July 24, 2017

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The 3-2-2 BFA-St. Albans girls hockey team will be the next foe for the 0-8 CVU girls Friday evening (5:20 p.m.) at Cairns Arena.

Coach Ben Psaros and his Redhawks got bounced, 12-2, by a solid

Spaulding squad in Barre Saturday (Jan. 14). Psaros said the Crimson Tide

was “the best team” he has seen so far this season.



The two-day Essex Classic tournament looms this weekend for the CVU wrestling team. Action opens Friday afternoon.

Coach Rahn Fleming’s Redhawks warmed up with a narrow, 30-28, nipping at home by Spaulding last Wednesday (Jan. 11).

CVU winners were Liam Bowley (106 pounds), Patrick Shea (145), Grant Poston (160) and Clark Poston (182).



Champlain Valley Union High alpine skiiers got in some competitive runs last Thursday (Jan. 12) in the Cochran’s Cougar Cup Challenge at Cochran’s Ski Area in Richmond. Host Mount Mansfield Union won the combined boys and girls slalom event with MMU’s Ali Chivers and David Polson the girls and boys individual victors. Champlain Valley Union skiers took second place in the team standings. Abby Owens led CVU girls with a sixth place.

Mark Deslauriers (sixth) and Bennett Hadley (10th) paced the boys.



Champlain Valley Union boys basketball player Brad Bissonette goes up for a contested shot against Rice Memorial during the Redhawks’ 66-36 loss on Jan. 13.

CVU’s Tucker Kohlasch looks to pass during the game against Rice. (Observer photos by Shane Bufano)

Two 5-4 boys basketball teams will collide Saturday afternoon at Champlain Valley Union High School’s Bremner Gymnasium.

The Essex Hornets, coming off a 65-32 Friday (Jan. 13) loss at Rutland, go against a CVU Redhawks squad that was dinged by 7-1 Rice Memorial, 66-36, on the same day.

Rice led by four points after the first quarter, by 12 at halftime, and then blew the game open, according to CVU’s Tucker Kohlasch.

Scott Bissonette led the Redhawks with 10 points while the defending Division I champion Green Knights had four players in double figures – led by Tim Rensch with 16.



Nordic Skiing — CVU girls placed five skiers in the top 10 Saturday (Jan. 14) in a multi-school Nordic event at Jericho Center. Sienna Searles led the Redhawk charge with a second-place finish. Taylor Spillane (fourth), Cally Braun (fifth), Kathryn Maitland (sixth) and Emma Hamilton (10th) followed. On the boys side, CVU’s Sean Delaney finished second and Emmett Peterson was eighth.

Gymnastics — Sarah Kinsley pulled off a gymnastics grand slam last Wednesday (Jan. 12) when the Redhawks earned a 119.1-100.3 win at Randolph. Kinsley won the vault, bars, balance beam and floor exercise events to easily claim the all around title.


—Mal Boright



  1. tcoletta says:

    almost 3 decades ago when williston started it’s development review process the public works section was pushing for a wider roadway typical for residential streets. The town adopted 30 ft widths vs 24ft. That’s 6/24 (30%) additional impervious area and runoff that needs to treated before flowing into ALLEN BROOK. The town and selectboard have indicated a lack of interest to reach out and help communties like mine that have had expired stormwater permits for more then a decade. Its always been a wait and see, well I see where this headed now.

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