Tag Archives: Boys Cross Country

Sparks is first Canton boy to win NCCC title; Canton girls are close 2nd in NCCC

WINDSOR LOCKS, Oct. 21 – In the middle of the championship race of the NCCC boys cross country race, Canton junior Max Sparks took the wrong turn. He and three other contenders went in the wrong direction. But he didn’t panic, nor did his fellow competitors. They quickly skidded to a halt, regrouped and chased the leadersContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon runners capture a pair of CCC Central White divisional crowns

MANCHESTER, October 19 – The Avon High boys and girls cross country teams each captured the CCC Central White division championship for the second straight year on Wednesday with top 10 finishes at the Central Connecticut Conference championships at Wickham Park. Both Falcon teams went 5-0 in the dual meet portion of the season andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton girls earn 10th win of the season; Sparks wins fourth dual meet for CHS

SIMSBURY, Oct. 11 – Canton High’s Max Sparks won his fourth straight dual meet Tuesday at Stratton Brook Park but the Suffield High boys cross country team placed eight runners in the top 10 to sweep Canton and East Windsor. The Wildcats (10-1) beat Canton, 20-41 and East Windsor, 15-50. Canton shutout East Windsor, too,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Cross country: Avon girls take 5th at Windham Invitational; AHS boys finish 12th

MANCHESTER, Oct. 8 – The No. 7 Avon High girls cross country team could only place two runners in the top 30 of Saturday’s seeded race at the Windham Park Invitational and finished fifth. St. Mary’s Academy Bay View from Providence easily won the race with 106 points followed by Derby (172), Simsbury (174) andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon boys, girls move closer to CCC divisional titles; Canton girls now 7-1

AVON – The Avon High boys and girls cross country teams moved within one victory of securing their second straight CCC Central White divisional championship with victories over Northwest Catholic on Tuesday at Fisher Meadows. Zach Bortoff led the Avon boys to a 22-36 win over the Lions, running the 3.1 mile course in 17:05.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon girls race to 2 titles in 2 days; Canton runners compete in crowded field

MOODUS, Oct. 1 – It was a busy two days for the No. 9 Avon High girls cross country team. On Friday, the Falcons won the Nonnewaug Invitational in Woodbury for the fifth time in the last six years with a 25-43 victory over Cheshire. On Saturday, the Falcons were in Moodus were they putContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Newtown girls cross country slips past Avon to win Winding Trails Invitational

FARMINGTON, Sept. 24 – It was all decided in a few seconds at the fifth annual Winding Trails Invitational Saturday. The Avon and Newtown girls cross country teams were battling it out for the Large Division championship. In a span of nine seconds, eight runners came across the finish line and in the end, itContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton runners pick up pair of victories in Stafford

STAFFORD, Sept. 21 – Canton’s Max Sparks beat teammate Ethan Porter to win his first dual meet of the season as the Canton High boys cross country team swept a pair of meets with Windsor Locks, 18-45 and host Stafford, 18-41 on Wednesday. The Warriors (3-2, 3-2 NCCC) had six runners in the top 10.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Sparks takes 2nd at Stratton Brook; Avon girls repeat as CT Valley champions

SIMSBURY, Sept. 17 – The transition from the soccer field is working out just fine for Canton High junior Max Sparks. In his second cross country race, Sparks finished second with a time of 16:51 at the 36th annual Stratton Brook Invitational in Simsbury, trailing Zakeer Ahmad of Staples by just four seconds in the LargeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Ellington runners sweep in NCCC quad meet; Avon wins pair over Windsor

SIMSBURY, Sept. 14 – The Ellington High cross country teams got the 2016 campaign off to a strong start with the boys and girls teams each winning three dual meets against Canton, Coventry and East Granby Wednesday at Stratton Brook Park in Simsbury. In the boys race, four-time defending champion Ellington had four runners inContinue ReadingContinue Reading