March 25, 2010
CVU trio in charity hoops contest Saturday
A trio of Champlain Valley Union High basketball stars will be participating Saturday in the annual Slam For Sudan at Burlington’s Memorial Auditorium.
Seniors Allison Gannon and Chris Beaton along with junior Jake Donnelly will be among Vermont hoopsters from a wide geographical area competing in the charity fund-raiser. Last year, the event earned $14,000 for the Global Reach Partnership, which aids refugees through local mentors to become leaders in community development of Vermont and Sudan communities.
Along with a slam dunk contest, there will be competition in three-point shooting and point guard skills.
Events will get under way at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students with identification.
Hurricanes make mark in wrestling
Williston athletes from the Hurricanes Wrestling Club have fared well in recent competitions.
On March 13, the team competed against 12 other squads at Mount Mansfield Union High School. Third grader Lucas Brown took home a second place medal, as did second grader Dillion Schlogl. First grader Riley Brown, fifth grader Jerett Legg, sixth grader Aaron Meacham and third grader Ty Schlogl won third place medals.
The Hurricanes traveled to Milton Middle School on March 20 to compete against 10 other teams. Cody Huestic, a sixth grader at Williston Central School, pinned all opponents to win first place. Second place finishers included Meacham and Dillion Schlogl. Brown, Legg and Ty Schlogl wrestled to third place finishes. Lucas Brown placed fourth.
The Hurricanes have members from Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, St. George and Williston. The club will travel to Middlebury High School on Saturday to compete against 11 other teams.
Bay State honors for Williston basketball player
A solid season at the guard position for the Northhampton School Wildcats has earned all Class B Western New England all star honorable mention for Ben King, who started his school basketball career at Williston Central School.
King, in his first year at the school, was the team’s second leading scorer and top rebounder from his starting guard position. He sank free throws at a gaudy 88 percent clip.
A year ago, King was team most valuable player at Cardigan Mountain School in Canaan, N.H.