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Hornets softball 13-0

By WYNN PARADEE Messenger Sports SWANTON — It was feast or famine for the Thunderbirds in Friday’s softball game against Essex at The Pit. Offensively, Missisquoi put seven runs on 13 hits up on the board against the undefeated Hornets. Defensively, too many walks, errors, pitching behind in the count, and mental mistakes resulted in Essex (12-0) notching 16 runs in its 16-7 victory. It was a case of whatever could go wrong, did go wrong for MVU (9-3). “One of those games,” admitted coach Jay Hartman. “Really no explanation. They jumped on us early, and never took their...

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May 24, 2018

The last week of May brings the final week of regular season contests and the largest track and field meet in our state, which happens to be right here at the high school Saturday. Playoffs for ranked teams are scheduled to begin next week unless, of course, the weather does not cooperate. Conference finals in the NBA and NHL may be over depending upon the individual series. They all have been exciting and enjoyable to watch. Memorial Day, the Vt. City Marathon and the prom all arrive at about the same time. Please be smart and safe. Essex High...

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Will ‘sober centrists’ ever return to debate?

By EMERSON LYNN As we step onto the first stage leading to the general election in November the thought is that a unpopular president is giving rise to our better selves; we’ve tasted the extreme and the unconventional and found it lacking. We want the political pendulum to swing back toward the center. But what if it doesn’t? What convinces us that the way we communicate is about to bring us back to something that resembles normalcy? If we look to other nations what makes us so sure that the populist rants we hear elsewhere don’t make their homes...

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Destiny Suren

Suren, a team captain as a sophomore along with seniors Emily Friedman and Anna Ursiny, Suren helped the Essex girls win back-to-back tennis matches for the first time this spring. On May 9 against South Burlington, she led off a 4-3 team win with a straight-sets victory at No. 1 singles, 6-4, 6-2. On May 12 at Colchester, Suren took another quick win, 6-1, 6-3, in the Lakers’ 5-2...

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Cory Giannelli

Giannelli helped Essex earn back-to-back wins before suffering a one-run loss to Champlain Valley, driving in eight runs on six hits, including a home run against Burlington, North Country and the Redhawks. In a 16-6 May 8 win over the Seahorses, Giannelli singled and drove in four runs. At North Country on May 10, Giannelli, Ryan Young and Garrett Somerset each doubled and homered, with Giannelli again knocking in four runs. In an 11-10 loss at CVU on May 12, the sophomore added three more...

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