April 25, 2017

Sport Roundup

Reb-Hawks keep the wins coming

Unbeaten (4-0-1) in their last five games, the South Burlington High-Champlain Valley Union girls hockey Reb-Hawks played host to Middlebury Union High Wednesday (after the Observer’s press deadline) at Cairns Arena.

On Saturday, the Reb-Hawks will travel to Jay Peak’s Ice Haus Arena to meet North Country Union (6:15 p.m.), a team that nipped them 3-2 at Cairns Arena Jan. 4.

This past Saturday, Sarah Fisher had a blast, launching four goals and setting up three others as the Reb-Hawks laid a 9-4 licking on visiting Missisquoi Valley Union. The victory hiked the season mark to 8-6-1.

Rachel Pitcher, who recently switched from defense to right wing, unloaded a pair of scores while Molly Dunphy netted a goal and assisted on two.

Courtney Barrett had a goal plus three assists and Casey Johnson lighted the red lamp once.

Courtney Peyko and Erin Church shared duty between the pipes with Peyko accounting for 16 of the duo’s 20 stops.



The Champlain Valley Union High wrestling team travels to Mount Abraham Union Thursday and then to Middlebury Union Tuesday as the regular season starts to wind down.

This past weekend at the annual Jason Lowell Tournament at Mount Mansfield Union High, CVU had a pair of victors in Grant Poston (170-pound class) and Kienan Kittredge (195 pounds).

Alex Legg (132) and Jarett Legg (106) came away with fourth place finishes.

—Mal Boright, Observer correspondent



  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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