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Eight CVU football players earn Division 3 honors12/18/08

Dec. 18, 2008

All-Division 3 honors went to eight members of this fall’s Champlain Valley Union High football team, divided between the offensive and defensive side of the ball.


    File photo by Karen Pike
Tommy Powers of Champlain Valley Union High carries the ball against Mount Abraham Union in October. Powers was named to the coaches’ All-Division 3 second team and earned honorable mention for the Burlington Free Press All-State team.


    Courtesy photo by Terri Zittritsch
Champlain Valley Union High football player Matt Gault (64) sets a block during a game against Winooski earlier this fall. Gault was named to the coaches’ All-Division 3 first team and the Burlington Free Press All-State second team.

In addition, offensive lineman Matt Gault was named to the Burlington Free Press All-State second team, while running back Tommy Powers earned All-State honorable mention.

Gault, a senior, was placed on the coaches’ All-Division 3 first team. Powers, wide receiver Michael Bonfigli and place kicker Andrew Lieberman were named to the second team. All are seniors.

From the defense, junior Matt Long was named to the All-Division 3 second team by coaches. Honorable mentions went to sophomore defensive back Konnor Fleming, senior linebacker Josh Duncan and senior lineman Tyler Hulbert.

— 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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