Jan. 27, 2011
Two gymnastics meets remain before states
Following Wednesday night’s home session with U-32 at Green Mountain Gymnastics in Williston, the Champlain Valley Union High gymnastics team has just two meets remaining before the State Championships on Feb. 19 at Essex High.
The Redhawks will host Randolph Union High on Feb. 2 and South Burlington High a week later.
The most recent victory for the undefeated Red and White came last Friday on the road, a 132.8 to 116.85 triumph over Middlebury Union High.
Freshman Megan Nick captured the all-around crown with victories on the vault and in floor exercise plus a second place on the bars and a third on the balance beam.
Ashley Bachand earned first places on the bars and beam. Madison Bourdeau tied for second on the vault and tied for third on floor exercise. Sarah Kinsley was runner-up on the beam and in floor exercise, and third on the bars.
Redhawk wrestlers at Colchester on Saturday
After grappling with Colchester High and Harwood Union wrestlers Wednesday in the final home match of the season, the Champlain Valley Union High wrestling team will be at the Colchester High Invitational at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The Redhawks will be right back on the mats Monday when they travel to St. Johnsbury Academy to tangle with the Hilltoppers and Milton High.
Coach Rahn Fleming’s Red and White clads did earn some high standings this past weekend in the prestigious, regionally competitive Essex High Invitational.
Ryan Stearns took third place in the 130-pound class, while Sam Fortin and Alex Craige earned sixth place finishes in the 160-and 103-pound divisions.
CVU girls take victory in indoor track relay
Four members of this past fall’s Champlain Valley Union High state championship cross country team continued their winning ways Saturday with a relay triumph at a regional indoor track meet at Norwich University in Northfield.
Adrienne DeVita, Julienne DeVita, Summer Spillane and Claire Trotter combined to win the 800 relay. A team from Mount Mansfield Union took second place.
Spillane also finished second to Essex High’s Markie Palermo in the individual 1,600 run.
CVU’s team finished fifth, just behind fourth place Mount Mansfield in the team standings for the event. The meet drew 16 teams plus independent competitors.
Monday ski events chilled out
With alpine and Nordic competitions canceled Monday, Champlain Valley Union High ski teams will be back in action fairly quickly.
Coach Mike Minnerly’s alpine team was scheduled for a slalom event Wednesday at Cochran’s Ski Area in Richmond, while coach Sarah Strack and the Nordic team will travel to Craftsbury for the annual Craftsbury Marathon on Saturday.
The alpine team was coming off a boys win and girls runner-up in the Rice Memorial High Winter Carnival Friday at Bolton Valley Resort.
CVU’s boys topped six other teams with 24 points to 42 for second place Mount Mansfield Union High.
While Dave Polson of MMU was the individual two-run slalom winner, the Redhawks’ Cody Putre took second and teammate Dan Caffry finished third. CVU’s Christian Goulette was ninth and Bennett Hadley 10th.
CVU’s girls came in second to Mount Mansfield in the team totals, but the Redhawks’ Taylor Spillane was the individual winner over Ali Chivers of MMU. Abby Owens of CVU was ninth.
Girls hockey team hosts Colchester on Friday
The Champlain Valley Union High girls hockey team continued a four-game home stand Wednesday evening against Missisquoi Valley Union High at Cairns Arena. The Redhawks are scheduled to return to the ice on Friday, with 3-6-1 Colchester High coming for a 7:30 p.m. contest.
This coming Wednesday, Bellows Free Academy of St. Albans will bop in for a 6:50 p.m. test.
The Redhawks’ season mark fell to 8-3 Saturday with a 6-0 defeat by Spaulding High, the second loss this season to the high-flying Crimson Tide.
Logan Lamb potted three goals for the winners, who out-shot the Hawks 28-12. It was the first time this season CVU has been blanked.
Former CVU hoopster earns honors in college role
John Donnelly, a former Champlain Valley Union High all-state basketball star, is a leader on his Vassar College team in his sophomore season.
Two weeks ago, Donnelly earned his second Liberty League Player-of-the-Week honor, averaging 17 points and better than eight rebounds in two games.
In a 50-49 win over Clarkson, Donnelly scored 14 points and hauled in 11 rebounds. In a 71-56 loss to St. Lawrence, he scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds.