Tag Archives: Softball

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

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