Author: Reporter staff

Athlete of the Week: Preston Gordon

Gordon ran through the Vermont State Championships boys tennis tournament to win the eighth individual title in program history, beating Josh Ashooh of Champlain Valley Union in two dominant straight sets, 6-0, 6-1. Gordon was undefeated throughout the regular season and the singles tournament, leading the Hornets to the No. 2 seed for the team playoffs with a 15-1...

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Hornets split games with BFA, win the right one

ESSEX — Colby Brouillette put an emphatic cap on his 4-for-4, 3-run, 4-ARBI afternoon with a seventh-inning home run, finishing off BFA-St. Albans’ 9-5 Metro Division baseball victory over host Essex on Friday. The all-season rivals will square off on the same field again this afternoon in a first-round Division I playoff contest after slipped a spot to the seventh seed and BFA moved up one place to No. 10. Today’s playdown winner will advance to a quarterfinal against No. 15 Lyndon Institute at home or, more likely, No. 2 Brattleboro on the road. In Friday’s rescheduled game, Essex took...

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Hornets softball goes undefeated on the season

By JOSH KAUFMANN Messenger Sports Bent on finishing off the program’s fifth 16-0 regular season in 10 years, the Hornets put some extra pop in their bats in the middle innings and powered away from BFA-St. Albans for a 9-0 softball win that also clinched the Metro Division title and the No. 1 seed. Caitlin Toth pitched a complete game for the win, allowing just three singles in seven innings, not walking a batter while striking out six. The Hornets managed just one run in the first two innings despite getting six batters on, but broke the game open...

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A parade to remember

A little rain couldn’t deter hundreds who gathered for the annual Memorial Day Parade, one of the largest in Vermont. The parade was led by three grand marshals, who were nominated by the public for the first time in the parade’s history: Phillip Murdock, John Andrews and Richard E. Hamilton. Photos by Bob LoCicero for the Essex Reporter....

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Essex Police Report: May 21 – 27, 2018

Monday, May 21 5:46 a.m., Alarm on Bixby Hill Rd. 8:35 a.m., Suspicious on Market Pl. 9:44 a.m., LSA on Gentes Rd. 10:11 a.m., Agency assist on Main St. 10:22 a.m., LSA on Susie Wilson Rd. 10:24 a.m., Citizen Assist on Pioneer St. 11:16 a.m., Accident on Old Colchester Rd. 11:48 a.m., Welfare Check on Autumn Pond Way 12:03 p.m., Suspicious on Railroad Ave. 12:55 p.m., Suspicious on Sunset Dr. 1:25 p.m., Lost/Found Property on Pinecrest Dr. 3:30 p.m., MV Complaint on Main St. 4:16 p.m., Citizen Assist on Essex Way 6:40 p.m., MV Complaint on Lincoln St. 7:47...

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Circus Smirkus at the Champlain Valley FairgroundsOnce, a Saint Michael's Playhouse Production

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