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Briggs earns All-State honors for second year; 18 players earn All-NCCC recognition

CANTON, April 3 – Canton senior forward Emily Briggs earned All-State honors in basketball for the second straight year in voting conducted by coaches from around the state and the Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA). Briggs is the fourth girls in school history to earn All-State honors for multiple seasons in basketball. Teammate MaggieContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Five Avon swimmers earn All-State honors; 13 honored with All-CCC recognition

AVON, March 28 – Five swimmers from the league champion Avon High boys swimming team earned All-State honors this winter. Thirteen Avon athletes earned All-Central Connecticut Conference honors for their play during the winter campaign. Kyle Emery, Brendan Downey and Andre Richard earned All-State honors along with Avon’s 200-yard medley relay team that finished secondContinue 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

Connolly’s fourth place finish helps Canton wrestlers finish in 12th place

WINDHAM, Feb. 18 – A week ago in the North Central Connecticut Conference tournament, sophomore Brian Connolly picked up a world of confidence erasing a five-point deficit in the final 58 seconds of his championship bout at 120 pounds and win a NCCC title. Connolly continued that strong wrestling Saturday at the Class S championshipsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kibby wins state championship for Granby; Fleming takes close 2nd at 145

WINDHAM, Feb. 18 – Granby sophomore Ben Kibby became just the fourth wrestler in school history to win a state championship Saturday night with a 9-3 decision over No. 2 seed Collin Creader of Ledyard at 170 pounds at the Class S wrestling championships. Junior Cooper Fleming (145) fell one point shy of winning aContinue ReadingContinue Reading

With four champions, Canton wins NCCC Tournament for first time in 20 years

CANTON, February 11 – There was no opportunity to grab a share of the conference championship so the Canton High wrestling team did the only they could do on Saturday. The Warriors put eight wrestlers in seven championship finals, brought home four individual conference championships and won the NCCC Tournament crown for the first timeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Connolly takes second at Highlander Invitational as Warriors prepare for Suffield

PORTLAND, Jan. 28 – Canton High sophomore Brian Connolly had three pins and finished second at 120 pounds at the Highlander Invitational wrestling tournament on Saturday. Connolly helped the Warriors finish seventh in the tournament. With four individual champions and five finalists, Haddam-Killingworth won their third tournament of the season with a tournament-record 214½ points.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton wrestlers pick up two medals at Eagle Classic; look for 10th win Thursday

MANCHESTER, January 21 – The Canton High wrestling team had two medalwinners at Saturday’s Eagle Classic in Manchester. Senior Jerry LeFave (285 pounds) and sophomore Brian Connolly (120) each finished fourth for the Warriors. Each had two pins on the day. Newtown, ranked No. 4 in the state coaches poll, had three individual champions andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s first Winter Spirit Week begins Tuesday

AVON – The Avon High Booster Club is hosting its first annual Winter Spirit Week beginning Tuesday night. The booster club is hosting the event in partnership with the Avon High athletic department and the Falconatics, the student-run spirit organization. There will be five home games this week for Avon High teams. Avon High studentsContinue ReadingContinue Reading