December 19, 2014

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CVU girls lax team one goal short in playoff loss

As usual, the Champlain Valley Union High girls lacrosse squad gave a team with a better record all sorts of trouble.

After a seesaw battle last Wednesday in Brattleboro, the 10th-seeded Redhawks bowed to the Colonels 8-7 on two goals in the final eight minutes of the game.

The Colonels’ Kelsey Guarino scored two of her five goals late in the game to pull her team from behind.

Michaela Kiley and Amanda Kinneston scored two goals each for the Redhawks, while Devan Wilkins, Abby Owens and Erika Gobeille also notched tallies.

Goalie Sophia Steinhoff had eight stops in the CVU cage.

The Redhawks closed out the season with a 3-11 mark. Brattleboro moved into the quarterfinals with an 11-5-1 record, where it lost Friday to second-seeded Middlebury Union High.

Redhawks close softball season with 6-11 record

A tense pitchers’ duel was the finale for the Champlain Valley Union High softball season last Wednesday.

The 11th-seeded Redhawks got nipped 2-0 on June 2 by the sixth-seeded Rutland High Red Raiders at the Raiders’ diamond in an opening playoff round. CVU finished 6-11 while Rutland advanced to the quarterfinals with a 12-5 mark.

CVU got a solid pitching performance from junior Cayla McCarthy, who limited the winners to four hits while striking out five and allowing only one walk.

The Redhawks, while reaching Rutland’s Taylor Kresconko for six hits, had 11 batters go down on strikes. Kresconko did not give up a walk.

The Redhawks lose six seniors including Emily Himberg, Cassidy Maglaris, Heather McLaughlin, Melissa Miller, Sarah Patten and Anna Supple.

Far Post notches tournament wins

Vermont’s Far Post Soccer Club had multiple teams compete in the Needham (Mass.) Memorial Day tournament late last month, with three teams winning in the top divisions of each age group.

The Far Post U13 Boys Premier team won its division with a 2-0 victory in the championship, helped by Williston players Patrick McCue, Chris Reiss and Christian Sakshaug.

The Far Post U15 Girls Premier team competed in the College Showcase bracket, which it won 1-0 in the division’s title game. Ferne Arsenault and Anne Spector of Williston play on the team.

The Far Post U16 Boys Premier team posted the third win, going undefeated and un-tied over the weekend in the U16 Boys College Showcase and capping off the run with a 1-0 win in the championship. Williston players include Parker Cornbrooks, Bennett Hadley, Elliot Schneider and Jonathan Slimovitch.

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