SPORTS

Airport Park’s family of Funatics

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By COLIN FLANDERS Whenever the Airport Park Funatics gather, it’s a family affair. Marilyn Tofani set in motion the Colchester-based 50-and-over pickleball club, which wrapped up its annual three-day tournament Tuesday, including the men’s, women’s and mixed doubles finals. Colchester’s pickleball scene has exploded over the past five years, Tofani said, adding about 50 people…

Fraser wins CrossFit games

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Colchester’s Mathew Fraser won his first men’s CrossFit Games title last Sunday at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The 26-year-old finished with 1,096 points overall, including wins in the Ranch Trail Run, as well as second place finishes in seven other events. He beat second-place finisher Ben Smith by a total of 197 points,…

Game wardens: Watch where you swim

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Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding the public to not swim at fishing access areas due to safety concerns. The department says game wardens have responded to several incidents in recent weeks involving people swimming at fishing access areas, risking injury or preventing the launching of boats. “It’s great that people want to get…

Vermont Sportscar

Driver David Higgins, a six-time Rally America Champion, and co-driver Craig Drew power through a corner during Stage 2 of the New Hampshire Forest Rally on July 15. Vermont Sportscar, based out of Colchester, built and prepped the vehicle. The annual two-day event is headquarted at the Sunday River Resort in Newry,  Maine. (Photo by Kyle St. Peter)

Driver David Higgins, a six-time Rally America Champion, and co-driver Craig Drew power through a corner during Stage 2 of the New Hampshire Forest Rally on July 15. Vermont Sportscar, based out of Colchester, built and prepped the vehicle. The annual two-day event is headquarted at the Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine. (Photo by Kyle St. Peter)

In the right place at the right time

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SEEKONK, Mass. — Scott Payea was the last man standing on a wild night at Massachusetts’ Seekonk Speedway last Saturday, taking the lead with three laps to go en route to his second American-Canadian Tour win of the season. Colchester’s Payea had run a distant second to Brad Babb for much of the second half…