CVU dominates courts; ski racers hit the trails

CVU dominates courts; ski racers hit the trails

By LAUREN READ GIRLS BASKETBALL CVU 49, St. Johnsbury 40. Champlain Valley Union got a measure of payback for last year’s Division I title game loss, beating St. Johnsbury 49-40 on Tuesday night. Makenna Boyd paced the RedHawks with an 18-point effort on the road. Catherine Gilwee added 11 points and Julia Blanck was strong… Read More »

CVU gymnasts look to defend hard-fought title

CVU gymnasts look to defend hard-fought title

By LAUREN READ For the first time in a long time, Champlain Valley Union gymnastics coach Madison Bourdeau does not have to talk about trying to dethrone longtime champ Essex. That’s because this year, everyone will be trying to knock off the Redhawks. Last year, CVU upended the Hornets, ending their 12-year run as gymnastics… Read More »

CVU Winter Sports Preview

CVU Winter Sports Preview

By LAUREN READ GIRLS BASKETBALL Coach: Ute Otley (eighth season) Last season: 21-3 Lost in the Division I state championship. Key returnees: Harper Mead, guard, senior; Meghan Gilwee, guard/forward, senior; Kaylee Beyor, forward, senior; Nicole Eaton, guard, senior; Makenna Boyd, guard, junior; Maryn Askew, guard, junior; Catherine Gilwee, guard, sophomore. Key newcomers: Too early to… Read More »

CVU football coach resigns

By LAUREN READ Champlain Valley Union Head Football Coach Mike Williams has resigned after four years with the program. According to the Burlington Free Press, which broke the news on Tuesday, Williams said he “couldn’t change the culture” around the sport and decided to step away. “I have the utmost respect for Mike Williams as… Read More »

CVU volleyball players earn all-star status

CVU volleyball players earn all-star status

By LAUREN READ The Vermont Youth Volleyball Association recently celebrated the best in high school volleyball naming players to all-star teams and Champlain Valley Union was well-represented. The Redhawk boys, who captured their third straight Division I title this fall, landed players on both the first and second teams. Alden Randall, Baker Angstman, Devin Rogers,… Read More »

CVU girls run away with New England championship

CVU girls run away with New England championship

By LAUREN READ The Champlain Valley Union girls cross-country team just can’t stop setting records. One week after finishing with their lowest point total at the Vermont state championships, the Redhawks did it again. CVU captured the 84th New England high school championship on Saturday with 78 total points – their lowest point total at… Read More »

Essex defeats CVU in D-I girls volleyball title rematch

Essex defeats CVU in D-I girls volleyball title rematch

By JOSH KAUFMANN Imposing as the undefeated No. 1 seed, Essex’s size and athleticism were what doomed Champlain Valley Union’s valiant and intense effort to win the rivals’ third straight finals meeting. The Redhawks had won the inaugural Vermont Principals Association girls volleyball tournament over Essex, and were looking to avenge the Hornets’ 2018 finals… Read More »

Three finals – three titles for Redhawks boys volleyball

Three finals – three titles for Redhawks boys volleyball

By JOSH KAUFMANN The Redhawk boys dropped their first set of the season but dominated from the service line and at the net the rest of the afternoon, remaining Vermont’s only boys volleyball state champion with their third straight title in a 3-1 victory over Lyndon Institute on Saturday at St. Michael’s College. The Vikings… Read More »

Undefeated: Season goes down the wire to D-I boys soccer title

Undefeated: Season goes down the wire to D-I boys soccer title

By LAUREN READ Fewer than three minutes into the Division I boys soccer state championship game on Saturday at Burlington’s Buck Hard Field, Champlain Valley Union found itself in an unfamiliar position. The top-seeded Redhawks surrendered an early goal to the St. Johnsbury Hilltoppers and, for the first time all season, trailed in a game.… Read More »

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