April 26, 2017

Former CVU star hooping it up in college (11/19/09)

Nov. 19, 2009

Last winter, John Donnelly was scoring baskets and hauling down rebounds in starry numbers for the Champlain Valley Union High Redhawks. In the summer, he made his presence felt in the Vermont all-stars’ win over New Hampshire in the annual Rotary Classic.

Now, the 6-foot-5 hoopster is making his presence felt in the college ranks.

Donnelly was named the Liberty League’s rookie of the week for a strong first game performance in which he scored nine tallies, hauled in four rebounds and added two steals in leading his Vassar team to a 78-66 triumph over Endicott.


— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent



  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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