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 athletes added to all-star teams

CVU athletes added to all-star teams

By LAUREN READ The Vermont Soccer Coaches Association released the high school boys soccer all-state teams and Division I state champion Champlain Valley Union was well represented. Four CVU players were named to the Division I all-state team and coach Rob Cole was name Large School Coach of the Year after leading the Redhawks to… Read More »

Still running: Redhawks x-c girls headed to Oregon

Still running: Redhawks x-c girls headed to Oregon

By LAUREN READ Nothing the Champlain Valley Union girls cross country team had accomplished this season could prepare them for the end of the Nike Cross Northeast Regionals on Saturday in Wappinger Falls, N.Y. State championships and record point totals meant nothing as CVU tried to book a spot in the Nike Cross national championships… Read More »

All-star season has a few Redhawks still in the game

All-star season has a few Redhawks still in the game

By LAUREN READ It was North vs. South on Saturday at Castleton University and Champlain Valley Union’s Bennett Cheer helped lead the North to a 57-35 win in the Vermont senior all-star football game. St. Johnsbury quarterback Jake Cady paced the North team, going 26 of 36 for 442 yards and four touchdowns and he… Read More »

CVU girls cross-country races to New England championship

CVU girls cross-country races to 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 »

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 »

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