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

February 27, 2015 Outdoors, Sports No Comments

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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

Ski Sundown to Host 2015 Senior Winter Games

February 22, 2015 Outdoors, Sports No Comments

The CT Ski Council and Ski Sundown are sponsoring the 2015 Senior Winter Games on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Those who turn 50 in calendar year 2015 are eligible to compete.  Racers in their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s participate in the event and come from New York, Massachusetts and all parts of Connecticut.  … Continue Reading

Canton Girls Advance to NCCC Semifinals

February 21, 2015 Schools, Sports No Comments

With a 58-48 win over Granby Saturday, the Canton Girls Varsity basketball team advances to the NCCC Semifinals next week.

It was a scrappy, emotional game Saturday with numerous calls, a seesaw of scoring and other ups and downs.

“There were a lot of twists and turns in that one,” Canton coach Brian Mederios said. “Granby’s certainly a good team. They make you battle for everything.” … Continue Reading

Canton Girls Win Share of NCCC Title

February 18, 2015 Schools, Sports No Comments
The girls team celebrates after the victory.  Photo by Gerry DeSimas

The girls team celebrates after the victory.
Photo by Gerry DeSimas

The Canton Girls Varsity Basketball team won a share of the NCCC championship with a 50-35 win over Windsor Locks Tuesday night. See more here from our friends at the Collinsville Press.

Video: Canton Girls Fall to Avon in Historic Matchup

February 14, 2015 Schools, Sports No Comments

Despite taking an exciting third-period lead after a slow start, the Canton Girls Varsity Squad fell 63-50 to Avon on Friday night.

Avon took an early 17-1 lead and pulled out ahead again late in the game when Canton just couldn’t keep that mid third-period momentum going.

“I give the kids credit, they battled all the way back . . . and then they ran out of steam,” said Canton coach Brian Medeiros. “I give the Avon kids credit; that’s why they’re champions. Champions die hard.” … Continue Reading

Undefeated Status Slips Away but Canton Girls Look Forward

February 6, 2015 Schools, Sports No Comments
Jacquie Grabowski watches her shot head to the net.  Photo by John Fitts

Jacquie Grabowski puts one in the net for Canton.
Photo by John Fitts

Enfield handed the Canton Girls Varsity team its first loss of the season Friday night but coach Brian Medeiros said the team is looking ahead.

“I’d rather lose now, in February, than March,” he said. “All of our goals are still in front of us.”

And the Canton girls have an “outstanding opportunity to win its first NCCC championship since 1999,” according to a recent article in the Collinsville Press. … Continue Reading

Canton Girls Narrowly Defeat Suffield to Remain Undefeated

January 24, 2015 Schools, Sports No Comments
Emily Briggs makes a pass. Photo by John Fitts

Canton’s Emily Briggs.
Photo by John Fitts

Suffield proved a challenging opponent for the Canton Girls Varsity Basketball team Friday night but the Warriors fought to a 56-51 win, bringing their record to 13-0.

Junior Maggie Treacy, who logged 21 points in the game, said it was nerve-racking to quickly fall behind 10-2 at the beginning of the game but added that it was exciting to come back and win.

“We brought it together,” she said. “It was a great team win.” … Continue Reading

Canton Little League 2015 Schedule of Events

January 16, 2015 Sports No Comments


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