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In sweltering heat, Canton girls beat Granby for first tournament win since 2007

CANTON, May 28 – The Canton High girls tennis team returned to the Class S state tournament Saturday morning after an eight-year absence. It was a trying experience. Playing in steamy, 90 degree temperatures at Mills Pond Recreation Area, the Warriors battled against Granby for the third time this season. Nearly three hours after itContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Three of four Canton victories come in three sets in win over Raiders

CANTON, April 13 – Liam Connolly, Brendan Shepart and Brian Barger all came up victorious in the deciding third set to help lift the Canton boys tennis team to a 4-3 NCCC victory over Windsor Locks Wednesday at Mills Pond Park. Connolly won the third set by a 7-5 margin while Shepard won two consecutiveContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Team New England earns top 15 finish at USTA Junior National tournament

Team New England, playing out of the Farmington Valley Racquet Club in Simsbury, finished 13th in the intermediate division at the 2015 Junior Team Tennis 18-and-under national tournament in Cayne, South Carolina. Three players from Avon and two from Simsbury played on the team. Avon’s Eric Selzer, Kendall Held and Michael Thramann participated on the NewContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon, Simsbury players to compete in USTA national championship tourney

Three players from Avon and two from Simsbury will be participating this weekend at the U.S. Tennis Association’s junior (18 and under) team national championships this weekend in Cayce, South Carolina.   Avon’s Eric Selzer, Kendall Held and Michael Thramann will be participating on the New England section intermediate team along with Simsbury’s Jeffrey Baker andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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