May 13, 2010
Girls tennis team continues dominance
Champlain Valley Union High’s girls tennis team continued its undefeated season with two wins in the past week.
The girls travelled to South Burlington on Friday, beating the Rebels 5-2. On Tuesday, the Redhawks hosted BFA St. Albans and swept their opponents, 7-0.
A match scheduled against Stowe last Thursday was postponed.
CVU’s boys tennis team had less good fortune. Playing on their home courts, the Redhawks lost 5-2 to Stowe on May 5 and 4-3 to South Burlington on Friday. The losses dropped the boys’ record to 2-7.
Middling week for baseball and softball squads
The baseball and softball teams from Champlain Valley Union High split their games in the past week. Both teams won against Burlington High on Thursday — the girls 20-7 and the boys 7-6.
Tuesday’s games against Mount Mansfield Union did not end so well. The baseball squad fell 17-11, while the softball team lost 10-3.
Golfers win at Burlington, Bolton
The Champlain Valley Union High golf team took first place in a four-team event at Burlington Country Club on Monday.
The Redhawks had a low score of 350, beating South Burlington’s 361, BFA St. Albans’ 364 and Burlington’s 373.
Competing in West Bolton last Thursday for a match hosted by Missisquoi Valley Union, the Redhawks again finished in first place against three opponents.
Redhawks keep winning in boys lacrosse
With wins over South Burlington High on Friday and Middlebury on Monday, the Champlain Valley Union High boys lacrosse team boosted its record to 10-0.
The Redhawks defeated South Burlington 4-3 on the Rebels’ field, and took to the road again for the 14-7 win at Middlebury.
CVU track team finishes in upper tier at Burlington Invitational
Competing in the Burlington Invitational meet on Friday and Saturday, Champlain Valley Union High’s boys and girls track and field teams combined for a fifth place finish.
Observer photo by Karen Pike
Champlain Valley Union High’s Emma Riesner (center) runs the 100-meter dash at the Burlington Invitational Track meet this past weekend. CVU’s boys and girls teams combined for a fifth place finish in the meet.
Essex High won the event with 198 combined points, compared to CVU’s 108. South Burlington, St. Johnsbury and Burlington also finished ahead of CVU in the 26-team event.
CVU co-coach Eli Enman had said “most of the strong teams” would be at the event.
CVU was set to host a four-team meet on Wednesday, after press deadline.
Burlington drops CVU girls lax team
Champlain Valley Union High’s girls lacrosse team fell to Burlington High last Wednesday, 16-15. The girls were scheduled to play at South Burlington High on May 12, after press deadline.
Former CVU lacrosse star leads college team
Dean Priest, a former mainstay on the Champlain Valley Union High boys lacrosse team, had a solid freshman season at Morrisville State College in New York State.
Priest scored eight goals and logged 16 assists in 15 games as the Mustangs put up a 13-3 record. They won the North East Athletic Conference championship last weekend with a 14-11 victory over Medaille. Priest had an assist in the title contest.