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COLCHESTER — Just as the landscape of college hockey started changing in the late 1990s, the Saint Michael's College men's ice hockey team began a run of success never seen before or since at the school, winning the final NCAA Division II Tournament before claiming three straight Northeast-1…

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont high school sports season was officially delayed today during Governor Phil Scott's Tuesday morning press conference.

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MONTPELIER — Official word on school-based winter sports was released Nov. 3, and while new restrictions might cause disappointment, it does appear most Vermont athletes will be able to compete this winter.

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JERICHO -- After erasing a second half deficit to force overtime, the Colchester High School (CHS) girls’ soccer team came away with a 2-1 win Tuesday afternoon in the opening round of the Vermont Principals’ Association 2020 Division 1 State Championship tournament.

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Field hockey is the first high school sport to have its Vermont Principals’ Association championship pairings announced as its regular season finished a week earlier than boys’ and girls’ soccer.

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ESSEX -- Colchester High School (CHS) was looking to hand the Essex High School (EHS) varsity boys’ soccer team its first loss of the year Tuesday, but the visiting Lakers couldn’t get on the scoreboard as they fell 2-0 in the latest installment of the border battle.

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ST. ALBANS — It was a game full of ups and downs for the Bobwhites on Senior Night. Play got underway after at Collins Perley against the Colchester Lakers after a quick ceremony for senior players Jake Reynolds, Andrew Koval, Parker Horton, Peter Jolley, Collin Jolley, AJ Rainer, Thomas Rem…

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COLCHESTER — Thrilling news for high school athletes came out of Montpelier Tuesday when it was announced during Gov. Phil Scott’s press conference that schools will be able to enter Step III of reopening.

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In-person learning returned to Colchester High this week as students were back in the building for the first time since March. While there was a certain buzz during school hours, there was a different kind throughout the campus' outer grounds for a few hours after that.

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MONTPELIER — On Tuesday, Aug. 11, additional updates on the upcoming high school, fall sports season were released by the Vermont Principal’s Association (VPA).

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MONTPELIER — Vermont’s high school athletes got some good news from Governor Phil Scott last week as he announced there will be a fall sports season.

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COLCHESTER -- Purple Knight fans will have to wait until 2021 to once again see their teams in action.

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SWANTON — In the winter of 2019, BFA graduate, Matt Meunier, joined the coaching staff of the Saint Michael’s College Purple Knights baseball team.

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At the Colchester Cannons’ practice Wednesday night, players arrived at the dugout with bat bags slung over their shoulders and matching Cannons buffs pulled up over their noses. 

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Saint Michael’s College (SMC) head coach Carla Hesler recently announced that she has nine incoming student-athletes for the upcoming season with two of those being recent Colchester High graduates.

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Principal’s Association released news that the high school fall sports season will have a delayed opening. Practices for fall teams scheduled to begin on August 10th will now begin the first student day of school at the end of August or beginning of September.

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BARRE -- A Colchester driver made a strong push to take the checkered flag following a restart June 25, but he just couldn’t pull ahead in the final laps.

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After holding out hope as long as it could with the optimism that the games could be played, the decision was finally made to cancel the 2020 All-Star Twin State Hockey Classic that was set to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Senior Mitch Gadapee has worn many titles in his Colchester High School (CHS) career: Green Mountain Boy’s State Governor, School Board Student Representative, North-South Senior All-Star, and more. Now he can add another to the list: Vt. High School Scholar Athlete Inductee to the National …

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The tarps won’t be coming off the mounds this spring. The lacrosse fields won’t be freshly lined. Hurdles won’t be dragged out onto the track, and tennis courts won’t be swept in preparation for an opening serve.

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Before joining the Colchester Police force, Nicole Talcott '19 was the backbone of the Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey team's defense, minding the net as starting goaltender. She and Annice Mason '06, another former SMC women's hockey goaltender, were the first two Vermont-native …

Six Saint Michael's College (SMC) Athletics programs had robust spring schedules cut short this year, with four amid their traditional competitive season. Two had yet to even play a game. We will take a look at each in an attempt to fully honor the achievements of those student-athletes affe…

For the remainder of the spring semester, the Northeast-10 Conference is spotlighting senior classes as Team of the Week honorees in order to recognize each player's dedication to their program and teammates. The Saint Michael's College (SMC) men's tennis squad is next in line to be lauded, …

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Six Saint Michael's College (SMC) Athletics programs had robust spring schedules cut short this year, with four amid their traditional competitive season. Two had yet to even play a game. We will take a look at each in an attempt to fully honor the achievements of those student-athletes affe…

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The Saint Michael's College (SMC) Department of Athletics unveiled its eighth class of Chi Alpha Sigma inductees on Monday as part of National Student-Athlete Day, as a record 24 Purple Knights carrying a minimum cumulative 3.7 grade-point average were honored.

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MaKayla Foster's four years at Saint Michael's College could be a case study in overcoming obstacles. Family loss, adapting to remote teaching in the time of the coronavirus, and developing into a leader on the field hockey field have been challenges for the senior, but she has met them all.

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Principals' Association spoke today on the state of spring sports in Vermont. Currently, all high school athletics have been delayed indefinitely due to the ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ order issued by Governor Phil Scott.

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A tremendous effort at being the top girls’ ice hockey team in Vermont fell just short for the Burlington/Colchester High School (BCHS) SeaLakers.