July 29, 2010
Three from CVU on girls lax all-state team
Vermont’s high school girls lacrosse coaches named three Champlain Valley Union High players to their 2010 All-State teams.
Leading the Redhawks’ selections was junior attacker Amanda Kinneston, who was named to the first team.
Senior Erika Gobeille, a midfielder, earned selection to the second team while junior attacker Hannah Johnson was an honorable mention.
Local girls make mark in AAU national tourney
It has been a happy hoops summer for a team of 15-year-old and under girls from the area who captured fifth place in a recent national AAU basketball tournament.
The trip to the national event, held in Orlando, Fla., came as a result of the team taking its third straight Vermont title in May at the University of Vermont’s Roy L. Patrick Gymnasium.
Members of the team from Champlain Valley Union High were Elana Bayer-Pacht, Caroline Limanek, Sofia Lozon and Lazrin Schenck.
Kari Lavalette of Williston and Essex High was one of the team’s scoring leaders, averaging 14.6 points per game as the Lightning Selects went 6-2 in the tournament. The girls won four of the games with second half rallies.
Fifth place was clinched when Bayer-Pacht knocked in two free throws in the final 15 seconds to assure the victory over a team from Georgia.
Also on the team were Liz Maglione, Kara Sheftic, Isabella Esposito and Alie Wells, all of Essex, plus Emma Joslin of North Country Union High. Maglione was the team scoring leader with an average of 17 points.
Former CVU star makes the grade at Plattsburgh
The Champlain Valley Union High boys basketball team reaped the benefits of long-range bombs from three-point range and farther out by guard Ryan Poirier for a few winters.
Poirier was one of six Vermonters recently named to the State University of New York Athletic Conference academic team. Requirements for the team include a 3.3 grade point average and completion of a sports season.
In addition, Poirier made the Plattsburgh State all-academic first team for his grade-point average of 3.93, the highest by a PSU male athlete.