Redhawks recap

Baseball Champlain Valley Union 7, Essex 2: Jacob Bortnick drove in the eventual game-winning run in the fourth inning and Champlain Valley snapped Essex’s seven-game winning streak on Saturday afternoon. Bortnick hit an RBI double in the fourth inning that broke a 2-2 tie and finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Colin Vincent added an RBI… Read More »

CVU girls softball on the right track

When the Champlain Valley Union High School softball celebrated a win on Thursday afternoon, there was a little something extra in the post-game huddle. That win–their fourth of the season–meant that the Redhawk softball program was, finally, turning it around. “I think that was when it kind of hit us, we are stronger this year,”… Read More »

Redhawks recap

Boys Lacrosse Will Braun powered in four goals to help Champlain Valley to a win over visiting Colchester in high school boys lacrosse on Monday afternoon. Charlie Bernicke, Walter Braun and Briggs Francis each tallied two goals for the Redhawks, who move to 5-2. Max Akey and Charlie Averill each added a goal, while Xander… Read More »

Redhawks recap

Redhawks recap

Softball Champlain Valley Union 14, St. Johnsbury 13: The CVU softball team broke out the bats to earn a big comeback win over visiting St. Johnsbury on Saturday afternoon. The Redhawks, who trailed 11-2 after the third inning, moved to 3-3 with the win. Natalie Gagnon had three hits, two runs, and three RBIs to… Read More »

Redhawks recap

Redhawks recap

Boys Lacrosse Champlain Valley 8, Cape Elizabeth (Maine) 7: The Champlain Valley boys lacrosse team went on the road for its latest win, downing host Cape Elizabeth on Saturday in Maine. Sam Sturim paced the Redhawks (3-1) with three goals, while Will Braun and Sam Sturim each chipped in with two tallies. Walter Braun had… Read More »

CVU softball and baseball teams notch season-opening wins

CVU softball and baseball teams notch season-opening wins

The Champlain Valley Union softball and baseball teams battled snow, rain, and wet fields throughout the beginning of the spring season. You could not tell once they got on the diamond. The Redhawk softball team got a strong pitching performance from Hattie Roberts to top Rutland 8-7, and the CVU baseball team edged the visiting… Read More »

redhawks recap

Boys Lacrosse Champlain Valley Union 13, Rutland 11: Will Braun found the back of the net four times to help Champlain Valley Union grab its first win of the season. The Redhawks, who topped host Rutland, also saw Charlie Bernicke add three goals and an assist. Jake Schaefer chipped in with two goals, while Walter… Read More »

CVU spring sports outlook

Boys Tennis Coach: Frank Babbot (10th season) Last season: 11-3; lost in the Division I semifinals Key returnees: George Lomas, senior; Ivan Llona, junior; Ethan Leonard, senior; David Huber, senior. Key newcomers: Peter Hyams, freshman; Nevin Hood, freshman. Outlook: The Champlain Valley Union boys tennis team will take to the court with a ton of… Read More »

Charlie Bernicke to lead CVU lacrosse offense

Lost in the drama of last year’s Division I boys lacrosse state championship game was a foreshadowing for this season’s Champlain Valley Union team. In between CVU’s Matt Palmer forcing a turnover and then scoring the game-winning goal, the ball came to Charlie Bernicke. The attackman worked the ball behind the net, eventually moving it… Read More »

CVU Coach reaches Hall of Fame

The Vermont Principals’ Association recently revealed the VPA Hall of Fame Class of 2017, and Champlain Valley Union High School fans will recognize a familiar face. CVU athletic director and longtime soccer coach Dan Shepardson is among 14 inductees in this year’s hall of fame class. “It’s a very nice honor anytime you are considered… Read More »

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