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 »

Cause to celebrate

Cause to celebrate

On October 27, the 7/8 varsity Chittenden South Buccaneers football team played at Palmer Field in chilly temperatures and even a little bit of snow to beat the Colchester Catamounts, 53-12, in the state Division I semifinals. The Bucs head to the state championship game seeded No. 2 on Saturday, and will play the No.… 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 »

And the playoffs begin

Three of five CVU teams landed top seeds in high school playoff rounds that get under way this week. The Redhawk soccer dynasty has Division I titles within reach with both girls and boys teams coming off undefeated seasons. Above, CVU senior goalie Aiden Johnson handily makes a save against MMU during Saturday’s overtime win… 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 »

CVU teams head into final weeks with momentum

CVU teams head into final weeks with momentum

By LAUREN READ CROSS-COUNTRY The Champlain Valley Union girls cross-country team certainly had a good warmup for the upcoming NVAC District Championships last weekend. The Redhawks traveled to New York City on Saturday to compete in the Manhattan Invitational and came back with a program-best third place finish. CVU came in third in the Eastern… Read More »