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Lakers make first appearance in baseball finals since 2000

By ANTHONY LABOR JR. For the Colchester Sun BURLINGTON – The Lakers entered Saturday’s Division I championship game having won 15 of their previous 16 games, while South Burlington came in with seven straight wins, after both rode the momentum of their strong stretch runs into the playoffs to put on a show battling it out for the title. In a back-and-forth game that saw third-seed Colchester come back from three runs down, a 2-run bloop single by South Burlington’s Ben Tate in the fifth inning proved to be the difference as the fourth-seed Wolves earned a 5-3 victory....

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Lakers softball season ends in semifinal thriller

By JOSH KAUFMANN Colchester Sun/Essex Reporter ESSEX — Another Division I playoff game against a top Metro Division rival, another back-and-forth, last-comeback-wins escape for the undefeated Hornets as the took on the Lakers in the semis. Colchester, the fifth seed but holder of the state’s two most-dominant pitchers in Gatorade winner Riley Magoon and fellow no-hitter collector Alli Sheets, took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third on Brynn Coughlin’s 2-out single, a wild pitch, and Sheets’ RBI single. Essex tied it in the home fourth when Molly Bruyns doubled with one out and Thorne plated her...

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Athlete of the Week: Sam Messier

In a rainy Division I semifinal against undefeated, No. 1 seed Essex, Messier came through from the leadoff spot with a game that nearly got Colchester to its first final in 25 years. Messier reached base three times in four tries, walking in the first and third, then launching the Lakers’ dramatic seventh-inning rally with a hard single to lead it off. Messier scored the first of her two runs on Alli Sheets’ RBI single in the fifth for a 2-0 lead, and after Essex rallied to go up 3-2, her line single and Brynn Coughlin’s RBI double tied...

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Athlete of the Week: Chase Carey

A key part of the Lakers’ high-scoring offense all season, Carey again was in the middle of things when No. 3 seed Colchester rallied to tie No. 4 South Burlington in the Division I state championship game June 9 at Centennial Field. Colchester trailed the Wolves 3-0 after 2 1/2 innings, but charged back in the third and fourth to pull even. The Lakers got onto the scoreboard on Eben Provost’s RBI groundout, then Carey made it 3-2 with a run-scoring single to drive in Tyler Daniels. Carey, a consistent contributor at the plate all season as Colchester averaged...

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Needlefelting succulents: no water needed

Every other month, a group of novice crafters, savvy artists, teachers, lab technicians, moms, publishers and the like meet at the Burnham Memorial Library to transform colorful strands of wool into artfully styled pieces. Themes vary depending on the season; October brings pumpkins and ghouls to the table, while in February, you can find students felting candy hearts and Valentines, perhaps to send to loved ones. Penny Cunningham, Burnham’s adult programming and outreach coordinator, teaches the needle felting class and has done the craft herself for 10 years. Cunningham has worked with the library for five years but also...

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