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Moguls, Money, and Malarkey to Take Place at Ski Sundown on March 21

March 16, 2015 Sports No Comments

(Submitted) New Hartford —It’s bump or bust at Ski Sundown’s annual Mogul Competition! This year’s event, “Moguls Money & Malarkey,” will be held on Ski Sundown’s new expert trail, Satan’s Stairway, on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 1:00pm to approximately 4:00pm. Past events have featured some of the best mogul skiers in the Northeast.

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Emily Briggs nominated for CPTV’s UChoose Student Athlete of the Week

March 15, 2015 Schools, Sports No Comments
Emily Briggs during the semifinal Class S game Friday night.  Photo by Todd Atkinson

Emily Briggs during the semifinal Class S game Friday night.
Photo by Todd Atkinson

Canton girls basketball guard Emily Briggs is nominated for this week’s UChoose student athlete of the week.

Voting for the Connecticut Public Television honor takes place through noon on Monday.

Briggs, a 5’11” sophomore, was nominated for her role in helping the team reach its first Class S final since 1999. That game takes place at Mohegan Sun next weekend.

To vote, log on to http://cptvsports.org/?p=8038

Canton Girls Headed to State Championship

March 13, 2015 Schools, Sports No Comments
The Canton girls celebrate the victory.  Photo by Todd Atkinson

The Canton girls celebrate the victory.
Photo by Todd Atkinson

With a 52-42 win over Notre Dame-Fairfield Friday night, the Canton Girls Warriors basketball team is headed to the Class S state final next week.

Canton (21-2) will face Thomaston (20-3) at Mohegan Sun Arena next weekend. Time is to be announced, according to the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Web site.

For more game details see The Collinsville Press. … Continue Reading

Canton Boys 7th Grade Basketball Team Wins 2015 NCC Championship

March 11, 2015 Sports No Comments
The Canton Boys 7th Grade Team. Submitted photo

The Canton Boys 7th Grade Team.
Submitted photo

Girls Team Takes Second Place 

(Submitted) Canton Youth Basketball Athletics hosted the 7th Grade Boys & Girls NCC championship playoffs the weekend of Feb. 27 to March 1.

Over the past two seasons both of these teams have finished either in 1st or 2nd place in their regular season and won the playoff championship or finished in 2nd place.

Last year the boys team finished in 2nd place in the regular season and lost to Ellington in the 6th grade NCC championship game.

This year, the boys team finished in 1st place for the NCC regular season with a 15-1 record.  They faced Glastonbury in the quarterfinals and pressed from the start, leading by 48 – 16 at halftime and cruised to a 74-48 victory.  The 4th seeded team, South Windsor, was the semi-final opponent and they too had no answer for offensive onslaught.  Canton shot 50 percent from the field, 67 percent from the line, assisted on 24 of 31 made field goals, rained down four 3-point shots and committed a season low 9 turnovers resulting in a final tally of 76-37.

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Canton Girls Advance to Class S Semifinals

March 9, 2015 Schools, Sports No Comments
Emily Briggs led the team in scoring and rebounds Monday night.  Photo by John Fitts

Emily Briggs led the team in scoring and rebounds Monday night.
Photo by John Fitts

With a 63-52 victory over Old Lyme on Monday night, the Canton girls head to the Class S Semifinals on Friday.

The girls started strong during the first quarter but then got into a little foul trouble and played a bit unevenly. However the team was able to retain a lead and settle down late in the game, scoring some key baskets, minimizing their turnovers and handling the ball well.

“This was not the prettiest win but it was definitely a team win in the sense that everyone had to find a way to contribute,” coach Brian Medeiros said. … Continue Reading

Canton Boys Fall to Avon in NCCC Quarterfinal

February 28, 2015 Schools, Sports No Comments
Canton's Ethan Burke.  Photo by John Fitts

Canton’s Ethan Burke.
Photo by John Fitts

Avon solidly defeated Canton in the Boys NCCC quarterfinal game on Saturday evening.

Canton coach Craig Archambault said Avon is a tough team, that controlled many of the rebounds but he added that he was proud of his players.

“All I ask is that the kids played hard and we played hard,” he said. … Continue Reading

Canton Boys Narrowly Defeat Bolton, Face Avon in Quarterfinal

February 27, 2015 Schools, Sports No Comments

The Canton Boys Varsity basketball team narrowly defeated Bolton Friday night, qualifying the team to face Avon in the NCCC quarterfinal game on Saturday

Coach Craig Archambault said the team worked hard for a tournament win but would now be focused on the game against Avon.

“Right now, it’s about what comes next,” he said. … Continue Reading

‘Kids for Wish Kids’ Ski-A-Thon at Ski Sundown on Sunday, March 8

February 27, 2015 Outdoors, Sports No Comments

FlyerFBAll proceeds donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Submitted — Ski Sundown will play host to a ski-a-thon on Sunday, March 8, 2015 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Participants will ski as many runs as they can between 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Awards will be given in three age categories (5 and under, 6-12, 13+) to the person with the most runs. A “tea-cup auction” will also be held, with over $3,000 in donated items as prizes. The drawings will be held at 1:00 p.m. and you must be present to win. Registration will be held in the base lodge from 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. A minimum donation of $10 and a lift ticket or pass are required.

This event is being organized by Madeline Moore and Julia Redfield, both 12-year olds from East Granby.

The girls have been best friends since the age of 3, and participate in their middle school’s ski club program at Ski Sundown.

“We learned about the Make-A-Wish Foundation through our participation in ski races where event proceeds were donated to this foundation. Make-A-Wish grants wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, and we really want to help,” said Julia Redfield. Last year, Madeline and Julia raised $225 by running hot chocolate and lemonade stands, and collecting returnable cans and bottles. … Continue Reading

A ‘Disheartening’ Loss for Canton Girls

February 25, 2015 Schools, Sports No Comments
Canton senior Katie Walker.  Photo by John Fitts

Canton senior Katie Walker.
Photo by John Fitts

In the words of coach Brian Mederios, the Canton Girls Basketball team’s loss to Bolton on Tuesday night was “disheartening.”

By a score of 47-53, the girls fell to Bolton, missing their chance to compete in the NCCC tournament final.

“I’m very disheartened with how it ended,” Mederios said.

As they have in their other two losses — and some wins — the girls started slow but kept it close. They then rallied to take the lead late in the game, only to lose traction or in this case, have several foul calls against them. With a little more than a minute remaining, Canton took the lead but Bolton forced some turnovers and drew several foul calls against Canton. Bolton didn’t miss from the foul line, putting the game out of reach.  … Continue Reading

CHS Seniors Gabby Rose, Jacquie Grabowski Found Friendship on the Court

February 24, 2015 Schools, Sports No Comments
Gabby Rose and Jacquie Grabowski. Photo courtesy of Tracy Wittenzellner Toland

Gabby Rose and Jacquie Grabowski.
Photo courtesy of Tracy Wittenzellner Toland

Canton High School seniors and basketball teammates Gabby Rose and Jacquie Grabowski have shared many exciting moments on the court this year.

It’s been a mostly upbeat, winning season and on Tuesday, the girls and their teammates face Bolton in the NCCC semifinals.

Rose and Grabowski, aka the 5’7” “twin towers” have been a solid part of the team but for them basketball has a deeper meaning.

They’ve known each other since kindergarten but in third grade played basketball together in a Parks and Recreation league. It kindled a deep friendship that continues today.

“Since we’ve been playing basketball, we’ve been close,” Grabowski said. … Continue Reading

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