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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 …

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.

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…

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

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.

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…

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.

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 …

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.

The ADL Tournament and a march to the end of the regular season dominated the week. Basketball and hockey playoffs begin this week along with wrestling state meet. ADL tourney results below and a host of other info. Tough job covering MLB Spring Training. Details coming soon.

ST. ALBANS — Wednesday was a rubber match between the two perennial power houses in Division I girls hockey when BFA-St. Albans hosted Essex for its annual Pink the Rink game in support of cancer.

Three state championships in the books as the winter season flies to vacation, playoffs, and March. Gymnastics, track and field, and cheerleading made headlines last weekend. Some special notes below dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the ALD basketball tourney. Spring training update next week!

Four late strikes closed out a tight win for the Essex High School (EHS) bowling team Feb. 15 as the Hornets knocked off South Burlington High by just six pins in the final game.

Essex High School (EHS) was well in the running to claim its second-straight Vermont state gymnastics championship, but the Hornets were narrowly edged by rival Champlain Valley Union (CVU) and finished the 2020 meet in second place on Feb. 15.

A fun afternoon on the BFA Fairfax campus saw the Essex High School (EHS) nordic ski teams compete in a relay-style race with the Hornets posting some great results Feb. 11.

Essex High School (EHS) athletics director Patrick Merriam has announced the hiring of Ira Isham and Tim Root as the head coaches for the Hornets’ varsity boys’ lacrosse and baseball teams, respectively.

Just a week or two remain in the high school sports winter regular season. Games/matches seem more important and under the microscope as teams vie to improve their ranking and head to the postseason. State championships this weekend include gymnastics, track and field, and cheerleading. EAC’…