Colin Flanders

Cobras hit trifecta over weekend

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The Colchester Cobras hit the road last week, stopping in for four wrestling tournaments throughout the state and beyond. Jordan Lavoie, Cam Katon, Keegan Vance, Nick Forguites, Cahota Lafond and Sawyer Prouty fought their way to first and second place trophies during a pit stop in Saratoga Springs. Meanwhile, Hunter Gauthier represented the Cobras up…

Nordic skiing takes part in freestyle event

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The Colchester boys and girls Nordic skiing teams took part in a freestyle event hosted by Essex last Saturday. Both Lakers teams placed fifth. Myla Jacobs led the way for the girls squad, racing to a time of 21 seconds, just 1 second off the leader. followed by Alicia Tebeau-Sherry (20th), Alex Aley (26th), Amber…

Colchester native earns conference honors

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A Colchester native earned the Northeast-10 Conference’s Swimmer of the Week honors last week. Lindsay McNall, a senior at St. Michael’s College, won four times over six events last weekend while clocking a trio of top-three times in the conference this winter, including the fastest 100-yard backstroke. She leads the team this winter in total…

If there’s a Will, there’s a way

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Since he began at St. Michael’s College in 1984, professor Will Marquess has started each class with a quote. Sometimes it’s a joke, or a poem, or simply Virginia Woolf’s musings on happiness — “the full use of the faculties.” It began mostly as an exercise of composure; classes start not by fumbling papers but…

Mattress causes two crashes

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A loose mattress caused a pair of crashes on Interstate 89 on Tuesday morning, a news release said. Vermont State Police say they received a call at about 7:20 a.m. reporting a mattress in the roadway near mile marker 90 southbound. Traffic backed up as vehicles tried to avoid the mattress, leading to a pair…