Colin Flanders

Local boy wins national free throw competition

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Free throw shooting has few tenets: Stay 15 feet from the hoop, aim and fire away. It’s even been called the charity stripe, since sending someone to the line is almost like donating points. But some of basketball’s greatest players famously struggled with it, like Shaquille O’Neal, who finished his career with a dismal 52…

Wheelin’ & dealin’

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Colchester’s varsity baseball and softball teams kicked off their 2017 campaigns on a high note, going a combined 7-1 while scoring 48 runs in just six outings. The Lakers’ softball squad picked off right where it left off last season behind the dynamic duo of juniors Alli Sheets and Riley Magoon. Colchester put up 17…

Colchester woman killed after train hits car

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A 32-year-old Colchester woman was killed when an Amtrak train hit her car around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Colchester police said in a news release. Police say Erin Allen’s 2008 Kia Rio crossed in front of a northbound Amtrak train at a marked crossing on Depot Road. The train struck the driver’s side of the vehicle,…

Martell held without bail

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A Vermont Superior Court judge denied bail last week for a 52-year-old Colchester man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy. Paul A. Martell is charged with two counts of sexually assaulting a victim under 13 and one count of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child. If convicted, he could be sentenced to a…

K9 helps police locate robbery suspect

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A St. Albans man who police say robbed a Colchester convenience store is in custody after a Vermont State Police K9 tracked him through the woods Wednesday evening, a news release said. Police say Joshua Ferraro, 33, stole cash from the Sunny Hollow Quick Stop register before fleeing into a wooded area across the road,…

Cobras clash with Vt.’s best

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Fifteen teams from across the state filled the Colchester High School gymnasium last Saturday for the fourth annual Battle in the Bay youth wrestling tournament. The Cobras capped off a dominant month by boasting seven champions: Nick Forguites, Cahota Lafond, Daniel Guinee, Graham Resmer, Cam Katon, Brody Coppins and Sawyer Prouty. Lucas Fielden, Hunter Gauthier,…