August 1, 2014

Sports Roundup

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By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

Tournaments next for CVU golfers
Coach Seth Emerson’s Champlain Valley Union High golf team will open its annual tournament pursuits Thursday (10 a.m.) with the Northern Vermont Athletic Council Championships at Kwiniaska in Shelburne.
On Tuesday, the Redhawks will be chasing the little white sphere at Basin Harbor Resort in the northern sectional event.
CVU warmed up for the big shows Monday with Redhawk Peter Scrimgeour taking medalist honors with an 81 in a three-team competition at Neshobe Golf Club.
CVU was second in team totals, posting a 351 while South Burlington won with 340. Colchester was third with 425.
Redhawks behind Scrimgeour were Carter Knox (83), Patrick Pattison (90) and Nick Cresta (98).

Bobwhites loom Thursday for CVU diamond nine
In a contest that surely will have a bearing on the high seeding for the upcoming Division 1 playoffs, the 10-2 defending champion Champlain Valley Union High Redhawks will tangle Thursday afternoon with the 11-1 Bellows Free Academy Bobwhites at the Hinesburg ball yard. Game time is 4:30 p.m.
Coach Tim Albertson’s CVU guys will then play host to Milton High at 11.a.m. Saturday to wrap up the regular season’s home contests.
Thursday’s two antagonists won on Tuesday, CVU popping Middlebury Union 7-1 on the road in Tigertown while BFA, at home, got past Colchester High, 5-2.
In CVU’s win, infielder Rayne Supple was the boomer of the afternoon with a circuit clout, single and two runs batted in. Sam Mikell added three base knocks to the Redhawks’ offense.
The winning slinger was Kyle Stanley who whiffed nine Tigers.
Last Thursday, the Hawks unloaded an 18-2 trouncing on Missisquoi Valley Union High in Swanton.
Mikell and Hayden Smith each socked three hits while Supple earned the pitching win with a three-hitter and eight strikeouts.

Regular season winding down for CVU girls lax
With three of their final four regular season games on the road, the Champlain Valley Union High girls lacrosse players were scheduled to visit Mount Mansfield Union Wednesday (Observer press time) and then travel to Middlebury Union High Friday afternoon.
The final home game of the campaign is a week from Wednesday against Essex High.
The Redhawks fell to 1-8 in a home loss Saturday, but not before taking high-flying 9-1 Burlington High into overtime and scaring the gee willikers out of the Seahorses, who had rapped the Redhawks 20-3 earlier in the campaign at Burlington.
Naomi Musman ended the taut contest with her fourth goal of the fray, just 37 seconds into the overtime session.
While CVU had a 28-19 deficit in shots on goal, the Redhawks snipers were mainly on target, having only six attempts rejected.
Annie Keen scored three times for coach Hillary Arthur’s combine. Burying the ball twice were Molly Dunphy, Emma Owens, Natalie Benoit and Caroline Hern. Thea Weiss and Meg Gannon also tallied.
Goalie Bailee Pudvar had 14 stops in the CVU net.
Last Wednesday CVU fell to visiting South Burlington High, 17-11, Dunphy fired in three goals and Keen scored twice.

CVU boys lacrosse has Tigers coming to town
The hills of Hinesburg will be alive with the sound of lacrosse sticks Friday afternoon (4 p.m.) when the 10-3 Middlebury Union High Tigers set foot on the Champlain Valley Union High ground.
The defending Division 1 champion Redhawks take an 11-1 record into the fray including last Saturday’s 12-8 triumph over the Tigers at their Middlebury cage.
The Big Cats rebounded from that loss Tuesday with a 12-6 home win over 4-8 Essex High.
In Saturday’s clash, the Redhawks struck late, potting four fourth-quarter goals after carrying a narrow 8-7 edge into the closing reel. Alex Bulla nailed a trio of scores for the winners while Steele DuBrul was helper-in-chief with three assists.
Nevin and Griffin DiParlo each struck for two tallies.
Goalies had almost equal work as Owen Hudson had 10 stops for CVU and Nathan Lalonde 12 for the Tigers.
CVU warmed up Tuesday for the Friday showdown with a 20-4 victory at Rutland High as Matt Palmer went on a six-goal rampage and Drew Pitcher buried three balls into the net.

Home finales for CVU softball nine
With the regular season in its final days, the Champlain Valley Union High softball team will play before the home folks just twice more: Thursday (4:30 p.m.) against 11-1 Bellows Free Academy of St. Albans, and again Saturday when 6-6 Milton rolls into Hinesburg for an 11 a.m. encounter.
The Redhawks will close out the regular season Tuesday and next Thursday on the road at Essex High and North Country Union.
CVU bowed Tuesday at Middlebury Union High, 13-2. The Redhawks’ record dropped to 1-11 as they were held to two hits.
Last Thursday, CVU got blanked 12-0 by Missisquoi Valley Union High in Swanton as the Thunderbirds hiked their season mark to 10-2.

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