Newell Porch
Coordinator of Athletics


2013-14 Sports Information


Crew - Ten athletes from AHS attended an indoor rowing event hosted by Stonington.  The team fared very well winning gold medals (first place) in three events: Boys Varsity 4 - Jon Arceiro, Frank Campanelli, Jack Kostal, Alec Whipple Girls Varsity 4 - Marinna Binkowski, Sierra Mazur, Anna McCormick, Maya Regalado Girls Coxswain - Rachael Rosow

Swim Team results Class M Finals: The 200 Med. Relay finished 5th. Riley Strassner finished 1st in the 200 fr. with a new team record of 1:42.97He finished 3rd in the 100 Fr with a time of 47.90, another team record.  Kyle Emery finished 4th in the 100 back.  Billy Holloman finished 5th in the 100 breast with a new team record of 1:01.5.  Erin Hartigan swam the 500 in a new team record time of 5:16.  She also did a personal best in the 200 IM with a 2:13.   Katie Emery swam a 1:00.71 in back and Stephen Pang bettered his swims in the 200IM and 100 Back.  Other relay swimmers who swam fantastic were Matt Bagley, Devon Chambers, Fabrizio Tropea, Sam Mallery and Stephen Delgallo.

Girls Basketball - Are the NCCC Season Champs and League Tournament Champs

Wrestling - League Champs 2014

Girls Indoor Track - League Champs 2014

Wt. Lifting - Avon finished 2nd in the Pequot Football Weightlifting Tournament.  Ted Almendinger received the best overall lifter award and Freshman Max Kritikos received best overall Freshman.


Wed. 4/2 - Spring Pre-Season Forum- AHS Auditorium @ 7:00 pm

Baseball - Pitchers Catchers Week - Monday, March 17

All other Spring sports start on Monday, March 24 directly after school.  Please check for verbal and posted announcements for time and site changes as well as postponements. 

Sites: Softball - Fisher Meadows / Freshman Baseball - Avon High / JV & Varsity Baseball - Buckingham / Girls Lacrosse - Avon High / Freshman Boys Lacrosse - Middle School / V & JV Boys Lacrosse - Buckingham /    Girls Tennis - Middle School / Boys Tennis - Thompson Brook / B/G Track - Avon High / B/G Crew - Batterson Pk. / B/G Golf - Blue Fox

All athletes Physicals must be updated and receive verification from the Nurses offices before 1st practice.  Form will be given to coach at first practice by athlete.  

Download Parental Permission Form and Emergency Information Form, fill out with parental signature and submit to coach on first day of practice.  Forms must be submitted or athlete will not be able to practice.

All athletes must submit your Pay to Participate Form (with payment if applicable) to the Athletic Dept. withing 10 days of the start of the first practice.  If athletes have an individual cap, family cap or waiver, all must submit the forms within the given deadlines or they will not be able to practice or participate.  Do not give the form or payment to the coach!  Crew must not submit the $110 through the District Pay Pal account.  Pay Pal is only for $175 Pay to Participate fees.

Parent/Coaches Spring Pre-Season Forum - There will be a Parent/Coaches Spring Forum scheduled for April 2 @ 7:00pm in the auditorium.  Individual team parent/coaches meeting will follow.


It is with great pleasure that we announce that coach Terri Ziemnicki has been selected to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association hall of Fame.  This award represents the highest achievement a high school coach can receive from their peers.  Ziemnicki will be formally inducted into the Coaches Hall of Fame on November 21st at the Aqua Turf in Southington.  She will also be recognized at Rentschler Field during halftime at the October 12 UCONN football game.  It is there where a plaque will be permanently hung in her honor.

Athletic Trainer:
Our Certified Athletic Trainer this year is Alison O'Connor. She is normally at the school b/w 1:30 & 2:00 pm. Alison's presence at practices and home games will be prioritized depending upon the probabilty of potential injury. She can be contacted @: (860)404-4740 x 1275 or by email @: aoconnorvsp@jockdoctors.com. Please see her website, linked at the left, for detailed information.
General Information:
Busses will normally leave the High School at 2:45pm and practices for our off site teams with practice being held generally from 3:00 - 5:00.div>
TeTeams practicing on site - practices will normally be from 2:30 - 4:30.
Student Athletes must realize that they are expected to participate in every practice and contest during the regular season. Parents should avoid scheduling family vacations during your son or daughters athletic season. Athletes who do miss practices or contests due to vacations or other activities should expect to have playing time altered. Coaches will address this with their teams.
Accessing Interior School Area:
Anyone entering the Avon High School and accessing areas that are closed, may be subject to administrative discipline and police action. There are no interior athletic facilities open to the public or the student body unless approved by the administation with supervision provided. Police take notice.
Home Game Prices:
Admission to all games: $5 per adult and $3 per student/senior citizen
Transporting Athletes:
Any parent wanting to transport their child to or from an athletic event where a bus has been provided must contact the coach, explain the emergency, and obtain a parental form (click forms on the left menu). One copy of this form must be submitted to the Athletic Department with another copy going to the coach.
Team Contact Info and Schedules:
-Choose TEAMS from the left menu
Pay To Participate Info:
Choose PAY TO PARTICIPATE from the left menu to read the policydiv>
Choose FORMS from the left menu to download the form which must be submitted, with payment, ten days after the first practice. If an individual or a family cap occurs, it is required to submitt the form with the cap indicated.
The following 3 documents must be turned into coaches by day 1 of tryouts. Coaches CANNOT allow any student to play unless they complete and hand in these documents:div>
1-Sports Physical pass can be obtained from the nurses if you have an up-to-date physical on file with their office. Download the SPORTS EXAM FORM from the FORMS folder on the left menu and bring it to the nurse's office.
2-Permission Form can be downloaded from the FORMS folder on the left menu.
3-3-Emergency Card can be downloaded from the FORMS folder on the left menu.
Parenting Your Student Athlete:
-Please take the time to watch this informative video
NCAA Eligibility FAQ:
-Click here to find out more
Go Falcons!
Newell Porch
Coordinator of Athletics
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