SPORTS

What about the golf team?

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In a celebratory feat, the Essex High School boys golf team swung to a Division I state championship title last month. Seniors Brody Yates and Ben LaPlant said they returned to the halls of EHS with striking support and congratulations from classmates. But out on the green, fewer hometown supporters cheered them on. In the…

Hornets fall to CVU in semis

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The No. 2-seeded Essex field hockey team’s season came to an end Monday after dropping a tight contest to No. 3-seeded Champlain Valley Union, 3-2. The loss snaps a six-game winning streak for the Hornets and marked the final game for seniors Dakota Allen, Jenna Puleo, Hannah Palmer, Samantha Hemphill, Anna Eekraw, Emily Singer and…

Cross-country captures state title

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The Essex boys cross-country team secured the program’s 16th state championship last weekend after beating second-place Burlington. The title marks Essex’s first since 2008. Led by sophomore Henry Farrington and junior Peter Alden, who placed second and third, respectively, the Hornets totaled a score of 49 points. The top-five included Jack Wagner (12th), Brady Martisus…

Hornets secure playoff spot

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Photos by Kyle St. Peter The Essex boys soccer team secured the No. 10 seed in the Division I playoffs after finishing the season 6-7-1. They finished the season with a scoreless tie against Colchester on October 18 before falling to St. Johnsbury on Saturday, 0-2. Pictured here, junior midfielder Noah Palker jumps for a…