Olivia Moore turns the corner during Colchester Middle School’s game against Albert D. Lawton School. (Photo by Kyle St. Peter)

Colchester Middle School’s boys and girls basketball squads hit the road for the 47th-annual Albert D. Lawton tournament last weekend. 

CMS was one of six middle schools battling out for Chittenden County’s top prize: champions of Vermont’s oldest running middle school basketball tournament.

The boys team advanced to the quarterfinals before falling to Camels Hump, while the girls team downed Edmunds in the quarterfinals, advancing to the final four and a showdown with the hosts. They’d lost a close one to ADL, which then lost its next game to eventual champions Frederick H. Tuttle. Essex Middle School took the title on the boys side.

CMS had much to be proud of, however, with its own Emmakate O’Donnell being named to the all-tournament team.


Colchester had an uphill battle against host ADL thanks to a rowdy student section last weekend. (Photo by Kyle St. Peter)


ADL’s Olivia Noyes fights through a foul. (Photo by Kyle St. Peter)