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Avon High athletes earn All-State and All-NCCC recognition

AVON – Five Avon High athletes earned All-State honors this spring for their accomplishments on the field. Senior Hannah Davey, who scored a single-season record 103 goals with 20 assists this season in girls lacrosse, earned All-State honors along with teammate Sammy Maniatty, who scored 48 goals and 15 assists. Eric Selzer and Alex Herz helpedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton athletes earn All-State, All-NCCC honors

Several Canton High athletes were recognized for their outstanding athletic achievements this spring. Senior catcher Katie Hill was named to the Class S All-State softball team by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA). In the final 16 games of the year, Hill hit .510 with 26 hits, six doubles, three triples, a home runContinue ReadingContinue Reading

A pair of one-point decisions move Avon girls into Class M quarterfinals

AVON, June 1 – It’s been quite a week for the Avon High girls tennis team.  In their final season in the North Central Connecticut Conference, the Falcons (10-9, 9-1 NCCC) finished second to Ellington in the league. The Purple Knights ran the table, going 10-0 including a 4-3 decision over Avon in early May. Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon, Canton rivalry concludes with first tennis bout under lights in Avon

AVON, May 26 – It was the final time that Canton and Avon met on the athletic field of play as conference rivals.  The two schools have been competing against each other in athletics since 1959. Outside of two years in the early 1980s when Canton left the Northwest Conference, the two schools have beenContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon girls remain unbeaten at 5-0

AVON, April 28 – Players on the Avon High girls tennis team haven’t dropped a set yet this season.  The Falcons extended that streak this week with a pair of 7-0 victories over Granby and East Granby at Avon Middle School. Avon improves to 5-0 overall and in the league and extended its NCCC winningContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon girls, Canton boys remain undefeated

AVON — The Avon High girls tennis team captured their 23rd consecutive NCCC match with a 7-0 shutout over Windsor Locks at Avon Middle School Wednesday. Kendal Held, Tait Becker, Riley Abate and Gaby Berns each won in singles, dropping just nine games among them. In doubles, Avon (2-0, 2-0 NCCC) swept all three matches. TheContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Bite-size previews: Track & field, tennis

After a long winter, the spring scholastic sports campaign is underway. Here is a quick look at Avon and Canton’s tennis and track and field squads. TRACK & FIELD: The Canton boys (13-0, 13-0 NCCC) have won the last four league championships and the last five NCCC championship meets. In the last four years, theyContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Courant names Grillo as player of the year in girls golf

Avon High senior Marissa Grillo was named as player of the year by the Hartford Courant in girls golf for this spring. Grillo was selected as the as the top player from within the 76 high schools across Connecticut that the Courant considers in their primary circulation territory. Grillo helped Avon win their third straightContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Ten Avon athletes earn All-State honors

AVON – Ten Avon High athletes earned All-State honors this past spring, including five from the girls lacrosse team. Sixty-two athletes from Canton and Avon earned All-NCCC honors. The Canton High boys track team won a NCCC championship while the Avon High boys tennis, girls tennis, girls track and field and girls lacrosse teams wonContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Grillo earns 4th appearance at New England tourney; Dahlem falls in Open semis

Avon senior Marissa Grillo has qualified to play in the New England high school golf championship on Monday, June 23, at Bretwood Golf Course in Keene, N.H., for the fourth consecutive year. Last year, Grillo finished in a four-way tie for the New England individual championship with a 75. But she finished fourth after a playoff.Continue ReadingContinue Reading