CVU gymnasts vault into busy part of season
The Champlain Valley Union High gymnastics team—the 2012 Vermont Interscholastic runners-up—is into the stretch run of their quest for the 2013 crown.
Coach Bob Abbott’s Redhawks will be in Middlebury for a meet with the Middlebury Union High Tigers at Middlebury Middle School on Friday. On Wednesday, they will play host to U-32 at Green Mountain Gymnastics in Williston.
Then will follow the annual regular season showdown with defending champion Essex, this year at the Hornet’s nest the following Wednesday (Feb. 13). The State Championship meet is Feb. 23 at Essex High.
In their latest meet on Jan. 23, the Redhawks dispatched South Burlington High, 134.80 to 119.85, with Megan Nick winning the bars and floor exercise.
CVU’s Sarah Kinsley won the beam and took second in floor exercise, while Jackie Casson was second on the bars and the beam. Grace Carey was third in floor exercise and also third in all-around, which was won by South Burlington’s Kelly O’Brien.
CVU soccer girls nationally ranked
The Division 1 champion Champlain Valley Union High girls soccer team has been ranked 22nd in the country and fifth in Region One. The ranking were recently announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association at its annual meeting.
CVU wrestlers at Mount Anthony duals Saturday
Following a four-team home contest Tuesday, coach Gunnar Olson’s Champlain Valley Union High wrestling team goes south on Saturday for the Mount Anthony Union High duals and then travels to Essex with Colchester and Milton Wednesday night.
Last Saturday, the Redhawks took fourth place in the Colchester High Laker Invitational, the top Vermont team in the competition.
Connor Brown won his weight class, while Liam Bowley took a runner-up slot.
Alex Craige and Kienan Kittredge were third place finishers in their weights.