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 »

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 »

CVU boys baseball, LAX notch wins

CVU boys baseball, LAX notch wins

LAUREN READ Sports Correspondent BASEBALL CVU 7, Burr and Burton 1: Storm Rushford continued his successful start to the season, leading Champlain Valley Union High School to a win over Burr and Burton on Monday afternoon. Rushford struck out 10 batters and allowed just three hits over four innings of work to earn the win… Read More »