Sam McClellan

Sam McClellan

Sam McClellan is a confident freeskier. “At age 18 Sam was the oldest member of the freeskiing squad this season, and with that he brought a whole lot of maturity, cognitive thinking skills, and refined talent,” Ry Young, Freeride Team Director at Mad River Glen noted. “Like most teenagers Sam had his struggles, but in… Read More »

Charlotte’s Laurel Jaunich named Miss Basketball

Charlotte’s Laurel Jaunich named Miss Basketball

Laurel Jaunich did it. Not only was she recently named Miss Basketball, she managed to keep the Miss Basketball accolades in the Champlain Valley Union (CVU) family, the second CVU player to receive the honor in the last three years. Before being named Miss Basketball, an honor given to the state’s top player by the… Read More »

Charlotte’s Machavern has podium finish at Road Atlanta

Charlotte’s Machavern has podium finish at Road Atlanta

There’s always a deep, competitive field at a U.S. Majors race and Road Atlanta was no exception. Charlotter Dillon Machavern put the #24 Heritage Motorsports Spec Miata on the pole for both rounds of the weekend. Missing the test day to keep up with his college workload, Machavern went right to work in the Panic Motorsports prepared,… Read More »

Covering the Field: Introducing Carolyn Snell

Covering the Field: Introducing Carolyn Snell

Rice Memorial High School head girls basketball coach Tim Rice uses his pet nickname “Super Snell,” when first asked to describe Carolyn Snell, his standout senior forward of four years. Other accolades include, “Carolyn is perhaps the best offensive rebounder Rice has ever had. She has played in four final four games for Rice. She… Read More »

CVU girls basketball has a Hoosier at the helm

CVU girls basketball has a Hoosier at the helm

By Mal Boright In the past three seasons, the Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School girls’ basketball has risen from a solid competitive program to record-setting heights under the direction of Ute Otley, who hails from Indiana where the sport is the personification of preoccupation. And the coach is making sure that basketball’s deep roots… Read More »

Covering the Field: Introducing Troy Bergeron

Troy Bergeron is a strong leader. Just ask Champlain Valley Union’s (CVU) head wrestling coach Gunnar Olsen. “Troy excelled in the classroom and trained with a seriousness that the younger guys looked up to. He finished strong and we’re proud of his accomplishments as our captain.” Born and raised in Shelburne, Bergeron’s family includes parents, Andrea… Read More »

Dan Shepardson named CVU Athletic Director

Dan Shepardson named CVU Athletic Director

Former Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School boys soccer coach and school administrator Dan Shepardson has been named the director of student activities effective July 1. Shepardson replaces the late Kevin Riell, who passed away in December. “Kevin would be pleased that Dan was named the new director of student activities,” said Riell’s wife Linda… Read More »

Kwiniaska Junior Membership Essay Contest returns

Vermont junior golfers (18 and under) are invited to submit essays on “Life Lessons of Golf.” The top essay will receive a 2015 Junior Membership to Kwiniaska Golf Club. Entries must be original and tell a story of a person (living or deceased) that you would like to play a round of golf with and… Read More »

Hockey All Stars split Rotary Classic

Champlain Valley Union’s Rachel Pitcher, Kaleb Godbout, Oscar Kelly, Elliott Mitchell, Cam Rivard, and Greg Talbert played for their respective Austin All Star teams during the Essex Rotary Key Bank All-Star Hockey Classic on Saturday, March 21 at the Essex Skating Facility in Essex. While the girls Harris team beat the Austin team 6-3, the… Read More »

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