Tag Archives: Softball

Canton can’t stop Bombers run to first CWSL championship

VERNON, July 31 – It wasn’t the strongest start to the season for the Connecticut Bombers in the Connecticut Women’s Softball League. The Bombers dropped their first four games and five of the first six contests of the season. The first victory was a nine-run win over Canton in late June. Since then, the BombersContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton peppers the ball in a doubleheader sweep of Windsor

CANTON, July 17 – Canton pitchers Annie Pitkin and Chelsea Eckert combined to strike out 24 Windsor Angel batters in two games as Canton swept a pair from Windsor, 6-1 and 16-4 in Connecticut Women’s Softball League play Sunday at Canton High School. Canton (7-3) had 29 hits in the two games led by BellaContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Mirage handcuff Canton softball in CWSL doubleheader sweep

CANTON, July 10 – Canton was held to four hits in two games and dropped a pair of games to the Connecticut Mirage from Suffield Sunday in Connecticut Women’s Softball League play at the high school. Mirage beat Canton in the opener, 12-0 in five innings and swept the doubleheader with a 3-0 victory inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Four Avon High athletes earn All-State honors this spring

AVON – Four Avon High athletes earned All-State honors for their performance on the field this spring. Geoff Kirk, who won the State Open titles in the shot put and discus, was named to the All-State team along with golfers Jake Avery, Ryan Gorman and Tyler Hahn. Kirk had an outstanding season throwing the shot,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Seven Canton athletes earn All-State honors this spring

CANTON — Seven Canton High athletes earned All-State honors for their play on the field this spring. Baseball player Jake Schaetzel and Class S champion Will Briggs (discus) earned first team All-State honors along with five players from Canton’s state championship girls lacrosse team — Emma Charron, Devon Daubert, Grace Giancola, Amanda Gottlieb and Kaelyn Oliver.Continue Reading

Late rally give Canton a split in doubleheader with Bombers

CANTON, June 26 – Pitcher Anne Pitkin scattered six hits and struck out eight and Canton rallied with four runs in the eighth inning to beat the Connecticut Bombers from Mansfield Center, 8-4, in the second game of a Connecticut Women’s Softball League doubleheader Sunday at Canton High. The Bombers (1-5) handed Canton (5-1) theirContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton entry in CT Women’s Softball League is undefeated at 4-0

CANTON, June 19 – Canton improved to 4-0 with a pair of forfeit wins over Rocky Hill Sunday in Canton in the Connecticut Women’s Softball League play. Rocky Hill didn’t have enough players to field their team. Canton began their 2016 campaign by sweeping a doubleheader from West Hartford on June 12 with a 10-0Continue ReadingContinue Reading

For second straight year, Holy Cross gets past East Granby in semifinals

WEST HAVEN, June 9 – It doesn’t take long for things to change in the state tournament. One moment you have a runner on third base with one out, you’re thinking of a go-ahead run and perhaps that elusive berth in the state championship game. Then, the batter pops the ball into shallow left fieldContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Crusaders take care of some unfinished business, beat Granby in NCCC title game

WINDSOR LOCKS, May 26 – A year ago, the East Granby softball team ran the table in the North Central Connecticut Conference with an undefeated regular season campaign (20-0) to win a conference championship. It was the first league title by the Crusaders since the girls basketball team nearly 20 years earlier in 1996. ButContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Jean Hunt, who helped provide athletic opportunities for girls, passes away

Jean Hunt, the legendary Farmington High coach who helped expand and establish opportunities for girls to compete in high school sports in Connecticut, died on Friday in her hometown of Lexington, Mass., where she had been living for some time. Hunt helped establish the first state tournaments in volleyball, basketball and field hockey. She coachedContinue ReadingContinue Reading