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Boys hoops team to entertain St. Albans (12/23/09)

Dec. 23, 2009

Off to a glittering 5-0 start to the season, the Champlain Valley Union High boys basketball team has a bunch of Bobwhites and then some Seahorses to contend with over the holiday break.

First up, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, is a visit from Bellows Free Academy of St. Albans. The BFA Bobwhites are no doubt smarting from a 93-57 licking last Thursday at Essex High, where the Hornets are 4-1.

Next Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Coach Scott Bliss and his cagers travel to Burlington High for a crack at the Division 1 runners-up, who took a 5-0 record into this week.

Last Thursday, CVU made it two-for-two against Missisquoi Union, bopping the Thunderbirds 62-51 in their Swanton cage.

Robert Russ, who had some fine moments (14 points and 10 rebounds) in the Dec. 14 victory over Vergennes Union, fired up 23 points in the latest triumph. Jake Donnelly notched 16 and Mike Clayton chipped in 10.


— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent



  1. Mary Martin says:

    I would like to explain the charges of unlawful restraint because it sounds really awful. No we didn’t hold anyone hostage. We were simply standing in front of some VT Gas/Michel’s trucks. They were in no way restrained. When the men decided to leave, they simply backed up and took off. The police have been hired by VT Gas and they sure do have a way of turning a phrase.

    Mr. Recchia refers to this action as a “last-ditch” attempt to scuttle the pipeline. Wrong again! This was far from our last attempt to bring sanity and reason to our state officials who refuse to listen or help.

    Nate Palmer and Kari Cuneo and their families are not the only land owners who have fought this immoral taking of their land. So many folks have lost that fight for lack of time and money. It’s quite intimidating to go before the Public Service Board and their team of lawyers, to sit down at a table filled with VT Gas attorneys and not have anyone to watch your back and advise you.

    When people are up against the wall, they fight back any way they can. Peaceful protests not only express our frustration but they help bring attention to what is happening to our friends and neighbors..

    So Mr. Recchia, we are not done!

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