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CHS Winter Athletics Season Wrap-Up

For a nice fun-for-your-Friday feature, let’s talk about athletics!

Colchester High School’s winter athletics teams had a great season this year.

For the first time in the school’s history (in Division I), the boys’ hockey team made it to the Division I state championship on March 13, and the girls’ ice hockey team went to the state quarter-finals.

Photo credit: Paul Lamontagne, http://www.vtsportsimages.com
Photo credit: Paul Lamontagne, http://www.vtsportsimages.com

For the first time in the school’s history, the girls’ varsity basketball team made the state semi-finals, and the team also set a school record for the most wins in a season with a record of 17–6. The boys’ varsity basketball team hosted and won a playoff game, making it to the state quarter-final.

Photo credit: Paul Lamontagne, http://www.vtsportsimages.com
Photo credit: Paul Lamontagne, http://www.vtsportsimages.com

The dance team came in third in the state this year.

Photo credit: Laura Miller
Photo credit: Paul Lamontagne, http://www.vtsportsimages.com

The wrestling team made a strong showing at the state championship; Nick Eddy was the state champion, and Eric Decker was the state runner-up.

Photo credit: Paul Lamontagne, http://www.vtsportsimages.com

The alpine and nordic ski teams also had successful seasons; in fact, the nordic team had record number of participants this year.

Photo credit: Coach Kevin Ose
Photo credit: Paul Lamontagne, http://www.vtsportsimages.com

School athletic programs are often heralded for encouraging discipline, accountability, responsibility, sacrifice, and self-confidence while instilling a sense of community spirit and school pride. They are also regarded as a fun and engaging way to enhance health and wellness and combat childhood obesity.

JV Girls' Basketball. Photo credit: Paul Lamontagne, http://www.vtsportsimages.com
JV Boys' Basketball. Photo credit: Paul Lamontagne, http://www.vtsportsimages.com

A Colchester Middle School wrap-up is planned for the near future. Stay tuned!

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