Canton Featured in Farmington Valley Times


I was going to do a write-up of the Gold Bracket game, but the Farmington Valley Times beat me to it (and did a much better job of it than I would have).  The extremely well-written article is available to view at:

We would like to thank the editors and staff of The Farmington Valley Times for their support, and urge all members to support their efforts to bring quality journalism to the greater Farmington Valley.

2013 Gold Brackets Champions – Canton

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We salute the 2013 Gold Bracket Champions, Canton, coached by Charley Batan, lower far left…that’s 3 in a row!!!

West Hartford – 2013 Silver Bracket Winner

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Congratulations to West Hartford, who beat Tolland 6-1 to win the 2013 CT Silver Bracket Championship.

Canton Three-Peats, Wins 2013 CTWSL Tournament




Congratulations to Canton, Rocky Hill, and West Hartford, today’s winners in the 2013 CTWSL Tournament.

Canton won its third Tournament championship in a row, beating runner-up Rocky Hill in the Gold Bracket final by the score of 4-1.  West Hartford won the Silver Bracket, beating Tolland 6-1.

Parking at Canton High School Closed

We have received word that there will be no parking available at Canton High School due to construction work being performed there.  Per the Canton Director of Parks and Recreation:

“We encourage parking at Millennium Fields for any CHS games. A path at the far end of the parking lot cuts through to the softball field. Other parking can take place at CIS. Millennium Fields is a shorter walk to field but path is wooded. Please block entrance to CHS. Police were notified to patrol area ( not by me) so it is important to park off site and walk in. Thanks for understanding.”

In compliance with the Director’s request, the entrance to Canton High School will be blocked.  Please avoid being ticketed or towed by the Canton Police Department and help us be good guests.

2013 Tournament Schedule

Location: Canton

Tournament Field #1 (T1)
52 River Road
Canton, CT 06019
(Right near the Town Garage and Riverside Nursery)

Tournament Field #2 (T2)
Canton High School
76 Simonds Ave
Canton, CT 06019
(Please note there is no parking at the High School, please park in the lot across the street.)

Tournament Field #3 (T3)
10 Dyer Avenue
Canton, CT 06019

1st Round Game Time: 9am – 11:00am

Game 1: Canton v Bristol – Tournament Field #1 (T1)
Game 2: West Hartford v CT Ninjas (Tolland) – Tournament Field #2 (T2)

2nd Round Game Time: 11am – 1pm

Game 3: Rocky Hill v Enfield -Tournament Field #3 (T3)
Game 4: Loser Game 1 v Loser Game 2 – T1
Game 5: Winner Game 1 v Winner Game – T2

3rd Round Title Games: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Game 6: Winner Game 4 v Loser Game 3 – T1

4th Round Title Games: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Gold Bracket: Winner Game 5 v Winner Game 3 – T1
Silver Bracket: Winner Game 6 v Loser Game 5 – T2

Player of the Week – July 7, 2013


This week’s Player of the Week honors go to Emily Hummell of Rocky Hill.  In a week dominated by masterful pitching performances (both Bristol’s Meghan Ruonaverra and Rocky Hill’s Allison Fournier battled to a scoreless tie in the first game against each other), Emily pitched a no-hitter in the nightcap.  Congratulations, Emily.

Player of the Week – June 30, 2013

1298268524507354096Trophy.svg.thumbPlayer of the Week honors for the week ended June 30, 2013 go to Canton’s Katy Van Deviere, who went 4 for 6 in the double header against Enfield, with a HR, triple, and double, and driving in 6 RBIs.  On defense, she made 3 assists and a spectacular diving play to negate an Enfield rally.  Congrats, Katy!

CTWSL Mentioned in Farmington Valley Times


A very nice and well-written article on the Canton team by John Torsiello of the Farmington Valley Times appeared in its June 28, 2013 edition.  The article can be viewed on line at:

We urge everyone within the delivery area of the Farmington Valley Times to make sure your subscription is up-to-date, as newspapers that truly care about their towns and what goes on within them are increasingly rare and worth supporting.

Player of the Week – June 23, 2013


Congratulations go to Canton’s Katie Donovan, who pitched a shut out against a terrific West Hartford team, beating them by the slimmest of margins, 1-0.  She also pitched three innings in the second game in relief, again not giving up a run.