REB-HAWKS IN TOUGH FINAL WEEK OF REGULAR SEASON
The South Burlington High-Champlain Valley Union High cooperative girls hockey team, its five-game unbeaten string snapped, face a challenging final week of the regular season.
The Reb-Hawks took an 8-8-1 record into their Wednesday (after the Observer press deadline) home contest with the 12-3-1 Bellows Free Academy Comets from St. Albans.
On Saturday, the Reb-Hawks travel to Rutland for a second meeting with the Raiders, who nipped them 4-1 at Cairns Arena in mid-January. They will close out the regular campaign Wednesday at 12-1-3 Essex High.
Goals have been in short supply the last two games, a 4-0 loss to Middlebury Union a week ago Wednesday and last Saturday’s 5-1 defeat by North Country Union at the Jay Peak ice haus.
Courtney Barrett had the Red-Hawks’ lone tally.
RUTLAND, ESSEX AWAIT CVU BOYS HOCKEY SIX
With Saturday’s 6-3 victory over North Country Union to restore some heft to their game, the 15-1-1 Champlain Valley Union High boys’ hockey team entertained tough 11-4-2 Bellows Free Academy Wednesday evening (Observer press time) at Cairns Arena.
It was the Redhawks’ first outing in the wake of their lone defeat, a 5-3 decision against South Burlington in the annual CSB Cup contest.
The Redhawks had tied the Bobwhites 1-1 earlier this season in St. Albans.
CVU will close out the regular season with a home game against Rutland High Saturday (6:30 p.m.) and a trip to 11-5 Essex High Wednesday (8:45 p.m.).
CVU ATHLETES GRAB HIGH FINISHES IN INDOOR TRACK
While South Burlington High boys and Essex High girls won the team titles Saturday at the indoor track championships at Norwich University, Champlain Valley Union High picked up five podium places.
For the CVU boys, Tawn Tomasi was third in the 55-meter dash while the 4×200 relay team captured a runner-up slot.
The CVU girls took three third-place finishes. They were Haliana Burhans in the 55-meter dash, Sierra Morton in the 300 and the 4×200 relay team.
—Mal Boright, Observer correspondent