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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

Mandell JCC Valley Sports & Community Center Formally Welcomes Community

January 3, 2016 Business, Community, Sports No Comments
Tricia Meltser helps her son Lucas, on the balance beam, during the open house at JCC Valley Sports and Community Center open house. Photo by John Fitts

Tricia Meltser helps her son Lucas, on the balance beam, during the open house at JCC Valley Sports and Community Center open house.
Photo by John Fitts

By John Fitts 

Mandell JCC Valley Sports & Community Center formally welcomed the community during an open house on Sunday afternoon.

“We’re having a great turnout from the community,” facility director Elana MacGilpin said as a steady stream of people came through the doors. “Everyone seems excited to be here.”

The day included numerous activities such as a ribbon-cutting ceremony with local officials and the Canton Chamber of Commerce, open play basketball, baseball hitting instruction with Canton High School JV coach Mike Scott, Mini Stars Soccer for ages 1 to 5, kids yoga, story times, a family boot camp and much more – all as a preview for the center’s programs, many of which officially begin later this week.

“The Canton Chamber of Commerce is honored that such an organization as the Mandell JCC has woven Canton Chamber of Commerce membership into its plan to reach the Farmington Valley and beyond,” Mike D’Apice, Immediate Past President of the chamber, said. “May this new year and every year bring everything that is best to this sports and community center, its staff and every neighbor who chooses to participate in their programming.”

The West-Hartford based JCC (Jewish Community Center) recently took over the 310 Albany Turnpike (Route 44) facility, former home to Valley Sports Center, founded and operated by Canton resident Mark Lange for approximately four years.

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Maggie Treacy Surpasses 1,000-Point Mark as Canton High Girls Defeat Hall

December 31, 2015 Photos, Schools, Sports No Comments

Canton High School senior Maggie Treacy surpassed the 1,000 point mark on Wednesday night as the lady Warriors varsity basketball team logged a 68-57 victory over Hall High School.

Despite the excitement of the win and coming out on top of the heap in the Simsbury Bank Holiday Classic, there’s no doubt that much of the night’s focus was on Treacy’s accomplishment.

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Images of Canton: Boys Basketball Team Defeats Avon

December 29, 2015 Photos, Schools, Sports No Comments

The Canton Warriors Boys Varsity Basketball team logged an exciting 60-47 win over Avon Tuesday night.

The win was the team’s second in the Thomaston Bank Holiday Festival hosted by Lewis Mills. On Monday, Canton defeated Mills 46-24.

It was a sweet victory for members of the team, who said it was the first time Canton has topped Avon in their years on the squad. Members said the game was circled on the calendar.

“It felt like a conference championship game,” said senior guard Rieley Hoffman. “We always wanted to beat Avon. This was one of the biggest games of our season.” … Continue Reading

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