December 23, 2014

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CVU girls soccer camp opens July 8

The annual Champlain Valley Union High girls soccer camp kicks off its five-day run on July 9 at the school’s athletic fields.

CVU girls soccer coach Brad Parker said this will be the 12th year of the camp, which accepts girls entering kindergarten through ninth grade.

Parker said the purpose of the school is for girls “learning to have fun playing soccer.”

Registration and additional information can be obtained through town recreation departments or at the CVU website (www.cvuhs.org) under athletics and summer camps.

All-Metro honors to 10 CVU baseball players, coach

The Division 1 champion Champlain Valley Union High baseball team placed 10 players on all-Metro teams while head coach Tim Albertson was named Coach of the Year. The announcement was made recently by the Metro coaches.

Albertson guided the Redhawks to an 18-2 record and the second Division 1 crown in school history.

Player of the year was won by Mount Mansfield Union High pitcher-infielder Cody Sharrow, who led the Metro with a .538 batting average and 21 stolen bases.

For CVU, first team all-Metro selections went to senior pitcher Curt Echo (3-0 during postseason title run), senior centerfielder Jeff Badger, senior infielder Drew Nick and junior Davis Mikell, who led the Metro with three home runs.

On the second team are: senior infielder Tucker Kohlasch; senior outfielder Brendan Davitt; junior catcher Kirk Fontana; and senior designated hitter Tim Jones.

Honorable mentions were earned by senior outfielder Lawrence Halvorson and junior pitcher Dylan Ireland.

Senior pitcher Tim Rensch of Williston, and Rice Memorial High, was a first-time choice.

Home opener Sunday for Legion baseball team

Coaches Jim Neidlinger and Onnie Matthews were working out members of the 2012 SD Ireland American Legion baseball team Monday night at the Champlain Valley Union High baseball field in preparation for Thursday’s season opener against Addison County in Middlebury.

The Ireland’s first home game is set for Sunday noon when Montpelier invades the CVU field.

Neidlinger said the Ireland team has an 18-member roster including players from CVU, Mount Mansfield Union and Rice Memorial High.

Ahead of the team is an 18-game schedule plus an appearance in the annual three-day Coopers Cave tournament July 10-12 in Glens Falls, N.Y.

Vermont state playoffs begin July 26 at Castleton State College.

Following Sunday’s test, the Irelands will be home against Essex on Monday, although it will be Essex’s home game because its field is otherwise occupied. Addison comes to the CVU field on Tuesday.

— Mal Boright

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