Author: Sun staff

High school football players earn honors

Three Colchester football players were tabbed for the 2016 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Vermont Football team, selected by USA Today High School Sports. Sophomore wideout Bailey Olson and junior offensive lineman Steve Cadieux were named to the second-team offensive squad, while defensive back Tom Meadows earned a spot on the second-team defensive squad. Players were selected based on achievements from the past...

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Middle school girls basketball on a roll

The Colchester girls middle school basketball squad improved to 8-3 on the season after two victories last week. The girls raced out to a 19-11 advantage at the half and didn’t look back against Shelburne, securing a 33-30 win January 18. Hannah Lamphier led the charge with 11 followed by Emmakate O’Donnell’s 10. The next day, Lamphier replicated the effort against visiting Hinesburg as CMS cruised to a 33-15 win. “We have had a nice season thus far,” head coach Jim Olson said. “A few injuries have slowed us a bit, but when we are at full strength, I...

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Colchester Cobras hit the road for N.Y. tournament

The Colchester Cobras traveled down to Guildarland, N.Y. for a youth wrestling tournament last Sunday. Eight veteran wrestlers and two first-timers hit the mat, nabbing a score of medals. Cahota LaFond, Brody Coppins, Sawyer Prouty and Jordan Lavoie all notched first-place honors. LaFond also secured a second-place finish as well as Cameron Katon, followed by Keegan Vance’s third place finish and fourth-place results from Cruz Haran, Lucas Fielden, Hunter Gauthier and Noah...

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We need an independent commission on ethics

The Vermont Constitution (Chapter I, Article 6) demands that our elected officials are open, transparent and accountable. The authors understood how transparency in government is the very basis of trust. State statute also demands access and accountability: It is the policy of this subchapter to provide for free and open examination of records consistent with the Constitution. Officers of government are trustees and servants of the people, and it is in the public interest to enable any person to review and criticize their decisions even though such examination may cause inconvenience or embarrassment. The overwhelming majority of our dedicated...

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