Jan. 20, 2011
Girls hoops team follows exam week with test at Essex
A 10-day break during a six-game win string is not exactly what coach Jeff Evans and his rock and rolling Champlain Valley Union High girls basketball team needs right now, but that is what they got.
Following exam week, the 8-3 Redhawks return to their hoop duties Monday night when they travel to Essex High for the season’s first clash with the Hornets. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
The final game before the testing time-out was last Friday at always tough Burlington High. CVU snapped the 5-3 Seahorses’ five-game victory streak in a come-from-behind, 63-55 thumbs-upper.
Shae Hulbert led the CVU scorers from her forward position with 17 points while guard Amanda Kinneston logged 11 tallies.
Burlington got 19 points each from Jessie Hines and Brittany Robertson.
Two CVU winners in indoor track meet
The 1,600-meter run and the shot put were the winning events for Champlain Valley Union High athletes in Saturday’s 20-plus team indoor track and field competition at the University of Vermont.
CVU’s Claire Trotter won the 1,600 meters for girls with a time of 5 minutes, 39.9 seconds. She finished less then four seconds ahead of teammate Adrienne DeVita, who captured second place.
On the boys side, CVU’s Dale Conger won his second shot put competition in two weeks with a throw of 43 feet, 11.5 inches.
Sam Chevalier captured third place in the pole vault.
Oddly, the boys and girls teams each finished eighth in their divisions with 18 points.
Redhawks gymnastics team enters busy season
Having had just one meet since the end of December — last week’s home victory over Milton High — the Champlain Valley Union High gymnastics team gets into the busy section of its schedule late this week.
On Friday, the Redhawks will travel for a meet against Middlebury Union High in a 7 p.m. session at Middlebury Middle School.
Then it will be home at Green Mountain Gymnastics in Williston for a 7 p.m. meet against visiting U-32.
In their last competition on Jan. 12, the Redhawks scored a 129.5-102.91 triumph over Milton.
CVU freshman Megan Nick took all-around honors after victories on the bars, the beam and floor exercise plus runner-up on the vault.
Teammate Sarah Kinsley won the vault, tied for second on the bars and finished second on the beam and in floor exercise.
The Redhawks’ Emma Sienkiewycz also tied for second on the bars, while Mary Collins was third in floor exercise.
CVU wrestlers competing in Essex Classic
Coach Rahn Fleming and his Champlain Valley Union High wrestling team will come out of the academic exams with a sizable test of their own, the regionally important Classic Tournament on Friday and Saturday at Essex High.
In their last meet a week ago Thursday, the Redhawks got edged 33-27 by Middlebury Union High. CVU got victories from Chris Roy in the 119-pound class and Ryan Stearns in the 130-pound grouping.
Good news came for the future of the CVU program, as the junior varsity team scored a solid victory last weekend in the annual Middlebury jayvee tournament, scoring 143 points to 56 for runner-up Essex High in the 15-team event.
Fahle leads CVU Nordic team to victory
Hans Fredrik Fahle’s solid victory in the boys division led the Champlain Valley Union High Nordic teams to wins Saturday at U-32 in East Montpelier.
Fahle’s triumph in 17 minutes, 42.05 seconds was better than a minute over the runner-up, teammate Kilian Muller. Sam Epstein took third to give CVU a sweep of the top three slots.
The Redhawks easily captured the team standings with 14 points to 39 for second place U-32 in the seven-school competition.
It was closer in the girls division, where CVU won with 25 points to 31 for runner-up Mount Anthony Union.
Sienna Searles paced the Redhawks with a second place finish just over 1 second behind victor Aleksandra Zakrezewska of South Burlington High (22:23.36).
Sierra Frisbie captured fifth place.