Tag Archives: Boys Swimming

Emery wins two events as Avon swimmers beat Farmington to remain undefeated

NEW BRITAIN, Jan. 6 – Avon High’s Kyle Emery won two events while the Falcons boys swimming team won seven of 12 events to beat Farmington, 95-83, in a Central Connecticut Conference meet Friday night at Central Connecticut State University. Emery won the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke for the Falcons, who improve to 3-0Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s first Winter Spirit Week begins Tuesday

AVON – The Avon High Booster Club is hosting its first annual Winter Spirit Week beginning Tuesday night. The booster club is hosting the event in partnership with the Avon High athletic department and the Falconatics, the student-run spirit organization. There will be five home games this week for Avon High teams. Avon High studentsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Farmington’s Steve Waters to receive a Gold Key from CT Sports Writers Alliance

Farmington High boys soccer coach Steve Waters will be one of four prominent state athletic figures to receive a Gold Key from the Connecticut Sports Writers’ Alliance and their 76th annual Gold Key dinner in April.   Dwight Freeney, the Super Bowl champion defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons, five-time U.S. Olympic archer Butch Johnson ofContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Laszewski, Treacy named to All-Courant team in basketball

Avon’s Abby Laszewski and Canton’s Maggie Treacy were named to the 2016 All-Courant girls basketball team. They were two of 15 players recognized in girls basketball. The Courant sports staff selects the best area athletes from the 83 schools in their primary circulation area in boys basketball, girls basketball, wrestling, indoor track, hockey and gymnastics.Continue Reading

Strassner, Emery earn All-State honors in swimming

AVON — Avon High senior Riley Strassner and junior Kyle Emery earned All-State honors in boys swimming this past fall. Strassner and Emery were also among the nine Avon High athletes to earn All-Central Connecticut Conference honors for their play this winter. Strassner earned All-State honors in the 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle while EmeryContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Strassner closes out swimming career with pair of top 10 finishes at State Open

NEW HAVEN, March 19 – Avon High senior Riley Strassner capped off his scholastic swimming career with a pair of top 10 finishes Saturday at the State Open swimming championships at the Payne Whitney Gynasium at Yale. Strassner finished sixth in the 100 freestyle with a season-low time of 47.56 seconds and eighth in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Emery takes 2nd in 100 back; Strassner grabs two bronze medals at Class M meet

MIDDLETOWN, March 15 – Two years ago, Avon High senior Riley Strassner became the first swimmer to win an individual state championship for the Falcons when he took the 200-yard freestyle title at the Class M championship meet. Strassner repeated the achievement a year ago. This year, Strassner knocked off nearly 3½ seconds off hisContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Strassner earns top three seeds in two events for Class M meet

MONROE, March 12 – Avon High senior Riley Strassner looks to be a busy swimmer Tuesday afternoon at the Class M championships at Wesleyan. Strassner has high seeds in two individual events and helped two Avon High relay teams get outstanding qualifying times. Stassner, the two-time defending Class M champion in the 200-yard freestyle, isContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon wins final race to capture CCC North White championship meet

WETHERSFIELD, March 4 – It came down to one last race Friday at the CCC North White Division boys swimming championships. The winner of the final race – the 400-yard freestyle relay — would take home the championship trophy. In the end, it was no contest. Avon won the race by more than six secondsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon girls capture Splash Classic championship for 10th straight year

PLAINVILLE, Feb. 27 – The girls on the Avon High swim team continue to dominate at the annual Splash Classic swim meet, the unofficial state championship meet for girls that compete on teams during the boys swimming season. The Falcons won the Splash Classic for the 10th consecutive season with a dominant performance, winning theContinue ReadingContinue Reading