Author: Colin Flanders

Lakers hit stride

Colchester track and field traveled to Essex last week for a four-team meet boasting a handful of individual winners: Bailey Olson (100m), Alicia Tebeau-Sherry (800m, 1500m), 4x100m relay team of Sam Spates, Sam Lamphier, Matt Hesford, Olson), George Cummings (personal record in high jump with 5 feet 6 inches) and Amber Sicard (long jump). Other top-three finishers include: Ani McMannon (second, 200m), Hesford (second, 200m; third, high jump), Lamphier (second, 400m), Van Nguyen (third, 400m), Myla Jacobs (second, 1500m), Savanah Tebeau-Sherry (third, 1500m), Maggie Desmond (second, 300m hurdles), Adriana Jacobs (third, 300m hurdles), Cummings (second, 300m hurdles), 4×100 relay...

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Camp Johnson offering free Hep C testing for veterans

Camp Johnson is offering free and confidential hepatitis C testing for veterans this Friday and Saturday. Hepatitis C is the most common chronic blood-borne virus and is believed to affect nearly 4 million people in the U.S., including 1 in 30 Baby Boomers, stats from the University of Vermont Medical Center show. Though types of the virus range, hepatitis A, B and C are most common. The latter kills more Americans than any other infectious disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Doris Strader, a gastroenterologist who runs a liver clinic at the UVM Medical...

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Local boy wins national free throw competition

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 percent. Plus, nearly any March college basketball game will show even some of the most talented shooters can falter when the pressure’s on. So how did Colchester native Jacobi Lafferty reach the pinnacle of one of basketball’s most perplexing acts at just 11 years...

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Wheelin’ & dealin’

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 hits in its 9-5 season-opening victory over CVU behind Sheets’ nine strikeouts en route to her first win. Sheets also helped her cause from the plate with three hits and two RBIs, while Magoon unleashed four hits and three RBIs. Ella Cole, Megan Hoague...

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