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 »

CVU Redhawks play ball, tennis

CVU Redhawks play ball, tennis

LAUREN READ SOFTBALL CVU 12, Rice 6: Champlain Valley Union scored five runs in the seventh inning to pull away for a win over Rice on Monday. Hailey Chase was 3-for-4, including a double in the fifth and three runs scored, for the Redhawks, who move to 4-2. Kiley McClure added three RBIs and Rayona… Read More »

Hinesburg Artist Series Spring Concert

The Hinesburg Artist Series Spring Concert is Sunday, May 19, 4:30 p.m., in the Champlain Valley Union High School auditorium. The concert will feature the Hinesburg Community Band, South County Chorus, and In Accord under the direction of Rufus Patrick. All the performing groups will feature selections by George and Ira Gershwin. Special guests include… Read More »

CVU grad sets singles record at Saint Michael’s College: Ivan Llona of Shelburne standing out at Saint Michael’s

CVU grad sets singles record at Saint Michael’s College: Ivan Llona of Shelburne standing out at Saint Michael’s

LAUREN READ Sports Correspondent COLCHESTER – Ivan Llona came to Saint Michael’s College to be a spark for a men’s tennis team looking to rebuild. After his first year, the Shelburne native had set the record for singles victories in a season and the Purple Knights had finished with its highest win total since 2011-12.… Read More »

Local student wins Youth4Youth grant

MADELINE CLARK Staff Writer Lena Ashooh doesn’t see age as an obstacle to activism. At 15, the Shelburne resident and Champlain Valley Union High School sophomore has written a grant application and was recently awarded funds to launch summer writing workshop that will help migrant youths share their stories. “It’s not something that you need… Read More »

The hands of a community

The hands of a community

HeatherAnne Lee, a ninth-grader at Champlain Valley Union High School, was one of four students selected out of 190 entries for Green Up Vermont’s 2019 Annual Poster Contest. The poster contest was launched in 1980 to bring awareness and involvement of local students on Green Up Day. “The inspiration for my poster design was the… Read More »

CVU ultimate debuts: Disc sport gains varsity status

LAUREN READ Sports Correspondent Nineteen years ago, Syrus Amedore picked up a new sport as a high school student at Champlain Valley Union High School. This week, Amedore will stand on the sidelines as the head coach of that new sport as ultimate kicks off its first varsity season at CVU. “I actually started playing… Read More »

Redhawks dominate spring sports

Redhawks dominate spring sports

SOFTBALL CVU 12, Burlington 4: The Champlain Valley softball team beat Burlington on Thursday to move to 3-0 to start the season. The Redhawks’ win follows up a very close victory on Wednesday. CVU beat visiting St. Johnsbury 12-10 to continue their hot start. BASEBALL CVU 14, Burlington 0: Storm Rushford struck out seven and… Read More »