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The Springfield High School football team is officially back in the state title chase

In local football action, the Springfield High School football team is officially back in the state title chase after running over Mill River, 46-0, on the road in North Clarendon.

The win puts the Cosmos at 5-1 on the season and right in the hunt as they chase a second consecutive state championship.

The Cosmos scored touchdowns on their first two possessions, a 1-yard

run from Matt Mitchell (including a 2-point conversion to Colin LaPlante) and then a 5-yard Mitchell touchdown run and the never looked back.

The Cosmos would only put the pedal to the metal from there, getting a 1-yard touchdown run from Brandon Boyle on a quarterback-keeper, a Boyle 45-yard interception-return for a touchdown and then a 61-yard touchdown pass from Boyle to Bennett Chevalier to make it 33-0 at halftime.

In the second half the Cosmos would add a 61-yard touchdown run from Boyle and a Kodi Andrews pick-off for another touchdown to round out the scoring.

However, the Springfield offense was not the only story of this game, for the Cosmos' defense was just as tough, with five interceptions and allowing only 57 yards of passing offense from Mill River.

With the win, the Cosmos are now 5-2 overall (5-1 in the division) with

just two games left in the regular season, with a season finale against Bellows Falls on the horizon.

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Staying in Springfield, the Lady Cosmos field hockey team finished up

their season with a tough, 3-2 loss against Woodstock.

Sarah Trombley scored both Springfield goals, with each coming in the second half. The Cosmos also held an edge in shots and corners despite the loss.

Goalie Brittany Grant made eight saves for Springfield, who ends their regular season with a 5-7-2 record.

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In local college football action, the Castleton State Spartan football team recently traveled to Paxton, MA to take on the Anna Maria AmCats, winning 24-21 in a tight Division III match up.

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