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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100 years since World War I guns fell silent Sunday Nov. 11 marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 armistice that ended World War I, the “War to End All War.” Several events in the region commemorate this occasion. ESSEX JUNCTION At 6 p.m. Sunday at the First Congregational Church of Essex Junction, the St.… 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 »

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 »

A visit from Pumpkin Man

A visit from Pumpkin Man

Pumpkin Man and his shy lady companion made their annual trip out of the woods on Pease Mountain to visit the students of Charlotte Central School on Halloween. The children were, as always, delighted to see the mysterious visitor, who came close for hugs and high fives, while Pumpkin Lady hung back on the hill,… Read More »

Local girl takes the lead in ‘Annie’

Local girl takes the lead in ‘Annie’

The fall season means there’s no literal guarantee that the sun will come out tomorrow, but figuratively, local theater can make good on that promise: two productions, “Annie the Musical” and “Annie, Jr.,” are coming to local stages. Lyric Theatre in Burlington presents its third decennial production of the classic musical “Annie” at the Flynn… 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 »

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 »

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