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Talcott earns academic honors

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A Colchester native was one of 17 St. Michael’s College women’s hockey players named All-Academic selections. Nicole Talcott, a Rice graduate, grabbed her initial All-Academic reward in the New England Hockey Conference. The 17 selections is a St. Michael’s school record for number of qualifiers, breaking last year’s mark of 16. Thirteen of the selections…

Cobras clash with Vt.’s best

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Fifteen teams from across the state filled the Colchester High School gymnasium last Saturday for the fourth annual Battle in the Bay youth wrestling tournament. The Cobras capped off a dominant month by boasting seven champions: Nick Forguites, Cahota Lafond, Daniel Guinee, Graham Resmer, Cam Katon, Brody Coppins and Sawyer Prouty. Lucas Fielden, Hunter Gauthier,…

Cobras stacking trophies ahead of Battle at the Bay

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It’s been a busy, busy month for the Colchester Cobras. They began the Vermont youth wrestling season March 4 in Springfield at the annual Schweitzer Memorial tournament. Brody Coppings, Nick Forguites, Sawyer Prouty, Cameron Katon and Noah Quigley hauled in first-place medals, while Shea Prouty, Jaden Coppins and Graham Resmer took third. Tanner Prouty, Cruz Haran…

Colchester seniors slated for Rotary all-star games

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Four Colchester seniors have been chosen for the 2017 Rotary All-Star Classic this Saturday at Essex High School. Goalkeeper Jenna Blondin will represent the Burlington/Colchester girls squad, while Andrew St. Pierre, Curtis Lehouiller, Jake Rochereau hit the ice for the boy’s game. Start times are 4 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., respectively. High school coaches nominate seniors…

Lakers hit stride before state tournament

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The Lakers are saving the best for last. After managing only a .500 record after their first 10 games,  the Colchester girls basketball squad is among Division-I’s hottest teams heading into the state tournament. They’ve won eight of their last 10, including five double-digit victories, good enough to secure the eighth seed and home-court advantage…

SeaLakers fall to Middlebury

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The Burlington/Colchester SeaLakers fell behind No. 2-seeded Middlebury early last Friday night and were eventually overpowered by the Tigers, dropping 5-0 to end their season. Senior goaltender Jenna Blondin hung tough in the net, deflecting a number of scoring opportunities in the second period. Yet the Tigers’ offense proved relentless, tacking on two more later…