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Collinsville Press recognized with Excellence in Journalism awards

NEW HAVEN, May 25 — The Collinsville Press was recognized with three Excellence in Journalism awards from the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at their annual awards banquet. More than 350 awards were presented to journalists across the state. Editor Gerry deSImas, Jr., received two first place awards in the sports columnContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Hard-hitting Simsbury gets 12 hits in 6-1 victory over Avon at Memorial Field

SIMSBURY, May 15 – The Simsbury High baseball team had 12 hits and three doubles and pitcher Brandon White allowed just four hits in seven innings as the Trojans beat Avon, 6-1 at Memorial Field on Monday night. White scattered four hits and struck out five to lead Simsbury (7-7). Tate Valerio, Griffin Myslow, PeterContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Zybowski third in handcycle division at Boston Marathon

BOSTON, April 17 – Avon’s Krys Zybowski had a personal-best time of 1:05.23 and finished third at the 121st Boston Marathon Monday in the men’s handcycle division – the first year that it is being officially run in Boston. Handcycles are powered by riders’ arms, allowing racers with certain disabilities to pilot the three-wheeled vehicles effectively.Continue 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

Simsbury’s Jasper Stone concludes career with 2nd place finish at New Englands

PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 4 – Simsbury’s Jasper Stone carried big expectations on his shoulders coming into his senior year with the Trojan wrestling team. They didn’t diminish much even when he missed several weeks with knee surgery after the football season. Stone didn’t disappoint when he returned winning his first 21 matches. Stone fell inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Granby’s Ben Libby finishes second at State Open, loses to undefeated Accousti

NEW HAVEN, Feb. 25 – It was the semifinals of the State Open tournament at 170 Saturday afternoon and Granby High sophomore Ben Kibby was holding a three-point lead over Mason Laflam of Lyman Memorial/Windham tech, the Class M champion. Laflam had escaped for the second time to cut the lead to 5-2 with 56Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Simsbury finishes second to Cougars at Frank Chaves Invitational; Avon takes 4th

SIMSBURY, Dec. 27 – Simsbury High wrestling coach T.J. Silva is anxiously awaiting the arrival of another three more wrestlers into the starting lineup. Silva is hoping that seniors Matt Parker (152), Luke Salls (170) and Jasper Stone (275) return from injuries next week. Stone was third at the State Open and the Class LLContinue ReadingContinue Reading

With 3 TDs, Penney helps Simsbury hold off upset-minded Avon in season finale

SIMSBURY, Nov. 22 – In the final game of the year, two high school football teams that have grown significantly throughout the season traded blows in Tuesday night’s Valley Gridiron Classic at Simsbury High School. It took an inexperienced Avon squad time to learn to play at the varsity level. But they’ve been playing wellContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton’s Sparks misses All-New England honors by less than a second

NORTH SCITUATE, R.I., Nov. 12 – Canton junior Max Sparks ran a season-best time of 16:05.59 at Saturday’s New England cross country championships and barely missed earning All-New England honors by less than a second at Ponaganset High School. The top 25 runners finishing the New England championship race earn All-New England honors. Sparks finishedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton hurler Peter Myers signs to play baseball at University of Hartford

SIMSBURY, Nov. 10 – Canton’s Peter Myers signed a national letter of intent on Thursday to play baseball with the University of Hartford in the spring of 2018. Myers signed at the Master’s School in Simsbury where he attends. Myers, a 6-foot-1 lefthander, has played with Master’s for the last three seasons. He also beenContinue ReadingContinue Reading