October 28, 2016

Girls tennis takes on Stowe

The Champlain Valley Union High School tennis team will face Stowe High on its home courts for the second time this year, after playing Rice High on Wednesday, after the Observer’s press deadline.

On April 15, CVU beat South Burlington—which was undefeated up to that point—5-2.

Coach Amy deGroot called it a “terrific performance,” especially since the team was missing eight of its players.

“To come out after a week of vacation and compete so well was incredible,” deGroot wrote in an email to the Observer.

All of the singles players—Kathy Joseph, Andrea Joseph, Emily Polhemus, Mandy Taheri and Evelyn Mitchell—won their matches.

“Kathy Joseph had an impressive win over Samantha Wulfson, last year’s Vermont state singles champion,” deGroot wrote.

Doubles players Leah Epstein and Natalie Puma lost in a third-set match breaker.

As of Wednesday morning, CVU’s record was 6-0.

—Stephanie Choate, Observer staff



  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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