SPORTS

Football falls in overtime thriller, 6-3

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The varsity football squad is still searching for its first win after falling 6-3 to Champlain Valley Union in overtime. A Hornet field goal broke the scoreless tie in overtime, yet the Red Hawks would cash in their next possession and hand Essex its third-straight loss. The Hornets’ defense played its best game of the…

Chargers air attack leads to win

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The seventh- and eighth-grade Essex Chargers improved their record to 2-0 behind the arm of Ben Serrantonio, who dealt five touchdown passes to take a 32-20 win over St. Johnsbury last Saturday. After the Raiders started the game off with a score, the Chargers answered back with a 12-play 60-yard drive ending with a Niko…

Essex boys take annual invite

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The boys cross country team cruised at the annual Essex Invitational last Saturday, scoring first place with an average time of nearly 20 seconds better than second place U-32. The Hornets were led by Henry Farrington, who finished first overall in the varsity boys heat. He was followed by Peter Alden (7th), Jake Wagner (12th),…

Hornets fall in overtime thriller

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The Essex girls soccer team fell to Mt. Anthony in heartbreaking fashion last Saturday, dropping its season opener 3-2 in overtime. Down 2-1 with less than a minute to play, Essex’s Emma Whitney connected a cross to Maddy Young, who net the game-tying goal with under 10 seconds to play, forcing overtime. Two minutes in,…

Gettin’ down and dirty

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Photos by Kyle St. Peter Over 300 participants took to the annual Mud Volleyball Tournament for Epilepsy in Essex Center on Sunday, Aug. 13. The day was filled with music by Top Hat Entertainment, food, T-shirts, and of course, splashing in the mud. The event marked the 28th year players took to the muddy court…