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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

Canton’s Dustin Van Kirk wins CIAC decathlon with seven top 10 finishes

NEW BRITAIN, June 14 – A year ago, the CIAC decathlon ended with Canton’s Dustin Van Kirk sitting with his teammates watching the decathlon competitors struggle through the tenth and final event – the 1,500 meters. Van Kirk had turned his ankle in the pole vault and couldn’t run the 1,500. But Van Kirk knewContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Carpino, Harraden set school records, finish in top 10 of CIAC heptathlon

NEW BRITAIN, June 14 – Avon High junior Carly Carpino broke her own school record in the CIAC heptathlon Wednesday finishing third – the highest ever finish for a Falcon athlete in the event. Canton’s Amber Harraden, still slightly limping with a strained Achilles tendon that she injured at the NCCC championship meet about threeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

At midway point, Van Kirk is 2nd in decathlon; Carpino is 3rd in heptathlon

NEW BRITAIN, June 13 – Canton senior Dustin Van Kirk is second at the midway point of the CIAC decathlon in New Britain while Avon junior Carly Carpino is third after day one of the CIAC heptathlon. Van Kirk, who had top 10 finishes in four of five events, is second behind Lyman Memorial’s DanContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Patriots honor Friends of Canton Football’s Kathy Wood with Myra Kraft Community MVP award

Each year, the New England Patriots and owner Robert Kraft donate $200,000 in the name of his late wife Myra to New England residents who exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism. Twenty-six men and women were honored at Gillette Stadium last week during the Myra Kraft Community MVP awardsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Carpino earns Avon’s first top 10 finish at New Englands in 20 years

NORWOOD, Mass., June 10 – Avon’s Carly Carpino finished ninth in the long jump at Saturday’s 72nd annual New England track and field championships with a leap of 17 feet, 2 inches – her second longest jump of the season. Carpino, who was competing at the New England championships for the second straight season, missed the topContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Myers helps Simsbury American Legion season get off to a good start

Simsbury pitcher Pete Myers had nine strikeouts and didn’t allow a hit in six innings of work as the Simsbury American Legion baseball team opened the season with a 7-2 win over Unionville on  Thursday at Memorial Field. Myers, the Canton native who played at the Master’s School in Simsbury this spring, is one ofContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Riley handcuffs Burlington as Crushers pitch first shutout in team history

CANTON, June 8 – Pitcher Taylor Riley scattered five hits over seven innings and didn’t give up a run as the Canton Crushers baseball team earned their second win in the last three games with a 4-0 shutout win over the Burlington Hunters at Bowdoin Field in Tri-State League action Thursday night. It was theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Another top 10 player headed to Travelers with Spieth’s commitment

CROMWELL, June 8 – The Travelers Championship golf tournament has added their third top 10 player. Jordan Spieth, a two-time major champion who is ranked No. 6 in the world, has committed to play in Cromwell, the tournament said Thursday. Spieth, 23, joins No. 2 Rory McIlroy and No. 3 Jason Day in the fieldContinue ReadingContinue Reading

New Fairfield pulls away from shorthanded Canton in Class S semifinal

TRUMBULL, June 6 – Playing shorthanded was nothing new to the Canton High girls lacrosse team in this year’s CIAC Class S tournament. In the quarterfinals against North Branford, No. 3 seeded Canton had to play the entire second half without their leading scorer All-State forward Grace Giancola, who received her second yellow cards lateContinue ReadingContinue Reading