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Girls soccer falls in overtime thriller

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Eighty minutes weren’t enough. Neither were 95. Slowly, as the sun peeked through gray clouds last Saturday afternoon, the Division I girls soccer state championships neared its final moments. Defenders flicked corner kicks away from the box. Slivers of open net closed instantly by goalies’ instinct. It was a game that seemed like it’d never…

Wrestling returns to CHS

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Paging all wrestlers: Colchester High School wrestling is back in action. Two years after the sport lost its varsity status due to low participation, the Colchester youth wresling program is putting the team on its back, funding the varsity team’s first season with the district building it into its budget in the coming years, Lavoie…

Lakers wrap up season

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Colchester girls and boys cross-country teams took took eighth and ninth, respectively, at the Vermont state championships held at Thetford Academy last Saturday. The girls, led by sophomore Myla Jacobs, who finished in 14th overall, ran the course with a combined score of 190. Savannah Tebeau-Sherry joined Jacobs in the top 20, finishing 19th. Shyanne…

One more win and you’re in

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Colchester girls soccer team is one win away from advancing to its first state title game in six years. After cruising past North Country and fending off Mt. Mansfield last week, the No. 2-seeded Lakers take on sixth-ranked St. Johnsbury on Wednesday in a game that concluded after The Sun went to print. For the…

Lakers end season with Hartford loss

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After closing out the season strong with wins againt South Burlington and BFA-St. Albans, the Colchester football squad couldn’t contain top-seeded Hartford, who rolled to an 48-6 victory over the Lakers. Colchester struggled from the start, allowing the 8-1 Hurricanes to amass a 33-0 lead by halftime. The Lakers managed to tack a score on…

Colchester falls short in comeback bid

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Colchester girls varsity field hockey team came up just short in a valiant comeback effort against the No. 2-ranked Essex Hornets on Tuesday afternoon. Colchester fell behind early after the Hornets put up two goals in the first half behind Jenna Puleo and Anna Singer goals. Colchester fought back, however, cutting the lead in half…