“Stowe Raiders. Razzle Dazzle. Welcome to Title Town. Put that on the front page.”
That was Stowe High School junior Jack Seivwright Saturday, after he and his tennis team won the Division 1 championship 5-2 over Burlington, roughly 20 hours after the Stowe boys lacrosse team won the Division 2 state title 9-7 over Harwood.
Well, here you go, Jack.
Stumping to get Stowe renamed as Vermont’s Title Town might seem bold, but there’s something to what Seivwright was saying. The boys lacrosse team has now won two titles in three years, and boys tennis has won 12 Division 1 and 2 state titles since 2002. In November, the boys soccer team won its seventh straight Division 3 title, weeks after Stowe’s golf team claimed its fourth straight D-3 championship.
And the titles don’t end there.
The Stowe High girls hockey team won its first title in 2017-18, and the girls soccer team claimed back-to-back titles in 2015 and 2016. Boys hockey won D-2 titles in 2014, 2015 and lost the title game in 2016 before getting bumped up to Division 1.
Some Stowe’s teams that haven’t won a title in recent years still have proud histories. The Raiders field hockey team has won 16 titles, the last in 2013, and has been edged in the state finals four times since then.
Girls tennis has 12 titles of its own, the last in 2008, and has come up just short a handful of times since then too, losing in the finals.
Even Stowe’s baseball, softball and girls and boys basketball teams have a combined nine titles further back in their history.
With all that hardware, Seivwright could be right. Stowe really might be Vermont’s Title Town.