CVU dominates courts; ski racers hit the trails

CVU dominates courts; ski racers hit the trails

By LAUREN READ GIRLS BASKETBALL CVU 49, St. Johnsbury 40. Champlain Valley Union got a measure of payback for last year’s Division I title game loss, beating St. Johnsbury 49-40 on Tuesday night. Makenna Boyd paced the RedHawks with an 18-point effort on the road. Catherine Gilwee added 11 points and Julia Blanck was strong… Read More »

Devil’s Bowl Speedway to be independent track in 2019

STAFF REPORT Devil’s Bowl Speedway, the half-mile dirt racetrack in West Haven has announced that it will carry its own sanctioning and licensing for the 2019 season. “We are very excited to be an independent track in 2019,” promoter Mike Bruno said. “I thank NASCAR… for the help in building our program for the past… Read More »

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 »

Special Olympics Vermont holds Holiday Games

Special Olympics Vermont holds Holiday Games

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Special Olympics Vermont hosted its Holiday Games at St. Michael’s College Dec. 9. Dozens of athletes from around Vermont participated in swimming, floorball and bowling competitions. Local athletes who took part were Shelburne swimmers Jesse Campbell, Olivia Lamothe and Terry Taylor; Toni Duba and Scott Krueger from Hinesburg in singles bowling; Carrie… 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 »