It’s Champ? No, it’s a swimmer
Four women who covered the distance in just more than an hour and a half led the fourth annual swim across 3.7 miles of Lake Champlain from the dock at Essex, New York, to the Charlotte town beach. Charlotte’s John Braun was not far behind in an hour and 46 minutes, finishing second among men. The event raised money for the Lake Champlain Committee.

Summer sports end, fall sports begin
Cross country running, field hockey, soccer and football hit off their seasons last week. The two cross country teams headed to Essex for the Essex Invitational. As expected, the women’s team topped the field of 11 schools. Among individuals, CVU’s Alice Larson and Ella Whitman finished first and second with Redhawks Chloe Andrae and Finn Mittlestadt among the top six.

The CVU men’s team placed sixth among 17 schools, with Essex, Burlington and U-32 providing eight individuals among the top 10 finishers.

Redhawk Lena Ashook beats a Burlington defender. Photo by Al Frey

Redhawk field hockey started the year on the right foot with a 6-0 shutout of Burlington. Junior forward Flynn Hall added an assist to her hat trick of goals to pace CVU. Charlotte’s Caroline Reynolds added a single tally along with Hailey Chase and Lena Ashooh. No BHS shot reached the CVU goal, while the Seahorse tender was called upon for nine saves.

Another 6-0 score produced a men’s soccer win for the Redhawks. The victim was Burr and Burton Academy. Five different CVU players found the net, with a Burr and Burton own-net tally just for good measure. The scorers were Jack Sinopoli, Nate Sampson, Jonah Roberts, James Schmidt and Sam Johnson. Goalie Aiden Johnson had to make only a single save for the Hawks. 

The Redhawk football team bowed to BFA-St. Albans 37-6 on the CVU field. Charlotte’s Seth Boffa was the leading rusher for the Redhawks, running for 76 yards with one in the final quarter that covered 65 yards and produced the lone CVU score.