April 26, 2017

Wrestlers at Colchester Saturday, back home Tuesday

With four top-five finishes in the regionally prestigious Michael J. Baker Classic at Essex High over the weekend, the Champlain Valley Union High wrestling team will be at the Colchester High Invitational on Saturday and then home Tuesday grappling with Mount Mansfield Union, Mount Abraham Union and Harwood Union.

The Redhawks fell just a point short of deadlocking host Essex High and Mount Mansfield for top Vermont teams in the 35-school Classic. Essex and Mount Mansfield had 88 points, with CVU at 87.

Marshwood, Me. won the event, with teams from the Pine Tree State and

New York grabbing the top seven team places.

Connor Brown led CVU with a runner-up finish in the 160-pound class.

Other top Redhawks included Liam Bowley (third), Grant Poston (fourth) and Alex Craige (fifth).

—Mal Boright,
Observer corresondent



  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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