Vermont Sports Hall of Fame inductees include CVU alumna

By LAUREN READ A former standout athlete at Champlain Valley Union High School and Middlebury College joins a dozen others headed to the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame this spring. Freestyle skier Ann Battelle of Williston will be inducted into the Hall’s seventh class, it was announced last week at St. Michael’s College. Another Vermont… Read More »

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 starts off winter season strong

CVU starts off winter season strong

By LAUREN READ WRESTLING The Champlain Valley Union wrestling team headed to the Londonderry (N.H.) Holiday Invitation on Saturday and came back with some hardware. Justin Bissonette earned the top spot in the 170 lb. weight class and Jared Forsythe was first in the 182 lb. weight class. It was the second win a row… 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 »