with a 6-1 NCCC victory over Bolton Monday at Mills Pond Park. Joe Bowman, Brian Barger, Jason Ho and Jared Barter won in singles for the Warriors, now 1-1 on the year.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

O’Donnell to be honored as CHSCA coach of the year in cross country

CANTON – Canton’s Tim O’Donnell will be among 23 coaches who will honored as an Outstanding Coaching of the Year by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) at its 53rd annual recognition dinner on Thursday, May 11, at the Aqua Turf in Southington. O’Donnell, who has coached cross country, indoor track and outdoor track andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Madison Kennedy talks about upcoming races, weddings

Avon native Madison Kennedy is always an energetic interview. There are plenty of smiles and interesting conversation. She spoke with SwimSwam after Friday’s 50 meter freestyle final at the Arena Pro Series in Mesa, Arizona. Kennedy finished second with a time of 24.99 seconds – her fastest time of the season. She finished behind OlympicContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kennedy takes second in 50 free at Arena Pro Series in Mesa behind Manuel

MESA, Arizona, April 14 – Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel took the lead from the start and won the women’s 50 meter freestyle at the Arena Pro Series event in Mesa Friday, beating Avon’s Madison Kennedy by 0.33 of a second. Manuel, who won a gold medal in the 100 freestyle, won the race inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Energy, excitement crackles as baseball and Yard Goats return to Hartford

HARTFORD, April 13 – As time marches on, we change. Our cities change. Our state changes. Once upon a time, there was a major league baseball team in Hartford – the Dark Blues who played two seasons in the National League in the late 19th century. For 14 years, an Eastern League called Hartford home withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Strong starts help Suffield beat Canton for first win of the season

SUFFIELD, April 13 – Twice, the Suffield High boys lacrosse team built up leads of five goals. The first time, Canton reduced the lead to one at halftime. The second time, the host Wildcats had enough to hold off the Warriors in a 13-11 NCCC victory on Thursday morning at Ted Beneski Field. Trevor SharpContinue ReadingContinue Reading

With 10 runs in final four innings, Canton pulls away from Somers for third win

SOMERS, April 12 – With four straight hits to open the fourth inning, the Canton High baseball team turned a one-run ballgame into a five-run ballgame as the Warriors improved to 3-1 with a 11-1 NCCC decision over Somers on Wednesday. Canton (3-1, 3-1 NCCC) outscored the Spartans 10-1 in the final four innings. TheContinue ReadingContinue Reading