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For fifth straight year, Pequot Conference realigns their divisions

For the fifth time in the last five years, the Pequot Football Conference has realigned due to the fluctuating number of teams in the league. It was been as high as 22 in 2012 and has been as low as 17 a year ago. This year, the Pequot Conference will have 18 teams – splitContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Shirreffs, in relief, leads Huskies to fourth quarter comeback win over Holy Cross

EAST HARTFORD, August 31 – Earlier this week, UConn senior quarterback Bryant Shirreffs stopped by head coach Randy Edsall’s office. “Got a minute, coach?” he said. The senior had started 21 games in his career in Connecticut but with an opening day contest against Holy Cross on the horizon, he was No. 2 on theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

UConn opens the 2017 campaign Thursday night against Holy Cross

EAST HARTFORD, August 23 – Head coach Randy Edsall begins his second stint with the University of Connecticut football team Thursday night at Pratt and Whitney Stadium when the Huskies open the 2017 campaign by hosting Holy Cross in a 7:30 p.m. at the Rent. The Huskies (3-9, 1-7 AAC) are looking to rebound fromContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon is bigger, stronger and more experienced for 2017 campaign

AVON, August 16 – The Avon High football team took it on the chin a year ago. The Falcons were young and inexperienced. They lost their first eight games – their longest losing streak in over a decade. After nine consecutive winning seasons, Avon went 1-9 a year ago under first-year head coach Sal Cintorino.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

CCC makes slight adjustments in six football divisions

AVON – With the departure of Rockville and Weaver from the Central Connecticut Conference this fall, the CCC has made some slight adjustments in their football divisions. The CCC still has six divisions. There are 10 teams at the Division I and III levels with 11 teams in Division II. Avon remains in Division IIIContinue 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

Migli benefit golf tournament raises $20,000 for Avon High athletic program

AVON – The 24th annual Richard Migli benefit golf tournament at the Golf Club of Avon was a tremendous success. Sponsored by the Avon High Booster Club and the family of the late Richard Migli, the tournament raised $20,000. The funds will be put to good use funding resources and programs for Avon High athletes andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Simsbury’s Deitz to receive National High School Spirit of Sport award

Danny Deitz, the Simsbury High senior who caught a touchdown pass a little over a year after getting a heart transplant, has been selected as the 2017 Section 1 recipient of the “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The National High School Spirit of SportContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Plenty of memorable achievements shared in Collinsville Press in 2016

Thank you for being a part of our Collinsville Press.com family in 2016. In the past 12 months, our traffic more than doubled. More than 114,000 visitors came to the site and viewed our stories and photos more than 706,000 times. Together, we’ve shared some great athletic moments and achievements in 2015. We look forwardContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Five Avon High athletes earned first team All-State honors this fall

AVON – Five Avon High athletes earned first team All-State honors for their play on the athletic fields this fall. Cross country runners Zach Bortoff and Emily Foley earned All-State honors along with girls soccer player Megan McKenna and field hockey players Hannah Deppe and Lauren Jeandell. Junior volleyball player Maddy Hart earned second teamContinue ReadingContinue Reading