Tag Archives: Boys Cross Country

Canton’s Max Sparks finishes 9th to earn All-New England honors in cross country

Canton’s Max Sparks earned All-New England honors with a ninth place finish at the 83rd New England cross country championships on Saturday in Belfast, Maine at Troy Howard Middle School. It’s the best finish ever for a Canton cross country runner at the New England championships, topping the 11th place finish by Mike LeDuc in 2009.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Max Sparks runs to a top 10 finish at State Open; Avon girls finish 13th

MANCHESTER, Nov. 4 – Until Saturday, no Canton High runner had seriously challenged for a State Open championship. Canton senior Max Sparks gave it his best shot. Sparks became the first Canton boy to finish in the top 10 at the State Open at Manchester’s Wickham Park, finishing seventh with a time of 16:21, toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

In dominating performance, Avon girls race to 3rd state title in four years

MANCHESTER, Oct. 28 – A year ago, the RHAM girls cross country team had four girls in the top 20 to unseat Avon as the Class MM champions. The Falcons finished second but haven’t let that memory slip away from them. Avon ran with a mission to accomplish Saturday morning at the CIAC Class MMContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sparks becomes second Canton runner to win a cross country state title

MANCHESTER, Oct. 28 – Max Sparks has his eye on the big picture. After finishing second here at the Class SS championships, he wanted to become just the second Canton runner to win a state title in cross country. “He didn’t start out recklessly fast like he did last year,” Canton High coach Tim O’DonnellContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon to host several games under the lights as part of Spirit Week

AVON, Oct. 23 – It’s Fall Spirit Week in Avon and with that comes the annual games under the lights at the high school. Action under the lights begins on Wednesday night when the Avon High girls volleyball team (15-3) hosts Woodstock Academy (14-3) beginning at 6 p.m. The Falcons earned their 15th win of theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sparks wins second straight NCCC title; leads Canton to third place finish

WINDSOR LOCKS, Oct. 21 – Canton High senior Max Sparks thought about going after the league record at the NCCC cross country championship meet on Saturday afternoon at Windsor Locks High. Sparks turned in a time of 15:54 a week ago in Canton’s final dual meet of the season in Windsor Locks – the hostContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Behind two top 10 teams, Avon girls finish third at CCC championship meet

MANCHESTER, Oct. 17 – The Avon High girls cross country team may find next week’s Class MM championship meet easier than this week’s Central Connecticut Conference event. The Falcons finished third behind Glastonbury, the No. 1 ranked team in the latest state coaches poll, and No. 6 Hall.  The Tomahawks easily won the meet withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton girls finish undefeated for second time; seek first NCCC crown

WINDSOR LOCKS, Oct. 11 – The Canton High girls cross country team put four runners in the top seven to beat Somers, 24-31 and outlast Suffield, 20-35 on Wednesday and finish the dual meet portion of the North Central Connecticut Conference (NCCC) season undefeated with a 13-0 record. It’s the second undefeated season in schoolContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon runners end dual meet seasons with wins over Farmington, Innovation

FARMINGTON, Oct. 11 – It’s been a challenging season for the Avon High boys cross country team. Thanks to some injuries, it hasn’t turned out the way that the Falcons had hoped it would. But Avon finished the dual meet portion of the season on a strong note Wednesday beating Farmington and the Academy of ScienceContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon girls take third at Wickham Park Invitational; Sparks 2nd at Brewster Bear

MANCHESTER, Oct. 7 – Avon’s Sara Leavens finished 11th as the Avon High girls cross country team finished third in the seeded race at the 34th Wickham Park Invitational on Saturday. The Falcons had three girls in the top 25 in the race, led by Leavens, who finished with a time of 20:33. Emily Foley was 13th inContinue ReadingContinue Reading