Redhawks boys basketball advances in playoffs

The Champlain Valley boys basketball team is on the hunt for the program’s first ever Division I state title and they’ve got things started on the right foot. The Redhawks, the No.-1 seed in the Vermont Principals’ Association D-I tournament, defeated No.-16 Middlebury 80-41 in the opening round of the postseason on Tuesday night. Matt… Read More »

Redhawks recap

Boys hockey The Champlain Valley Union High School boys hockey team went without a loss in its last five games–four wins, one tie–to grab the number three seed in the Division I boys hockey state tournament. The Redhawks finished the regular season at 11-6-3 and earned an automatic berth into the D-I quarterfinals. CVU will… Read More »

CVU wrestlers shine at state championships

CVU wrestlers shine at state championships

Most high school athletes would consider a high school state championship the pinnacle of their athletic careers. Not Jarrett Legg and Jacob Griggs; for them, the state title was just the next step. Legg captured the 138-pound title with a 20-5 technical victory over Middlebury’s Dustin Davio, and Griggs topped Mount Anthony’s Colin Crowley 7-4… Read More »

CVU gymnasts finish strong second at state championship

CVU gymnasts finish strong second at state championship

Behind strong individual performances from freshmen Laurynn Bombardier and Tali Giubardo, the Champlain Valley Union High School girls gymnastics team finished in the second spot at Saturday’s Vermont state championships. Essex High School, with a score of 144.53, captured the state title for the 12th year in a row. The Redhawks followed in second place… Read More »

CVU heads to Nordic championships this weekend

The high school nordic season is coming to a close and the sport is preparing to crown its champions, and the Champlain Valley girls and boys teams are right in the mix. With the classic championship on Friday, Feb. 24 at Rikert Nordic Center in Middlebury, and the skate meet on Monday, Feb. 27, at… Read More »

CVU wrestling has high hopes going into state championships

With two top seeds, the Champlain Valley Union High School wrestling team has high hopes heading into this weekend’s Vermont wrestling state championships at Vergennes High School. Jacob Griggs and Jarrett Legg, both seniors, will lead the Redhawks into the annual competition as the team looks to dethrone reigning champ Mount Anthony, winners of the… Read More »

Redhawks recap

Redhawks recap

Boys hockey Champlain Valley 4, South Burlington 1: Champlain Valley scored twice in the first period to top South Burlington 4-1 in the annual CSB Cup game at Cairns Arena on Saturday. Joe Parento and Jake Schaefer scored in the first to put the Redhawks (10-6-2) ahead early. Colin Lach and Jennings Lobel each added… Read More »

redhawks recap

Boys basketball Champlain Valley 57, St. Johnsbury 52: The Champlain Valley boys basketball team continued their hot play with a win over visiting St. Johnsbury on Monday night. Four players reached double figures for the Redhawks (15-1), who have won 13 straight, with George Davis leading the way with 12 points. Colin Monsey (11 points),… Read More »

Longtime Shelburne residents elected to Vermont Sports Hall of Fame

Longtime Shelburne residents elected to Vermont Sports Hall of Fame

Two longtime Shelburne community members are part of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017, the VSHOF announced last week at St. Michael’s College. Longtime Burlington Free Press sportswriter Don Fillion and mountain climbing pioneer Helmut Lenes are part of the 12-member class, which will be inducted on Saturday, April 22. Fillion, who… Read More »

CVU boys beat Rice, stand at 14-1

CVU boys beat Rice, stand at 14-1

How does the Champlain Valley boys basketball team build a 14-1 record and vault towards the top of the Vermont Principals’ Association Division I rankings? The clues are in the scorebook. In Monday night’s 39-34 win over Rice – a team that has won six of the last 10 D-I titles – seven CVU players… Read More »