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Funatics back at it

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The Colchester Funatics filed into Airport Park this month for their fourth annual three-day pickle ball tournament. Marilyn Tofani set in motion the Colchester-based 50-and-over pickleball club with the help of part-time Colchester resident Wayne Davis. This year, the 50-and-over club raised $180 for the Colchester Recreation Department while fielding 39 players across six divisions.…

Five Colchester players team up for Babe Ruth title

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After an undefeated regular season of Babe Ruth baseball, a quintet of 13-year-old Colchester players partnered with players from Vergennes, Shelburne and Mt. Abe to create the Suburban All-Star team under head coach Brian Carey.  A year later, it was déjà vu. Last summer, Carey guided the Colchester 11-12 All Star team to a district…

LL all-stars dominate en route to championship

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Head coach Mat Robinson sensed there was something special with the Colchester Little League 9-10 All-Star team from the very first game. Over a six-day period last week, the team rattled off five wins, culminating in a District Championship and a trip to the state tournament, proving their optimistic coach right at every turn. In…

SMC’s Bonds inks pro deal

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St. Michael’s College men’s basketball May graduate Matt Bonds, of Accokeek, Md., signed his first professional contract last month: A one-year deal with the Hørsholm 79ers of Basketligaen, where he will play at the highest pro level of basketball in Denmark. “I recognize that I’ve been blessed to be in this position,” Bonds said in…

Cannons start off strong

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  After dropping the opening game in their 2017 summer season, the Colchester Cannons stormed back with three-straight wins, including a 6-4 decision over Rutland last Sunday. They currently sit with a 3-1 record. Thomas Vesosky has sparked the Cannons’ offense through the first four games with a .714 batting average over 14 at-bats, including…

Cinderella run ends in state finals

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After a magical run to its first-ever finals that included upsets over the tournament’s No. 2 seed, the Colchester boys tennis team fell in the state championships to top-seeded South Burlington last Saturday, 6-1.  At the No. 14 seed, the Lakers were the lowest seed in state history to reach the championship round. Courtesy photos.