REB-HAWKS LATE SEASON RUN
The Champlain Valley Union High-South Burlington High girls’ hockey team took a three-game unbeaten string and a 6-6-1 record into its Wednesday home contest against Colchester High.
Coach Mickey Toof’s Reb-Hawks will meet 2-10-1 Missisquoi Valley Union for the second time in five days Saturday (3:25 p.m.) at home Cairns Arena.
Courtney Barrett fired a pair of goals Monday as the Reb-Hawks scored a 6-2 triumph at Missisquoi.
Sarah Fisher tallied a goal and added two assists while Molly Dunphy contributed a goal plus a helper. Kyla Driver and Josie Toof also popped goals.
Courtney Peyko and Erin Church shared net minding chores, combining for 19 saves.
The Reb-Hawks lashed visiting Harwood Union 6-1 Saturday at Cairns with Fisher notching a trio of scores plus two assists. Barrett had two lamp lighters and Casey Johnson a single tally.
Dunphy has three assists Saturday in coming off Wednesday’s 5-5 tie in Barre against 7-3-2 Spaulding High in which she potted four goals and assisted on the Reb-Hawks fifth.
Barrett had the other goal and two assists.
GYMNASTICS TEAM AT SOUTH BURLINGTON TUESDAY
With just two more meets before the Feb. 22 State Championship showdown, the Champlain Valley Union High gymnastics team will test South Burlington High Tuesday (7 p.m.) at the Rebels’ house.
The Redhawks were in action against Harwood Union this past Wednesday, after the Observer’s deadline.
CVU was coming off a 125.75 to 79.75 triumph Saturday over U-32 in East Montpelier.
Veteran Sarah Kinsley captured all-around honors with victories on the bars and in floor exercise plus a third on the vault.
Teammate Jessie Johnson, a sophomore, was second all-around with runner-up finishes on the balance beam, bars and vault.
Sophomore Jackie Casson was third on the bars and senior Taylor Underwood took third on the beam.
A TIE AND WIN FOR NORDIC SKI TEAMS
A deadlock from the Champlain Valley Union High girls and a victory for the boys came last weekend at The Rickert Touring Center in nine-team Nordic ski competition.
This weekend, the top CVU skiers will be testing their regional credentials in the New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) events at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe.
The next interscholastic event is Tuesday at the Morse farm in East Montpelier.
At Rickert, CVU’s Autumn Eastman stormed to first place in the girls race by more than a full minute over runner-up Amy Bruce of Mount Mansfield Union. Eastman’s time was 15 minutes and 14 seconds.
The girls tied Mount Mansfield with 21 points, with Rachel Slimovitch taking fifth place followed by Tatum Braun (seventh) and Anna Franceshetti (eighth).
In winning their event, the boys outpaced runner-up Mount Mansfield 24-31.
The Redhawks’ Charlie Maitland took second place behind winner Ethan John of Essex High. John finished in 13:34 to Maitland’s 13:38.
CVU’s Thomas Clayton was third and Casey Silk sixth.
CVU ALPINE SKIERS AT MAD RIVER FRIDAY
A slalom event at Mad River Glen is coming up Friday for the Champlain Valley Union High Alpine ski team.
This past Saturday, the Redhawk boys and girls teams finished a combined third in a nine-team slalom race at Sugarbush Resort’s Lincoln Peak.
CVU had 86 points while Harwood Union won the team tally with 43 points.
The Redhawks girls were led by third place Emma Putre and 10th place Alison Kahn.
The CVU boys leading skiers were in a seventh-eighth-ninth tandem: Skye Golann, freshman Caden Frost and Trent Smith.
WRESTLERS AT MT. MANSFIELD UNION SATURDAY
Last Saturday for the Champlain Valley Union High wrestlers brought an eighth-place finish at the Colchester High Invitational.
This Saturday, coach Gunnar Olson’s Redhawks travel to Mount Mansfield Union High for the annual Jason Lowell Tournament that gets underway at 10 a.m.
At Colchester, CVU’s Alex Legg triumphed in the 132-pound class. Kienan Kittredge took third place in the 195-pound division.
—Mal Boright, Observer staff