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 »

Seventh title in eight years, CVU girls dominate

Seventh title in eight years, CVU girls dominate

By LAUREN READ For 45 minutes in relentless cold rain on Saturday, Colchester goalkeeper Olivia Moore stymied the potent Champlain Valley Union defense. Six minutes into the second half, the Redhawks figured out how to get through the Lakers’ brick wall: keep the ball away from her. “As soon as I saw Olivia cross the… Read More »

Undefeated: Girls soccer continues strong

By LAUREN READ With rain – and maybe some snow – pouring down, the temperatures dropping, and the always-questionable Champlain Valley Union soccer field deteriorating, the Division I girls quarterfinal match between No. 1 CVU and No. 8 Burlington was certainly not pretty. The Redhawks turned on the offense despite the weather emerging with the… Read More »

Boys volleyball on a roll to D-I title round

By LAUREN READ Three seasons of high school boys volleyball, three Division I state championship appearances for Champlain Valley Union. The undefeated Redhawks (15-0) beat No. 5 South Burlington 25-14, 25-13 and 25-19 on Monday to book a spot in the finals for the third straight year. “I have watched each one of the players… Read More »

Semifinal win sets up girls volleyball Essex rematch

Semifinal win sets up girls volleyball Essex rematch

BY LAUREN READ A rocking gym, a tight back-and-forth match and a Mount Mansfield team looking to knock off top-seeded Champlain Valley Union and you have all the ingredients for an exciting Division I girls volleyball semifinal. After the Cougars took the third set to extend the match Tuesday afternoon, CVU reasserted themselves in the… Read More »

CVU cross-country girls win state title

By LAUREN READ It would seem that the Champlain Valley Union girls cross-country team has checked off every accomplishment and milestone in their years of dominance. On Saturday in Thetford, they proved that there were still heights that they hadn’t achieved. The Redhawks captured their 10th straight Division I state title – the 15th in… Read More »

Undefeated: Soccer, volleyball teams finish winning seasons

Undefeated: Soccer, volleyball teams finish winning seasons

By LAUREN READ GIRLS SOCCER Champlain Valley Union 5, Colchester 1: The Champlain Valley Union girls soccer team finished the regular season undefeated again after beating Colchester, 5-1, on Thursday. Sydney Jimmo and Josie Pecor each had two goals for the Redhawks (14-0), who went undefeated last season en route to the D-I state title.… Read More »

Playoff round lands CVU golfers the Div. I title

Playoff round lands CVU golfers the Div. I title

By LAUREN READ Hunting for their first Division I golf crown since 2012, the Champlain Valley Union boys golf team had dealt with some late match dramatics on the links in Waterbury last week. BFA-St. Albans seemed to be in the driver’s seat as the final heading golfers teed up at the Vermont state championship… Read More »

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