Undefeated: Season goes down the wire to D-I boys soccer title

Undefeated: Season goes down the wire to D-I boys soccer title

By LAUREN READ Fewer than three minutes into the Division I boys soccer state championship game on Saturday at Burlington’s Buck Hard Field, Champlain Valley Union found itself in an unfamiliar position. The top-seeded Redhawks surrendered an early goal to the St. Johnsbury Hilltoppers and, for the first time all season, trailed in a game.… Read More »

Seventh title in eight years, CVU girls dominate

Seventh title in eight years, CVU girls dominate

By LAUREN READ For 45 minutes in relentless cold rain on Saturday, Colchester goalkeeper Olivia Moore stymied the potent Champlain Valley Union defense. Six minutes into the second half, the Redhawks figured out how to get through the Lakers’ brick wall: keep the ball away from her. “As soon as I saw Olivia cross the… Read More »

Community supports player sidelined by stroke

Community supports player sidelined by stroke

By CHEA WATERS EVANS Champlain Valley Union High School junior varsity football player Matt Yandow had a stroke last week – a shocking occurrence for a 15-year-old, especially since he hadn’t been noticeably injured during practice. His mother, Amy Yandow, said doctors told them that the stroke, which resulted from a blood clot that most… Read More »

Redhawks boys soccer faces St. J in Division I final Saturday

Redhawks boys soccer faces St. J in Division I final Saturday

By MADELINE HUGHES Fans braced the chilly October day Tuesday to watch the Champlain Valley Union boys soccer team win the Division 1 semifinal game. The team followed their post-season script, playing a strong defense and getting onto the scoreboard in the second half, beating Burlington High School 1-0. Despite the wind and muddy field,… Read More »

Semifinal win sets up girls volleyball Essex rematch

Semifinal win sets up girls volleyball Essex rematch

By LAUREN READ A rocking gym, a tight back-and-forth match and a Mount Mansfield team looking to knock off top-seeded Champlain Valley Union and you have all the ingredients for an exciting Division I girls volleyball semifinal. After the Cougars took the third set to extend the match Tuesday afternoon, CVU reasserted themselves in the… Read More »

Girls soccer still going strong

By LAUREN READ With rain – and maybe some snow – pouring down, the temperatures dropping, and the always-questionable Champlain Valley Union soccer field deteriorating, the Division I girls quarterfinal match between No. 1 CVU and No. 8 Burlington was certainly not pretty. The Redhawks turned on the offense despite the weather and emerged with… Read More »

Boys volleyball defends D-I crown

By LAUREN READ Three seasons of high school boys volleyball, three Division I state championship appearances for Champlain Valley Union. The undefeated Redhawks beat No. 5 South Burlington 25-14, 25-13 and 25-19 on Monday to book a spot in the finals for the third straight year. “I have watched each one of the players develop… Read More »

Cross-country girls win D-I title

Cross-country girls win D-I title

By LAUREN READ It would seem that the Champlain Valley Union girls cross-country team has checked off every accomplishment and milestone in their years of dominance. On Saturday in Thetford, they proved that there were still heights that they hadn’t achieved. The Redhawks captured their 10th straight Division I state title – the 15th in… Read More »