A graduating class that will be missed

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer In a sense, Adam Bunting is in his senior year as this Champlain Valley Union High School’s senior class prepares for graduation. He became the school principal as these seniors were entering as freshmen. “I was surprised at how emotional I’ve been, partly because it’s been such an honor to watch… Read More »

Redhawks baseball avenges lone loss, nabs state title

Redhawks baseball avenges lone loss, nabs state title

LAUREN READ Sports Correspondent BURLINGTON – Getting ready to head to the Division I state championship, the Champlain Valley Union (CVU) baseball team watched a victorious boys lacrosse team roll into the parking lot. The Redhawks watched their schoolmates celebrate their seventh straight state title and got inspired. “We got a boost from that,” said… Read More »

Regular season ends with wins and losses for CVU Redhawks

Regular season ends with wins and losses for CVU Redhawks

LAUREN READ Sports Correspondent Champlain Valley girls tennis player Sophie Dauerman captured the high school individual state championship on Saturday. Dauerman defeated Hartford’s Phelan O’Keefe – 7-6 (4), 6-3 – in the final to capture her first individual state title. Dauerman beat Woodstock’s Momo Biele, last year’s individual runner-up, in a third-set tiebreaker in the… Read More »

CVU Div. 1 playoffs come into focus

LAUREN READ Sports Correspondent The teams have made their best case and the seeds have been handed down for the Vermont Principals’ Association spring playoffs. With three No. 1 seeds and a bevy of home playoff matchups, Champlain Valley Union High School fans will have plenty to cheer for as the Division I playoffs. Here… Read More »

Lefty pitching rules both CVU ball teams

Lefty pitching rules both CVU ball teams

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer While left-handed baseball pitchers are rare, left-handed softball pitchers are even more unique. But even more scarce is a school with a lefty starting pitcher in both softball and baseball. Meet Riley Canty and Ian Parent of Champlain Valley Union High School. Left-handed Canty has started every game for the Redhawks… Read More »

Parent named Gatorade Vermont player of year

LAUREN READ Sports Correspondent Champlain Valley Union High School’s Ian Parent was named the Gatorade Vermont high school baseball player of the year on Thursday. Parent helped lead the Redhawks to a 15-1 record and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Division I playoffs. The senior finished with a 5-0 record on the mound,… Read More »

Local father-daughter duo to lead ‘Adventure for Rhinos’: Peter and Tara Hetz of Charlotte begin quest to protect rhinos

Local father-daughter duo to lead ‘Adventure for Rhinos’: Peter and Tara Hetz of Charlotte begin quest to protect rhinos

MADELINE CLARK Staff Writer  Be quiet and walk downwind. That’s what Tara Hetz had to do as an armed ranger led her to see a rhinoceros up close and personal in Laikipia, Kenya. Rhinos, she said, have terrible vision but an incredibly strong sense of smell.   “It’s almost like a dinosaur. It’s just unbelievable, it’s jaw-dropping,… Read More »

Redhawks softball, baseball, tennis win

Redhawks softball, baseball, tennis win

LAUREN READ Sports Correspondent SOFTBALL CVU 9, Colchester 4: Riley Canty went 2-for-4 from the plate and struck out nine batters over six innings of work to lead CVU to a win over Colchester on Monday. Kiley McClure and Leah Boget each had three hits for the Redhawks, who rebounded from a tough loss to… Read More »

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