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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

Trick or Trot road race set for October 28 in Collinsville on bike trail

CANTON, August 2 — A third road race in downtown Collinsville is scheduled to be held on Halloween weekend. Canton’s Dollars for Scholars organization will host the first Collinsville Trick or Trot on Saturday morning, October 28, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The 5K race (3.1 miles) will begin and finish near the Crown and HammerContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Stamford wins first state Legion title since 1957; Harris named All-Tournament

MIDDLETOWN, July 29 – Pitcher Aaron D’Annolfo gave up just four hits and struck out four as he led the Stamford American Legion baseball team to their first state championship since 1957 with a 3-0 win over West Hartford at Palmer Field in Middletown. Stamford (29-6) won the best-of-3 series, 2-0 after a 6-2 victoryContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Crowe lifts Mirage into Junior Division championship game with win over Tides

CANTON, July 29 – Pitcher Collin Crowe pitched a complete game, allowed two hits and struck out seven to lead the Connecticut Mirage from Canton to a 3-1 victory over Connecticut Tides from Berlin in a Farmington Bank/Vantis Life League semifinal baseball game Saturday at Mills Pond Pool field. The win lifts the top-seeded MirageContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Underdog West Hartford Legion drops title series opener to Stamford

MIDDLETOWN, July 28 – West Hartford American Legion baseball coach Tim Hungerford was relaxed Tuesday night at Muzzy Field in Bristol. And why not? His Post 96 had beaten Avon for the second time in four days and earned a spot in the American Legion state championship series. West Hartford would be facing Stamford forContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon tops Simsbury to win District 6 title in Minor Division (ages 9-11)

AVON – The Avon Little League All-Star baseball team won the recent District 6 championship in the Minor Division (ages 9-11) with a 13-3 victory over Simsbury. A day after suffering their first loss of the summer to Simsbury, 5-2, Avon rallied to capture their third District 6 championship in the 9-11 tournament in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

West Hartford eliminates Avon Legion and earns first spot in state final since 1973

BRISTOL, July 26 – The Avon American Legion baseball team had their backs to the wall. Post 201 needed to beat West Hartford on consecutive nights to earn a spot in the state championship series. But Avon made too many mistakes and left West Hartford with too many opportunities to score runs. West Hartford hadContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Williamson shuts down South Windsor as Avon remains alive with 4-2 victory

BRISTOL, July 24 – After giving up two runs to the first three batters he faced, reliever Brady Williamson retired 14 of the final 15 batters he faced to lead the Avon American Legion baseball team to a 4-3 win over South Windsor in an elimination game in the Northern Division regional of the stateContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Harris twirls one-hitter as Avon Legion remains alive with 6-1 win over Waterford

BRISTOL, July 23 – The Avon American Legion baseball team isn’t done yet. Pitcher Connor Harris came within one strike of throwing a no-hitter and Post 201 had eight hits as Avon remained alive in the Connecticut state tournament with a 6-1 decision over Waterford in a Northern Division regional contest at Muzzy Field SundayContinue ReadingContinue Reading