Tag Archives: Wrestling

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

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