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Avon to host several games under the lights as part of Spirit Week

AVON, Oct. 23 – It’s Fall Spirit Week in Avon and with that comes the annual games under the lights at the high school.

Action under the lights begins on Wednesday night when the Avon High girls volleyball team (15-3) hosts Woodstock Academy (14-3) beginning at 6 p.m. The Falcons earned their 15th win of the season on Monday night when they beat Simsbury for the second time this season, 3-0.

Maddy Hart had 13 kills while Sofia Berrio had 12 kills in a 25-17, 25-19, 25-19 victory. Setter Audrey Worth had 31 assists.

On Thursday night, the Avon field hockey team (7-4-1-1) hosts South Windsor (10-1-1) at 6:30 p.m. on the football field. The game will be a breast cancer fundraiser.

On Friday night, the Avon High football team (2-4) will be looking for their first CCC Division III East win of the season when they host the Bulkeley/HMTCA/Weaver co-op football team at 6:30 p.m. under the portable lights.

The girls volleyball team will also play rival Farmington on Friday night on the road. The two teams had a spirited match in September with the Indians prevailing by a 3-1 score.

On Saturday night, the Avon High boys soccer team (7-4-2) hosts Simsbury (4-7-2) at 6:30 p.m. on the football field. At Holden Field in Simsbury, the Trojans (8-2-3) will host the Avon High girls soccer team (3-10) at 6 p.m. under the lights.

In other action, the Avon High girls cross country team will be looking to win their third state title in four years when they race Saturday morning in the CIAC Class MM championship race at Wickham Park in Manchester at 10:20 a.m. The Falcons won state titles in 2014 and 2015 before finishing second a year ago. The Avon boys cross country team will be running in the Class MM race at 10:55 a.m.

On Sunday, the Avon High Booster Club will host the Falcon 5K fundraiser road race beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the high school. Participants are welcome to wear Halloween costumes in the race.

The night games conclude next Monday when the Avon boys soccer team hosts Farmington at 7 p.m. on the football field while the Avon girls soccer team travels to Farmington to face the Indians at Tunxis Meade Field beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years.

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