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Staples’ three-sport Thompson steps up in midfield as Wreckers pull away from Cheshire

CHESHIRE — When the unbeaten No. 3 boys lacrosse team in the state needed a little more Tuesday night, it looked to Ryan Thompson.

The Staples junior midfielder was one of four freshmen on the team that went to the Class L semifinals in 2019. That, said coach Will Koshansky, helped make sure he wouldn’t arrive for this season — after the state lost last year’s lacrosse season to the COVID-19 pandemic — with any timidity.

“Ryan’s really stepped up,” Koshansky said after Tuesday’s 12-9 win at Cheshire. “We knew he had that in him. He played a heck of

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