Author: Sun staff

Maggie Desmond

At the biggest and most-competitive meet of the year, Desmond ran career-best times in three straight races at the Essex Invitational/New England Qualifier on May 26, coming within 12-hundredths of a second of earning a spot in the New England Championships in the 100-meter hurdles. Desmond began her day with a new best time in the 100 (17.34) to finish seventh in the preliminary heats and advance to the finals, where she bettered her hour-old previous mark with a 17.25 to take seventh and barely miss a trip to Durham, N.H. In the 300, Desmond knocked a full second...

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Thomas Vesosky

Vesosky scored the only run of the game to beat Rice on May 23, and two days later was the winning pitcher in the Lakers’ 7-3 victory at St. Johnsbury as Colchester finished the regular season with its sixth straight victory. Against visiting Rice, Vesosky reached on a walk and eventually came home on a wild pitch in the 1-0 win, which clinched the third seed in the Division I playoffs. Against St. J, the senior drove in two runs in addition to getting the win on the...

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Tebeau-Sherry, Cummings qualify for NE Championship

The top six finishers in each event on Saturday’s Essex Invitational and New England Qualifier track and field meet earned the right to advance to the New England Championship on Saturday, June 9 at the University of New Hampshire. George Cummings (below) qualified with a third place finish in the 110m Hurdles with a time of 16.15, a second place finish in the 300m Hurdles with a time of 40.67 and a fifth place long jump of 20′ 8.25″. Alicia Tebeau-Sherry also qualified with a fifth place finish in the 800m with a time of 2:24.49 and a fourth...

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Bringing local cemeteries into the 21st Century

By PHYL NEWBECK for the Colchester Sun Colchester Park and Recreation took over maintenance of the town’s six cemeteries two years ago and is now considering alternate forms of burial. The town is considering allowing columbaria, or structures designed to hold cremated remains, and memorial gardens with benches where people can sit and reflect on their loved ones. Colchester cemetery sexton Wanda Morin, also the town’s assistant clerk, said there haven’t been any official requests yet, but she’s aware of a growing interest in these forms of interment. The discussion is the latest change to town cemeteries, which were...

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