SPORTS

Essex tackles Colchester half marathon

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Essex's Benjamin Symonds, right, leads a pack of runners during the 17th Annual Colchester Half Marathon Unplugged on April 8. The event brought out more than 1,700 runners for the 13.1-mile course, which ranged from Colchester's Airport Park to Burlington's South End. Over 90 Essex runners participated. (Photo by Bob LoCicero)

Over 90 runners from Essex participated in the annual Colchester half marathon earlier this month. Top overall finishers included: Loren Voyer (ninth), Oliver Hall (24th), Maurice Brown (26th), Eric Langevin (33rd), Jeff Weston (36th), Dylan McNamara (46th), Peter Hurd (49th) and Emily Davis (97th). Essex runners also boasted impressive results in the race’s various age…

March Madness event still growing

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The Middle School March Madness mini-season hit Chittenden County for the third-straight year, bringing together 46 teams from 12 participating schools and over 420 middle school athletes for a showdown April 1. Making their first appearance at the event were Edmunds and Hunt Middle Schools from Burlington, as well as Camels Hump and Browns River…

Robertson earns weekly conference honor

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Essex High School alum Joe Robertson slides into home during a game last season. Robertson was named to the NE-10 weekly honor roll.  (Photo by James Buck)

St. Michael’s College baseball sophomore and Essex High School alumnus Joe Robertson was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll last Sunday. Robertson hit .400 (6-for-15) with a .600 slugging percentage and .471 on-base percentage from the No. 2 slot. He added two runs, a double, a triple and two walks while striking out…

Essex Sting captures MMU title

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Back row: Asst. coach Jeff Reyome. Middle row (L to R):  Eli Robinson, Josh Brown, Luke St. Peter, Jacob Reyome, Cooper Biederbeck, head coach Mike Lozier and asst. coach Eric Biederbeck. Front row (L to R): Pierce Bauer, Kyle Lozier, Isaac Wells and Tanner Robbins.

The Essex Sting AAU 12-and-under boys team took home the Mt. Mansfield Madness championship this past weekend, deating Colchester 39-36 in the championship game on Sunday. The annual event is a major fundraiser for both the MMU and Essex basketball programs.