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Hornets hold on, advance to finals



The Essex field hockey team held on for a tight 2-1 win over Colchester at the University of Vermont last Tuesday to move into the state finals. The Hornets will now take on No. 1-ranked South Burlington in a 10 a.m. game at UVM on Saturday.  Photos by Teri Ferreira.

Essex falls to Middlebury



The No. 4-ranked Essex football squad wrapped up its season with a 17-14 loss to No. 5-ranked Middlebury in the first round of the state tournament. Essex held the Tigers scoreless in the second half after, but couldn’t muster enough offense to complete the comback. The Hornets finished their season with a 6-3 record. Left:…