Tag Archives: Wrestling

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

Pin in final bout lifts Simsbury wrestlers past upset-minded Avon

SIMSBURY, Dec. 14 – After five matches, the Simsbury High wrestling team had a 21-point lead over visiting Avon on opening night in the Central Connecticut Conference. With five of 14 matches remaining, the lead was still 21 points. However, Avon rallied with three consecutive pins and a forfeit to take their first lead ofContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Three Canton basketball players earn All-State honors

CANTON – It was a fine season for the Canton High basketball programs this winter. The boys basketball team won 17 games and lost the NCCC Tournament championship game on a 40-foot shot at the buzzer that banked off the backboard and in. The girls basketball won their first-ever state championship in March with aContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Strassner, Emery earn All-State honors in swimming

AVON — Avon High senior Riley Strassner and junior Kyle Emery earned All-State honors in boys swimming this past fall. Strassner and Emery were also among the nine Avon High athletes to earn All-Central Connecticut Conference honors for their play this winter. Strassner earned All-State honors in the 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle while EmeryContinue ReadingContinue Reading

With three medalwinners, Avon finishes 11th at Class M championships

GUILFORD, Feb. 20 – Three Avon High seniors earned trips to this week’s State Open wrestling championships by finishing among the top four in their respective weight classes at Saturday’s Class M tournament. Senior Jack St. Onge (160 pounds) went 4-1 to finish third with a 7-3 decision over Guilford’s Oscar Carmona. Seniors Anthony TripodiContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Adams finishes fifth to lead Canton at Class S championships

PLAINVILLE, Feb. 20 – The young Canton High wrestling team finished 15th at the Class S tournament Saturday with senior Julian Adams finishing fifth at 160 pounds and earning a berth to this weekend’s State Open championships in New Haven. Canton (5-10, 3-4 NCCC) had 10 wrestlers in the tournament and five were freshmen. Seven of theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Somers prevails in battle with Granby for first NCCC Tournament title

SOMERS, Feb. 13 – Somers and Granby fought to the last match in the finals of Saturday’s North Central Connecticut Conference tournament. And it was the host Spartans with four wins in the championship round including a key victories by Frankie Rinaldi at 170 pounds and Jackson Rheault at 195 pounds that lifted Somers toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton wrestlers finish campaign with five wins

CANTON, Feb. 10 – The Canton High wrestling team dropped three matches on Saturday to finish the regular season with five victories. The Warriors were supposed to wrestle Enfield on Wednesday night but the match was cancelled due to an early dismissal at Enfield High. On the weekend, the Warriors (5-10, 3-4 NCCC) lost to host Derby,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

East Windsor stops Canton grapplers for ninth win of the year

EAST WINDSOR, Feb. 3 – East Windsor picked up three key pins from Jack Pelly (113), Charlie Church (120) and Cote Boivin (145) that helped the Panthers outlast Canton, 42-39 in NCCC wrestling action Wednesday night. Canton (5-7, 3-4 NCCC) won five matches and had four pins. But the Warriors forfeited four weight classes andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Granby tops Wildcats to move closer to first NCCC wrestling title since 2004

GRANBY, Feb 3 — Four years ago, the Granby High wrestling team didn’t win a match, going winless in 17 attempts. Now, the Bears are on the verge of capturing their first North Central Connecticut Conference championship in 12 years. Granby had six pins to beat their closest rival for the championship with a 48-32Continue ReadingContinue Reading