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Essex rugby takes 56-17 win over New York team

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The Essex girls rugby squad cruised by visiting Saratoga Mustangs last Saturday at Maple Street Park. The Hornets’ offense was paced by Maddie Folsom’s four tries, follow by Nicole Frank’s two and additional scores from Lexi Smith and Val Bessette, Tia Kane and Grace Aseora. Frank (2) and Kane added conversions.  Essex hosted rival South…

Essex takes second in BHS invite

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Essex placed second during the annual Burlington Invitational last weekend, trailing St. J while beating CVU, South Burlington and Mt. Mansfield. Jamaal and Sade Hankey paced the Hornets as individual winners, while second-place finishers included Ryan Guerino (long jump), Breyer Sinor (discus), Katie James (800m), Sade Hankey (triple jump), Hannah Neddo (high jump) and the…