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Avon baseball team share their love of the game with their classmates

AVON, May 21 – For the past four years, members of the Avon High basketball program have played contests with fellow students who are physical or intellectually challenged. It started with the boys basketball team and grew to include the girls basketball squad as well. On Sunday, members of the Avon High baseball team hostedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Friends, family come together to remember Ally and support each other

CANTON, May 7 – It’s been a little over a year since the passing of Allyson Doyle, a seventh grade student at Canton Middle School due to a tragic accident in her backyard. My heart aches for the Doyle family. Even a year later, the loss of Allyson brings tears to my eyes and IContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Deadline to register for annual Migli benefit golf tournament in Avon is Friday

AVON – The Avon High Booster Club will be hosting the 24th annual Richard Migli benefit golf tournament on Monday, May 15, at the Golf Club of Avon. All proceeds from the event directly benefit Avon student athletes by funding purchases of equipment, resources and two Dick Migli scholarships. Sports fans from the community are invitedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Granby’s Chase Skrubis honored with a Good Sport Award at Gold Key dinner

SOUTHINGTON, April 30 — For the 76th time on Sunday, the Connecticut Sports Writers’ Alliance presented four Gold Keys to men who have excelled in athletics and have been inspirational leaders, coaches and teachers. Bloomfield’s Dwight Freeney, a 13-year NFL veteran who played in the Super Bowl in February with the Atlanta Falcons, long-time Farmington HighContinue 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

Canton boys get back onto the floor and clamp down on another opponent

CANTON, March 7 – The Canton High boys basketball team got back to playing the sport they love on Tuesday night. The last time that the Warriors were on the court they dropped a hard-fought one-point loss to Hartford Classical in the semifinals of the NCCC Tournament. Canton nearly erased an 11-point lead in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon students, police, fire department raise money for CT Children’s Hospital

Students at Avon High faced the Avon Police and Fire Departments in a successful basketball tournament on Saturday, raising nearly $500 for Vie for the Kids, the clinical trials program at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. The mission of the program is to fund cancer clinical trials treatment and research at Connecticut Children’sContinue Reading

In Avon, students and athletes celebrate the joy of playing basketball

AVON, Jan. 21 – It’s becoming quite a tradition at Avon High and it’s getting a bit bigger each year. The fourth annual For the Love of the Game contest was held Saturday afternoon with members of the Avon High boys basketball team and the Avon High girls basketball team playing a contest with fellowContinue ReadingContinue Reading

What do people in Avon think of inauguration of Trump as president?

What do people in Avon think of the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as president on Friday? The Connecticut Mirror is in the midst of a tour of the state interviewing residents to learn about their thoughts about Trump’s election as president. The Mirror visited Avon this week. In Avon, a feeling of unease lingersContinue Reading

Fundraisers approach for Lights on Canton: Wizards basketball, commerative bricks

Tickets are still on sale for the benefit basketball game at Canton High on Tuesday, January 10, when the Harlem Wizards take on an all-star team of Canton teachers at 7 p.m. at the high school. Proceeds will benefit the Lights on Canton initiative to raise $250,000 to install permanent lights around the turf fieldContinue ReadingContinue Reading