Three Avon High teams have already clinched North Central Connecticut (NCCC) championships with a little less than a week left in the regular season. Avon’s boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse and boys tennis teams clinched league titles this week.
The undefeated girls track and field team is looking for its second straight league championship while in baseball, Avon and Stafford are tied for first place in the league. Both teams have two games remaining in the NCCC.
BOYS LACROSSE: Avon’s boys lacrosse team captured its first league championship since 2010 by running the table in the NCCC, winning all 10 games. Balanced scoring and a tight defense have helped the Falcons win their first 14 games of the season. It’s the best start in the program’s history.
Looking to prepare for the upcoming Class M tournament, the Falcons have scheduled challenging games with Farmington today at Buckingham FIeld and next week against NFA.
Avon (14-0, 10-0 NCCC) faces Ellington in the semifinals of the NCCC Tournament on Wednesday. With a win, they will play in the tournament championship game on Friday at 7 p.m. under the lights at Suffield High. Avon is looking for its first tournament crown since 2009.
GIRLS LACROSSE: After dropping a four-goal decision to Granby in April, the Falcons were unbeatable in the NCCC winning eight straight league games to capture their second straight league championship.
Avon (11-4, 9-1 NCCC) was missing three key players – Hunter McCarthy, Britt Douglass and Riley Hagan – due to injuries in the loss to Granby. But they’ve regained their health and have sparked Avon to nine wins in 11 matches. Their only losses in that stretch have been to Simsbury, 17-8 and Hall, 17-11.
With its full lineup, the Falcons were dominant in a 17-8 win over Granby on April 30 with McCarthy, Douglass and Hagan scoring four goals each. In the last eight matches, Douglass has scored 30 goals, McCarthy put 25 goals into back of the net and Hagan has scored 18.
BOYS TENNIS: Practice isn’t a casual event with the Avon High boys tennis team. For some players, it’s the only time they will be challenged during the regular season. “Practice can be as important as the game for us,” Avon coach Ben Lukowicz said. “We have to take advantage of our practice time. We do make it a priority.”
Avon, the two-time defending Class M state champions, rolled through the NCCC to win their third straight league championship. The Falcons (15-0, 14-0 NCCC) have won 53 straight dual meet matches dating back to the 2010 campaign. They lost just three matches in the league this season.
To be prepared for the Class M tournament, Avon added challenging non-league bouts with Waterford, Gulford, Farmington, East Catholic and Farmington in the final 12 days of the regular season.
The Falcons travel to Guilford on Friday, host Farmington on Monday, travel to East Catholic on Tuesday and close out the regular season by hosting Simsbury next Wednesday.
The NCCC boys tennis tournament begins Thursday at Avon Old Farms while the NCCC girls tennis tournament also begins Thursday at Suffield High.
TRACK and FIELD: Avon’s girls track and field team completed its first undefeated regular season since 1989 with a 13-0 record with wins over Somers and Sport Medicine and Science Academy.
On an afternoon that the program recognized their seniors, the Falcons had little trouble with Somers or SMSA as they tuned up for Tuesday’s NCCC championship meet at Coventry. Avon will be looking to win its first outdoor track and field championship since 2010 when they shared the title with Granby and Suffield.
Avon is hoping to win its first outright championship since 1989.
The Avon High boys track and field team finished the season with a 10-3 record and with at least 10 wins for the fifth time in the last six years after their wins over Somers and SMSA.
BASEBALL: With two games remaining in the regular season, Avon remains in the hunt for the NCCC championship. The Falcons are 11-4 overall and 11-3 in the league.
Avon shares the lead with Stafford (13-5, 11-3). Both have two games remaining in the regular season. The Falcons host Bolton on Friday at Buckingham and travel to Suffield on Monday to close out the NCCC portion of their schedule.
Stafford travels to East Granby on Saturday and hosts Sport Medicine Science Academy on Monday.
Avon has a non-league game at Farmington next Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Tunxis Meade Park.