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One for the books

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Perry becomes winningest CHS baseball coach with No. 116 The Colchester baseball team etched itself into the record books last week, picking up head coach Tom Perry’s 116th career win to make him the winningest Colchester High School baseball coach in the school’s history. Perry, who is in his 10th season with the team, led…

Magoon grand slam lifts Lakers over rival Essex

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After a back-and-forth game that saw no scoring until the final pitch,  Colchester stormed the diamond to await Riley Magoon, who launched a walk-off grand slam, closing the door on visiting Essex and handing the Lakers a 4-0 win May 11. Colchester’s Alli Sheets had herself a gem, tempering the Hornets’ offense with 12 strikeouts…

Lakers hit stride

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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…

Local boy wins national free throw competition

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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…