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Softball season ends in two-day thriller

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By COLIN FLANDERS The Colchester softball team fell in heart-breaking fashion last week during one of the most exciting games of the season — an eight-inning, two-day affair against Essex in the state semifinals. Lightning ended a frenzied day one of play in the top of the seventh, the score tied at 5. The Lakers…

SMC coach to join U.S. national team

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A St. Michael’s College coach is headed to Israel next summer. Men’s ice hockey assistant coach Casey Fratkin will be the lone assistant coach on the United States’ entry into the 20th Maccabiah Games, his third international coaching assignment. Fratkin assisted as Lithuania earned a bronze medal in March at the International Ice Hockey Federation…