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Essex High School (EHS) Director of Athletics Patrick Merriam spent some time talking with the Reporter this week and gave some clarification to how fall sports will look this year.

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MONTPELIER — On Tuesday, Aug. 11, additional updates on the upcoming high school, fall sports season were released by the Vermont Principal’s Association (VPA).

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COLCHESTER -- The Northeast-10 Conference recently announced its Academic Honor Roll for the 2020 spring semester. Among the 255 student-athletes who represented Saint Michael’s College (SMC), one hails from Essex Junction.

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Principal’s Association released news that the high school fall sports season will have a delayed opening. Practices for fall teams scheduled to begin on August 10th will now begin the first student day of school at the end of August or beginning of September.

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One of Vermont’s top high school nordic skiers isn’t going far next year -- at least for classes. He will, however, be travelling a little further on the weekends to compete for his school.

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This summer, the renowned WIFFLE Ball fields that sit by the Essex/Jericho border -- off of Sawmill Road and next to a privately-dubbed “Landsdowne Street” -- will not see the hundreds of pitchers and batters that usually head to the outskirts of the town for a good cause.

After holding out hope as long as it could with the optimism that the games could be played, the decision was finally made to cancel the 2020 All-Star Twin State Hockey Classic that was set to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Whether they shot the best round of their lives or lost every ball in their bag, people were thrilled to just have the chance of getting back on the golf course Thursday.

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The tarps won’t be coming off the mounds this spring. The lacrosse fields won’t be freshly lined. Hurdles won’t be dragged out onto the track, and tennis courts won’t be swept in preparation for an opening serve.

I am sure the last week or so has been a heavy transition for all of us. Working on our first full week of online teaching/learning, Governor Scott announced late last week that schools will remain closed for the rest of the year. A couple of days later, the VPA stated they had not canceled …

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Three girls’ basketball players were recently selected to represent Essex High in the Vermont Basketball Coaches’ Association’s 2020 edition of the Senior All-Star game--an event that was scheduled for March 21 at Windsor High School but needed to be cancelled.

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Principals' Association spoke today on the state of spring sports in Vermont. Currently, all high school athletics have been delayed indefinitely due to the ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ order issued by Governor Phil Scott.

I have been writing this column since the spring of 1988, I believe. Linda Myers pestered me for about two months to write. I wasn’t sure I had enough information for a weekly column or if people would bother even reading something I wrote. The Essex Reporter icon (Myers) served as the manag…

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The 2019-20 Vermont D1 girls’ basketball season came to a sudden end with just three games left to play.

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The Vermont ice hockey coaches have announced their 2020 all-league selections with three players from both the Essex High School (EHS) boys’ and girls’ teams taking home honors.

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Congratulations to our girls’ hockey team for winning the state championship a week ago Monday night! Great job ladies. Sadly, the girls’ high school basketball semifinals were postponed last Thursday due to growing concerns over the COVID-19 virus and moments later cancelled! The American E…

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The Vermont Principals’ Association (VPA) announced on Thursday, just five hours before the first game of the night was set to tip-off at UVM’s Patrick Gymnasium, that all D1 and D3 semifinals scheduled for March 12 would be postponed until further notice.

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The weather has been a mixed bag lately. Early spring and dead-of winter temps have many confused. State tournament results and a look ahead below. Wicked successful New England Championship wrestling information here as well. More from Florida and MLB Spring Training because it’s warm, and …

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They gave it a valiant effort, but the Essex High School (EHS) wrestlers just couldn’t quite catch perennial powerhouse Mount Anthony Union (MAU) for the 2020 Vermont State Championship.

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More state championships….the wrestlers are the 2020 state runner-ups. Playoff and postseason reports and schedules below. For accuracy, please double check the EHS athletics website for specific information, opponent, date, and time. Spring Training story too.