April 25, 2017

Sports roundup: golf, boys tennis, girls lacrosse

Golf gets underway

After the first golf match of the season, Coach Seth Emerson said he and fellow coach Jeff Evans are excited about the Champlain Valley Union High School squad.

“Peter Scrimgeour and Carter Knox are our top returners and Forrest Dodds and Christian Jaunich will be guys that will step into the varsity rotation and play important roles this year,” Emerson wrote in an email to the Observer. “The scores for the first match were solid and we coaches expect them to only get better as guys get used to the varsity match atmosphere.”

On Monday, Essex just beat CVU 337-356. Scrimgeour led CVU with a score of 77, while Knox finished with an 83 and Jaunich a 92.

The Redhawks are set to play Mount Mansfield Union High and Essex on Thursday afternoon, then travel to St. Johnsbury on May 6.

Boys tennis to travel to Stowe

The Champlain Valley Union High boys tennis team will take on Stowe High School on Friday, after playing Rice at home Wednesday afternoon, after the Observer’s press deadline.

On April 29, the team’s first game since April 15, the Redhawks lost to South Burlington High 0-7.

Coach Frank Babbott said the Redhawks weren’t in top form.

“It is our first loss, but provides a measuring marker for what we need to improve on,” he wrote in an email to the Observer.

Night game next for girls lacrosse

The Champlain Valley Union High School girls lacrosse team will play South Burlington High School under the lights on Friday, after a night game against Burlington High on Wednesday evening, after the Observer’s press deadline.

—Stephanie Choate, Observer staff



  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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