Tag Archives: Softball

Nine Canton athletes earn All-State honors; Giancola is All-State for third time

CANTON – Nine Canton High athletes earned All-State honors for their performances on the athletic fields this spring while several more earned All-North Central Connecticut Conference honors. Dustin Van Kirk earned All-State honors for becoming the first Canton athlete to win the CIAC decathlon. He had top 10 finishes in seven of 10 events andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon athletes honored for athletic achievements this spring

AVON, July 4 — Nine Avon High athletes earned All-State honors for their play on the field in the spring and one earned All-New England honors. Numerous athletes earned All-CCC honors. Junior golfer Tyler Hahn earned All-State honors by finishing third with a two-under-par 70 to help Avon win its first CIAC Division II state championshipContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Cheshire sweeps Canton in CT Women’s Softball season opener

CANTON, June 11 – The Cheshire Flames rapped out 25 hits in two games to sweep a doubleheader from Canton in the Connecticut Women’s Softball League opener for both teams on Sunday. The Flames had 14 hits in a 5-0 win in the opening game and had 11 hits in a 6-2 decision in theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton softball team picks up first two victories of the season

CANTON – Kim Church is the new softball coach at Canton High this spring. The Warriors are trying to rebound from a rough 2016 campaign when they won just three of 20 games – the fewest in a single season in decades. After 12 losses to begin the season, the Warriors won two consecutive gamesContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Weaver pushes a run across in the eighth inning to deny Avon first win of year

AVON, May 10 – The Central Connecticut Conference isn’t the ideal environment for a young high school softball team to gain some experience. It’s a tough place to play. The Avon High girls softball team has already faced two teams ranked in the top 10 of the state coaches poll and has played squads from muchContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Spirit Week for spring sports begins Sunday in Avon

AVON, May 6 – The first Spirit Week for spring sports at Avon High will be held beginning Sunday highlighting nearby contests for the Falcons. The Avon High Booster Club, the Avon High athletic department and the student spirit group Falconatics are working together to highlight the contests. Sunday, May 7 CREW vs. Farmington atContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Continuing to challenge themselves, East Granby loses first game to Torrington

TORRINGTON, April 29 – Two years ago, the East Granby girls softball team won a North Central Connecticut Conference championship with a perfect 16-0 record. It was the first league title at the school in nearly 20 years. A year ago, the Crusaders won their first NCCC Tournament crown. However, each of the last twoContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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