April 17th, 2014
By Mal Boright
CVU tennis teams netting a spring break
The Champlain Valley Union High tennis teams took 3-1 records into Wednesday’s scheduled matches with Rice Memorial High, the boys at the home Davis Park courts in Shelburne while the girls were on the road.
The matches were their last until Monday (April 28) following the spring break.
Both teams won Monday, the defending Division 1 champion girls beating Burlington High 6-1 at Davis Park while the boys tripped the Seahorses 4-3 at BHS’s Leddy Park home courts.
Last week, the girls lost their first match in a couple of seasons, 5-2 to South Burlington, but recovered nicely against BHS.
Winning all five singles matches were Kathy Joseph, Leah Epstein, MacKenzie Buckman, Elyse Killkelley and Isabelle Angstman.
The team of Erika Barth and Vina Nguyen scored a doubles victory.
The boys’ victory came on singles triumphs by George Lomas and Joey O’Brien, while the doubles combinations of David Huber-Stephen Asch and Louie Daub-Ryan Schneiderman were winners.
CVU track and field team has some time off
Following their scheduled home meet Wednesday afternoon, the Champlain Valley Union High track and field team will be literally cooling its heels, jets, muscles and batons until April 30 (a Wednesday) when it travels to North Country Union for a four-school event.
Last week, the Redhawks opened the season with a stunning 23 first places, 14 of those by the girls in rolling past Enosburg High, Hazen Union and Lamoille Union.
Zach Akey was the lone Redhawk double victory, taking the boys 100 and 200 dashes. Peter Hibbeler won the 300 hurdles and took second in the 100 hurdles.
On the girls’ side, CVU won four individual races (Haliana Burhans,100; Sadie Casale, 200; Autumn Eastman, 800; Sophia Gorman 1,500) and swept the three relay events.
Rachel Slimovitch, second in the 800, won the pole vault. Jessie Johnson won the triple jump and was runner-up on the vault.
According to assistant coach Scott Bliss, it was a challenging day for runners with high and gusty winds a definite factor.
Nordic coaches honor seven CVU skiers
Champlain Valley Union High Nordic skiers picked up seven Division 1 All-Star selections as chosen by the coaches.
From the girls team, Autumn Eastman, Cally Braun and Rachel Slimovitch gained first team awards while Tatum Braun earned honorable mention.
First team winners among the boys were Thomas Clayton, Charlie Maitland and Cooper Wilsey.