Posts filed under: Sports

Redhawk cross country looking for 10 state titles in a row - While the Free Press seems often to focus on athletes other than cross-country runners, it might do well...
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...
Shelburne Little League baseball team to appear on Red Sox pre-game show - The Storm, Shelburne’s Little League baseball team, will appear live from Fenway Park before the Red Sox...
With ambient temperatures in the upper 90s and track temps reaching well into the triple digits, teams and drivers had to dig deep in the oppressive conditions during International Motor...
Seattle sees the best of Vermont in the Special Olympics - Representing Vermont in the interscholastic unified basketball tournament played last week in Seattle, Washington, the Green Mountain team was...
‘Tis the time for honors, all-stars and “twin states” Let’s begin with the “Make-a-Wish All Star Twin State Ice Hockey Classic” scheduled for June 30 at Gutterson Fieldhouse. (If you...
Four CVU teams ranked top in the state heading into the playoffs. Batters, men and women LAXers and women racketeers, all headed into their respective state tournaments ranked on top...
Saturday, May 17, was a special day for the Redhawk baseball team, for the school itself and, particularly, for Storm Rushford, a sophomore who had contributed strongly to the team’s...
With the seasons winding down, CVU spring sports have produced a couple of bumper crops among their teams. Women’s tennis stands out, having won all but one match by set...
Bill Littlefield has a weekly program on NPR called “Only a Game.” In it, he broadens the meaning of sports, often talking about what they aren’t more than what they...
Winter sports close; spring sports open - Looking out at my snow-covered lawn, it’s hard to believe that winter is over and spring has sprung. However, I pick up the...
When I’m not binge-watching “Have Gun, Will Travel” in the winter months (a man’s gotta get through the dark times as best he can), I have spent a fair amount...
Winter sports turn into all-star games - Men’s and women’s high school hockey and basketball staged their all-star contests on March 24. ...
So, you can end the season coming in at second place for men and second place for women and still win the overall state championship. This happened to CVU’s Alpine...
With five Division I state championships behind them, the CVU women’s basketball team looks forward to keeping the trend alive. They helped their cause with a quarterfinal win over the...
Burton boards conquer Korea - Watching the Olympic half-pipe runs Wednesday night, it appeared that nearly every snowboard doing flips high above the pipe had “BURTON” written on the underside....
Machavern starts the year on a winning note - Charlotte racecar driver Dillon Machavern began where he left off last season, which is in the winner’s circle of the BMW...
Some names seem to repeat in high school basketball - The last time we published The News was the game day for a repeat of last year’s state women’s championship...
A couple of items in the recent high school sporting scene reminded this writer of colleagues of his sons who tied their sports activity to their educational settings. In my...
Before winter sports head into full swing, coaches and the Burlington Free Press sports writers selected players from across Vermont for their prowess this fall in field hockey, while the...