802 Lacrosse stays competitive at Albany tournament

802 Lacrosse stays competitive at Albany tournament

Story and Photo by Mike Regan Last weekend, six teams from the 802 Lacrosse girls program traveled to Albany, New York to compete in the Battle at the Capital Tournament. The Battle at the Capital is a two-day tournament that attracts teams from throughout the Northeast. 802 Lacrosse, which is directed by Reyn Garnett, is […]

Despite defeat, hoop all-star games a blast for CVU duo

by Mal Boright Saturday’s Twin State Basketball Classic games at Essex High School between 2015 graduated stars turned into a double bonanza for the visiting New Hampshire girls and boys quintets. The granite State girls took the doubleheader opener over cold shooting Vermont, 83-37. In the nightcap, the New Hampshire boys showed remarkable depth in […]

The Pied Piper of Shelburne

The Pied Piper of Shelburne

BY MARIA CIMONETTI I am another victim of Shelburne’s own Pied Piper, Jan (pronounced yän) Leja. Like the infamous Pied Piper of Hamelin, Jan has a way of tempting people to follow the irresistible sound of his “flute.” He nabbed me a few years ago in the vegetable aisle at the Shelburne Supermarket. I stood […]

CVU players are the star attraction at youth soccer camp

CVU players are the star attraction at youth soccer camp

The soccer fields outside the Fieldhouse complex in Shelburne were buzzing last Friday morning as a group of boys and girls CVU soccer players greeted the next generation, along with many of their parents, in the parking lot. All players, young and old, were getting ready for one last day of fun after four days […]

Genesis Football Club kicks off their inaugural season with tryouts

Genesis Football Club kicks off their inaugural season with tryouts

The beginning of Genesis Football Club couldn’t have come at a better time. Genesis is the all-girls club being launched by Synergy Football Club founder Hugh Brown, and tryouts took place last week (they have continued this week), just hours after the US Women’s team clinched the World Cup Title. Tryouts have been taking place […]

Dan Shepardson settles into his new role as CVU Athletic Director

Dan Shepardson settles into his new role as CVU Athletic Director

Photo by Matt Keller New CVU Athletic Director Dan Shepardson is originally from Northern Vermont, and in some ways his entire professional life has been one long preparation to be the CVU AD (it is actually now called the Director of Student Activities). He played three sports in high school, holds two degrees in sports […]

CVU’s football coaching staff prepares for the upcoming season

CVU’s football coaching staff prepares for the upcoming season

Photo by Matt Keller Football isn’t a sport that only one person can coach. In hockey, soccer, basketball, and baseball it is always nice to have assistants, but one dedicated coach can pull it off. In football, there are so many positions on the field that it would be tough to run one practice with […]

Correction

Correction: In the story on Shelburne Little League last week, a reference to parents drinking beer at the event was inaccurate. Beer was not served at the event, per Shelburne Little League rules.

CVU Football: Planting the seeds for autumn

CVU Football: Planting the seeds for autumn

by Matt Keller There is a reason you hire a football coach in the winter, rather than July. Culture can’t be instilled overnight; it takes root over the course of hundreds and thousands of repetitions, pep talks, handshakes, handoffs, barbeques, tackling drills, and dozens of other small things that seem unremarkable on their own, but […]