Champlain Valley Union High will be represented in both games Saturday when the annual Twin State basketball games featuring 2015 graduated senior all stars tip off at Essex High.
The Vermont and New Hampshire girls will clash at 6 p.m. The boys contest will follow at 7:30.
CVU point guard Caitlin Grasso is one of 12 stars on the Vermont girls roster. On the boys team, CVU forward-guard Chris Reiss will be in action.
Last summer, the games were at Keene State College in New Hampshire. The Vermont girls, coached by CVU’s Ute Otley and with four CVU graduates, won to reduce New Hampshire’s series lead to 19-13. Granite Staters came back to win the boys contest and hike their series lead to a similar 19-13.
Former Essex High boys basketball coach and now athletic director Jeff Goodrich has played a key role in bringing the games back to life in 2013 after they had been on the shelf for three years.
—Mal Boright, Observer correspondent