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8th Grade Boys, Girls Win NCC Regular Season Titles

March 3, 2016 Sports No Comments

Group pic - IMG_9135Submitted by Paul Amrose 

This past weekend, Canton Youth Athletics Basketball (CYAB) hosted a pair of #1 vs #2 Travel 8th grade basketball games.  The Girls team entered the game 14-1 versus Wethersfield (13-2).  The Lady Warriors scored early and often running out to a 15 point halftime lead.  They never let go of that lead and won their game easily.  With the victory came the NCC regular season title as they completed their season at 15-1.

The Boys team with an identical 14-1 record, hosted Ellington (13-2) in a rematch last year’s 7th grade final (won by the Warriors).  The boys held a 27-20 halftime lead with Chris Tenczar knocking down an off balance three point  shot as the clock expired. The Warriors extended the lead to 10 points after three quarters and made 7 of 10 free throws in the 4th quarter to win the game by a score of 56-41.  Thomas Amrose led the team with 25 points while Jack Rose kicked in 12 points and 15 rebounds.  The boys squad finished with an identical 15-1 record and won their second consecutive NCC regular season title. … Continue Reading

Canton Girls Advance to Round 2 of Class S Tournament

February 29, 2016 Schools, Sports No Comments


By John Fitts 

With a 55-20 win over the Wolcott Tech Wildcats Monday evening, the lady Warriors move on to the second round of the CIAC Class S tournament on Friday.

During the game, many of the younger Canton players had the chance to play during much of the game.

“Tonight was an opportunity to really get everybody involved,” said coach Brian Medeiros. “We knew coming in that Wolcott Tech had made a nice run to make the state tournament but we probably knew it wasn’t going to be the closest game.”

Friday night, the girls will take on Windham at 7 p.m. in the Canton High School gymnasium.

The girls are hoping to get back to the championship game at Mohegan Sun, where they lost the championship to Thomaston last year. It won’t be an easy road and the team could face some of its toughest competitors but if the girls play up to their potential, play consistently and “bring their A game,” Medeiros feels their chances are good.

“If we just take care of the ball and play like we’re capable of doing, I think we have a great chance to get back there,” he said.

Access of full-size gallery or order prints or digital downloads at https://johnfitts.smugmug.com/Canton-Girls-Round-1-Class-S/

Canton Residents Can Take Advantage of Limited Discounted Tickets for Collinsville Classic 10K

February 25, 2016 Community, Sports No Comments

PrintThe Hartford Marathon Foundation is offering Canton residents a limited amount of discounted tickets for the Collinsville Classic 10K but the offer won’t last long.

The inagural event takes place May 1 and involves a run (or walk) that will start at Lake Garda Elementary School in Burlington at 9:30 a.m. and end in downtown Collinsville. Much of the route will follow the Farmington River Trail.

Canton residents can visit http://www.hartfordmarathon.com/Events/Collinsville_Classic_10K.htm and use the code CANTON2016 to get past the sold out screen and receive the $5 discount. 

Organizers said the race is nearly sold out and less than 50 of these discounted tickets remain. They will likely be released to the general public on March 1 if they are not sold by then.

See more about the event in our earlier post here.

Images of Canton: CHS Boys Basketball Team Honors its Seniors

February 20, 2016 Schools, Sports No Comments

The Canton Warriors varsity boys basketball team honored its seniors Friday night with a host of festivities. Each player received a commemorative jersey, a special introduction before the game and more. Parents handed out photo cutouts of each player that provided for plenty of fun in the stands. The game itself didn’t go the way the Warriors hoped as they Enfield squeaked out a 42-38 win

The Warriors, who are 14-5, finish their regular season Monday with away action against Classical Magnet.

Honored on Friday, with information provided by the team, were: … Continue Reading

Emily Briggs Scores 1,000th Point at Canton High School

February 17, 2016 Schools, Sports No Comments

Lady Warriors Also Celebrate Senior Night

By John Fitts 

The Canton Girls Varsity basketball team ended its regular season on a high note Tuesday as junior Emily Briggs scored her 1,000th career point – and more – during a 69-37 victory against Sports and Medical Sciences Academy. Additionally the team celebrated its seniors.

Coming into the game, Briggs needed just 10 points to reach 1,000 and ended the night with 26.

“To score 1,000 points in three years tells you something about the type of player she is in the offensive end,” said coach Brian Medeiros. “I’m happy it happened here at home. It was great to get the community support behind her. She’s a great kid; She deserves it.” … Continue Reading

Canton Track Team Members Qualify for State Open

February 14, 2016 Schools, Sports No Comments

Four Canton indoor track team members qualify for the Feb. 20 state open track championships as a result of great performances at the state championship at noon on Friday Feb. 12 at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.

  • Steve Oliver in the pole vault
  • Jake Whittingslow in the 1000m
  • Will Briggs in the shot put
  • John Solomon in the high jump.

See more indoor track results at http://collinsvillepress.com/2016/02/solomon-whittingslow-win-silver-medals-to-help-canton-take-fifth-in-class-s/10689/

Images of Canton: Little League Softball Winter Workshop

February 11, 2016 Community, Sports No Comments
Coaches Mike Scott and Mike Huang with the girls at a recent Canton Little League Winter Workshop. Photo by John Shand.

Coaches Mike Scott and Mike Huang with the girls at a recent Canton Little League Winter Workshop.
Photo by John Shand.

Canton Little League recently hosted the first of three winter workshops for baseball and softball players.

Held at Cherry Brook Primary School, the winter workshops allowed players to get a taste of the sport and hone their skills. While registration has closed for the workshops, it’s not too late for players to sign up for the spring session of Little League. That can be done through 6 p.m. on March 5 – the day of player evaluations.

Learn more at http://sports.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=686672 … Continue Reading

Canton Boys Take Second in NCCC Indoor Track Championship, Girls Finish Fifth

February 2, 2016 Schools, Sports No Comments

The Canton Boys team finished second in North Central Connecticut Conference indoor track championship at Hillhouse High School in New Haven on Tuesday. The girls finished fifth. Photos courtesy of Bill Sarmuk.

The seniors on the boys and girls indoor track teams. Photo by Bill Sarmuk

The seniors on the boys and girls indoor track teams.
Photo by Bill Sarmuk

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Images of Canton: Boys Basketball Team Tops East Windsor, 61-58, in Comeback Win

January 20, 2016 Schools, Sports No Comments

After falling behind Tuesday night, the Canton Boys basketball team staged a comeback to hand East Windsor its first loss. With the 61-58 win, Canton improves its record to 7-1.

The Canton Girls varsity also defeated East Windsor with a 44-42 win Tuesday night.

On Friday, the teams face Suffield, with the girls playing at home and the boys away.

See a full-screen gallery at https://johnfitts.smugmug.com/Boys-Basketball-Team-Tops-East/

Hartford Marathon Foundation Hopes Collinsville Classic 10K Becomes a Signature Event

January 15, 2016 Community, Sports No Comments

PrintOn May 1, the Hartford Marathon will stage the first Collinsville Classic 10K but already organizers are excited that it could develop into a signature event.

“We’re hoping for a lot of support from the community and merchants so it becomes an annual tradition in Collinsville,” said Beth Shluger, CEO and executive director of the Hartford Marathon Foundation.

The 10K (about 6.2 miles) begins at Lake Garda Elementary School in Burlington at 9:30 a.m. and much of the course will follow the Farmington River Trail before it ends in downtown Collinsville.

The foundation is working with merchants to implement some post-race festivities. … Continue Reading

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