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 »

Redhawks Boys Soccer headed to Division I final

Redhawks Boys Soccer headed to Division I final

By MADELINE HUGHES Fans braced the chilly October day Tuesday to watch the Champlain Valley Union boys soccer team win the Division 1 semifinal game. The team followed their post-season script, playing a strong defense and getting onto the scoreboard in the second half, beating Burlington High School 1-0. Despite the wind and muddy field,… 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 »

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 »