Gymnasts eke out win; girls dominate on court, ice

By LAUREN READ GYMNASTICS The CVU gymnastics team eked out a win over Essex on Wednesday in an early season matchup of the top two teams in the state. The Redhawks finished with 131.4 points, a razor-thin margin over the Hornets who were just behind with 131.2. Laurynn Bombardier won the all-around for CVU, with… Read More »

CVU starts off winter season strong

CVU starts off winter season strong

By LAUREN READ WRESTLING The Champlain Valley Union wrestling team headed to the Londonderry (N.H.) Holiday Invitation on Saturday and came back with some hardware. Justin Bissonette earned the top spot in the 170 lb. weight class and Jared Forsythe was first in the 182 lb. weight class. It was the second win a row… Read More »

CVU gymnasts look to defend hard-fought title

CVU gymnasts look to defend hard-fought title

By LAUREN READ For the first time in a long time, Champlain Valley Union gymnastics coach Madison Bourdeau does not have to talk about trying to dethrone longtime champ Essex. That’s because this year, everyone will be trying to knock off the Redhawks. Last year, CVU upended the Hornets, ending their 12-year run as gymnastics… Read More »

CVU Winter Sports Preview

CVU Winter Sports Preview

By LAUREN READ GIRLS BASKETBALL Coach: Ute Otley (eighth season) Last season: 21-3 Lost in the Division I state championship. Key returnees: Harper Mead, guard, senior; Meghan Gilwee, guard/forward, senior; Kaylee Beyor, forward, senior; Nicole Eaton, guard, senior; Makenna Boyd, guard, junior; Maryn Askew, guard, junior; Catherine Gilwee, guard, sophomore. Key newcomers: Too early to… Read More »

CVU football coach resigns

By LAUREN READ Champlain Valley Union Head Football Coach Mike Williams has resigned after four years with the program. According to the Burlington Free Press, which broke the news on Tuesday, Williams said he “couldn’t change the culture” around the sport and decided to step away. “I have the utmost respect for Mike Williams as… Read More »

CVU volleyball players earn all-star status

CVU volleyball players earn all-star status

By LAUREN READ The Vermont Youth Volleyball Association recently celebrated the best in high school volleyball naming players to all-star teams and Champlain Valley Union was well-represented. The Redhawk boys, who captured their third straight Division I title this fall, landed players on both the first and second teams. Alden Randall, Baker Angstman, Devin Rogers,… Read More »

Still running: Redhawks x-c girls headed to Oregon

Still running: Redhawks x-c girls headed to Oregon

By LAUREN READ Nothing the Champlain Valley Union girls cross country team had accomplished this season could prepare them for the end of the Nike Cross Northeast Regionals on Saturday in Wappinger Falls, N.Y. State championships and record point totals meant nothing as CVU tried to book a spot in the Nike Cross national championships… Read More »

Post-season honors for CVU athletes

Post-season honors for CVU athletes

By LAUREN READ The Vermont Soccer Coaches Association released the high school boys soccer all-state teams and Division I state champion Champlain Valley Union was well represented. Four CVU players were named to the Division I all-state team and coach Rob Cole was name Large School Coach of the Year after leading the Redhawks to… Read More »