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 […]

Selmir Miscic and the pursuit of greatness

Selmir Miscic and the pursuit of greatness

By Matt Keller When Sanel Miscic left his hometown club of FK Jedinstvo in Bosnia at the age of 16 because of the onset of the Bosnian War, the last thing he imagined is that one day he would return to the club with his son Selmir in tow, so that Selmir could train with […]

Little League ends season with appreciation night

Little League ends season with appreciation night

by Matt Keller Shelburne may have the distinction of having the best-organized Little League in Vermont, and on Friday night at the Little League Fields off Shelburne Road they decided to thank all the volunteers and sponsors that made their season possible. The event was a relaxed affair, a gathering of friends and family on […]

Vermont Athletic Academy: A new blueprint for the future of American soccer

Vermont Athletic Academy:  A new blueprint for the future of American soccer

By Matt Keller An experiment in non-traditional education. The passion project of a dot com success story.  The future of American soccer? The place is Vermont Athletic Academy, located in The Field House at 166 Athletic Drive in Shelburne, and the attitude is anything but ordinary. Funded and founded by former EBay and Dealer.com executive […]

CVU bows in battle of high noon heaters in title contest

CVU bows in battle of high noon heaters in title contest

By Mal Boright No, actor Gary Cooper was not around—it’s been years—but a Saturday High Noon struggle for the Vermont Division 1 baseball championship was an intense thriller much like Cooper’s award-winning western of the 50s. Second seed Rice Memorial High (18-2) outlasted top-seeded 18-2 Champlain Valley Union High 5-2 in eight innings at the […]

CVU boys lacrosse team wins championship for third time

CVU boys lacrosse team wins championship for third time

by Mal Boright Feasting in the finals is becoming old hat for Champlain Valley Union High veteran lacrosse attacker Matt Palmer. A year ago, Palmer, now a junior, exploded for five goals as the Redhawks defeated South Burlington 11-8 for a second straight Division I state title. Last Thursday, he scored the game winner with […]

Rayne Supple

Rayne Supple

Rayne Supple is a true leader – in every sense of the word began Champlain Valley Union’s Head Baseball Coach Tim Albertson. “Rayne is a great, stand up young adult. He has embraced the leadership role for this team. Rayne is absolutely selfless. He has earned his accolades but he always puts the team first,” […]

Three Redhawks named to Twin State Baseball Classic team

Eighteen of the finest senior baseball players from the Green Mountain State including CVU players Shea Ireland, Deagan Poland, and Will Potter, will compete for Vermont in this year’s Twin State Baseball Classic against New Hampshire on June 20 in Nashua, N.H. The squad is made up of student-athletes from 13 different high schools from […]