CVU tennis teams in final week before playoffs
With 7-2 records, the Champlain Valley Union High tennis teams entered the final days of the regular season Tuesday with scheduled make-up games against Rice Memorial High, with the boys at Shelburne’s Davis Park and the girls on the road.
This Thursday, the girls go to Burlington High (Leddy Park) while the boys are home to the Seahorses. Saturday morning the girls play host to Rice while the boys visit the Green Knights.
The two teams close out the regular season Monday and Wednesday.
Last Saturday, both teams lost to their South Burlington counterparts for the second time this spring.
Playing at home, the boys bowed 4-3 as Nathan Comai and Louis Daub captured singles matches while the doubles duo of David Huber and Stephen Asch also won.
Top singles player Kathy Joseph was the lone CVU winner as the girls got tripped 6-1 by the Rebels in South Burlington.
Two home tests for CVU girls lacrosse
Looking for a second victory for 2014, the Champlain Valley Union High girls lacrosse team was slated to open a two-game home stand Wednesday against 6-3 South Burlington High.
Burlington High will roll into Hinesburg for a Saturday morning (11 a.m.) contest.
Coach Hillary Arthur’s 1-6 varsity got Stuartized in Essex this past Saturday, losing 15-5 to the Hornets of Essex High as Charlotte Stuart rang up seven goals.
CVU was led by Emma Owens with a pair of scores. Thea Weiss, Sarah Long and Annie Keen tallied singletons.
CVU’s junior varsity A team under coach Becca Weiss carried a 5-0-1 record into Wednesday’s contest.
Road swings north and south loom for baseball nine
With their rapping offense back in full swing following last Thursday’s snuffing by Rice Memorial High, the 8-2 Champlain Valley Union High baseball team heads for Missisquoi Valley Union Thursday (4:30 p.m.) and then to 6-2 Middlebury Union Tuesday,
Coach Tim Albertson’s Redhawks earned their second straight triumph Tuesday with a 12-1 victory at Burlington High over the error-prone (six unearned runs) Seahorses.
Following a 6-2 loss at home to Rice, the CVU bats recovered Saturday with a 21-4 clubbing of Colchester High on the road.
The heavy swatting Tuesday came from Will Bernicke with three hits, while mates Will Potter, Sam Mikell and Deagan Poland popped two hits each. Rayne Supple drove in three runs while Potter and Mikell each had two RBIs.
Kyle Stanley hurled a five-hitter for CVU. He whiffed six and walked nary a Seahorse.
Potter both pitched and swatted for the Redhawks Saturday. The right hander earned the victory on the mound and crushed a pair of doubles at the plate. Poland connected for a trio of singles.
Rice hurler William Hesslink was the stopper last Thursday as he limited the usually rapping Redhawk batters to four hits while striking out six.
Late score clips CVU softball team
Tied at 7-7 in the bottom of the seventh and final inning at Burlington High Tuesday, the Champlain Valley Union High softball team gave up a run and the victory to the Seahorses.
The battling Redhawks got a complete pitching performance from Natalie Gagnon and a pair of hits by Mikala Clark in pushing BHS to the limit.
CVU is 1-9, having also bowed at home to Rice (24-9) last Thursday and at Colchester High (13-6) Saturday.
The Hawks will be on the road at Missisquoi Valley Union Thursday and at Middlebury Union Tuesday.