CVU girls golf takes flight

When Ali Bisaccia and Ashley Clark decided to approach the Champlain Valley Union athletic department about forming a girls golf team last season, they just wanted a spring sport to play. They never really envisioned how big it would become. After playing with just four girls last season, the Redhawks start the season on Friday… Read More »

Redhawks recap

Redhawks recap

Girls Lacrosse The Champlain Valley girls lacrosse team fell twice over the weekend, losing to South Burlington on Friday night, then to Rice on Saturday afternoon. On Friday, the Redhawks (5-6) dropped a close 13-9 matchup with South Burlington. Lydia Maitland had four goals to lead CVU, while Jenna Baginski, Gabby Booth, Kelsie Saia, Mia… Read More »

CVU mountain bikers got dirt

CVU mountain bikers got dirt

  By Bryan Claussen Champlain Valley Union High School’s mountain biking club, called the Dirty Duchesses and Dirty Dukes (CVU 4D MTB), was founded in 2015. Advised by CVU teacher Jessica Barnum and inspired by a student in her advisory, this club started off with just a few riders and has rapidly expanded over the… Read More »

Running economy

Running economy

Running economy is very similar to your car’s fuel economy: better performance using less fuel. For the sake of this discussion, oxygen is the fuel of running. The less oxygen you use while improving your running performance, the greater your running economy. Using less of a percent of your Vo2max while running faster is an… Read More »

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 »

Play Ball! Little League season underway

Play Ball! Little League season underway

A little rain, a little sun and lots of drama on the field marked the official opening day for Shelburne’s Little League last Saturday. The day kicked off with the annual parade from the Parade Ground to the ballfields where an awards ceremony, a home run derby, and plenty of hot dogs and hamburgers got… Read More »

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